Take a Daycation

It’s easy to get caught up in the ordinariness of life and get stuck in routines. Work. Household chores. Lawn care. Errands. An endless list of “to do’s”. But it’s important to make time for fun.

One of my favorite ways to do this is by planning and taking Daycations. These daycations require only a single day, little planning or expense and always begin and end by waking up in my own bed and returning to sleep at home.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite ways to spend a daycation.

Visit one of Florida’s State Parks.



Rent bicycles or take your own and ride one of the wonderful bike trails located in the state.


Kayak, canoe or float down a river. You can find lots of information about paddling trail from the Florida Paddling Trails Association.

Attend a festival or other special event. Festivals celebrating art, music, food and history take place every week and are good opportunities to get out, walk around and enjoy some fun. You may even want to partake in an offbeat event like a Possum Festival or Grape Stomp. Here’s a great list of Florida Festivals and Events to give you some ideas. Search by month or location to find something close to home.


Go for a swim. Beaches on the Atlantic and Gulf, springs, and lakes are perfect places to spend a day.


There are so many opportunities to make any day a one day vacation. Less than 24 hours…less than $100…including gas and meals. These daycations rejuvinate without the stress or expense of planning a vacation.

Plan a getaway. Take a daycation.



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