Thursday, July 25, 2013

3 Perfect Staycation Ideas for the Family

Please Enjoy This Guest Post from Michele at the Mommy Blogger Directory, a working mom of three sharing stories and ideas!

Traveling with the family is expensive. When you consider the cost of transportation, accommodations and attractions, it can be difficult to fit a vacation into the family budget. Staycations are becoming incredibly popular. Cheaper and often more enjoyable than traveling hundreds of miles away, staycations are a great way to bond with the family.

Look for local attractions that you’ve always wanted to visit but never taken the time to see. The local zoo or aquarium is the perfect choice for animal-loving families. Pack your own lunch in a cooler and the only things you’ll be paying for are gas and admission.

Do your kids love thrill rides? Drive to the nearest amusement park and spend the day riding roller coasters and bouncing through playlands. Bring along collapsible water bottles for each member of your family and fill up at water fountains. 

If you have a family of foodies, spend time visiting local farmers’ markets and choosing items for dinner. Spend time in the kitchen making a fantastic meal together. Kids love to cook; challenge yours to make a salad with all of the colors of the rainbow.

You don’t have to travel to far away destinations to have a wonderful vacation with the family. Staycations are not only less expensive, but they afford families the opportunity to bond and enjoy one another’s company without using the credit cards. If you are looking for a fabulous idea for your next family vacation, look no further than right outside your front door.

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1 comment:

  1. These are some useful tips! Thanks for stopping by my blog!