Whether you want to avoid crowds of tourists, or you need to save your money, a staycation is a perfect alternative to the usual vacation. You take a break from normal life, see your own home from a fresh perspective, as well as stay inside your budget. Try out some of these staycation ideas, so you can better enjoy the Phoenix metro area and your backyard swimming pool.
6 Fun Staycation Ideas for You and Your Family
1. Explore New Experiences in the Phoenix Area
Being a tourist in your own city can be super fun for you and your family. Try to go to a new place or do a new thing each day of your staycation. It doesn’t have to be extravagant. For example, visit Taliesin West, the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright. Walk through the paths in the Desert Botanical Garden. Hike in Superstitions Mountains. See more than 40,000 pieces of Native American art in the Heard Museum. Take a drive in the Roosevelt Arts District to view the street art. See some Mexican bats in a bat cave. This area is full of amazing architecture and beautiful desert scenery. In fact, you won’t run out of new experiences!
2. Camp Out in the Backyard
If you have a tent, use it! A campout in the backyard gets you out of your usual routine. You may also be surprised by what goes on in your backyard in the middle of the night! Make hot dogs and s’mores over a campfire, sing songs with your kids, as well as use flashlights to read your book before you snuggle into the sleeping bag for the night.
3. Have a Movie Marathon
Let everyone choose a favorite movie, and watch them all back-to-back. You might want to stock up on popcorn and snacks as well as order pizza for the gang. Make the family room cozier by putting couch cushions on the floor, throwing every pillow you own next to them and wrapping yourselves up in blankets.
4. Go on a Date
Hire a sitter for the kids and take a rare trip out with your sweetheart. Try to recreate a date you took long ago, or do something new that you have never done before, like canoeing or dancing.
5. Have a Spa Day
Going to an actual spa can be very costly, but recreating the experience at home is worth the cost of the cucumber and Epsom salts. Your peaceful retreat can include a relaxing soak in the bathtub, complete with scented candles and soothing music. Do some research on how to give hands a moisturizing treatment, and let someone massage your feet for you. Turn off your phone and laptop, and instead open up a journal or a book. Go to sleep feeling completely relaxed and pampered.
6. Plan a Family Pool Party
When you set your mind to having fun, you can come up with some fantastic things to do in your own backyard. A family pool party is a great reason to try a new pool game, buy a new floating device, or introduce some healthy swimming-related competition. Make some easy treats to serve, and hit the dollar store for fun party favors that will make your day even more special. Remember to be present and allow for maximum fun and relaxation! You’re not working. You’re on a staycation!
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