Summer is just around the corner for most people in the United States and that means the kids are out of school and vacations are being planned.
Many families choose to head away from home and to a destination near or far to relax, unwind and enjoy themselves away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But what about those who aren’t planning to travel during the summer?
A staycation is an exciting way to stay at home and still take your own mini retreat of rest and relaxation, fun and enjoyment. Your kids will love having a staycation just as much as you will enjoy it.
Your staycation can include trips to nearby cities and attractions, outside in the backyard, to the local lake and more. Allow a bit of creativity into your world and you have everything needed for an enjoyable staycation at home with your loved ones.
One great staycation popular with kids is camping. If you don’t want to pack, throw the tents out back, open a fire to roast marshmallows and let the scary stories begin.
It is all about enjoying one another’s company, and this is one of the best ways to do it. Remember to leave all electronics inside for this adventure. Plan it for one night or for a week and enjoy every minute of it.
Another idea for your staycation is to plan a day visiting all of the local attractions in your area. Think outside of the box and plan trips to as many places as you can in a day. If you do not finish, don’t worry because you can always create another similar day soon.
Visit museums and entertainment centers, theaters and parks and zoos. Check out an event calendar to see if there are any events that you might enjoy. Summer is a great time for music concerts, theatrical performances, and outdoor festivities, so check out what is available near you.
Take a look at a map and investigate cities that are close to you (say, within an hour drive) that you have never visited.
Plan to make the short drive and explore the area and all that it has to offer for the day. The internet can help you learn of the things to do in the area so you can plan the day accordingly.
And finally, the best way to spend your staycation: in the house, with the computer and other electronic devices off, including cell phones, tablets and the TV. Talk to one another, play board games or bake fresh cupcakes and cookies.
Don’t be sad if you cannot take a family vacation this year. Instead, plan a staycation and enjoy yourself without traveling far.