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Spring Break on a Budget

Staying low budget for Spring Break doesn’t mean it has to be low on fun.  A “staycation”  is a great option for anyone who’s looking to be budget-conscious.

We often take activities and tourist attractions in our own community for granted.  Have you ever wondered about what tourists experience when they visit your neck of the woods?  This is your chance.  Rediscover (or discover for the first time) some of the gems in your community.

I highly recommend consulting local tourist information centers and websites before deciding on your plan.  You may even think you’re already very familiar with the tourist opportunities in your community, but if you play the role of tourist and speak with a tourism representative, you can possibly uncover some hidden gems.

My family has done a few staycations over the last couple of years and have discovered some great things like local festivals, some ice caves, kayak and canoe rentals, geocaching and so much more.

If you want just a little more of an excursion, consider checking out a city or town that is relatively close to where you live.  As with the “staycation” option, check with tourism staff and tourism websites for the community you plan to visit.  Check with a local hotel in the event they are offering Spring Break specials.

By staying close to home, you not only save money, but you get the opportunity for you and your children to learn about your community.

Whether you choose a staycation or a mini-getaway, take lots of pictures.  We’ve used vacation pictures to create a scrapbook/storybook about our vacation, which comes in handy if your child needs to do any kind of show-and-tell or presentation about their vacation.