We all get so stuck in the mundane schedule of life that sometimes it’s good to break free, pack the family into the car, and get away for the day. Pick a place nearby and make a day trip of it, whether it’s a morning hike followed by an outdoor lunch or a getaway to a nearby city to visit an exhibit. It’s an easy way to explore a new place without having to time off work. At the end of it, you get to climb right back into your own beds for a good night sleep
Break the Routine
The day trip breaks the routine and gets the family together to spend a day of exploration. Day tripping creates a day of memories and a day of family bonding. We sometimes find ourselves waking up on a weekend and deciding that moment to head out for the day, or maybe we plan the week before. Whichever you choose, you’ll get a full day of uninterrupted family time.
Don’t Break the Bank
Day trips don’t have to cost a lot. You can pack a large picnic lunch and head out for a trail hike that takes up the morning and then relax outside over nice, large lunch. Another option is to find cities that have free museum admission. After the museum visit, you can stroll around and visit historic landmarks, while grabbing grub from street food trucks.
Wear the clothes on your back and don’t worry about packing for days at a time. No packing or unpacking. The only thing you may need to bring is water for a hike or a packed lunch if you having a picnic. Some snacks for
younger kids, but those can fit into a day pack or pocketbook if you carry one.
Explore New locations, Locally
Day trips are an opportunity to get out and explore your surroundings. We are all so eager to get far out during vacations, that we forget there are wonderful destinations right in our own backyard. Take some time to learn about where you live and the history and nature it provides.
Day trips take the stress out of the preparing and packing for longer vacations while still giving you the benefit of family bonding time. Do you know what historic town is
an hour north of you where you live or what trails await an thirty minutes west? Make the time to get out and explore as a family, you will discover and make memories within that day or at least break the routine.