Vacation In Your Own Town!

Many of our lives run on too much of a schedule to even begin think about downtime, much less a vacation. It’s easy to over look the possibility that one of your days off could be enjoyed in your own hometown. Many of us don’t realize the simple yet relaxing, fun happenings in our hometown. We immediately connect ”vacation” or ”downtime” with ”beach” or ”road trip” and while those options are fun, they aren’t always practical. Depending on where you are, what time of year it is and day of the week, you can almost always find many different varieties of leisure, relaxation and family fun right here in your own backyard. Below are some good, simple questions and tips to consider when your planning a small vacation for just yourself or your family.

What do you want to do with your day(s) off?

Think about what you would like to do on a day where you have nothing to do. Would you get a babysitter to watch the kids for a couple of hours? Would you want to be bring your husband/wife? Would you want to be alone or bring a friend? Do you want to travel outside your city limits? These are good questions to ask yourself before deciding how you would like to spend a relaxing or fun day/night off from work of any kind.

You know what you would like to do but don’t know where to start looking.

You know what you would like to do but don’t know where to start looking.

This is the part that becomes tedious. You know what you want, but don’t where to go that is affordable and within your city limits, if that is where you chose to spend your time. Your options are limitless and all you have to do is look in your local newspaper under the section ”City Guide” or ”Upcoming local events” where can find weekend getaway retreats and even a fun family day at an amusement park. Any library staff member will be able to direct you to the local section where you will find bulletin boards and flyers that will show you local and even out of town events. If you have access to the internet, travel websites such as Travelzoo and Groupon will give you some great tips on a home town vacation. TravelZoo is a great resource for last minute air fare or car rentals, hotel deals, local spa and dining packages and even concerts and family vacation packages. Groupon is another useful tool that will direct you to last minute local events and even give you coupon codes for a percentage of your purchases. Local grocery stores usually have one or two bulletin boards just out side of the main entrance. These bulletin boards can have anything from church group events to weekend trips out of town.


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