Share with your friends!Share on Facebook
Facebook
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Google+
Google+

Traveling doesn’t have to be a big ordeal. In fact, there are so many amazing staycation ideas, right in the comfort of your own city. You’ll save on flights, checked baggage costs and hotels by having a vacation right where you live. Here are our best staycation ideas so you can have an amazing vacation!

If exploring your town is on your wish list, here are 8 ways to be a tourist in your own town.

5 Genius Staycation Ideas For The Ultimate Getaway

There are so many amazing staycation ideas, right in the comfort of your own city. You’ll save on flights, checked baggage costs and hotels by having a vacation right where you live. Here are our best staycation ideas so you can have an amazing vacation!

Plan a few big activities.

Although a staycation is usually to save money, still plan on doing a few big things to feel like you still get that vacation feel. Find what’s local to your town and make it work. Is there been a museum exhibit you’ve been dying to go to? An attraction you haven’t gotten around to yet? Or even a classic thing you love to go to like a local waterpark (indoor if it’s winter!), bowling alley or driving range? These are fun things people often forget about in their own cities. Take advantage and have a bit of fun!

Try out some new eats.

Visiting new restaurants is a great way to feel like you’ve traveled, even though you never left home. Try out a place that just opened, or even a place that has been in town, but you haven’t tried yet. Wherever you go, ask the waiter what the restaurant is most famous for and give it a try. You’ll feel just like a local, while trying something brand new!

5 Genius Staycation Ideas For The Ultimate Getaway Click To Tweet

Airbnb if you wish to travel.

If you’re having a staycation that’s outside of your particular city use Airbnb to book lodging. If you live within an hour of a major city like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas or Denver (for examples!) it could be fun to take a one night trip to one of these destinations. Airbnb keeps your housing at a fairly low cost, while also making it fun changing it up from the classic hotel stay.

5 Genius Staycation Ideas For The Ultimate Getaway

Grab something to read/take a time out.

The whole point of a vacation in the first place is to relax and step away from the office and the chores of home. Try to put this into action by taking a break from your normal priorities/tasks. Grab a book you’ve been wanting to read, or simply sit back and read a mindless magazine. Whatever makes you take a time out from your normal busy life is perfect for enjoying your staycation.

Take a break from screens.

I don’t necessarily mean the TV, because if you’ve been wanting to binge a recent Netflix series you should go for it. But, take a break from your phone and email for a bit. Create an automatic email message stating that you’re out of the office for a couple days. Ignore your phone for a bit and lay off of social media. Take this time to relax and rewind, while taking some much needed off-screen time.

Katelyn May
Katelyn May
Katelyn goes to college in Los Angeles, California. She loves the beach, golden retrievers and all shades of blue. She loves to stay active by hiking, biking and dancing.