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2019 is the summer of staycations! 49% of Americans do not plan on traveling this summer. Instead, they’re taking a well-deserved staycation. We’ve got five ideas for fun staycations that will have you enjoying summer without overwhelming your budget.

1. Be a Local Tourist

When was the last time you explored your local area? Instead of traveling far, stay close and check out what’s nearby. Go to your favorite places around town, but also try something new. Who knows what fun has been hiding in plain sight all this time? Get out and explore!

2. Invite Friends & Family Over

Invite over your family and friends to enjoy your staycation with you! Host a board game tournament, run a movie marathon, or hold a potluck. Spend your staycation with those who matter the most to you.

3. Take A Hike

Go outside and get some fresh air on this staycation! The great outdoors is one of the most inexpensive forms of entertainment that you should definitely take advantage of. You don’t have to travel too far to find a local trail or walking path. Do a quick online search to seek out a local park to have a picnic and relax in the sun.

4. Take Time to Relax

Try a staycation, with zero plans! Take one day off to just relax without worrying about everything that “needs” to get done. Whether you decide to binge your favorite show indoors or relax with your favorite book outdoors, take the time to treat yourself.

5. Volunteer

Giving back to your community can feel great. On your staycation, consider donating your time to your favorite charity in need of some help. Don’t have a favorite? Do some research about local organizations that are in need of volunteer help.

Enjoy Your Staycation This Summer!