The Macmillan dictionary defines daycation as “a day trip or short holiday that does not involve staying away from home overnight”.
When you’ve worked hard all week, it’s nice to know you can spend at least one day on the weekend ‘getting away from it all’…getting out, being active, getting the exercise you need.
Pack a picnic, take lots of snacks and water and take a daycation! Packing your food saves money and time! You won’t have to leave your fun destination early to find a restaurant.
Be prepared. If you enjoy walking, take a day pack with water and snacks. We carry our cameras and binoculars when we hike.
Small towns are wonderful to visit for the day, too. Use a search engine on the internet to find active, small towns in your area. You might even discover a specialty shop you would enjoy or a great restaurant or coffee shop. If you’ve eaten your picnic lunch, it’s nice to have dessert at a café or shop.
Of course I can’t live in Florida and not mention the beaches! We can drive to the beach and spend the day and be home by dinner time. That is one of the reasons we moved here. I am drawn to the sea and it’s my most favorite daycation. When I lived in Arkansas and Texas we enjoyed spending time at the many lakes. There are so many websites for parks and family friendly destinations.
Most of our day trips require only one expense….a full tank of gas. I know gas is expensive but I think an adventure is worth the expense. One of my favorite quotes…
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” by St. Augustine
After a day spent on an adventure, the work week and every day tasks are easier to face.
I enjoy researching the internet for activities and events in my area. For seniors there are all kinds of discounts to take advantage of….for parks, arboretums, museums, amusement parks, etc. It’s nice to check the internet before you leave home.
My dream is to travel to Italy…and I still hope to some day. But for now there are a lot of places I’d like to see right here in my own backyard.
(Photos on this post taken at Sholom Park.)
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Brenda of Cozy Little House
Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Elaine of Sunny, Simple Life
Jen of Muddy Boot Dreams
Do you feel refreshed when you spend a day out and about? What do you like to do? Where do you enjoy going?