A vacation always sounds like a good idea, but isn’t always possible. When spring break time rolls around, this can be hard. Staying at home doesn’t need to be boring. You can use this time to focus on yourself and do things you have been meaning to do. There is also the chance to try something new. Keep reading for ideas for a close-to-home spring break.
Start a DIY project.
If you have a project around the house you’ve been procrastinating on, spring break is the time to get it done. Get started on your landscaping, fix that broken drawer, paint a room or whatever you’ve been meaning to do. You can also take some time to learn how to DIY your own cleaning supplies, knit or whatever craft you’d like to master. Making improvements or learning how to make something creates a wonderful sense of accomplishment.
Go to a local concert or theater performance.
Get out of the house! Do some research and see what’s going on in your city for some close to home fun. Chances are, you’ll find some local bands or theater companies offering performances. Maybe there is an acoustic set or a comedic play going on. Pick an event that suits you and enjoy a night out. It’s a great opportunity to support local art.
Catch up on your favorite tv show.
If you’re a homebody, this one is for you. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and relax. Life can get so busy, so taking some time to unwind and with shows on your DVR or Netflix® can be a treat. Get comfortable, pop some popcorn and binge! Working some relaxation time into your schedule can be beneficial for your mood.
Visit the next town over.
Do you want to have the feeling of traveling but without having to go too far? If so, you can plan a day in the town next to yours. Even if you’ve been there before, research new attractions to visit, activities and restaurants to try. Or if you want something completely new, visit a town on the other side of yours or plan a day trip to a city that’s a little further away. Now get out and explore!
Discover a new hobby.
Is there an activity you have been wanting to master? Why not use your at-home spring break time to learn something new! You can try to pick up a new hobby on your own by watching YouTube® videos or doing some research online, or you can turn to professional guidance. Sign up for a painting class or cooking demonstration. You can learn a new craft that you can enjoy year-round.