Forget vacations, it's all about staycations

Monday, June 29, 2009

With the recession going on right now and gas prices soaring, more and more people are looking towards staycations this summer rather than going on expensive vacations. For those of you that don't know, a staycation is "a vacation in which the vacationer stays at home, or near home, while creating the environment of a traditional vacation". According to Tightwad Tod, his top things to do on a staycation are:

  • Sunset cruises on lakes (usually with dinner)
  • Wine-tasting and winery tours
  • Community theater and touring Broadway productions
  • Historic home tours
  • Concerts
  • Ski-lift rides in off season
  • Staying at a local resort or hotel for a few days
  • In-town Bed and Breakfasts
  • Behind-the-scenes tours such as television stations, radio stations, and newspaper production facilities
  • Museums, observatories, planetariums
  • Scenic train rides (ranging from about 30 minutes long to day trips)
  • Water parks
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Sporting events (as well as stadium tours)
  • Camping (as well as hiking, biking, wilderness viewing areas, state parks)
  • Amusement parks
  • City festivals

So grab your bf/husband/fiance/friends/family and plan your next summer staycation. Have fun without spending a ton!

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