Summertime Staycation Ideas
Sometimes all you want is to take a well-deserved vacation from the realities of everyday life, especially with summer rolling in full swing. Unfortunately, jetting off to a faraway island is something that’s not always in the cards, or perhaps not a first choice. Maybe you’d like more familiar surroundings on your time off, or you simply want to stay home and enjoy the new backyard playground you’ve recently added to your landscape!
Oftentimes, the best vacation memories are created right at home. And if you’ve got an outdoor oasis in your backyard, why go anywhere else? Read on for a few staycation ideas if you’re spending those extra days at home sweet home. There are so many ways that you can enjoy a little rest and relaxation from the comfort of your own home, and these tips we’ve found could be just what you’re looking for.
Living Well, Spending Less has a great breakdown of how to set up vacation rules for relaxation so that the hammock in your backyard feels like you’re somewhere far away instead of just a few steps from your door. They also recommend how to get creative and find fun ways to enjoy your home and explore your hometown.
There are so many ways that you can live it up this summer, and The Parenting Squad has a whole list of activities that are either free or fairly inexpensive if you pair their ideas for a day or two while enjoying the serenity of your own backyard the rest of the time. With activities ranging from going fishing or camping in the backyard, to planning a family field day, you can pick a few and add your personal flair to invent your own dream staycation.