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50 Ways to Have the Best Summer Staycation

Stuck at home this summer? Who says you have to travel to make the most of your break? Here are 50 ideas to have the best staycation ever and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

  1. Plan a picnic at the park with your friends.
  2. Make homemade popsicles in the freezer.
  3. Have a backyard campout.
  4. Go to an outdoor movie or a drive-in.
  5. Visit a farmers’ market.
  6. Make s’mores.
  7. Get an ice cream maker and make some ice cream from scratch.
  8. Have a karaoke night.
  9. Go stargazing.
  10. Have a home spa day with face masks, a bubble bath, pedicures and all!
  11. Visit a local museum.
  12. Try a restaurant you’ve never visited before in the area.
  13. Have a pajama party with your girls.
  14. Make root beer floats.
  15. Volunteer or intern for a local cause.
  16. Go to a baseball game.
  17. Finish a book you’ve always wanted to read.
  18. Visit the library and check out books you’ve never read before.
  19. Write and mail a letter to another friend on vacation.
  20. Start a new workout plan.
  21. Document and photograph 30 days of summer in your journal.
  22. Get an entirely new hairdo.
  23. Start a blog.
  24. Buy a Polaroid camera and start a scrapbook.
  25. Research and track down your family tree.
  26. Find your favorite smoothie recipes and start blending!
  27. Have a movie marathon of your favorite childhood movies.
  28. Learn a foreign language.
  29. Participate in a 5K or charity walk nearby.
  30. Go on a nature hike.
  31. Go to a local amusement park.
  32. Explore some of the most historical sites in your city.
  33. Start a total room makeover project and completely redecorate your room.
  34. Host a family/friends game night.
  35. Go to the county fair.
  36. Complete a DIY project.
  37. Go on a bike ride around town with a friend.
  38. Slow down and start watching the sunset each day.
  39. Write a short fictional story.
  40. Read the entire Bible in 90 days.
  41. Join a sports summer league.
  42. Go for a night swim with friends.
  43. Visit a local water park.
  44. Have a bowling tournament.
  45. Reach out to the editors of your favorite online publications or blogs and start guest writing.
  46. Make a homemade pizza.
  47. Get dressed up and have a summer photo shoot with your friends.
  48. Ride the local train/subway and be a tourist in your own city.
  49. Host a luau party with friends in the backyard.
  50. Say no to comparison. Focus on the present. Be grateful for each day and learn to enjoy your own company.


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Image: Lightstock | Maura Griesse


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