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How to Plan the Ultimate Summer Staycation

The current global health crisis has caused many would-be travelers to put their trips on hold—but that doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up at home! Want to unwind without packing any bags? We have a few tips to help you plan an amazing summer staycation that won’t break the bank.

Your Guide to Planning a Summer Staycation

Staycations (also called holistays) are an easy way to get away from it all without going anywhere. In a nutshell, these no-travel vacations allow you to sleep in, relax, and have fun with loved ones…without spending a lot of cash.

Staycations can be as lavish or low-key as you’d like—just let your imagination run wild! If you aren’t sure where to start, here are a few recommendations to help you out.

Go camping

Roasting marshmallows during a staycation

Setting up a tent in your backyard is a lot easier than venturing out into the wilderness—and it can be just as exciting, too! Stay-at-home camping isn’t a new trend, but it’s gaining popularity across the country as a way to recharge and spend time with family and friends.

After putting up your tents, try starting a fire, roasting s’mores, and playing some fun outdoor games. We recommend cornhole or flashlight tag!

Have a movie night

Movie projector

Movie night doesn’t have to be relegated to the couch! If you want to mimic the charm of a drive-in theater, try investing in a projector and hanging up a light-colored sheet in your backyard to watch your favorite films under the stars.

Many streaming services, such as Disney+, are even offering direct-to-consumer releases of the latest flicks. Now’s the time to get your popcorn, snuggle up with a warm blanket, and start watching!

Do some pampering

Doing yoga during a staycation

We could all use a little self-care during these stressful times. Take a day off and unwind with a full day of pampering to put your mind at ease. The options really are endless—you could try making a face mask, running a hot bath, taking a well-deserved nap, or even trying a virtual yoga class!

While you’re at it, be sure to set the mood by lighting your favorite candle or playing some relaxing music.

Throw a pool party

Kids enjoying an inflatable pool

Community pools might be closed, but you can still have some fun in the sun without ever leaving home. Consider investing in an inflatable pool from online retailers like Amazon, Walmart, or Target. Just set it up in your backyard to create the ultimate summer retreat!

If you don’t want to invest in an entire pool, consider getting some fun sprinklers instead. Not only are they inexpensive, but they’re also kid and pet-friendly.

Plant a garden

Raised garden beds

The weather is finally getting warmer, which means now is the time to start planting the ultimate summer garden. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, there are a few foolproof plants (like tomatoes, strawberries, or herbs) that you can grow in containers.

Want to take your garden to the next level? Consider investing in some raised planting beds for an added level of convenience.

Take Your Next Steps

Looking for more socially-distanced activities to enjoy this summer? We’ve got you covered! Just reach out to Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services if you have any questions. And if you’re curious about buying or selling your home soon, we can help you get started on the right foot.

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