9 Fun Summer Staycation Ideas

| July 12, 2017 | 8 Comments


9 Fun Summer Staycation Ideas

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9 Fun Summer Staycation Ideas

Everyone needs a vacation from time to time. Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy yourself and create lifelong family memories with a staycation!

Here are some fun summer staycation ideas:

1. Splash around! There are plenty of great ways to enjoy water activities when you’re on a staycation. Visit a local waterpark, beach, lake or public pool for the day.

2. Go camping. Whether you go camping in your backyard or at a state or national park, camping can make for a great staycation. Unplug from social media and enjoy the great outdoors. You can go fishing, kayaking, hiking, tell ghost stories, and make s’mores.

3. Go to a drive-in movie theatre. A drive-in movie can make for a fun summer activity, no matter how old you are!

4. Check out a local museum or zoo. If you’re on a really low budget, try to plan your staycation around the museum or zoo’s free admittance day or check out websites that offer deals.

5. Try geocaching. If you and your family love scavenger hunts, you’ll be bound to enjoy geocaching, which requires GPS navigation. It can make for a fun adventure!

6. Experience something new together. If you’ve never been wall climbing, paintballing, laser tagging, or ziplining, consider trying it out together as a family!

7. Make your own dinner night. Have family members pick their favourite food and make it by putting all the ingredients on the table. Suggestions could be pizzas, tacos, burritos, and for dessert, a great choice would be an ice cream sundae bar.

8. Theme Nights. Each family member can decide on a theme starting with the youngest child to the oldest family member. Food, entertainment and even costumes or dress up will be part of the theme. 

9. Explore a new park or trail. Bring your picnic basket, blankets, and sports balls and head out to your city’s local park or trail. 

These are just some fun summer staycation ideas to take into consideration!

Do you have any suggestions for summer staycation ideas?

Comment below!


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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Julie says:

    Lots of great ideas here! I am intrigued by geocaching, and like the make your own dinner night and the theme nights!

  2. Calvin F. says:

    I agree with camping, it’s so fun!

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    Staycations are just as fun and sometimes it’s the only way to vacation, we have had lots of staycations and have had no complaints!!

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Love these ideas and so will kids. I am going camping in August with my daughter and family – first time in nearly 50 yrs! I don’t believe that we have a drive-in movie theatre anywhere around here.

  5. Jonnie says:

    Great ideas! There’s so much to explore nearby and we sometimes take for granted how close we live to so many tourist destinations.

  6. AD says:

    Geocaching is one of our favourite activities. And we are definitely taking in some outdoor movies.

  7. Kristi says:

    I’ve been wanting to try geocaching and I know someone who does it so we’ll have to try it out soon!

  8. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    We did a few of these over the summer. Lots of fun.

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