Staycations are the best options for people who just want a break but don’t want to fly on a plane or drive a few states over. There is absolutely nothing wrong with finding things to do in the comforts of your home or city. Not only do you save a ton of money, but you’re able to relax without having to worry about your normal at-home responsibilities. Whether you spend a little or nothing at all, there are so many things you can do while on a staycation but it takes some creativity. Try some of these ideas and you might not want to go on a big family vacation as often as you normally do.

 

Cooking Night

While traveling, it’s common to try out new restaurants and plates in the area. Turning your kitchen into a destination including new recipes from online is a great idea. Consider picking a destination or culture to focus on while picking out the four courses and inviting a few friends over. This is a fun way to learn how to cook new dishes and catch up with friends!

 

Great Outdoors

As comfortable as your couch maybe, you need to up and put on your running shoes. Search for local hikes or trails that vary from beginner to expert and get your blood pumping. This can be a great way to start your day or end it with a nice overlook view of the sunset. Soaking up the sun in nature is a perfect way to get outside and still be in a relaxing environment.

 

Plan a Spa Day

Relaxing at a hotel’s spa is one of the best things about vacation, but is also something that can be found closer to you than you may think. Many local spas offer great prices and deals with the same services. If you wanted to get creative, consider inviting a few friends over and having your at-home spa day. Head to the store to grab some face masks and manicure supplies and get to work on your DIY spa day!

 

Be a Tourist

Many people are used to their daily routine of work and shopping in the same markets every week. Think about planning for a few days to go somewhere and try something new in your town. If you’re interested in art, search for local museums or art galleries that may offer classes. Every town has its history, so consider learning about the place where you live!