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.

camping

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!

movie-night

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!

IMG_2195

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!

spa

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.

provincetown

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
http://1.usa.gov/13wHKwn
Open 8 AM to 8 PM

hopkinton

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
http://bit.ly/1arODTS
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
http://www.lookoutfarm.com
Open every Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PMstaycations

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: