How to Plan the Ultimate Family Staycation

How to Plan the Ultimate Family Staycation

Who says you have to travel halfway across the globe to have a good time? The truth is, you and your family can enjoy an amazing experience right in your own backyard. That’s right –– no road trips, no flights, no cramped hotel rooms, and not one “are we there yet?” The key to creating an awesome staycation for you and your kids is to be creative, open, and innovative. Fortunately, we can help you get started. Here are five ideas to have a killer vacation, without ever leaving your home city!

Hit the Free Spots

One of the worst things about returning from an extended vacation is feeling the strain in your bank account. Plain and simple, traveling is expensive. That’s one of the best things about staying at home for your next holiday, though. You don’t have to break the bank to have a good time. Scout out free or cheap locales like zoos, parks, or festivals that your town has to offer. The best part is, you’ll probably have some ideas percolating already!


One big problem family’s face on vacation is an inability to agree on what to do or where to go. Indeed, traveling with young kids can make it even more difficult to stick to an itinerary. Fortunately though, with a staycation you can hit multiple spots in one day without dealing with the travails and perils of regular travel. So rather than choosing between one activity or another, you can enjoy both.

Enjoy the Season

A city never truly stays stagnant. No matter when you decide to plan your staycation, there’s bound to be a new attraction, event, concert, or show rolling into town. The staycation provides you with the perfect opportunity to explore these limited engagements that you otherwise might miss out on.

Let your Hair Down

While out on vacation in another city, it can be difficult to find time for you and your partner or spouse to enjoy some time to yourselves. After all, you’re unlikely to secure a babysitter in a place you’ve never visited before. However, with a staycation, you can budget out time to indulge a little bit. Check out a party bus company or consider renting a limousine to create a special atmosphere and a night to remember!

See Something New

No matter how long you’ve lived in a certain area, there are always new things to do, and new places to explore. So take this chance to live like a tourist –– at home. You’ll be amazed at the amount you can discover without ever leaving your area code. Use your time off to get to know your home like never before.

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