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Our Top 10 Staycation Ideas

Becky Shaible

Becky has a wide range of experience including retail management, accounts management and marketing...

Becky has a wide range of experience including retail management, accounts management and marketing...

Jun 30 4 minutes read

July is typically a busy month for travel; but with everything going on today, many people are opting for a staycation. Here are our top 10 staycation ideas to keep everyone busy. 

#1 Go Camping

Pitch a team and camp in your own backyard. Get out the camping gear or borrow a tent if you don't have one, makes s'mores, hot dogs and other fun summertime favorites (use the microwave if your area prohibits campfires), and don't forget the spooky stories with a flashlight.

#2 Create a Film Festival

Have your own at home Film Festival. Try screening a series like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or pick a theme and choose films to fit.

#3 Visit a Local Park

Lace up  your hiking boots, or pack a picnic basket and visit a local park. Even bring your 4-legged friends if park rules allow them. (see below for our BONUS Content.)

#4 Cheer on Your Team

With Most sports in talk of returning to playing soon. Look up upcoming times for your favorite team's upcoming games.

#5 Read a Good Book

Settle in and read a good book. There's no easier way to visit a new place without ever leaving the comfort of your home. 

#6 DIY

Learn a new skill. Doing something new is a very rewarding feeling no matter how easy or difficult the task.  Be sure to check out these ideas under $50

#7 Pool Party

Have a pool? Plan a pool party or pool side party with fun drinks and snacks. Don't have a pool...get out the hose and have some water fun.

#8 Plant a Garden

Look for a sunny spot in your yard and start by planting some herbs or tomatoes. For more information, check this out.

#9 Home Car Wash

Hook up the hose, purchase some car safe soap and host a home car wash.

# 10 Go on a Treasure Hunt

Organize a treasure hunt in your backyard or neighborhood with a homemade map and clues to a treasure of your choice. 

****BONUS Content***

Here is our list of local parks. Remember to check the COVID Regulations before planning a visit.

Bloomsburg / Danville Area

F.Q. Hartman Recreation Area - 400 W Front St, Danville, PA 17821

Montgomery Park - Water St, Danville, PA 17821

Myron Hopewell Memorial Park - Danville, PA 17821

Bloomsburg Town Park - Market St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

 

Jersey Shore / Lock Haven Area

Hoberman Park - Prospect St, Lock Haven, PA 17745

Dixie Weiss Memorial Park - 762 Big Plum Run Rd, Lock Haven, PA 17745

Jersey Shore Borough Recreation Area - Thompson St - Jersey Shore, PA 17740

 

Williamsport Area

Brandon Park - Packer St, Williamsport, PA 17701

Paws Park - 545 E Central Ave, South Williamsport, PA 17702

Twin Hills Memorial Park - 3333 Lycoming Mall Dr, Montoursville, PA 17754

Rider Park - Caleb Creek Rd, Trout Run, PA 17771

 

Lewisburg

Lewisburg Area Recreation Park - 218 N 15th St, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Hufnagle Park – Market St, Lewisburg PA 17837


Selinsgrove / Sunbury Area

Shikellamy State Park - Bridge Ave, Sunbury, PA 17801

Shikellamy State Park: Overlook Section - Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Selinsgrove Dog Park - 243 W Sassafras St, Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Isle of Que Boat Access - 700 S Front St, Selinsgrove, PA 17870

King Street Park - 159 King St, Northumberland, PA 17857

Cameron Park - 152 Market St, Sunbury, PA 17801

Sunbury Riverfront Park - 30 S Front St, Sunbury, PA 17801


Local PA State Parks

Worlds End State Park - 82 Cabin Bridge Rd, Forksville, PA 18616

Indian Park - 104 Park Rd, Montoursville, PA 17754

Shikellamy State Park - Bridge Ave, Sunbury, PA 17801

Shikellamy State Park: Overlook Section - Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Loyalsock State Forest - 6735 US-220, Dushore, PA 18614

Bald Eagle State Park - 149 Main Park Rd, Howard, PA 16841

Ricketts Glen State Park - 695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814

Bald Eagle State Forest - Laurelton, PA 17747

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