13 Things To Do On Your Staycation

What is a “staycation”, you ask?! A staycation is a time to stay at home and spend some time doing leisurely activities around your own town or even your own house (or gym)! Often much more affordable than your average vacation, more and more Americans are foregoing the hassle of international travel to become a tourist in their own neighborhood.

So what is there to do on a staycation? Anything, really! Take a day trip or put your feet up and relax. Here are some ideas to get your imagination flowing and help you write the itinerary for your next staycation.

  1. Read a book- The best part about a staycation is that you get to abandon your day-to-day responsibilities, just like with any other vacation. So turn your phone off, put your computer away and cuddle up with that book you’ve been wanting to read for a while.
  2. Go to the gym!- This one’s easy- come visit us! What better time to try out that 2pm Ashtanga class that you couldn’t fit into your work schedule? Or try out working out in the early morning if you’ve never done that before. Who knows, it just might stick!
  3. Meet a new personal trainer- Your schedule is now wide-open for at least a week! Schedule a time to meet with a trainer and talk about your goals so you can back to work feeling prepared and excited to start a new workout routine.
  4. Volunteer- When was the last time you did something to give back? Take a little bit of your free time and give it to someone else.
  5. Pamper yourself- You work hard all year. Now is the time to pamper yourself! Schedule an appointment at an acac spa or go grab a girlfriend and go get your nails done!
  6. Meet up with old friends you haven’t seen in a while- You know the one. You always text or call and have the best intentions of meeting up, but something is always in the way. One of you gets busy, and you have to reschedule…again. Make plans to spend time with that person and really catch up on what’s been going on in their lives.
  7. Go on a hike- Take a little day trip, find a mountain and start climbing. There are so many trails and great websites to help you find one based on your experience level.
  8. Go to the beach- So hiking’s not your style? Head to the beach! Get your toes in the sand and jump and in the waves. Grab a drink with a little umbrella and soak in a little vitamin D.
  9. Play with your pets- Go to a new park and make some friends for you and Fido!
  10. Go see a movie- There’s Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services for those who don’t want to leave the comfort of their own couch. For the more adventurous “Staycation-ers”, check out what’s showing at your local theaters. Go in the middle of the day when you have the theater all to yourself, or grab a date and some of those fun glasses and catch a 3D movie.
  11. Play a sport- Grab a friend and play a round of golf or start a pickup game of football. Check here to find a golf course near you, and here for a local bowling alley. Not into sports? Check out a professional baseball game!
  12. Host a barbecue- Invite all the neighbors, family and friends! Spend all day really prepping and making sure that this is the barbecue of the year. Make sure you keep the health-conscious in mind. Check out some healthy summer swaps and bring on the watermelon!
  13. Go camping in your own backyard- Dig out that old tent, and sleep out underneath the stars. Play games, read books, make s’mores! Spend some quality time with your family in the safety and comfort of your own backyard.

Sometimes the best adventures happen right in your own backyard. While the idea of going somewhere foreign came seem enticing, when was the last time you took the time to explore your hometown? Whatever you decide to do, remember to stay active! This is a great time to get in an extra group exercise class or start the small group training you’ve always thought about.

And while you’re at it, be sure to sign up for acac’s staycation this summer where you’ll have the chance to win over $20,000 in prizes! Plus, if you visit the club 8 times per month this summer, you’ll be entered to win a GRAND PRIZE vacation getaway! Enter here to receive early event updates, exclusive member magic, and all of the latest acac Staycation details.

Check out this month’s Staycation events at your local club:
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