The Biggest Money Savers with a Staycation
Flights and hotels or other accommodations are often the biggest costs of a vacation, but you won’t have to worry about those at all with a staycation. This frees up a lot of extra money that you can either pocket for later or spend on more fun activities. You can also use your credit card or grocery store reward points to get free movie passes, restaurant gift cards, or admission to local attractions.
The key to having a good staycation is to act like a tourist in your own hometown. What sights, scenes, and activities would you recommend to any visiting family or friends? Try those out with the eyes and attitude of a tourist. Consider festivals, fairs, free events, and even volunteer opportunities that are different from your regular job. Also see if there’s an Entertainment Book covering your area or Groupon deals that can help you find things to do at a bargain price; other daily discount companies include LivingSocial, Buytopia, and WagJag. Asking your community through social media could also be a good way to get ideas for things to do and maybe some deals too. Whatever you do, remember to take a lot of pictures!