Think about the last family vacation that you took. Was it as relaxing as you had hoped it to be? Did you come in under budget? Most importantly, did you truly enjoy yourself?
If these questions leave you thinking about changing up your vacation travel plans, maybe it is time for a staycation.
Staycations are a great way to utilize resources available to you in your own home and the local area. They are also amazing for those on a tight budget, or those looking to save some extra money.
There are many ways that you can make your staycation enjoyable. To create some new memories with your family and friends, look no further than your own backyard.
If you have a pool, take advantage of it! Have water balloon fights, swimming races, or just relax in the sun. Let’s discuss some of the ideas for a perfect staycation.
Planning Your Staycation
Once you have committed yourself to a staycation, work on a plan with your family so that all members really enjoy this time together. While an actual itinerary can be stressful, brainstorm some ideas that you would like to do together. Think about exploring offerings in your own hometown, that you may have overlooked until this time.
Consider taking a day totally off from your electronics. A neighborhood pool party is a great way to include family and friends in your staycation. Make sure to pack some snacks and drinks to keep everyone happy throughout the day.
Once you have a basic idea of the activities you would like to partake in, ensure that any swimming pool maintenance that is needed is completed. Taking time out of your relaxing vacation at home to pick up more pool cleaners or complete repairs can really hamper the experience.
Include Some Luxury
If luxury experiences are one of your favorite things about vacation, try and pinpoint which ones exactly you love the most. Is it the tasty gourmet food prepared by someone else? An uninterrupted date night with the one you love?
Or maybe you just enjoy getting away from your to-do list. All of these wonderful experiences can be tied into your home staycation.
Treat yourselves to a lovely dinner in your backyard, order takeout from your favorite restaurant, or hire a babysitter for the night and have a romantic evening out. Your home can provide all of the amenities you need to feel like you are truly on vacation, without even stepping outside.
Consider all the money you are saving by staying at home, and think about investing some of it into luxury experiences. Dinner delivered, day camp for the kids, or even a very fancy bottle of champagne can all contribute to the luxury feel in your own home.
To keep your mind from wandering back to your to do list, you could employ a handyman to complete tasks prior to your staycation. This will allow for an uninterrupted spa experience at home.
Plan Your Staycation in Maryland & Pennsylvania
If the thought of completing swimming pool maintenance prior to your staycation is frightening, or if you are just unsure of your own abilities consider bringing in a professional. In both Maryland and Pennsylvania, Van Dorn Pools and Spas is your one-stop shop.
With locations in Kingsville, Reisterstown, and Shrewsberry, we are just around the corner for all your pool and spa needs, including a variety of spa and pool service solutions.
Whether you need to change your hot tub water or it’s time for a pool liner replacement, we can help. We even offer an online blog for you to make the most of your outdoor oasis.