After thawing out from winter, it’s time to schedule some fun activities. Make a Spring break staycation the best week ever with amazing ideas for making the most of the time off. From practical pastimes like bringing the spa home to scenic road trips, here’s everything that’ll keep both ragers and resters happily occupied.
Spa-cation to Unwind
Pamper yourself this vacation by planning a spa-cation at home. Create stations for nails, skin, and hair. Load up on face masks, popping sheet masks, and hair masks to start with.
Remember, to light some candles to evoke the spirit of a wellness retreat and indulge in a soothing bath bomb soak or relaxing massage to unwind.
Embark Upon Road Trip
Skip long lines at the airport ticket counters and hit the open road. Choose an easily accessible destination or simply visit a nearby park and plan a road trip with your family and friends. Fire up an amazing playlist, pack a bunch of scrumptious snacks, and take the scenic route to wherever the road takes you.
Couldn’t hit the beach gateway or go on the road with a car camping trip? Turn your backyard into your personal campsite. Create a backyard camp by pitching a tent and setting up a comfy seating arrangement around your backyard firepit.
Grab sleeping bags, warm jackets, extra blankets, and throw pillows to enjoy an outdoor sleepover with your family and friends. Augment the fun, setting up a camping stove to cook some delicious campfire recipes while telling spooky stories. Remember to add some extra space by incorporating chairs and elevating the decor with pretty sectional covers and chair covers.
Out in the Green
Feel one with nature this Spring by setting out amid the greenery. Organize outdoor activities and involve kids to double up the fun. Go for a leisurely stroll in the park to appreciate nature’s beauty.
A picnic in a local park with your kids can prove to be an invigorating and unwinding experience. You can even turn your porches or patios into a relaxing retreat by unsheathing the bicycle covers and trampoline covers – the major attractions for kids to play and rejoice.
Living near the coastline? Nothing beats a refreshing plunge into the cool waters on a sunny day. Grab your swim essentials and head to your nearest lake or beach for a relaxing day.
Bringing kids along? Build your own oasis by setting up a fully protected tent to camp throughout the day. Don’t forget a huge arsenal of beach toys, scrumptious snacks, cold drinks, and sunblocks to enjoy to the fullest.
Spring Break Movie Marathon
Want to make the most of Spring break? Organize a movie marathon. Call your friends over sleepover and line up a plethora of spring-break-themed movies.
Recreate the theater experience by placing a projector and a set of good speakers for a theater amidst greenery of your backyard. Get some popcorn, candies, and hot chocolate for a delightful escapade.
Start a Backyard Garden
With spring in bloom, start a backyard garden. Grow veggies, curate a spring butterfly garden, or go for wildflowers to lay the foundation of your garden oasis. While turning your backyard lush green, don’t forget bare walls. Brighten them up by going for a chic yet functional vertical garden.
Hang spray-painted tin-can planters along your backyard fence or build a frame with cedar posts and hex wire with woven terracotta pots to fulfill your vertical garden dreams. Add balance to a yard full of greenery by incorporating water features like fountains, pools, and ponds to create an inviting, sophisticated ambiance without costing a lot in money or space.
Make your spring break a memorable experience by organizing family Olympics at home. Start by installing miniature play stations and go on to gather all your board games and puzzles for a bonding session in your living room.
Then head out into the backyard for more expansive ideas like obstacle courses, water balloons, or Slip ‘N Slide marathon. Make use of custom tarps or sectional covers, if required. Invite your friends and their kids too. Divide the teams and rally the troops Olympics-style to begin the face-offs. In the end, reward the winners with trophies or chocolate coin medals to create indelible memories.
Learn a New Skill
Make a resolution to learn a new skill or hobby to make the best use of your free time. Find an activity of interest, such as baking, playing an instrument, or learning photography. To keep you on track, join a club related to your activity. A little peer support will help you stick to your new craft and build new connections along the way.