Planning a Spring Break Staycation
Spring break is coming up quickly. If your family’s budget is too tight to take a trip, you’re not alone. Read our tips for planning your own staycation to have fun and save money.
Visit landmarks in your own city
You know the places in your own city that you’ve been meaning to visit, but never had the time? Well guess what – now you do.
Pretend like you’re planning a trip to your own city and do the online research you would if you were going out of town. Use search terms like “family activities” and “children” to find attractions geared towards kids. You may even find out about a place you haven’t heard of before.
Take a class
Call your local parks department and see if they’re offering any spring day camps or classes. It’s a great way for your kids to keep their minds busy, stay active and meet new friends over spring break.
For a change of scenery, pitch a tent in your backyard and enjoy sleeping under the stars (weather permitting, of course). Your family will enjoy the tranquility of nature while staying within a few steps of modern plumbing.
Get away for a day
If it’s within your budget, look into an overnight stay at a local hotel, bed and breakfast or indoor water park. You can take a short break from home without the cost of a full week trip. Check travel websites like Priceline or Travelocity to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
Even if you can’t travel during spring break, you can still fill your family’s week with fun activities that aren’t part of your regular repertoire. And make sure you’re covered while you drive around town with car insurance from a reputable company like Nationwide.