College graduations are almost over, the kids will be out of school in a few weeks, and that hot summer weather is coming out in full force. You’ve probably started getting those emails from your coworkers or have seen the office vacation calendar fill up with literally everyone’s summer vacation days off. While everyone you know may be talking about their upcoming trips in detail, opting for a staycation may be best for you this year.
Maybe you want to go easy on your bank or don’t want to travel to a place where the population density reaches that of New York City in the summer, here are ideas to help plan a staycation and gain a newfound appreciation for your own hood.
Chances are that no matter where you live, there will be some tourists coming from near and far to enjoy what your hood has to offer. Whether you’re a beach lover, fan of hiking, or avid biker, you’re sure to find some way to get closer to Mother Nature. Check local meet-up groups, ask around at the office, or visit your local parks and recreation sites and you’re sure to find places you never knew existed—and hopefully others to explore them with!