Let’s get planning that summer calendar! If your budget is a little light this year that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. We’re sharing practical summer staycation ideas that you can enjoy near your home that won’t break the bank. Grab this free summer staycation printable below!
Summer Staycation Ideas
What is a staycation exactly? It’s when you and your family enjoy things in your own town/city/state instead of venturing off to other destinations. You not only support your own community and give back to local businesses but save money by not blowing your budget on airline flights, hotels, etc.
We’ve provided a list of more than 30 summer staycation ideas for you and your significant other or family to enjoy together. One of my personal favorites is planning an outdoor movie night (you can make it a block party with neighbors or invite friends and family over). Another favorite is going on a foodie tour in your city or a nearby city.
By opting for a staycation, you can choose to take a few vacation days throughout the summer, or plan your adventures over weekends and save your vacation hours for another occasion or holiday break.
Many of the suggestions we have for staycation ideas won’t cost you anything more than gas money! It’s a great budget-friendly vacation! To download the free summer staycations PDF printable, click the image above. We hope you and your family have a blast exploring your local area with these great ideas!!
Speaking of summer, if you have kids, you’ll definitely want to get this summer calendar printable below! Download the 7-page Summer Calendar which includes a 2-page summer bucket list, kids chore chart, and fillable summer calendar months. It’s the perfect way to plan those summer staycation ideas! Click the image to get the calendar!
Now that you have all the tools to plan your summer adventures, where are you going to?
It is nice to come up with some things to do around home and save money. I’ll have to get brainstorming as the end of the school year is sneaking up on me!
Summer is so long with kids in vacation. I am always looking for summer activities ideas!
Angie Rose says
These are all such great and easy staycation ideas! Thanks for sharing this. I’ll definitely be keeping them in mind!
My son and I have our staycation every summer by putting jigsaw puzzle, even catching up on all our reading materials. thanks for sharing this.
I’m hoping that I can surprise my son with a trip to Great Wolfe Lodge this summer. It all depends on my budget. Last year I surprised him with a trip to the water park and he loved the surprise.
Great Wolf is one of our favs! https://www.myboysandtheirtoys.com/adventure-lifetime-great-wolf-lodge/ You are lucky you live near one! 🙂
Richelle Milar says
Wow! These are all really great and amazing staycation ideas! Thanks for sharing this with us!
I have to get started with planning my summer adventures, thanks for sharing this.
Mr. G and I have staycations often. We love to play games a lot. I will put together a puzzle sometimes
Tara Pittman says
I love staycations at local hotels. The free breakfast and pool are my favorites.
Forever My Little Moon says
We don’t have any set travel plans, but we did talk about possibly going to my high school reunion and maybe Boston.
We actually love staycations, and we do them even if we have more than enough money to travel. We have a lot to see and do around us, and it’s always a fun time, especially when you don’t have to deal with a long travel time.
Amber Myers says
Fun ideas! We tend to stay put but this summer we will be traveling. But we’ll have a lot of local time too!
Sherry M Bult says
You had some great ideas! Thank you for sharing 🙂