How to Plan the Perfect Stay-cation This Summer

A traditional vacation may be out of the question this summer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your summer holidays to the fullest.  In fact, you can have an amazing vacation right at home.

The Benefits of Staycations

Known as a stay-cation, there are many benefits to holidaying at home. They include:

  1. Being able to invest the money you’d have spent on hotels and travel back into your home.
  2. Avoiding germs at busy airports and vacation destinations.
  3. Not having to worry about schedules or directions.

If you need a little more convincing, read on for some great tips on how you can make your stay-cation the best holiday you’ve ever had.

Create Your Own Personal Oasis

One of the best things about ditching traditional travel plans is that you have extra money to invest in your home. And what could increase your enjoyment of your backyard space more than a hot tub?

A hot tub gives you endless hours of relaxation and enjoyment from the comfort of home while offering great value for your money because you can use it year-round. During your vacation, when your time is truly your own, you can use your hot tub as often as you like from early morning soaks, to a dip in the afternoon to snuggling in the heated water with your sweetheart under the stars. On a stay-cation, you truly can hop in whenever the mood strikes.

Outdoor Living

Summer is always the best time to be outdoors, so investing in a comfortable outdoor living space is a great way to enhance your stay-cation enjoyment. Your patio or deck should act as an extension of the bliss you enjoy with your hot tub. To extend your outdoor living space, arrange comfortable and stylish patio furniture on your deck or patio. An outdoor living room gives you a space to read, listen to music or simply relax peacefully while an outdoor dining set allows you to enjoy your morning coffee and meals outside.

You can even invest in a hammock for those lazy days of vacation when you want to take an afternoon nap or simply lay back and look at the sky.

Make Your Meals Outdoors

If you don’t have a barbecue, it should be high on your list of summer must-haves. Nothing beats preparing meals on your outdoor grill. If you do have a barbecue, you already know all about how great food tastes fresh off the grill. We’re willing to bet you don’t want to spend time slaving away in the kitchen on your time off. And that makes your barbecue a key ingredient to a successful stay-cation. It keeps your kitchen free of the mess by allowing most of the cooking to happen outside.

Be sure to have your fridge and freezer well-stocked with lots of grill-friendly foods and fresh fruits and vegetables for easy and delicious meals.

Ignore Your Phone

Now that you’ve turned your backyard into your own personal vacation destination, you’ll want to enjoy it free of stress. Remember, just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you should be taking work calls or checking work e-mails. To truly enjoy your stay-cation, you need to make your home a work-free zone. So, commit to a work hiatus and focus on having fun and relaxing.

We promise you, you’ll return to work completely energized and rejuvenated from your work-free stay-cation.

Ace Swim & Leisure

If you need a little more vacation vibe in your life, Ace Swim & Leisure can help. Located in Northern New York, we’re your premier provider of Jacuzzi® hot tubs. If you want to shop for high-quality but cheap hot tubs, Ace Swim & Leisure should be your first stop. Drop-in for a visit at any of our four locations to check out the hot tub deals we’re offering this spring.

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