Whether heading abroad or staying in the UK, visiting a Christmas market has become one of the best things about the festive season. If you are visiting a Christmas market in the UK, you might think about only making it a daytrip, but there plenty of reasons why you’ll thank yourself for booking overnight accommodation at a hotel or serviced apartment.
Here are just four.
- Avoiding Too Much Transportation
Whether you stay for a couple of hours or a couple of days, you’re always going to have to make the return journey. That said, it’s much nicer to go home on a day other than the day you came. You’ll avoid spending too much time on the train or in the car, and you’ll be able to stick around late into the evening. Better yet, going home the next day means avoiding peak travel times. No need to stand in a packed carriage or sit in traffic on your way back.
- Take Full Advantage of the City
There’s always more to do in a city than the Christmas market alone and staying overnight allows you to take in more of those attractions. You can go to one of the city’s best restaurants or bars when you’re done or get up early the next day to visit a local hotspot. If you’re already going to a new city, you might as well make the most of it.
- Drop Off Your Shopping
Even though the Christmas market is the main thing you’re coming for, you might want to look at other shops to pick up all your Christmas gifts. If you have somewhere to stay, you can drop off some of your shopping throughout the day to prevent having to carry it all around with you.
- Make It Something Special
The simple act of staying somewhere overnight instead of going there and back on the same day turns a trip into a holiday. It can be hard to get away during the Christmas period, so why not turn this into something more special than a quick trip back and forth?