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Best Staycations for Families

Let’s face the facts right now. There aren’t many people out there who are actually traveling for fun. But just because we’re limited on the places that we can go, it doesn’t mean that we can’t figure out how to have fun right where we’re at.

If you’re looking for some of the best staycations for families, you’re going to love these simple (yet awesome!) ideas. 

How can I stay on vacation at home?

This is the question that millions of people around the world are wanting to know. Since current vacations and many future vacations are being canceled, what are families supposed to do to have fun and “let loose”? 

The simple answer? Have a staycation in your home or town and make lemonade out of the lemons. (and parents, if you want to add in a little vodka to that lemonade – that’s totally up to you!) 

How can I go on vacation with no money?

No money? No problem. Low funds are also another reason that many people are opting for staycations. The great part about having a staycation is that you won’t have to pay anything for gas, lodging, or souvenirs! 

But don’t fret, there are a lot of ways that you can easily have fun during a staycation that may not even cost you a dime! 

Best Staycations for Families

Staying positive for the family during this time is key so presenting some great staycations for families is going to be your job to get done. 

These simple ideas below just might make for the perfect staycation that will give your family wonderful memories for years to come. 

  • Attend the Olympic Games

Okay, not really…but you can easily recreate the Olympics in the comfort of your own home. Use your backdoor space and indoor space as much as possible and set up fun obstacle courses or events that the entire family can join in on. 

Some simple ideas might be egg toss, bobsledding (in the bathtub like the movie Cool Runnings!), relay race, water balloon toss, gymnastics, sandbox castles…and the list can go on and on. 

Make certain that you have a torch for everyone to carry and have some fun sports movies to binge-watch at night. 

  • Backyard camping trip 

Craving the great outdoors and some time with Mother Nature? Why not making your family staycation an awesome chance to have a backyard camping trip?

First off, having a tent set up in your backyard means that you can easily go into your house if the bugs get too bad or if someone needs to use the bathroom. (Thank goodness for indoor plumbing!) 

Secondly, camping in the backyard means that you can also stress less because you don’t have to worry about forgetting something essential that you’re going to need. With your house literally steps away, you can easily go back inside and retrieve anything that you need.

Also, let’s not forget that if it rains, you can take your camping adventure indoors and just have a living room campout instead. If you’re determined to have a camping staycation, there are so many ways to make it happen. 

  • Take a road trip in your own hometown

When’s the last time that you really explored the town that you’re living in? Everytime people want to go on vacation, they hop in their car and drive somewhere far away. But this time, why not hop in your car and take a road trip throughout your town?

Make a list of restaurants that you can pick up treats at, and don’t forget the camera that you can take along to get some really cool shots. Pack up a picnic and head to the park or just enjoy cruising around with the windows down, without a care in the world. 

Use the drive-throughs and order a fun slushie or fountain soda and crank up the tunes, too. Road tripping during your staycation can be a fun way to celebrate each day and spark your interest again in the town that you’re currently living in. 

  • Open up your own family restaurant

We all know that vacations are all about the food, right? So when you can’t travel elsewhere, bring those tastes and flavors home to you. 

Let each person in the family take over the cooking for a day, and set up the table as though it’s a real restaurant. Have the rest of the family dress up and play along, and enjoy dining out for each and every meal! 

You might just find that you eat way better than you would if you left the house for a real vacation! 

See how much fun having a family staycation can be? Instead of feeling down that you can’t travel, take the time to think about all the fun that you can have at home. With a little bit of creativity and positivity, you and your family can have the best staycation, ever. 

Do you have any other staycation ideas for families? 



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