Ways to Have More Fun while You Travel

November 11, 2021

Traveling should be fun and something that gives you cherished memories to take back home with you. This is especially true if your travel plans involve a consistently inviting, sun-bathed Central Cali location like San Luis Obispo. Regardless of where your travels will be taking you, make sure to follow the tips below on how to make your time away more fun.

Book Things in Advance when Possible

You’ll absolutely have more fun when traveling if your preparation to-do list is almost all taken care of by the time you’re ready to leave. One way to do this is to book as much as you can in advance of your preferred travel dates. With travel-related bookings, it’s often possible to finalize the following details fairly early:

• Where you’ll be staying
• Your flight arrangements if you’ll be traveling by air
• Any local tours you might be interested in that require advance bookings

Take Care of Personal Essentials Ahead of Time

This part of the pre-travel to-do list includes things like getting your medications refilled before you leave. It can also be helpful to make arrangements for the care of any pets and do your best to ensure everything is all set with work-related obligations.

Pack Light

Traveling will be a lot more fun from a practical standpoint if you’re not lugging around a lot of bags and suitcases. Plus, you’ll be able to pick up a few things locally without having to worry too much about having a way to bring the stuff back home.

Invite Some Friends to Come Along

Solo trips can certainly be a lot of fun. That said, traveling with friends also has the potential to be the source of an abundance of fun. If you’ve reserved rooms at a San Luis Obispo hotel, coming with a group of friends means you can consider things like walking food tours and visits to local wineries in the nearby Edna Valley for group tastings.

Have a General Idea of What You Can Do Once You Arrive

You don’t have to plan every single moment of your travel time. What you can do, though, is do some homework ahead of time to gather more info about what options you’ll have once you arrive. This way, you’ll spend less time figuring out what to do and more time doing it. With San Luis Obispo, possibilities include:

• Exploring the pedestrian-friendly downtown area
• Visiting local art, railroad, and kid-friendly museums
• Sampling the goodies at the downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

Consider a Few Day Trips

Traveling can also be more fun if you check out some places easily accessible from your intended destination. Seeing what’s around your main travel location can give you access to things like local beaches, charming towns, stunning natural wonders, and other appealing features you’ll be glad you had a chance to enjoy.

Be Open to Suggestions from Locals

Finally, be open to suggestions from locals once you get to your travel location to boost your fun potential. Many people who reside locally are more than happy to offer suggestions for restaurants and less “touristy” attractions.

You’re certain to find plenty of fun things to see and do in San Luis Obispo. Bring the whole family and explore SLO’s variety of enjoyable activities while staying with us at Sands Inn & Suites. When they’re looking for a comfortable local hotel, SLO visitors make us their top choice because we offer all the amenities our guests need for a relaxing getaway, including an outdoor heated pool and spa, an on-site gym, free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs with digital cable. Call us at (800) 441-4657 today to reserve your room or suite. 

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