How to Have a Fall Staycation

If you want to have some fun with your family this fall, you don’t have to go anywhere. Who says vacations are only for the summer, or even that you have to leave home to have one? Staycations are becoming more and more popular and fall is a great time for this because you can enjoy the benefits of a vacation without leaving home. Here are some tips on how to have a great fall staycation!

How to Have a Fall Staycation
Fall leaves

1. Decide what you want your theme to be or where you want to go

Does your family love Disney? What about a favourite sports team? Have you always wanted to see Paris? You can use the things you love as a basis for a staycation and then decorate your home or model activities based on the types of things you might do if you actually went to these places, such as simulating the types of foods you’d eat there.

2. Do a day trip to a fun place right in your home town

You could see an art show, a museum, or go apple and pumpkin picking toward the end of the season when it’s less crowded.

3. Check out local fall festivals

Have a look at local festivals in your city or nearby towns. There might be several fall festivals for you to choose from. You can also consider those in driving distance, but still able to make a day trip.

Champagne flutes

4. Throw a fall-themed party

You can invite family members, or do it with just your immediate family and throw a fall-themed party. Decorate the house in fall colours and items like gourds, and enjoy your favourite fall foods. Are there movies that you really enjoy during the fall, or music that makes you think of fall days?

5. Unplug

One of the best things you can do for your staycation is to unplug from the electronics as much as possible. Put away your cell phones, your tablets and other digital devices and just enjoy time together with your family.

How to Have a Fall Staycation

As you can see, you can enjoy the fall season with your family without ever having to leave home.

Do you have any ideas that you would add to our list for having a great fall staycation?

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. Sometimes staycations are the best, no need to spend a lot of money and a great way to tour your hometown and see what they all have to offer!!

  2. These are some great ideas! Hubby and I love staycations! Never thought about having a fall party…that would be tons of fun.

  3. Sometimes we think we have to travel far and wide to have a vacation,but there can be some really cool places to visit that are very close by.

  4. Going to see new things in your own city can be so much fun. There are so many nifty little museums and “pioneer village” type places around!


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