Try a Staycation this summer and save a little green

Ah, summer. A great time for barbeques, swimming, and family vacations. If you’re looking for a great way to treat your family without breaking the bank, consider a staycation. With a little imagination and some research, we can help you plan the best staycation imaginable.

Set a budget

Staycations, by definition, are intended to be less expensive than an out-of-town vacation, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to budget. Decide how much money you want to spend on your staycation, and maybe even break it down by day or category (meals, excursions, souvenirs, etc.).

Research your town

You may know your city or town like the back of your hand, but there are usually a few secret gems out there that you haven’t tried yet. Spend some time searching the best attractions, restaurants, and shopping in your area and see what interests you. Asking friends and family members for recommendations are another great way to find fun things to do you may not have considered before. If you don’t mind a little driving, search outside your city for day trips that are exciting but don’t require a hotel reservation. National parks, museums, theaters, amusements parks, and shopping centers are great ways to play the tourist in your hometown.

Home-Grown Fun

Another way to save some money with your staycation is to keep your activities closer to home. Consider tackling home improvement projects that you don’t have time for during the rest of the year. Or if you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, try turning your home into a spa. Grab your favorite bath scents and indulge in some relaxing home spa treatments. Throw a movie marathon, complete with popcorn and treats. Or, if the weather's fine, how about a camping trip in your own backyard? Or throw a barbeque and invite all your friends and family.

For more ideas, check out this article from Living Well, Spending Less.

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