5 Staycation Ideas for This Summer

Sometimes getting out of your day-to-day routine is just the thing your family needs to relax and reset. And while it would be fun to plan a lavish getaway, there are many wonderful (and inexpensive) things you can do in your own backyard. These 5 staycation ideas are guaranteed to create unforgettable memories for your family this summer.
Go Camping
Pitching a tent and camping is a terrific way to reconnect with nature. Find a local campground or national park and reserve a campsite for a few bucks.
Or, if you want to stay really close to home, pitch a tent in the backyard or pull out some sleeping bags to slumber under the stars. Don’t forget the scary stories and s’mores supplies!
Visit a Neighboring Town
When you live somewhere for long enough, you forget about the fun places and activities located right around the corner. Get the family involved and plan a trip to the next town over, but think about it as if you’re traveling somewhere far away. 
Plan to visit museums, choose a favorite restaurant, and simply walk around to enjoy the sights of something different. Be sure to take lots of photos to document the day!
Have a Rainy Day Movie Marathon
Slipping into a good movie is a way to take a trip without leaving the living room! Let everyone in the family pick a favorite movie or choose a theme for the day.
Plan to make snacks that go along with each film. You could also get creative with outfits and even decorations if you want to really go wild.
Try Out a New Sport or Activity
Learning something new together creates instant bonds. If your family favors strength-based activities, take a local Zumba or dance class. If you’re a family of dancers, try kickboxing or spinning. You can laugh together as everyone tries their hand at something new, and maybe fall in love with a new way to move!
Visit a Local Hotel Pool
Most hotels will offer a day pass to use their pool services. And hanging by the hotel pool can make you feel like you really left town.
Plan to make a day of it by packing a lunch, books, games, and plenty of sunscreen. If it’s within your budget, you could even book a room at the hotel to extend your in-town retreat.
The Bottom Line
Enjoying some fun in the sun and family time this summer doesn’t need to cost a lot. As long as you keep the focus on togetherness and quality time, you may forget that you haven’t left home at all.
Notice: Information provided in this article is for information purposes only. Consult your financial advisor about your financial circumstances.
Source: iQuanti, Inc.