A day-tripper is a person who visits a tourist destination or visitor attraction from his/her home or hotel/hostel in the morning and returns home or to his/her hotel/hostel the same evening.
The day trip or daycation is a popular form of recreation and leisure for families who care for young children or people who are too frail to travel easily or who own pets, or for whom the logistics or cost of a night away from home may be prohibitive.
Day trips are very popular with travelers who use a city as a homebase for going to different cities for the day and then returning in the evening, typically via cars, trains, boats, or aircraft. For example, a traveler staying in Zürich may depart for cities and towns such as Lucerne, Winterthur, or Zug in the mornings for the day and then returning in the evenings via a car or train. Travelers may also use commercial airline flights for day trips, specially to other areas or countries near the travelers' home region. One airline, Palmair of the United Kingdom, used to advertise day trips to nearby areas.
The advent of low fare airlines such as EasyJet, Ryanair and the United States' Southwest have also helped popularize day trips.