Why go out for a burger when you can have a steak at home? In other words sometimes the best things in the world are on your doorstep.

The trend of staycations seems to be catching on with more and more people from Northern Ireland opting to stay at home for their holidays.

Here are 10 ways to make the most of your staycation in NI.

1. Camping/Caravanning

Stay Camping

NI has more campsite and caravan parks per capita than anywhere in the world. At least it feels that way. Spending a night away from home couldn’t be easier.

2. Glamping

Stay Glamping

For those who don’t want the hassle of putting up their own tent or washing at an open faucet, you can camp in style at dozens of locations within the six counties.

3. Game of Thrones tours

Got 7

Game of Thrones fans and are spoilt for choice with loads of tours and experiences to pick from, some including overnight stays and banquets.

4. Causeway Coastal Road

Stay Causeway

This 120-mile drive from Belfast to Londonderry takes in such attractions as The Gobbins, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle & Giant’s Causeway.

5. Fermanagh Lakelands

Stay Fermanagh

A beautiful setting for those who like a bit of water mixed with their countryside. Outdoor pursuits are endless and the hotels & resorts second to none.

6. The Mourne Mountains

Stay Mournes

Whether you’re ploughing a lone furrow, or marching en masse, the Mournes are a paradise for adventurers of all ages and abilities.

7. Bangor & Ards Peninsula

Stay Bangor

An under-rated tourist destination, Bangor is not only a haven for visitors, but it’s the perfect base to discover the surrounding towns & the Ards Peninsula.

8. Derry’s Walls

Stay Derry

The only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one that is crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene.

9. Armagh

Stay Armagh

A city rich in culture and cathedrals, Armagh also boasts a planetarium, an ancient gaol, a theatre & Colin Morgan – it’s a city to be reckoned with.

10. Rathlin Island

Stay Rathlin

This isle of desolate beauty is somewhere you can go to discover yourself, lose yourself or marvel at seals and puffins. Self-catering hostels make it a cheap stay.

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