Staycation Ideas For Students on a Small Budget


As a student, it can be tricky to afford a vacation. Everyone needs a good vacation from time to time, especially when you have been working hard. While you may not be able to afford a luxury holiday in an exotic destination, you will find that there are lots of brilliant staycation destinations to choose from that will be much more affordable and easier to plan.


If you are looking for a fun, cool and beautiful city to explore then it is hard to beat Edinburgh – you can even get the feel of visiting a different country if visiting from England! Edinburgh is the kind of city that is great for exploring on foot, plus it is ideal for those seeking an active nightlife with plenty of great cocktail bars, pubs and clubs.


Craving being by the sea? You don’t have to travel to the Costa Del Sol to enjoy being by the ocean and Brighton is a brilliant city for students. In addition to the beach, Brighton has a cool, laidback vibe with many great independent pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops to check out.


Northumberland may not be the first place to spring to mind when planning a staycation but it is a great choice. Here you will find beautiful beaches, hiking opportunities and the ability to take in Roman history in the town’s markets and castles.


York is a city that is hard to not fall in love with. In addition to being a pretty walled city founded by the Ancient Romans, York has plenty to see and do including bars, pubs, museums and even Harry Potter themed shops to check out.


Liverpool is another popular student city and it is easy to see why. Fun is to be had all over Liverpool and it is known for its vibrant nightlife, which makes it a great choice for a girls, guys or mixed holiday with places for every type of person whether you are looking for a big club or a cosy pub.

Financing the Trip

In terms of financing the trip, you will want to budget your student loan to set some money aside. You could also use loans for students with poor credit as a way to quickly raise the costs of the staycation. If you can, taking on a part-time job could also make it much easier to afford the trip.

Hopefully, this post will encourage you to plan a vacation with your friends as a student. This can be a great way to escape the bubble of university, visit somewhere new and let your hair down for a while – this is something that everyone can benefit from and it should be a memorable staycation.