Philadelphia, PA - After staying in the house during the pandemic, people across the country are feeling the pinch. With high gas prices, inflation, and even gas prices going sky high, many travelers turn toward a more affordable, much-needed vacation break.
Seven Staycation Ideas and Tips
It's called a "staycation," and it's the perfect alternative to stressful, expensive travel in a tough economy.
It's a way of enjoying an adventure where you live. It's pitching a tent in your own backyard or taking a relaxing weekend adventure in your own state that you've always wanted to see but never got around to it.
Many families find they have just as much fun staying close to home than taking an expensive trip hundreds or thousands of miles away. The staycation is where it's at!
So What Are A Few Great Philly Staycation Ideas and tips?
A staycation is a vacation without the hassle!
1.Anything that gets you out of the house. Anything that requires no chores, no making the bed, no pulling weeds, and no arguing with airline reps or travel agents.
2. Check out WHEREPhilly or call your state or city's tourism department for upcoming special events and a list of local attractions like water parks or rodeos.
3. Take a day tour of City Hall. Have you ever seen "Ferris Bueller's Day Off?" Ferris and his two friends took a staycation! Ponder this direct quote from the movie: "The question isn't 'what are we going to do today, the question is 'what AREN'T we going to do today."
Ferris and his friends dined at the most expensive restaurant in Chicago. They test-drove a very fast vintage automobile, visited the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, attended a baseball game, admired the City from the observation deck of the Sears Tower, went to a local parade, and then enjoyed a relaxing dip in a Jacuzzi, then later a swim in the pool. All in one day.
4. Wherever you decide to go, take your camera and cellphone with you. Some of the most memorable things happen when you least expect them, and a small camera does not take up much space and can capture those special moments.
5. Take a little time to plan where you want to go and when you'll return. Please share your experience with relatives or neighbors to know when you're due back, and they know where you are.
6. If you're the outdoor type, plan a staycation where there are many local attractions like lakes, rodeos, exciting places to shop, and exciting things for the whole family to do.
7. Plan to stay over on your staycation? Consider renting instead of checking into a pricey hotel. It's more affordable renting a home or renting a cabin instead of booking a hotel. You'll get much more enjoyment, more freedom, and more value for your money.
As you can see, there are a whole bunch of things to do right in your own backyard. A bit of planning is all it takes to have lots of fun and become a tourist in your own hometown!