Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Yellow Loop. Today we are sharing ideas to help your family beat summer boredom.
A summer vacation doesn’t have to mean packing up the family for a big cross country trip that could break the bank. You’ve got lots of ideas near you that would make a great day trip.
Not sure where to start looking for ideas? Have a limited budget? Don’t worry!! Start out with some basics:
Just like any vacation, you’ll need to figure out how long you’re going to be on your adventure. It might be day trip or a long weekend. Knowing how long you’re visiting will help you plan other things for your adventure.
Since you’re not traveling as far as you might on a regular vacation, your travel party might be different than your normal family vacation. Staycations are a great time to get away and catch up with friends or family you don’t always get to see.
Check out different spots near your home to get an idea of places your family would like to visit. Decide if you’re going to stick to the well known spots or try some places off the beaten path on your adventures.
Your adventure doesn’t have to be a big production with a lot of work – keeping it simple it great too!
Quick and easy getaway ideas can be:
- a new local hotel – eating room service (or any meal you didn’t have to cook!) in your pjs while lounging in bed is always fun
- outdoor entertainment – check out a local concert or performance happening in a neighboring town and make an evening of it with a sleepover somewhere
- backyard camping – roast hot dogs over a fire pit (or your fire place if you have to camp indoors), make s’mores, and spend some time star gazing together chatting before drifting off to sleep
- local events – a neighboring city’s farmer’s market is a great way to get out of the house for the day and come home with some yummy new foods to try
If you’re up for some planning, you can always go that route too:
- theme parks – lots of thrills await but you’ll need to do some planning so you can avoid the lines and crowds to make the most of your day
- water parks – cool off splashing around while you have fun in the sun
- tourist attractions – you know the places – the ones advertised on the billboards or that you might take people visiting you to go see (be sure to ask about discounts for locals!)
Where are some of your favorite places to hang out during the summer?
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Yellow | Beating Summer Boredom Loop:
- 1st Stop – Saving Up for Disney | 5 Budget-friendly Patriotic Summer Crafts for Kids
- 2nd Stop – Always Moving Mommy | Staycation Ideas
- 3rd Stop – Love Our Crazy Life | Summer Programs For Kids
- 4th Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | Cool Summer Water Activities for Kids
- 5th Stop – The Delightful Life | Looking for outdoor family fun this summer? Get started geocaching!