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Unfortunately, a far away detestation is not always in the cards. Maybe it does not fit in the budget. Vacations are not cheap when you factor in all the expenses of lodging, food, transportation, and attractions. Sometimes vacations don’t work within schedules due to limited vacation time, work obligations, or activity commitments.
There’s no reason you can’t still have fun. You don’t need to live next door to Disneyland or even a large urban city to have a full filled staycation.
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20+ Fun Filled Staycation Ideas
There are many fun activities that can be done right in your local community or by taking a daytrip.
- Visit an Aquarium: Find nearby aquariums here.
- Visit a Park: Whether it’s national park or a local city park, kids love exploring and/or playing at the park. Make a day of it and pack a picnic lunch. Find a national park here. Print this Nature Scavenger Hunt for some added park fun.
- Tour a Local Museum
- Go Golfing or Play Mini Golf or Putt-Putt
- Drive Go Carts
- Go Swimming: Check your local YMCA or fitness center for drop in swim hours or rent a local hotel room with a pool for a night. Visit a waterpark, local city pool, or splash park when the weather permits.
- Go Fishing
- Camp Out in Your Backyard
- Go Bowling
- Go Roller Skating
- Go Ice Skating
- Paint Pottery
- Tour a Nearby Factory
- Visit a nearby farm: Visit a working farm or find a pick your own fruits and vegetables farm. Find a pick your own farm here.
- Go Hiking
- Go Kite Flying
- Visit the Library: A lot of libraries have ongoing activities year round and then special events during school breaks
- Visit an Amusement Park
- Attend a Local Fair or Festival
- Attend a Show at the Local Theater: Our local theater often has a special performance for kids during spring break.
- Attend a Sporting Event
- Go on a Family Bike Ride
Relax and enjoy! The hardest part of a staycation, especially for moms, is letting go of everyday obligations and distractions. Make a commitment to unplug and focus on having fun and relaxing.