Making the Most of Your Staycation

The end of summer is approaching and sometimes it’s hard to get away! Here are some ideas for making the most of your Staycation this summer.

At-Home Camp-Outs

There is no better way to enjoy your summer than going camping, but it is not always feasible and the equipment can get expensive. Try setting up a tent in the backyard or a fort in your living room. Grab pillows and blankets to make it cozy, and make sure to bring all of your s’mores supplies!

Visit Your Own City

Many people ignore the popular attractions in their own cities in favor of traveling somewhere new. Look into what your city has to offer, there is probably plenty to do, like festivals, museums, aquariums, and more!


Staying home for the summer may not make you feel as worldly as traveling. If you feel like you are missing out on meaningful experiences, try volunteering in your community. It is a great way to give back to the community and can be a rewarding experience.

Check out a Nearby Farmer’s Market

Most cities have farmer’s markets on the weekends. Try visiting on a nice day. Vendors are always friendly and there are usually a great variety of fresh produce, food, and handcrafted items. Try gathering ingredients to take home for dinner. A fresh, home-cooked meal is a great way to end a summer’s day.

Go for a Hike

Summer is a great time to be outdoors. Try finding a walking or hiking trail nearby. Trails can come in a variety of intensities which makes them great for both beginners and seasoned hikers.

Plan a Game Day

Get together everyone’s favorite games and have a game day. There are games to suit any audience, so everyone should have fun. Monopoly, Apples to Apples, and Uno are all family favorites and are easy to learn. To encourage some healthy competition, consider having prizes for game winners or play tournament style and have just one prize for the ultimate winner.

Summer is a great time to get out and adventure, but for those who need to stay closer to home, a staycation can help you make the most of it. For more fun summer ideas, check out 5 Family Activities To Do Before The End Of Summer.