How to be a Tourist in Your Own Town This kind of travel is often overlooked - it’s a great option when you’re on a limited budget and the more we get to know an area, the more connected we feel to it. The benefits of a ‘staycation’ and exploring your own backyard are numerous: Cheap Travel Our local buses, trams and trains go to Chatsworth, Buxton, Bakewell, Rother Valley and local art galleries, markets and museums. By getting out and experiencing new things in our own backyard, we get to see Sheffield and surrounding areas in a new light and become more grateful for where we live. If you're feeling more adventurous, plan a train trip to Nottingham or York. You can use your local library to research the city before you go, so you know what sites and scenes you want to visit. Less Planning If you stick to the really local, there's no stressful planning in advance. You can decide to go on the day. And you don’t have to research flights and accommodation. Just make sure you know the bus routes. Less Packing At most you’ll need a rucksack – and a nice pack-up! Feel Refreshed Travel, no matter how long we go for, enables us to get away from everyday life. By rewarding ourselves and getting away from it all for a day we’ll feel refreshed. Simple Suggestions for your ‘Staycation’. Join a walking group Enjoy a picnic in a new park Shop at a new market Participate in local festivals Eat at a new cafe Read about a local landmark - and then visit it.