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How to Plan the Perfect Stay-cation This Summer

Outdoor hot tub by a pool

If you’re over the idea of spending hours in the car or on a plane to reach a relaxing destination, then a stay-cation will be just what the doctor ordered.

Staying home on your vacation time has many benefits. Aside from removing the hassle of planning and traveling from your shoulders, perhaps the biggest benefit of all is saving money to invest in something long-term. And what could be a better investment than your home. By turning your back yard into a space you can enjoy, your money will truly be well-spent. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways you can create a perfect stay-cation this year.

1. Installing a Spa

Now that you’ve decided to stay home this year, why not take the money you saved for travel and invest it in something to enhance your time off?

Nothing brings relaxation to your backyard space quite like a hot tub and, you’ll be able to enjoy it year-round. Now that’s making your money work for you!

On your stay-cation, when you’re free to do as you please, you can use your hot tub morning, noon and night if you like. From post-workout soaks, to afternoon dips to having a romantic date night with your partner under the stars, your spa never disappoints.

2. Putting in a Pool

If you’re not one for sitting and relaxing, a pool will be more your speed. By putting your vacation money toward a pool instead of travel, you’re making an investment in the value of your home as well as your health and enjoyment for many years to come.

What could be a better way to celebrate your time off then with a family pool party? You can spend the day swimming, reading or listening to music in an inflatable water float and playing water games with the kids. Create a playlist of fun music and have lots of snacks, drinks and barbecue-ready foods on hand so you can enjoy your meals outdoors on your deck or patio.

The great thing about having a pool in your own back yard is that you can have a pool party every day of your vacation if you want to.

If you’d rather create your very own back yard resort rather than travel to one, then a pool is a great choice for you.

3. Camping at Home

Who says you need to spend hours planning and packing for a camping trip? If you love camping but hate the hassle that goes along with it, ditch the travel time and pitch your tent in your own back yard. You can be as basic or luxurious as you want with sleeping bags or blow up mattresses and cotton sheets.

For your camping holiday, plan lots of outdoor activities from swimming and playing games to having a nature treasure hunt with the kids. You can end the day by grilling dinner on the barbecue or by doing a hotdog and marshmallow roast over a campfire. End the night with a scary ghost story or two or by playing charades or singing some traditional campfire songs.

4. Focus on Fun

If you’re planning to stay home for your summer vacation this year, committing to a complete ban on work is essential to your ability to relax fully.

Be prepared to ignore work e-mails and leave a message on your work phone and cellphone that you’re away and will not be responding to messages until your vacation is over.

By leaving work behind, you’ll be able to focus on relaxing and having fun right at home. After all, isn’t that what vacations are all about?

Gary Pools & Leisure

The customer is always the top priority at Gary Pools and Leisure. And that’s why we offer only the highest-quality hot tubs for sale. As the top hot tub dealer in Western New York, we have everything you need to make your outdoor space amazing from Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs to swimming pools to game room décor. If you’d like to get in touch with us about your stay-cation needs, message us here or drop in for a visit at any of our three locations.

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