Stay local!

A great way to escape the bustle of everyday life is to plan a staycation. Alone, with friends, or family, a staycation is the best way to relax and unwind before the summer’s end. We’ve come up with some simple ways to get away (or stay in) without spending like you’re on vacation.

Camp in your own backyard
Grab some blankets and pillows and head out to your own backyard to enjoy the stars and fresh air. This can be a “romantic getaway” or you can bring the kids.


Host your own movie festival
Cozying up inside with a stack of movies is always a great way to relax and unwind. Grab some classics from your local library and popcorn and you’re ready for your movie marathon!


Host a garden party 
Have a cooking competition with neighbors and friends in your own backyard. Invite all your friends to bring a dish, or have a competition!


Treat yourself to an in home spa day
Stop by your local beauty store and grab some wonderful smelling bath and facial products. This would also be fun to do with a group of friends!


Visit seaside towns
Take a day trip to some of the beautiful seaside towns like Rockport, Portsmouth, Newport, or Provincetown. Explore the local shops and try some of the town’s well known restaurants.


Hopkinton State Park
Enjoy a sunny day at Hopkinton State Park ifishing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, sailing, and other fun outdoor activities.
164 Cedar Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
(508) 435-4303
Open 8 AM to 8 PM


Walden Pond
Head out to Walden Pond for a day on the beach, a picnic, and a hike around the historical landmark that was once the home of Henry David Thoreau.
915 Walden Street
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-3254
Open Sunday to Saturday, 7 AM to 8 PM

walden pond

Belkin Family Lookout Farm
Only 20 miles from Boston is the Belkin Family Lookout Farm. There are great kid-friendly activities like  picking peaches and apples, going on a train ride, petting farm animals, and live children’s entertainment!
89 Pleasant Street South
South Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-0653
Open every Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PMstaycations

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