Top 5 Family-Friendly Summer Staycation Ideas


Relax with your family and enjoy the season with the following summer staycation ideas. These suggestions allow you to go on vacation without stressing over planning or causing damage to your budget.

Get Outdoors

There are many local parks here in Monroe, including Forsythe Park and Lazarre Park on the riverfront. Go for hikes, play outside, and take walks. Make time to visit the Monroe Farmers’ Market, too.

Be a Tourist

Ever wondered what the most popular spot in town is for tourists? (Hint for Monroe residents: it’s the zoo). Think like a tourist and head out with the whole family to visit popular attractions in the city.

Do a Tasting Tour

Foodies will love this one. Conduct a “tasting tour” of your city by taking a week to enjoy different local eateries in Monroe. You can even hit multiple places in one day by going to one restaurant for appetizers, another for the main course, and then going somewhere for ice cream.

Hit a Trampoline Park

Kids love bounce houses and trampolines, and Monroe is home to two trampoline parks — Air U and Altitude! It’s a great way to stay cool while still getting out.

Have a Movie Marathon

Netflix binges are commonplace nowadays, but you could make a movie marathon a family event by putting on your pajamas, cozying up with snacks, and planning a themed movie night.

Wherever your summer plans take you, make sure your car is up to the task — schedule a maintenance check at Ryan Chevrolet.

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