Fun and Budget Friendly: Vacationing in Your Town

We all want to take a vacation, a little getaway from it all. Unfortunately our bank account doesn’t always show that it is a good idea or time constraints don’t allow us to get too far away. About five years ago, I found myself in this situation. After thinking about it for a few days, I came up with a great idea that didn’t cost a lot but was full of new and exciting things. I took a vacation right in the town where I live.

Before you say “absolutely not” I want you to think about the possibilities. How many times have you driven past a museum, restaurant or shop and thought about stopping but didn’t have the time? I started out by making a list of all the things that I have wanted to do in my town but never have done. This list included simple things like taking a walk in the park to going or going to a little league game in the park to more expensive things like catching a show at the local theatre or eating at a gourmet restaurant.

I divided them into categories and listed them in order of price from free to most expensive. Family and friends even got into the picture and gave me tips and ideas of where to go. I also decided to sleep in my guest bedroom, set up a coffee bar in there and ate breakfast in bed. It was relaxing and fun!

My list of ideas of things to see and do was so long that I couldn’t possibly get it done in just a long weekend so I keep adding to it and pull it out anytime I want to get away for a short period of time without spending a lot of money. The best part of it all was that I have begun to see my town in a whole different light and when family and friends come to visit I have some new and exciting things to do with them right where I live.