This year with gas prices on the rise and people trying to hang onto their hard earned paychecks and many families are choosing to spend spring break at home. Treating spring break as a “staycation” doesn’t have to be boring. Your options are only limited by your imagination.
Spring break is a much needed break from the busy routine of school and work. If your not headed out of town you can still find time to take a break from the normal routine of everyday life. Take a minute to relax and look around your community. Odds are there are plenty of things you haven’t had time to explore.
Here are a few ideas for a Spring “Staycation.”
Picnic– Do you have a favorite park in town? Pack your favorite lunch and head over to the park for the afternoon. Throw in the rollerblades, skateboards or bikes for a little extra excitement.
A Trip to the Zoo– When was the last time you visited your local zoo? Make a day out of visiting the zoo. Many offer special deals during spring break so check the internet for current discount and coupons.
Local Hotels– If you just can’t get away for the entire week of spring break, think about spending one night at a local hotel. Swim in the pool, order room service or grab a pizza and take in a movie. Just the change of environment can help you to feel like you’ve had a vacation.
State Parks– Are you close to your state park? Hiking, camping, fishing and canoeing are all fun activities to participate in while exploring your local wilderness.
Block Parties – Chances are there are other families in your neighborhood who haven’t left home either. Throw a block party. Choose a theme, decorate and invite the neighbors out.
Backyard Camp Out – Pitch a tent in the back yard. Make some smores in the oven and watch the stars.
Historic Sites– Check out local historic sites and learn a little more about the area you live in.
These are just a few ideas for spending your spring break at home. I think we might try geocaching. How do you spend you spring break?