You don’t have to travel far in order to have fun, especially if you have a family with young kids. Fortunately, children are easily entertained, so if you can get creative there are a ton of things you can do while on a budget in order to plan your next “staycation.” The constant worry that comes with having to deal with your job, raising a family, and being a responsible adult can be stressful, so whatever you plan on doing, make sure you have fun. There many creative ideas you can do on a budget on your staycation, so go out, get active and have fun!
Take advantage of nice cool summer nights, and plan a camping trip to your local park or even your own backyard. Everybody knows that one of the greatest things about the summer is the weather. The great thing about doing a little camping in the backyard is that you’re only a few steps from civilization, but you can still enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
Go for a Hike
Some parts of the country have brutal winters, so take advantage of this beautiful weather and check out some local trails in the area. Most places have beautiful trails for different fitness levels.
Keep an eye on daily deal websites
Research daily deal websites to save tons of money on different activities around town. Things like hot air balloon rides, horseback riding, and kayak tours are some of the great things you can do on a dime.
Host a video game night
Break out the Wii, Xbox or Play station and invite some of your best gaming buddies over for an evening of gaming completion.
Neighborhood movie night
Get the neighborhood together and set up a projector at the local park or in your backyard and play your favorite family movies. Inviting all the kids from the neighborhood to a movie night is a great way to keep it cheap, keep it cool and keep the kids entertained.
Visit local attractions
With a little research you can find out what your own city has to offer. Summer is the perfect time to discover your city or towns local attractions. Most local attractions are free or low cost.