Spring Break is here. If you are one of the lucky ones that is heading to sunnier pastures to to enjoy the beaches, have an amazing time. If you’re like us and staying at home, you can still make the most of these two weeks off and have some fun. Here are 5 Spring Break Staycation Ideas for the whole family.
1. Camping in your living room
Staying close to home, then why not do some indoor camping? Set up your tent, sleeping bags, flashlights and camping food and set up in your living room for the night. Your kids will think you are the best parents and it it’ll be an adventures, inexpensive vacation. Schedule in a local hike, an indoor scavenger hunt and some board games and you could probably stretch it into a whole weekend staycation.
2. Be a tourist in your own city
Often when you live in a city, you don’t ever visit all the great tourist attractions that people come from miles around to see. Spring Break is a great time to do just that. Here in Vancouver, there are lots of things to do, like bicycling around Stanley Park, a ride up to Grouse Mountain, a day at Capilano Suspension Bridge and so much more!
3. Movie Marathon
Invite some friends over and have a family movie marathon. Netflix is great for this. You can pick all the movies you want to see ahead of time, then get your snacks, get comfy and start watching. Some of our favourites are How to Train Your Dragon, Turbo and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Since it’s Spring Break, add in a few science-inspired movies like Deadliest Volcanos and you’ll all get educated while you’re having fun!
4. Stay at a hotel
You don’t have to travel out of down to stay at a hotel. Find a hotel close to you, preferably with a pool and enjoying a couple of days of lounging, swimming and not having to cook or clean. Sounds like a great vacation to me.
5. Day Trips
A road trip can be a fun staycation. Take a car, ferry or helicopter ride with the family. With great destinations like Bowen Island, Victoria and Harrison Hot Springs, you can have a great Spring Break right here in BC.
What are your plans this Spring Break?