My husband and I decided earlier this year that this winter season we would have a staycation.
My travel loving heart was a little bit disappointed at first (because there’s so many places to go and things to see!) but in reality, a staycation is really what’s needed. Some down time to relax and unwind.
In spite of the relaxing and unwinding, the type-A planning and organizing side of me came out and I dove into possible details.
The dates were set, Saturday December 22nd through Monday December 31st.
When traveling my itinerary is fairly structured (mostly because reservations have to be made) however, in staycation spirit, I want to keep things nearby and low key with minimal true obligations. Here are some things that can be done for a holiday at home:
Watch as many cheesy Christmas movies as your heart can tolerate
Honor holiday traditions or start a new one
Watch new seasons of our favorite shows (Also lovingly known as ‘Netflix and Chill’)
Cooking or baking competition
Cuddle your pets extra
Board Game showdown
Work on a Bucket List for the next year
Catch up on some fun reads
52 Lists for Togetherness or games of this or that
Attend a local production or show
Take a driving tour of local lights
Eat at your favorite restaurants or get take out to have at home
Take a walk around town or hike if the weather permits
Try restaurants you’ve been putting off
Visit a greenhouse
Go rock climbing, axe throwing, trampoline bouncing, ice skating, or bowling
Visit the movies for a matinee
Get (or give each other) a massage and/or have a spa day out or at home
Check out local museums
So with a list of things to do and the option to do absolutely none of them, I am ready for a staycation. Whether you have extended time off or have to work between or during, I hope you find some downtime to recharge for you during this season!