If you haven’t yet booked a spring break family vacation, consider taking a staycation in your home city. You’ll save money, reconnect as a family, and see your city in the way that tourists do. There are lots of different ways to do a staycation, but here are some tips that will help you enjoy a fun local getaway with your family.
Five tips for planning a staycation for spring break
Tip 1: Find local hotel deals
Families can save money on flights by booking a family vacation at a local hotel. Many family-friendly city hotels offer great hotel deals and packages during local school spring breaks. Look for packages that include local kid-friendly attractions, or even fun adventures at the hotel. Search on Family Travel Magazine or other family travel sites to find the best hotels for family travel.
Tip 2: Think like a tourist
Think about which attractions you’d recommend to a tourist, and then consider visiting those locations. In many cases, families often skip major tourist attractions in their own city in favor of visiting other cities – this time, try being a tourist in your home city!
Tip 3: Check your local library
Many local public libraries offer discounted passes to museums and aquariums. These passes are limited, however, so reserve them well in advance of school vacations.
Tip 4: Use a last minute sale site
Use an app like Hotel Tonight, which can offer great deals on same day hotel rates. Families on break may have greater flexibility, since going back home is always an option. Priceline is another fabulous option for getting great prices on a family vacation.
Tip 5: Limit chores at home
Part of the benefit of a family vacation is limited chores and more quality time with family. By limiting chores at home and either staying in a hotel or eating meals out, families will have more time to spend with the family.
What tips do you have for planning a staycation for spring break?