5 Budget-Friendly Summer Staycation Ideas

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Summer: the season associated with eternal sunshine, sandy beaches, and family vacations. If you’re stuck at work and looking for some adventure, overcome FOMO (yes, it’s surprisingly an Oxford Dictionary-approved word) with these budget-friendly staycation weekend activities. 

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Host a Game Night

Who said you had to go out of town to have a good time? Call up your friends or family for a good ol’ interactive game night. For a night of classics, 2 to 4-player board games like Monopoly, Sorry!, and Scrabble never disappoint. For a night of endless laughter, Apples to Apples, Heads Up!, and Taboo are always a good choice. For a night of strategy, popular picks like Clue and Catan will make you think with every step. (Still looking for ideas? Check out this list of board games.) Nothing beats the competition of a little board, card, or app game! 

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Explore the Community

There’s no better way to get to know the people and businesses that make your city unique than by simply exploring it. Research and compile a list of restaurants and/or shops ahead of time, or spontaneously visit that local farmers’ market that you have had on your bucket list. The possibilities are endless when you are a tourist in your own town!

At Sockprints, we are proud to be a part of the city of Torrance. Home to a vibrant downtown space, amazing brewery scene, and lots of parks, Torrance is filled with a myriad of small businesses (like us!) and other large companies. Though we are not a brick and mortar store, we invite you to Torrance to see what makes our community so special.


Plan a Virtual Family Reunion

Link up with loved ones by planning a virtual family reunion during your staycation. Get started by contacting relatives near and far to find a date that works for everyone. Then, organize and create the event on a popular video chatting platform, such as Skype or Google Hangouts. The rest is history! 

Regardless if your family reunion is in-person or over a wifi connection, commemorate the experience with personalized custom family reunion socks. Depending on the design, the pairs can be customized with family names and dates, making special socks for everyone.


Volunteer for a Local Organization

A satisfying and revitalizing way to spend your time. Research different non-profit organizations or projects in your community to find one that interests you. Possible locations to volunteer are food banks, animal shelters, nursing homes, community projects, children's hospitals, and/or local charity fundraising events. By giving your undivided attention and energy, you can make a direct impact and have an equally fulfilling staycation experience.

Looking for a place to volunteer? Get matched with a local organization at VolunteerMatch.


Workout with Friends

From group zumba classes to yoga on the beach, there are tons of ways to get your sweat on with your girls! Regular exercise not only benefits your health, but it has been shown to make you feel happier, too. Plus, working out with friends helps the time pass and makes the moment more enjoyable. Find a local class or event to get started.



No matter the location, make the most out of the rest of your summer. Enjoy!




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