Now is the time of year when everyone is going on vacation to a tropical island or hitting the slopes in the mountains, but you can always have a “staycation” right here in your Bayside home! According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a staycation is defined as “a vacation spent at home or nearby.” After the recession, staycations gained popularity throughout the country, especially for families. Not only is it a great way to save money, but also you don’t have to deal with the stress of traveling. Here are some great tips on how to have your own staycation in Bayside!

NO chores: Because your staycation is supposed to mock an actual vacation, try your best not to get into cleaning your home, doing chores, or running errands. This time is just for you to relax and put your worries behind you!

Try new things: We have the perfect tools to teach you something new right in your community – at the Bayside Institute! These life enrichment classes are great for expanding your interests and skills while socializing with the community.

Upcoming Bayside Institute Classes:

-Jan 30 – Not Just the Facts: Writing a Memoir for Beginners
-Feb 4 – Plate Catering: A Lovely Demo
-Feb 11 – Sports Nutrition and Supplementation
-Feb 13 – Watercolor Journaling
-Feb 18 – Moments of Your Life: Translating Real Events into Creative Writing

Indulge: One of the best parts of vacation is the food, so why make your staycation any different? There are so many ways to make your food experience great! Cook an elaborate dish at home, recreate your favorite meal, or make dinner reservations at that restaurant you have always wanted to try. For those Bayside residents who just like what they like, head out to The Cove Bar & Grille for a casual dining experience.

Ultimate leisure: You’re on vacation! Stay in your pajamas until noon or eat dessert for breakfast. Break the rules of your everyday routine by lounging and relaxing around your home and the Bayside community.

Explore the area: As you would on a vacation, discover places that you have not yet been to. Research local attractions like parks, museums, etc. to visit for the first time. If you haven’t taken a stroll throughout the trails of Bayside, now is a great time to do it.

Have an exciting night out: Plan one night for spoiling yourself, because you can! Splurge on a massage, make fancy dinner reservations, and open a nice bottle of wine.

Work on a hobby: Often times, vacations are perfect for us to spend time doing what we love. Whether that means going for a round of golf on our Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, strumming your guitar, or snapping amazing photographs at The Point, make some time to enjoy your favorite hobbies!

No matter how you choose to spend your staycation, take it slow and relax. This is your time to do the things that you don’t get to do everyday. And remember: worry-free is the way to ‘just be’ at Bayside in Fenwick Island!