8 Staycation Ideas

Summer is here! While travel bans are still in place throughout the world due to COVID-19, you may want to rethink how you will be spending those summer plans. If you are looking for a fun way to vacation while at home, staycations are always a great option! Staycations can allow both you and your family to get away for a little while, without having to deal with the hassles of travel! Here are some staycation ideas to help you plan your next staycation vacation.


1. Backyard Camping

Backyard camping is a great way to enjoy all the fun parts of camping but from home! It doesn’t matter how crowded your neighborhood is; you can still “rough it” in your backyard! You can grill all of your food and sleep in a tent right there in your backyard!


2. Spa Weekend

If you are looking to relax and unwind as a family, consider having a spa weekend! You can go to a local spa in your area to get pampered or enjoy your own DIY spa experience at home! 


3. Have a Picnic

Instead of going out to eat, take your lunch outdoors! Picnics are a great way to change up the scenery while still enjoying the same food! You would be shocked how much better a PB&J tastes when it’s not enjoyed at home.


4. Go on a Virtual Tour of Your Favorite Sites

Take advantage of museums and other attractions that have a virtual tour option. You can see museums from all over the world, and even watch live streams from your favorite zoos right now!


5. Eat Dinner at the Fanciest Restaurant in Town

There are many restaurants now open in the Wake Forest and Raleigh area! Take advantage of dining at one of the fanciest restaurants in town. It will still be cheaper than a plane ticket, but will make your staycation meals feel a little extra special!


6. Visit Wake Forest and Raleigh Like a Tourist

Take a self-guided tour or visit some of the sites in Wake Forest and Raleigh! You would be shocked by how many different things the area has to offer tourists, and you can even take advantage of any local discounts and skip the lodging!


7. Try a New Class

If you are looking to change up your usual routine, give a class a try! There are tons of in-person or virtual classes you can take to try something new! You could even try something you would normally do when on vacation!


8. Make Your Own Film Festival

Determine your own film festival schedule and come up with a list of movies! You can spend the day binge-watching your favorite movies that fit a specific genre!


You don’t have to leave your home or even your city to take a vacation! These ideas will help inspire and even motivate you to take your next vacation at home! Enjoy!!