When you're going on holiday, it can be tempting to assume that the best accommodation is found right in the centre of the city that you're visiting. After all, staying right in the middle will put all the city has to offer right on your doorstep. Be that as it may, but there are actually plenty of compelling advantages that come along with booking a hotel or motel outside the city centre, and here are just four.
1. Cheaper Prices
First and foremost, you're going to get a lot more bang for your buck by staying outside the city. Newsflash: property gets more expensive the closer you get to the centre of a city, and property taxes usually increase considerably. If accommodation costs more to build and to run, it should come as no surprise to learn that it's going to cost more to stay there. You can either spend that money on another part of your trip or save it for something else.
2. Convenient Access
Staying right in the middle of the city will mean that most of the city's attractions can be reached easily, but you'll generally find that you want to travel outside of the city as well. For example, no trip to Sydney would be complete without a trip to the Blue Mountains, and they aren't exactly in the city centre. It's a lot easier to get a bus or a taxi into the city than it is to drive out of it yourself during the morning rush hour. Additionally, you'll enjoy more convenient access to the airport if you're going to fly, which is handy to reduce the risk of getting stuck in traffic and missing your flight, or you'll find yourself better able to re-join the highway if you're travelling by car.
3. Quieter Location
For some people, the hustle and bustle of the city centre is a good thing; backpackers, for example, are generally unconcerned with noise. However, most travellers will want to be able to bed down somewhere each night that isn't too noisy; after all, even the most spectacular of trips can be spoiled if you aren't getting enough shut-eye. Accommodation outside of the city centre is almost always going to be a lot quieter.
Finally, parents should keep in mind that city centres aren't exactly the best place for young children. For starters, they're probably going to get lost if they wander off by themselves. Additionally, city centre accommodation options are less likely to have swimming pools and outside play spaces, since there often isn't room to justify such features in the middle of a busy area.Share
27 June 2017
I love to spend time with my grandkids and I've decided that I want to do some traveling with them. It's amazing to see how they see the world and it helps to open me up to seeing the world differently as well. It can be hard to find accommodation that works for one senior and 3 children which is why I thought I'd start a blog about traveling grandkids. I have reviews on differents hotels and tips on finding affordable accommodation when traveling with the grandkids. I hope I can inspire other grandparents to get out and travel with their grandkids.