ACI Staycation Ideas

Not sure about your holiday plans this year (or the next); why not try a staycation? A staycation is a vacation that you spend at home, and if you plan it correctly it can be just as good as a holiday anywhere else.

Set up your space in advance

Make sure your home is setup for maximum relaxation. Don’t leave duties or chores for your staycation.

Do the touristy things

Are you always avoiding those popular landmarks or attractions that the visitors typically visit? A staycation is the perfect excuse to visit your local tourist hot spots.

Turn your phone off

No social media, no news alerts, no emails.
Staying at home you never really get shutoff from your normal busy life, so make sure to intentionally shut off and be on vacation.

Play vacation music at home

Set the scene. Play music that reminds you of your favourite holiday destinations to get your mind relaxing and in the right holiday mood

Have a picnic at your local park or botanical garden

Don’t have a park nearby? Fill your picnic basket with your favourite treats and picnic in your garden…

Explore your home town’s famous landmarks

If you are lucky and live close by a national park or landmarks take advantage and go explore!


Create your own resort experience

Turn your patio or garden into a small resort oasis, setup a comfortable couch or lounge chairs, hang some fairy lights or lamps, put some holiday music on, mix you favourite holiday cocktail and relax all day long in your small oasis.

Treat yourself to a spa day

Spoil yourself with day at the spa and dedicate yourself to a day of ultimate mind and body relaxation.

Go for a hike

Get some fresh air and explore the nearby parks or nature reserves. With some imagination you can be anywhere in the world…

Visit a restaurant that you’ve never been to before