Staycation: how to become a tourist in your own hometown
1. Take a little time to plan where you want to go.
2. Embrace your own city! If you had family or friends who came to visit, where would you take them to see your city? Find history, go to museums and state parks; Research online possibilities in your unfamiliar city, as well as attractions and destinations within approximately 100 to 150 miles.
3. Rent a car! Even if all you’re doing is going downtown, renting a car makes your vacation feel more real.
4. During the day, make a fun attraction with the kids like bowling, skiing, or the zoo and aquariums! (Kids can’t get enough of these, no matter what city!)
5. At night, go on a date night. You can dine on a lake cruise, a wine tasting tour, a concert, see a play, or even take a scenic train ride that serves dinner (this could be very romantic).
6. Wherever you decide to go, don’t forget to bring your camera. You don’t want to miss out on capturing those special moments!
7. Do you live near a lake? Get your fishing license and take your family fishing, canoeing, paddle boats! You can rent a log cabin cheaper than a hotel and keep it within your stay budget.
8. If you are near the mountains, no matter the season, there is always something to do, from skiing to hiking. You can even find hot springs to soak in in the middle of winter or a river to hang your feet up after an exhilarating whitewater rafting trip.
9. How far are you from the beach? If you are within a 100-150 mile radius, you still have a vacation at home. On the beach, you can spend the day sunbathing, playing miniature golf, water parks, amusement parks; And, if you stay to sleep, you can enjoy the sunset (or sunrise) depending on the coast.
10. What season is it? You can go to local pumpkin patches, apple farms, or even cherry picking! It’s affordable and the fun doesn’t stop when you leave the farm; you can go home and cook many delicacies with the fruits you picked.
As you can see, there are many things to do in your own backyard. A little planning is all it takes to have a lot of fun and become a tourist in your own city! At most apartment complexes, you can go online, and in your selected city, activities such as cycling, hiking, bowling, and more are listed to help you accommodate your vacation plans at home. Many of the apartments even offer a clubhouse with pool tables, large screen televisions, and an outdoor dining area; These amenities help make your Staycation affordable and fun!