While a vacation is always amazing, these days, there’s something to be said about planning a staycation! Particularly when vacation plans may have to be altered, a staycation is a great way to get some rest and relaxation without ever really leaving the place you live and love!
Odds are you live where you do because you love it. You love the nearby beach or the incredible mountains or the gorgeous lakes or the indescribable open prairies and fields. You have a list of things you’d love to visit, do or see in your own hometown and this is the perfect time to take advantage of what your area has to offer.
The first step in planning a staycation is to set your budget. Your budget could mean the difference from checking into the local luxury resort for a long weekend of indulgence or thrifting and antiquing at those cute downtown shops. The best part about a staycation is that the budget is usually a bit more flexible since travel expenses do not need to be factored in to the total amount.
Make Your List And Check Things Off
When you’re planning a staycation, the best part is you get to choose what makes it wonderful! Think of the places you’ve wanted to go; the museums you keep meaning to get to, the trails you plan to hike. Whatever it is that you love about where you live should be on your list. Try going into online neighborhood groups and ask for suggestions of things to do in your area. You’d be surprised at what you learn about where you live. Those new experiences will make your staycation even more memorable!
Get Work Out Of The Way
One of the hardest things about ‘resting and relaxing’ when you stay at home (or nearby) is the temptation to do work and chores you’ve been meaning to when you ‘get the time.’ When you’re planning a staycation treat it as you would a traditional vacation. This time is not for catching up on chores or house projects, this is a time to relax! Get anything you think may distract you from the fun out of the way, and commit to making your staycation a time you relax, refresh and rejuvenate.
Check Out Local Accommodations
A neat part of a staycation is that you can stay at home but indulge in fancy dinners all week, as you would in a vacation town. Treat yourself to breakfast at a local diner each morning of your staycation. You could even consider ‘staying’ at a different place—a fun and unique bed and breakfast or a beautiful hotel can be your home base for your staycation.
Splurge On Your Own Hobbies
While the temptation to work or do chores may be tremendous and should be avoided on a staycation, the opportunity to indulge in your own hobbies should be fully explored! If you love gardening, splurge on some new landscaping and flowers. Love to decorate and been wanting to redesign your bedroom as a retreat? Take this staycation time to look for just the perfect nightstand and those silky soft sheets that will cradle you each night. Have a pile of books just begging you to turn the pages? Do it! The best part of a staycation is that you have the time to do whatever YOU want. Even if that means taking 3-hour naps every single day!
That’s the thing to remember when planning a wonderful staycation. It really just needs to be a time you’ll be able to relax and do some things for yourself. Whether it’s touring your own town or just cuddling up with your pets and catching up on some Hallmark channel favorites, a staycation is whatever you make it to be. Right where you are.
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