Although we may not be able to get abroad this year, that doesn’t mean our dreams of fun in the sun have to be cancelled. 

There are plenty of things you can do to recreate your holiday, all you’ll need is yourself and some family members or friends to come along for the ride. 

Whilst your home town may not always feel like a holiday haven, it’s time to put on those rose tinted sunglasses and get out there. 

With an open mind recreating your longed-for break couldn’t be any simpler. 

Here are some of the key elements you’ll need for a fabulous summer holiday in Newport:

1. Visit one of the city's historical monuments. 

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No holiday is complete without dragging yourself on a little sightseeing tour and this summer holiday doesn’t have to be any different - in for a penny, in for a pound? 

The Chartist Commemorative Sculpture - Union, Prudence and Energy on Commercial Street. 

The group of sculptures illustrates the desire for political change, and how this desire motivated the Chartist movement.

Don a pair of socks and sandals and you’ll really feel like a Brit abroad.  

2. Go on a bike ride 

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A fun activity for all the family, especially if it ends with a picnic or pub lunch. 

A benefit of holidaying at home means that if you have your own bikes you won’t need to hire one. 

If you don’t own any bikes, fear not - PS Cycles bike hire is open daily.

3. Get competitive with a round of mini golf

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It’s time to get competitive and let the holiday feud begin, who will be mini-golf champion? 

Adventure Golf minigolf at the Celtic Manor is open daily from 10am to 5pm and prices start at £6. 

4. Book a slot at Parc Bryn Bach

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There’s nothing funnier than watching your friend or loved one fall off the back of a banana boat or off the edge of an inflatable.

To recreate one of the most memorable parts of a holiday you can get wet and wild at Parc Bryn Bach.  

Although there are no banana boats in sight you can go rafting, coasteering and kayaking at the park.

5. Go souvenir shopping and pick up a postcard 

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Although we may not have hair braids and henna tattoos everyday in the town centre, we do have a few lovely gift shops. 

Support your local businesses and pick up a magnet of Newport to display in pride of place on the fridge to remind you of your favourite holiday forever more. 

Whilst you’re out don’t forget to get a postcard to send to Gran!  

6. Sample some of the finest Meditteranean food Newport has to offer. 

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Pizzas at Sanremo. Image courtesy of Sanremo, Newport.

However, if you were going to visit somewhere in the mesmerizing med then why not book a table at Sanremo. 

With classic cuisine such as pizza, tapas and fresh fish on offer it will feel as if you had hopped on that plane after all. 

7. Have cocktails at sundown 

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Lots of people’s favourite part of their trip involves picking a special holiday outfit, having some Lays (Walkers in the UK) and heading out to a beach side cocktail bar. 

Although we may not have seafront lounges, we do have some wonderful bars in our town such as The Pod on Rodney Road or Hogarths on the High Street.

Why not get your holiday crew together and head out for some sunset drinks this summer. 

8. Holiday romance 

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Finally, no holiday is complete without a holiday romance, so if you're single be sure to spend some time on your favourite dating apps.

If we’ve missed anything off the list, comment below.