How to Have the Perfect Staycation

We all can’t afford a week long getaway for spring break and as much as we’d love to be somewhere tropical with a coconut in our hand, these staycation ideas will rival any spring break destination!


At Home Spa Day

There’s nothing quite like staying in and pampering yourself.  Start by lighting some scented candles,  then apply a hair and face mask.  As your masks work their magic, draw yourself a warm bath complete with a body scrub, bubble bath, and some bath salts, and treat yourself to an at home spa day.  Use scents like lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, and bergamot to really get that “day at the spa” feel.  Finish up by wearing a soft robe and giving yourself a mani/pedi.  If you’re looking for a fun DIY project, you can make a lot of these products at home too!


Go to a Game

If you’re looking for a fun day out, go support your local teams! Whether you’re into baseball, basketball, football, or soccer, games are always a good time. Tickets are as little as $20, so grab a beer, kick back, and enjoy watching your favorite teams!

Visit a Museum

There are very few things I enjoy more than visiting museums. I have been lucky enough to live in cities that offer to much in the way of exhibits and galleries. The best part is that there is almost always something that’ll interest you.  Whether you enjoy art, history, cars, or fashion there are tons of museums and exhibits dedicated to a variety of interests.  I love visiting Nelson-Atkins and Union Station in Kansas City and the Met in New York.

Host a Barbecue

Prepare some burgers, hotdogs, briskets, or whatever else you may fancy and have friends bring a little something to share too.  I love making fun cocktails that I can prepare in large batches for these types of events.  This sangria recipe is as easy as it is tasty.   Serve in a mason jar with an orange wedge garnish and you won’t have to worry about making people drinks.  They can self serve as you tend to the food and your guests!

Finish a Book

When I’m working, it’s so hard to find the time to read.  I feel like I’m always on the go and between commuting, being in the office, coming home, responding to emails, cooking, etc., there’s just not enough hours in the day.  That’s why using your staycation is the perfect opportunity to settle in with a good book.  I’ve been working on this book , and it’s been a great light read and perfect for a relaxing staycation.

Drive to a Beach, Lake, or Pool

Sitting on a beach or near a lake screams vacation!  Hop in you car and drive to a nearby lake or beach.  If you live in a place where these are harder to come by, go visit a local pool.  Put on your bikini, grab a seat near the water, soak up the sun, and relax.


Vacations are all about relaxing, and staycations shouldn’t be any different!  You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to feel rejuvenated.  All you need is a few days to yourself and a bit of TLC!

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