We blinked, and it’s already almost August. If you’ve put off planning a trip out of town and won’t be exploring beyond your own backyard during the remaining days of summer, we’ve got you covered. We’re sharing our best-kept staycation ideas for maximizing your remaining days in the sun, no plane tickets or maps required.
Farmers Market Stroll
Set your alarm and finally check out the neighborhood farmers market you’ve meant to visit all summer. Grab a morning cup of coffee and stroll through the open-air market for an invigorating jumpstart to the day. Often filled with fresh produce, baked goods and flower arrangements, you can check grocery shopping off your to-do list while benefitting your local producers and growers. The Aurora Tote is the perfect size to tuck away your purchases until your return home.
Soak Up the Sun
Whether you’re a coastal local or miles away from the nearest ocean, you can soak up your daily dose of vitamin D at the nearest beach or neighborhood pool. The Skylar Backpack made of nylon is ideal for your swim necessities, and washable in case of an unexpected splash of saltwater or chlorine. Don’t forget to pack plenty of sunscreen and a pair of sunnies to protect your eyes from harmful rays.
Picnic in the Park
Gather up your fellow staycationers and head to your favorite patch of greenery with enough sandwiches to share. Bring a blanket, bluetooth speaker and the Nora Backpack filled with snacks—including the fresh fruit you picked up at the farmers market! If you’re looking to make an afternoon out of your al fresco lunch, bring a hammock and your summer read for a relaxing day spent under the shade.
Visit a Winery or Brewery
You tour them while on vacation, so why not finally explore the site of your favorite hometown brew? Bring along the Ella Wearable Pocket to store your phone, wallet and keys while sampling the local flavors. With the rising popularity of live entertainment, lawn games and nibbles to pair with your drink of choice, beer and wine gardens are becoming a hotspot for locals to gather. Invite along your friends and enjoy the evening sunset with a glass in hand.
Beat the Heat at a Museum
Some days are simply too hot to be stuck under the sun. Escape into the air-conditioned oasis of the nearest museum to learn more about the art or history of your region. The mini-sized Gia Backpack lets you go hands-free for map reading or kiddo wrangling while keeping all your exploration essentials safely tucked away. Research which museums in your area are free or discounted on certain days of the week to save yourself from lofty ticket prices.
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