“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Think you can’t afford a vacation this year? This is one of my top ten ideas for fun and relaxation close to home.
Discover your State Parks and Recreation Areas.
In my state an annual $25 park permit gets everyone in your vehicle into the state parks. We have a wonderful variety of state parks including parks that cater to campers, fishing enthusiasts, nature lovers, hikers, history and archeology buffs, and even vacationers who want a few amenities.
One of our favorite brief escapes is a hike followed by dinner with a view at the picnic area in a State Park.
Get acquainted with your state parks. You may be missing wonderful recreational opportunities.
Think you can’t afford a vacation this year? This is one of my top ten ideas for fun and relaxation close to home
Enjoy local fairs, festivals and seasonal celebrations.
Most cities and even small towns have at least one. Whether a holiday celebration, flower, harvest or music festival, event honoring a local historical figure, Renaissance Faire or chicken festival these can be quite fun.
Some offer free admission while others charge. If you going outside prepare for weather conditions and don’t forget sunscreen. Take the family, leave the phone at home. Have fun, you are on vacation!