Going on vacation is a wonderful experience for the entire
family. It is a great way to explore new places and spend quality time with
those important to you. Vacation can be expensive, though, and if you are
looking for a lower-cost alternative to vacationing away, consider a
staycation! A staycation can be just as fun and is exactly as it sounds: a
vacation in your home city or state. There are a lot of ways to make a
staycation just as fun as traveling to a new place.
- Pretend to be
a tourist: Look up the touristy things to do in your area; every area
has something. Dayton is a National Aviation Heritage Area, so there are many
of flight-related activities in our area, and a lot of them are free. Trip
Advisor is a great way to get new ideas on places to visit. In case
you are curious, the No. 1 thing to do in Dayton is visit the U.S. Air
Force Museum. Don’t forget to try that new restaurant you have always
wanted to try.
- Spend time
outside: Spending time outside is a great way to pass the time, and
best of all it is free! Dayton is full of great opportunities to enjoy the
great outdoors. There are 18 different Metro Parks in the Dayton area, and
each one has something different to offer. Dayton also has 340 miles of bike trails that you can
walk, cycle, or run on. There are also plenty of areas to take the family
camping. It is like a vacation but costs significantly less. Campsites usually
- Find Free
Activities: Through the summer, there are a lot of free activities
happening in the area. The Dayton
Metro Library usually has plenty of different events at each of its locations.
Dayton Local is
also a great resource for discovering free events in the Dayton area; it’s
how I find out a lot of my stuff!
- Take a Day
Trip: Venture outside of the Dayton area to explore. Cincinnati and
Columbus are great places to take day trips, and both offer a wide variety
of fun activities for the whole family. Check Trip Advisor for the best places
to visit! If you want to explore a little further there is Cleveland,
which is 3.5 hours away, Indianapolis, which is only 2 hours away, or
Lexington, which is 2.5 hours away. If you do a quick Google search for
things to do in Ohio, you will get a fantastic mix of ideas. Here is a
list of 20
things to do to get you started.
With some advanced planning, a staycation can be super fun!
Just because you are choosing to stay local for vacation doesn’t mean you have
to truly stay in your house, but that can be fun too! Whether you choose to
explore locally or enjoy a relaxing week at home, you might be surprised what
fun and exciting things you may come across. You can send your fun staycation
ideas or photos to Val@rivervalleycu.org.
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