Are you stuck at home this spring break? Everyone else is migrating south for spring break, but your wings have been clipped? You need some at home vacation ideas to enjoy spring break even if you can’t travel anywhere. And you can bank on this; my stuck at home vacation tips are penny pincher approved.
Spring Break ‘Stuck at home’ Vacation Package One: The Day-tripper– Don’t discount those great day trips this Spring Break. Pack the kids in the car and check out some of the neat places around your area. For a fun-filled day trip, plan to travel no farther than a 50- 75 mile radius around your home. Day trips are no fun if half the day is spent on a boring car ride. Pack a lunch cooler if the weather is warm, or check out AOL or Google Travel for local restaurant recommendations. Make a unique dining venue a part of your day trip.
Spring Break ‘Stuck at Home’ Vacation Package Two: – Festival of Fun– Can’t leave home? Then bring the vacation to your back yard. Lay in a supply of cheap yard toys: bubbles, sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, basketball, volleyball, badminton, croquet, lawn darts, Bocce ball, etc. Set up picnic table crafts for hours of kid-friendly entertainment. Don’t forget the lounge chairs for mom and dad.
Spring Break ‘Stuck at Home’ Vacation package Three: The In-House Inn– Declare the kitchen officially closed for spring break. If you can’t go on a vacation, at least take a break from cooking. Eat out. Order in. Fill the freezer with self-help foods: frozen pizza, waffles, egg rolls, pizza rolls, Hot Pockets, burritos, meals, fish sticks, canned pasta, soup, sandwich fixins, packaged salads. Use disposable paper products. Sure this may not be the best food for every day, but it won’t hurt for a few days. And it’s probably healthier for the children than any restaurant food you’ll get on vacation. It’s definitely less expensive.
Spring Break ‘Stuck at Home’ Vacation package Four: The Mommy & Daddy Special– Get a sitter, call grandparents or hire an older sibling to watch the young ones. If you can afford it, get away for an overnight trip to a nearby hotel. Leave in the morning, hang out all day, go out to dinner and get a good night’s rest. Go out to breakfast and you can be back in time for lunch. If that’s too much money, stay home and enjoy a little mommy and daddy time. Overnight breaks can be amazingly refreshing. For the nursing mother, take the baby along.
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