How to Have a Staycation

If you need an all important break from work or your routine life, or even if you have a few days off, and if you are not really in for going out on a vacation, a staycation could be the perfect thing for you and your family. It is convenient, easy on the pocket, and one of the most enjoyable things that you could indulge in. I will tell you exactly how to plan a staycation, and have the time of your life with family and friends.

For those of you who are wondering, a staycation is simply a normal vacation, except that you don’t travel out of your city. You simply have it at home itself. How? Here are some great staycation ideas that you could try out.

Now let’s say you have like 4 to 5 days at your disposal. For starters, keep the first day for doing just nothing. You can just laze around at home itself, watch some movies with the family, order food from out. In short, it’s the perfect lazy day. If there are kids, they can enjoy themselves playing in the garden or pool, and in the evenings, you could just put on some soft music and relax, doing nothing. Now this is sure to get you into the mood of doing some fun things for the next few days.

The next day can be kept for a great get-together for family and friends. Invite all you close ones over, for a day of relaxation and fun. You all can enjoy catching up, the kids can get together too and have a great time among themselves. You can even plan some fun indoor games to get everyone into the mood. Good food will just make the day even better. There can be no agenda on the cards, and you can just take things as they happen.

The third day could be kept for a lovely picnic. You all could head off to a nearby place that is out of the city or town where you are at. Driving there would be the best option, to save yourself from the trouble of public transport or air travel. Choose some quiet place, which is beautiful to visit. I am sure there must be some place near to you, which you have always wanted to go to, but never did coz of lack of time or planning. Carry along some nice food, and this would be a simple way to have a great day outdoors.

On the fourth day, you could plan a visit to some museum or amusement park in your city. Everyone will have a great time, including the kids if there are any. I am sure this is a good idea, because these are not places that we get to visit very often, even though they may be close by to where we stay. In the evening, you all could go for a movie, and then a dinner out would just wrap up the day perfectly.

The next day could be kept just for shopping. You could go to a few malls in your city or town and check out all the new stuff on offer. Usually, due to our routine and hectic life, we simply go out to shop when we need something or have something specific in mind. But here, you can simply go out there and have a look at many different things. The ladies would definitely like this, yeah! Try and do all this in the morning and afternoon. You would want to keep the evening free, just to relax and get your breath back. I mean, you would not want to go back to work or your routine life the next day, all tired and sleepy, right!

As you can see, you can have the best time of your life, with family and close friends, and all without spending a fortune. I mentioned a five-day plan above, but you can tweak that around depending on the number of days you have free, and also what you would like to do, and not. I mean, who is there to tell you what to do, so just make the plan as you like. Relaxation and enjoyment should be the only criteria. Isn’t this as good as an expensive vacation to some far off place? I hope you guys liked the idea. Now that you know how to have a staycation, do plan one, and when you’re done, make sure you come back here and share your experience with us and everyone else. Cheers!