If you are anything like me, a vacation is probably not anywhere in your near future. Your summer probably consists of working, working, and working. There is going to be very little time for relaxing, but on that rare day that you have off, the last thing you want to do is any type of work. So why not turn in your at home day into a staycation? For those of you have no clue where to even begin, here are some ideas:
1. In-home movie theater
Grab some pillows and make a fort just like you used to when you were a kid. Throw the blankets on the floor, pop some popcorn, and rent a RedBox. We all know that renting a RedBox is way cheaper than going to see a movie for $10 a person.
2. Camping in the backyard
This option is super easy for those of you who live far away from a camping site or simply just don't want to go to a camping site.
3. Play outside
Let's just revert back to the simpler times before smartphones and smart TV's. As kids, we all used to run outside around the house and lets face it, we had the time of our lives. We had so much fun doing the simple things before life got so complicated.
4. Game night
Invite some people over and grab some board games, put the phones on the table and have a blast!
5. Explore your city
Instead of going to all the usual spots that you head off to, why not look at the city from a different perspective. Go and do some of the touristy things around the city that maybe you haven't done before. Maybe you will learn something about the place you call home.
If you have any holidays or birthdays coming up, make a gift! Throw on some music and craft the night away. They say the best types of gifts can't be bought!
7. Massage/ Facial
If you really feel like splurging, treat yourself to a massage or facial. Afterwards you will feel so relaxed and ready to take on the world!
8. Visit the Beach
If you live near the beach, take a towel and head out to catch some rays. You can always enjoy the summer sun as well as the beautiful scenery that comes with it. If you don't live near the beach, grab a lounge chair and soak up some sun and really enjoy the nature around you.
9. Enjoy the local eateries
Sometimes we all get sick of the food that is right by our house but there seem to be so many new restaurants moving into all different kinds of areas. Go ahead and try a place that is brand new or go and revisit a place you haven't been to in a while.
10. Stars at night
Grab the binoculars and find a spot to watch the stars. We all used to do it at night but now that life got crazy, we find ourselves missing the little things. So, go ahead and enjoy the view.
Although the summer has many possibilities for all of us, sometimes it is just nice to sit back and relax. Hopefully, that staycation can be a great break from reality.