Do you wish you could afford a vacation right now? Even if money is tight, or you don't have any vacation days left at work to escape to somewhere exotic, there are still plenty of incredible adventures to be had closer to home. To help you get the relaxation you so desperately crave, we've gathered up some fun Nova Scotia staycation ideas that are perfect for any budget.

It's time to start the car and go on a road trip within Nova Scotia, as there are plenty of cute local Airbnbs that are perfect for you and your friends. For a unique stay, you can sleep in a raised glamping dome, which is perfect for someone who hates camping. Other fantastic options include sleeping in a charming 1800s coach house, or you could book a relaxing stay at a mini-cabin where you can enjoy views of the ocean.

For a more budget-friendly option, you could go on a self-guided tour to discover all the breathtaking waterfalls that Nova Scotia has to offer. Meanwhile, at Oaklawn Farm Zoo, you can visit all sorts of adorable animals from different countries such as lions, jaguars, zebras, and monkeys.

Here are 11 Nova Scotia staycation ideas that will make you forget you're home:

Sleep In A Glamping Dome

Price Per Night: From $175

Neighbourhood: Englishtown, NS

Why You Need To Go: This raised glamping dome is the perfect spot to spend some quality time outdoors.


Explore Local Waterfalls

When: Year-round

Address: Various locations in NS

Why You Need To Go: Nova Scotia has so many breathtaking waterfalls to explore, like Eygpt Falls.


Stay At The Coach House

Price Per Night: From $112

Neighbourhood: Wolfville, NS

Why You Need To Go: This charming Airbnb original dates back to the 1800s.


Discover Some Street Art

Address: Various locations in NS

Why You Need To Go: You can go on a walking tour to discover art in Nova Scotia that you've never seen before. One spot you can't miss is the neon mural in downtown Dartmouth at the corner of Portland Street and Victoria Road.  


Relax In A Tiny House On The Water

Price Per Night: From $158

Neighbourhood: Port Hood, NS

Why You Need To Go: This adorable tiny house has a spacious deck and is next to a private beach.


Enjoy Some Local Desserts

Address: Masstown Market, 10622 Nova Scotia Trunk 2, Debert, NS

Why You Need To Go: Nothing says relaxing like a lazy day enjoying a scoop of delicious ice cream. Around Nova Scotia, there are so many dessert spots to discover, so you can easily plan a tour to several places for a fun foodie adventure.


Experience Life In A Yurt

Price Per Night: From $350

Neighborhood: Blue Rocks, NS

Why You Need To Go: They offer multiple yurt packages, including a sunset kayak paddling tour, or you could also go seal watching.


Take A Stroll In The Halifax Public Gardens

Price: Free

Address: 5665 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS

Why You Need To Go: This garden is gorgeous and is the perfect spot to spend a relaxing day walking through the blooming flowers and admiring the statues.


Hit Up Oaklawn Farm Zoo

Price: $9

Address: 1007 Ward Rd, Aylesford, NS

Why You Need To Go: You'll have so much fun getting up-close to all the cute animals at the zoo.


Escape To A Mini Cabin

Price Per Night: From $111

Neighborhood: Englishtown, NS

Why You Need To Go: This mini cabin is perfect for a getaway with friends. Here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean.


Go Wine Tasting

Address: Various locations in NS

Why You Need To Go: There are plenty of fantastic wineries where you can explore and sample some wine, such as Benjamin Bridge or Luckett Vineyards.


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