How to Have a Cheap Staycation That’s Still Fun

How to Have a Cheap Staycation That’s Still Fun

You don’t have to spend a lot to have fun at home. Here are some ways to have a cheap staycation that’s still fun!

Travel isn’t an option right now, which means most of us are learning to make do with what we have and stay home. Since we can’t take a vacation or even do any traveling, you have to get a little more creative on vacation. Staycations don’t have to cost a lot of money, and they can be just as fun as a trip. Here is how to have a cheap staycation that’s still fun.

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Take Advantage of Free Activities You Can Do at Home

If you are going to have a staycation, you need to have some fun activities to pass the time! The first thing you need to do is think about what you would typically do if you were taking a vacation? What places would you see? What activities would you do? There are so many free or frugal swaps you can make for these activities!

  • Instead of going out to eat, make freezer meals at home that you can enjoy while on your staycation. 
  • Instead of going to a museum or zoo, take advantage of all of the free streams and tours available online.
  • Instead of going to a concert, turn up the volume and have your own at a home concert right from your TV!

Make Some Time to Relax

Relaxation is a huge part of having a fun staycation at home. However, spa kits and face masks can start to add up quickly. Instead of ordering a bunch of spa products and relaxation essentials, head to the Dollar Tree to pick up supplies! They sell bath bombs, bubble bath, slippers, and other fun items you can use to create an at-home spa at home for just a few dollars. If you don’t want to spend any money, you can also make your own using items from around your home.

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Set Ground Rules and a Budget

What are the rules for your staycation? Will you do dishes, or will you use paper plates and make the most if it? Will you spend any money on fun and activities, or will you get creative with what you already have? Setting ground rules and a budget for your staycation can help make sure you don’t overspend and that you set the expectations for your vacation ahead of time.

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Get Outside

One of the most common mistakes people will make during a staycation is spending all their time indoors. Instead, make time to go outside every day. Even if it’s to take a short walk or sit in the backyard. You can also get creative by having dinner on the patio or having a picnic in your backyard. These are great ways to get outside and away from the traditional dinner table set up. Remember, you don’t have to spend any money to enjoy the outdoors near your home.

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You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a fun vacation at home! Staycations are a great way to save some money and enjoy more time at home.

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