Affordable March Break ideas for families

During the February blahs, many students are asking the same question: what are we going to do for March Break? Taking a vacation to a tropical destination is a popular choice, but can be difficult on a budget. Instead of breaking the bank on a trip this year, budget savvy students and families are considering a ‘staycation’ instead.

Act like a tourist

Many big city dwellers never take time to go sightseeing in their own backyard and it’s easy to take nearby attractions for granted. A staycation is a great time to check out the popular sites or hidden gems in your own city, without the pressure of school and work.

Video Game Tournaments

If the weather in your area makes it impossible to get outside, organize a gaming tournament. If your staycation partners are sports fans, have your own Stanley Cup Playoffs or NBA Finals with sports games for PlayStation 3.

A Day at the Movies

Another great indoor activity is a movie marathon. Consider implementing a theme for the day to make things a little more exciting, and invite friends to get creative with themed snacks or costumes. Or, if you’re staycationing with your family, watch movies that feature family vacations.

Splurge a little

You’re saving money by not heading out of town so why not treat yourself to something you wouldn’t normally budget for? Consider hiring a cleaning service to do all your chores, or plan a spa day to help you relax before school and work start up again.

 

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