Planning the Ultimate Staycation

Who said you have to go far away to enjoy yourself with your family? In most cases, you live close enough to great attractions that you can go to during vacation time. If you’re trying to save money or show home can be fun too, then the following tips can be used while planning your staycation.

Disconnect From the World

Make it clear that during the staycation, no one is to use their smartphones and tablets. This is one of the top issues with families today. Everyone is on their mobile devices, not paying attention to one another. This can quickly ruin a staycation, so set up some ground rules from the jump.

Make a Local Itinerary

Try to find attractions around your home that you can visit without the need for a hotel. This can include museums that showcase art, history, animals, science or botanical gardens. See if you can find a body of water where everyone can enjoy a swim. Search for pools, beaches and lakes that are in your locale. If you have your own private swimming pool, this works too.

Go Camping or Hiking

The great outdoors is oftentimes overlooked as a place to enjoy oneself. If you and your family have bikes, you can find trails to ride on. It’s an eco-friendly way to travel and your family will learn to appreciate mother nature.

Enjoy a Movie

This can be at the theater or at home. Go to Redbox and select movies everyone can enjoy. Then after the little ones are in bed, you and your sposuse can put on a flick that the both of you will enjoy. Make it a date night with ice cream, wine and other goodies.

Build a Beautiful Garden

People go on vacation to see beautiful places. So why not turn your backyard into a beautiful botanical garden? You can get everyone involved to help with planting shrubs, flowers and trees. If room allows, put up a gazebo and walkways to enjoy the scenery. You can use the tools purchased fro Tractor Supply Co.

Planning out a staycation is more fun than you think. See what ideas you and your family can come up with this spring and summer.