It’s natural to need a break. But it isn’t always possible to board a plane or load up the car and leave town.
That’s where a staycation comes in. Staycations are a fun way to take a break from the routine of your everyday life and do something fun and interesting — for couples, it’s also a great way to connect with each other and enjoy each other’s company without any distractions.
Read on for activity ideas for a romantic staycation that you and your partner can enjoy together.
- Take a virtual tour of a museum or art gallery
- Take a cooking, art or sports class together
- Visit your local farmer’s market then cook a meal together
- Create an at-home spa
- Bring the bar home with wine or cocktail delivery
- Camp in your backyard
- Go on a bike ride or hike at sunset
- Cloudgaze or stargaze together
- Do a puzzle together
- Turn your house into a dance party
- Have a picnic in the park
- Make art together
- Recreate your first date
- Go on a scenic drive together
- Do a yoga class together
1) Create a home-tel
One of the best parts of being on a vacation is the feeling of staying at a hotel or short-term rental. It’s exciting to experience a night away from your own home. Make your home into a “home-tel” by using these printable signs, and creating the ambiance by changing your sheets and putting chocolates on the pillows.
2) Play a game to connect
Vacations are a great time to connect with your partner by learning more about them. Use this printable get-to-know-me game to take turns answering insightful prompts. We’ve even included a blank sheet so you can create your own prompts.
3) Meditate together
Staycations are a great opportunity to forget about the outside world and relax. Meditating can challenge us to relax, breathe deeply and connect with our bodies and minds. Doing this with a partner is a great way to build trust and connection.
4) Have a movie night
Create a luxury movie-watching experience to make it a little more special. Buy fun popcorn toppings and create a popcorn bar, using this printable sign as a fun decoration. Bonus points if you dress up!