5 Spring Break Staycation Ideas
Keep a little green in the bank and enjoy time away from the daily grind by planning a staycation — a vacation in which you stay at home! Your community works hard to bring new residents and tourists to the area, so why not enjoy these efforts. Here’s how to skip the expense of airline tickets and have a great vacation in your own backyard!
1. Enjoy an Indoor Water Park
Is there a new luxury hotel in town? Call to see if they have an indoor water park. Spending a few nights at the hotel and lounging by the water slide during the day is a great way to keep the kids entertained while you enjoy a good book or get caught up on some chitchat with your husband. Look for hotel discounts online to keep the staycation affordable.
2. Stay at a State Park or Recreation Area
If your family is into outdoor activities, make a long weekend of exploring the nearest state park. These often offer water sports, camping and guided naturalist activities. The kids can check out the paddle boats while you and the hubby enjoy some alone time on the beach. Save a few dollars by researching parks online and booking cabins or RV spaces in advance.
3. Tour the Local Museums
Don’t forget to spoil yourself on your staycation. Indulge your own interests by visiting local galleries and museums. From art and history, to local lore, you’re sure to learn a little something during your spring break staycation. If several of your local museums are owned by the same company, look for package discounts on the parent company’s website.
4. Explore Various Ethnicities
Take a culinary tour of the world by visiting a different restaurant each day of your spring break. This is a great way to get the kids to try new foods and discover new cultures. You can even head to the library to read about the country and cuisine, or rent a movie based on the foreign land to watch in the comfort of your home during the evening.
5. Take a Walking Tour
Get out and enjoy the spring weather! Head to the city center and take a walking tour of the historical buildings and tourist sites. Your city hall or tourism bureau can point you in the right direction for an organized tour or give you a map of a self-guided walk. Plan to tackle a new section of town during each day of your break!