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*'''Play games''' These could be indoor or outdoor games. If the weather is nice, you could play games like volleyball, badminton, or hopscotch, just to name a few. If you are remaining indoor, you could play board games. Or if you have a large room in your home with no fragile objects, you may be able to play ball games in that room.
 
*'''Play games''' These could be indoor or outdoor games. If the weather is nice, you could play games like volleyball, badminton, or hopscotch, just to name a few. If you are remaining indoor, you could play board games. Or if you have a large room in your home with no fragile objects, you may be able to play ball games in that room.
 
*'''Invite friends''' - They can join your fun and games. Of course you do not want to do this if you want your staycation to be a quality family time.
 
*'''Invite friends''' - They can join your fun and games. Of course you do not want to do this if you want your staycation to be a quality family time.
 
  
 
===In your area===
 
===In your area===
 
*'''Parks''' - Most areas have at least some parks. There are many different types of parks. Some parks have fields for playing ball games. Others have trails for walking or hiking. Picnic areas are common. Parks may include swimming beaches, fishing, horse trails, historic sites, and more.  
 
*'''Parks''' - Most areas have at least some parks. There are many different types of parks. Some parks have fields for playing ball games. Others have trails for walking or hiking. Picnic areas are common. Parks may include swimming beaches, fishing, horse trails, historic sites, and more.  
 
*'''Attractions in your area''' - Vacationers typically visit attractions in the places where they travel. But there may be one or more attractions in your area visited by tourists who come to your town. There is no reason you can't visit them either. Read the WikiTravel article and other guides on your own city/town and other nearby cities and towns to find some attractions. There may be some hidden secrets you never knew about that could be hiding a treasure.
 
*'''Attractions in your area''' - Vacationers typically visit attractions in the places where they travel. But there may be one or more attractions in your area visited by tourists who come to your town. There is no reason you can't visit them either. Read the WikiTravel article and other guides on your own city/town and other nearby cities and towns to find some attractions. There may be some hidden secrets you never knew about that could be hiding a treasure.
*'''Nature centers''' - In many places, one or more [[nature center]]s can be found within a short drive. These can be entertaining while at the same time educational, as they have some live animals,
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*'''Nature centers''' - In many places, one or more [[nature center]]s can be found within a short drive. These can be entertaining while at the same time educational, as they have some live animals, parts from dead animals, plants, pictures, and much more. Nature centers are usually free.
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==Things to avoid==
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*'''Mall/Shopping area''' - For many, the purpose of a staycation is to save money, and many staycationers lack money to spend. The purpose of a mall or shopping area is to spend money. If you have trouble controlling your spending, and you visit such a place, you may end up spending as much money as you would have going on a vacation away from home. An exception is when you enter such a center to visit a specific attraction found there, such as a movie theater.
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*'''The casino''' - The perfect place to waste money. Unless you fail to leave town for other reasons, and money is not an issue.
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'''Your home computer''' - Whether you intend to use the internet or play video games, this is probably something you do a lot anyway. The purpose of the staycation is for a change from your normal routine.
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Revision as of 02:45, 17 March 2013

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A staycation is a type of vacation that involves staying at home rather than traveling somewhere. Those taking a staycation can either enjoy relaxation and entertainment at their own home, take day trips in their area, or a combination of these.

Staycations can be taken for a variety of reasons, including the inability to afford a vacation away from home, personal obligations in one's hometown, the medical inability to travel, or other reasons.

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Things to do during a staycation

At home

  • Enjoy the pool - if you have a pool in your yard, and the weather is nice, you can hang around the pool. If you do not have your own pool, look into a local swim club.
  • Home movies - Do you own an entertainment system? If you normally do not get to watch movies, this may be a good time. To resemble the theater experience, make some buttered popcorn to go along with it.
  • Play games These could be indoor or outdoor games. If the weather is nice, you could play games like volleyball, badminton, or hopscotch, just to name a few. If you are remaining indoor, you could play board games. Or if you have a large room in your home with no fragile objects, you may be able to play ball games in that room.
  • Invite friends - They can join your fun and games. Of course you do not want to do this if you want your staycation to be a quality family time.

In your area

  • Parks - Most areas have at least some parks. There are many different types of parks. Some parks have fields for playing ball games. Others have trails for walking or hiking. Picnic areas are common. Parks may include swimming beaches, fishing, horse trails, historic sites, and more.
  • Attractions in your area - Vacationers typically visit attractions in the places where they travel. But there may be one or more attractions in your area visited by tourists who come to your town. There is no reason you can't visit them either. Read the WikiTravel article and other guides on your own city/town and other nearby cities and towns to find some attractions. There may be some hidden secrets you never knew about that could be hiding a treasure.
  • Nature centers - In many places, one or more nature centers can be found within a short drive. These can be entertaining while at the same time educational, as they have some live animals, parts from dead animals, plants, pictures, and much more. Nature centers are usually free.

Things to avoid

  • Mall/Shopping area - For many, the purpose of a staycation is to save money, and many staycationers lack money to spend. The purpose of a mall or shopping area is to spend money. If you have trouble controlling your spending, and you visit such a place, you may end up spending as much money as you would have going on a vacation away from home. An exception is when you enter such a center to visit a specific attraction found there, such as a movie theater.
  • The casino - The perfect place to waste money. Unless you fail to leave town for other reasons, and money is not an issue.

Your home computer - Whether you intend to use the internet or play video games, this is probably something you do a lot anyway. The purpose of the staycation is for a change from your normal routine.

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