I never thought my family would be one to consider a staycation. We like to travel and go on vacation every year to California because it’s a chance to visit family. Though we love and miss our family, reality is our trips can be very pricey. While there are only four of us and we do have family to stay with, flights and expenses definitely add up.
Recently, one of my good friends shared her amazing family staycation with me and I loved everything she shared. It really made me consider a family friendly summer staycation myself. Now that our son is starting school, our vacations maybe cut short and a staycation may be a better option.
My friend continued to share the deals and details to her family’s staycation. She researched and planned her trip and it turned out to be very memorable. Her family traveled 2 hours away to a beautiful city to enjoy everything from museums, an awesome hotel stay, and special eateries. They traveled with 2 kids and found it to be exactly what they needed. They came back relaxed, happy and with so many memories not to mention a very affordable staycation.
As a kid our staycations consisted of traveling a few hours to cross the border into Mexico. I was lucky enough to have parents that raised me with a strong sense of culture. I loved visiting Mexico on the weekends. The air, food, and language added so much life to our staycations. I am definitely considering a family friendly summer staycation
Here are some of great family friendly staycation ideas:
Family friendly staycation ideas 1 of 6
Scroll through for 5 ideas for a staycation that is family friendly.
Camp indoor or outdoors 2 of 6
Give your family the full camping experience whether you plan to camp out indoors or outdoors.
Plan your meals and activities as if you were really away camping. The kids will love just spending time in the tent.
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Support your city 3 of 6
Plan a visit to your local city. Support local shows, museums and/or amusement parks. This can be the perfect weekend staycation not only for the summer but any time of the year.
Visit the shore 4 of 6
Take the family for staycation to your local shore. Make it a day of relaxation or plan an adventure exploring the shore.
Sight seeing 5 of 6
Visit a historical area in a city near you and sight see! Capture pictures of fun memories during your staycation for a scrapbook or family photo album.
Visit a local farm 6 of 6
A day at the farm or farmers market can be a great staycation and family getaway. My kids enjoy picking fresh produce and enjoying the animals at our local farm.
Would you consider a staycation?
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