Some of us are lucky enough to take a vacation every year, where that’s just not an option for others. No matter if you are going on vacay or staying home for the rest of the summer, there are little things you can do to have a wonderful ‘Staycation’ right where the military has planted you. What you need are staycation ideas.

With us moving as often as we do, or even if you’ve lived at your current duty station for several years, you can never know ALL there is to know about your town. I encourage you to explore where you live and immerse yourself in your (current) community.

Here are a week’s worth of activities and staycation ideas to make your week off just right. 


1. Hit up the next town over

If you’ve explored all there is to do in your hometown (you haven’t, but okay), go to the next town over. Even the smallest of towns have something unique that you can’t find anywhere else. Hop on the town’s Visitors Bureau website to research town festivals, where locals recommend having breakfast and dinner, cool shops, art galleries and museums. If it’s adults only, look up nearby wineries and/or breweries for tastings. If kids are in tow, homemade ice cream shops are a must.

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