Forget airplane food, jetlag and your own personal experience of 'Border Patrol', this summer take a 'staycation' at right here in Christchurch at The George Hotel! Stay for a night and you'll soon find out why it took out the award for 'New Zealand's #1 City Hotel' in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2012. A one-to-one staff to guest ratio ensures peerless service – and there are two award-winning restaurants to choose from. Special packages are currently available for a night in a Premium Executive room and breakfast at 50 Bistro. Call for the day's best rate [p. 03 379 4560, www.thegeorge.com].