This summer save money with a staycation.


With summer right around the corner, don’t let the pandemic put a damper on your summer fun. Consider a ‘staycation’ in your own backyard. This way you can still take time off work, have fun, and save money! Here are six summer staycation ideas.


1. Go Camping

Whether you travel to a local campground or put up a tent in your backyard, a night under the stars could be a lot of fun for you and your family. Sitting around the campfire, swapping stories and roasting marshmallows can make for some great memories.

2. Rediscover Your Hometown

Spend your summer staycation doing something different in your downtown like visiting museums, attending farmers markets or shopping at a unique small business. Chances are, by becoming a tourist in your own town, you’ll rediscover an activity you’ve lost touch with, or even discover something new to love.

3. Take a Day Trip

Taking a short drive out of town also counts as a staycation. Take a trip to the lake, find a hiking trail in a state park, or visit a historical place. Aside from gas money and possibly a small admission fee, visiting a nearby town can broaden your possibilities to have fun without draining your savings.

4. Create Your Own Movie Night

Finding a movie is easy with all of the streaming services, rental boxes or even checking out a movie from your local library. Where the fun can be is setting up your own home theater with bean bag chairs and blanket forts. Don’t forget to go all out with your favorite movie theater snacks.

5. Have a Spa Day

With salons and spas opening back up, many people are in need of a little pampering. You can still enjoy a facial, manicure, massage or pedicure – while supporting a local business.

6. Try Something New

A staycation is the perfect opportunity to try something new. Find a painting or pottery class, take cooking lessons, or learn an entirely new skill like archery or playing the guitar. Taking a look at Pinterest can also give you plenty of ideas for a do-it-yourself project.

Traveling this summer may not be in the cards. Put that money that you save from your staycation aside so that you can take that exotic trip next year! To help you get going, start by creating a vacation savings account at Croghan. Setting up an automatic savings transfer can also help you build your balance without lifting a finger. Contact your local banker to begin opening your vacation savings account right over the phone.

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