Last week I shared our rules we set up for our staycation. This week it’s time to plan the fun!!
First, make a list.
We wanted each person to have a say so we sat down at our kitchen table and made a list. We knew we probably wouldn’t get to everything on the list but at least it would give us a starting point and we wouldn’t waste time each day trying to figure out what to do.
Before we made the list we had a list of all the things we could do on our Pogo Passes. If you haven’t heard of Pogo Passes you can check them out HERE!! In a nutshell you pay $39.98 for the passes and then you can go to over 16 places over the year for free! Most of them more than once! Best $40 we ever spent.
Our list looked something like this:
- Makutu’s Island (pogo pass)
- Barnes and Knoble (kids had gift cards from birthdays to spend)
- I.D.E.A Museum (pogo pass)This was hands down their favorite part of the week! This place is awesome!!!
- Enchanted Island (pogo pass)
We ended up doing all but Enchanted Island and swimming.
Now you might be thinking I don’t have a Pogo Pass so now what?
My first suggestion is think like a tourist. If you were coming to the city for the first what would your family like to do. One way to get ideas is ask on social media for suggestions from your friends of fun things to do in your city! Think museums, parks, bowling, movies or other fun things that you don’t do on a regular basis.
Next on my agenda was food!!
We planned to eat out lunch everyday which is a fun because we don’t eat out all that often. We did this because it worked a little better on our schedule because we were gone all day almost everyday and eating out at lunch is cheaper than eating out for dinner. I wanted a little vacation too so we planned easy meals for dinner each day as well!
One day we had a hot dog roast and smores for dinner! They kids loved doing this in our backyard. Another day we had sub sandwiches and I took advantage of my crock pot the other days!!
The week was a huge success and it was the first time we had ever had a staycation feel like a vacation! A little planning was all we needed.
Have you ever had a successful staycation? What are some things you did?