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5 Family Friendly Spring Break Staycation Ideas

With spring break right around the corner, many families are putting together the final touches on a spring break vacation. If traveling far and wide isn’t a possibility for you and you family. That doesn’t mean you have to sit at home all day twiddling your thumbs! Staycations are a great way to have fun without going far.

5 Family Friendly Spring Break Staycation Ideas
Planning a staycation is likely to be less stressful as you know the general area you live in. Consider this an opportunity to explore the locations that your area or region is best known for. Often we have no idea the fun activities in our own backyard. Not only will you get to experience them but the next time you have an out of town guests you’ll be able to give them ideas of things to do and see right in your backyard.

5 Family Friendly Spring Break Staycation Ideas:

  1. Find a new restaurant in your town that you’ve never tried.
    Is there someplace that all of your friends are talking about, or that is new on the local food scene? Just like when you’re on vacation, take the time to eat something new. Because you’re local you can consult local publications that offer coupons or discounts to save on food too. Because you won’t be eating out every day, like you would be on an out of town vacation, splurging on a special meal won’t break the bank.
  2. Plan a day or a few hours in a part of town you don’t usually visit.
    It’s easy to stick to one part of town when you’re dealing with the daily grind. If you live in a big city, plan to spend some time in another part of town that you never make it to. If you live in a small city, make a list of places you don’t regularly go and take time to do it!
  3. Act like a tourist and visit an attraction.
    What is your town known for? Is it the kitschy museum showcasing the founding of your city? Or, a hiking trail that tourists come to experience? Visit your local city or region’s tourist office and find out. You might even be able to get a resident discount.
  4. Spend one or two nights in a local hotel.
    It might seem like a waste of money but consider spending a night or two in a local hotel. Just like with restaurant coupons, you can watch for discounts or use a website like priceline.com to get highly discounted rooms. Go swimming, relax, and maybe even order breakfast in bed. It’s all part of the experience!
  5. Put all of your experiences together.
    While on your “staycation” document your trip, just like you would if you were out of town. Get everyone involved through keeping a journal and taking pictures. Then put everything together. The next time you have guests you can show them your book of ideas and help them plan activities based on what you enjoyed.

Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 



  1. Jenn

    March 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Great ideas. It’s so much less drama to just do a Staycation with the kids being so little.

  2. Michelle

    March 4, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I recently became a SAHM and we have to budget to make it work! So I think this summer we will be doing staycations!

  3. Lisa - BetweentheKids

    March 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I TOTALLY need a staycation! Thank for posting this! 🙂

  4. Mickey

    March 4, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Those are all great ideas. We have 3 little ones, so it’s extremely expensive to travel and find somewhere that we can all fit. Staycations are just as great. 🙂

  5. Leah

    March 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Those are GREAT ideas! We are not going anywhere for Spring break, but I will be sure to do some of those things you listed!

  6. Marla Zickefoose

    March 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Great tips!It’s always a fun time to explore your hometown like a tourist!

  7. Toni

    March 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    We live 5 minutes from our beach so it’s always like a Staycation for us 🙂

  8. Melissa

    March 4, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    GREAT ideas! We will be staying home, I’m going to look into getting a hotel!

  9. Tiff @ Babes and Kids

    March 4, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    We need to plan a staycation with our kids. It’s definitely a lot more affordable.

  10. Liz

    March 4, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I definitely want to play tourist in my area a lot more than I do now!

  11. Michelle

    March 4, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    These are great tips! It always amazes me how much I can find new to explore in our town or a few of the surrounding towns.

  12. Jennifer @ Mom Spotted

    March 5, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I have been toying with the idea of getting a hotel room locally for the night so the kids could use the pool and have an fun night away from home. Great ideas!

  13. momsreview4you

    March 5, 2014 at 12:33 am

    My favorite idea is Play tourist and visit an attraction.

  14. Shell Feis

    March 5, 2014 at 5:17 am

    These are great ideas, thanks! We are definitely staying here for Spring Break so we’ll have to do a couple of these.

  15. Lara

    March 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Amy

    March 5, 2014 at 10:29 am

    That’s definitely what we’re going to be doing for Spring Break – Staycating!

  17. trisha

    March 5, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I try to take kids out all the time locally to enjoy the city and the sights here!

  18. Joey

    March 6, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks for these ideas. I think a stay-cation will be it for us this year, especially since the snow took the “break” out of spring break. Only one day off of school now.

  19. James

    March 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Its amazing how much you can actually find from having a staycation. Also a great way to teach the kids that you don’t have to drive for hours or jump on a plane to enjoy the benefits of a break. Also helps everyone appreciated what is in there own back yard..

  20. MightyTravels

    March 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Acting like a tourist and just going into a neighborhood you have never been in your own city is a cool idea. Never fails to give me a new side of San Francisco 🙂

    Btw I also just followed you on Twitter. Great blog! Looking forward to connect!

  21. April

    June 5, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    These tips are so great! Sometime, staycation is all I need to appreciate more things in life ready and in stored for me. Well, my kids are so little too to bring them out so this is just perfect. Thanks for sharing all of these, I love reading them.

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