With ongoing fears about public health and safety due to Coronavirus, many Americans and Canadians are choosing to stay home instead of going on vacation. Staycations can still be a great way to have fun as a family and bond together! Here are 10 awesome staycation ideas that you can do at home.
Go on a Hike
With spring and summer weather around the corner, hiking is a perfect adventure for a family staycation! Hiking is not only great for your family’s health, but it is also a great opportunity to bond as a family. Find local hiking trails at alltrails.com
Backyard camping will really make your family feel like they are on an adventure! Backyard camping is fun without giving up the creature comforts of being steps away from home. Don’t forget the s’mores! You can even have a tent set up in minutes with an easy pop-up tent.
Plan International Themed Dinners
Craving the tastes of international cuisine? Why not organize a themed international dinner on your staycation! There are lots of amazing cuisines to choose from, you can even order through Uber Eats for the ultimate convenience.
Bring the spa to your home
You don’t need a fancy spa to feel pampered! Break out the nail polish, epsom salts and face masks to bring the spa experience home! Creating your own spa day is a fun mother-daughter experience that is perfect for a staycation at home.
Learn a new skill
Why not check out a local art studio or music studio in your hometown! There are plenty of studios offering pottery classes, paint nights and music lessons. Learning a new skill together as a family is a great way to bond.
Plan a movie marathon
Staying up late to watch movies is one of the best parts of the vacation! Grab your popcorn, pillows and set up your own movie marathon in your house. Experiment with different popcorn flavors and treats and enjoy a night of complete relaxation!
Watch a local sports team
Although attending a national sports game is exciting, watching your local team can be just as fun for kids! Plan a night to check out your town’s local sports scene. You will likely be able to get much closer to the action than at a national game!
Bring the beach indoors
Head to your local pool and bring your beach towels, water toys and a nice book to read. Spend the day at your local pool or waterpark. Your kids won’t be disappointed!
Take a cooking class
A fun way to learn as a family is to have a group cooking class. You can hire a personal chef to come to your house and teach you how to prepare a delicious family meal. The kids will love being involved in the preparation, and may even learn some useful skills for their future.
Plan your next adventure!
For me, planning a trip is almost as fun as going on the trip itself! Although you may be stuck at home this winter, it shouldn’t stop you from planning your next vacation. Head to the library and grab some travel books and have your kids plan out where you should head to next. Getting the kids involved in the planning will make the vacation more enjoyable for everyone!
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