Who says that you have to go far away to reap the benefits of an adventure? Families can spend time together and have a great time even when they are close to home.
Vacations don’t always involve jumping in the car, on a plane or on a cruise ship. You can have fun right where you live if you know where to look. Here are some tips to help you plan a fun day with those that you love.
Create a Plan for Regular Family Trips
To keep this kind of adventure special, set a date each month (if possible) when the family can do something fun. Look at your work and other commitments and try to plan a regular weekend. It can be the same time each month if you prefer. The important part is getting it set in stone on your calendar so everyone has something to look forward to.
Let each family member contribute to the adventure for the day. For example, if one person is into art, search for art museums, exhibits, art classes and such that are available in your city or nearby during the weekend you plan your trip. You can work around event dates so that each person gets to do something that they like.
Think about how far you are willing to go to have your fun. If the nearest zoo is two hours away, is that feasible for a day out? It could be if you start early enough in the day. Two hours is far enough to be exciting but not too far to be exhausting with little children in tow.
Plan something for the entire day. If you have more than one thing that the family is interested in, visit one venue in the morning and another in the afternoon.
Try Something New
Have you ever gone hiking at the national park in your area? If not, this is a great way for a family to enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature. Do your research, though. Make sure you have all the gear that you need so the trip is enjoyable.
Adventurous means something that is a challenge and not necessary life threatening or death defying. Or the family can take a pottery class and create new pieces to add to your home. A new skill can spark a hobby that you didn’t previously know you were interested in.
Look for free things to do. Taking tours of public landmarks or helping at a soup kitchen can not only bring the family together but also offer valuable rewards without spending a penny.
Keep your trunk stocked with items that are a part of your year-round activities. For instance, if you like to visit the park, carry Frisbees, coolers, wipes, and non-refrigerated snacks and drinks. No matter where you go, you will be prepared to do something fun.
Are you ready for an adventure? It doesn’t have to cost a lot or take you all day to get to it. You can create a family adventure day trip in your own city.