How to Plan the Perfect Stay-cation This Summer

If you’re one of the many who are scrapping their traditional vacation plans this summer, don’t worry, you can still have an amazing holiday. Allow us to introduce you to the stay-cation. This trend is becoming more and more popular as people embrace investing their holiday money into making their homes their own personal paradise.

Not only will using your vacation money to upgrade your outdoor living space increase the value of your home, it will ensure your summer vacation is a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable experience. Read on for some of the best ideas to turn your back yard into a wonderful vacation getaway.

Create a Soothing Spa Experience

If you’re embracing the stay-cation trend this year, you can take your home vacation from boring to idyllic by investing your money in a hot tub.

Nothing beats the luxury and relaxation a home spa offers. And, the great thing about a hot tub is you can enjoy it 24-7, not just on your summer holidays.

Speaking of your stay-cation, there are many ways your hot tub can enhance your time off. Do you enjoy going to the spa? Plan your very own home spa day complete with a pedicure, facial and, of course, your hot tub.

Are you wanting to spice up your relationship? Plan a spa date night. Making your spa time extra special with your love is as simple as preparing a romantic playlist and having a favorite non-alcoholic beverage chilled and wine glasses ready. If you want to make it extra special, have a strawberry, grape and cheese platter prepared for you to enjoy while you soak. And don’t forget to have lots of fluffy towels nearby!

Sometimes a stay-cation is about solitude and peace. So, if you have some alone time, head to the hot tub with a cool beverage and your favorite music or book and enjoy the quiet.

Hang a Hammock

Why should your spa be the only place to relax? If you want to take relaxation to the next level, hang a hammock. All you need to make this dream a reality is two sturdy trees that are 10 to 15 feet apart.

If you don’t have trees that work, a hammock stand is the next best thing. This can be placed  in your yard or on your porch or patio.

With a hammock in place, you can catch up on your summer reading, have an afternoon nap or simply lay back and look at the clouds.

Invest in a Fountain

While we’re on the relaxation theme, what could be more soothing than the sound of trickling water? If you place a fountain near your hot tub, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of running water while soaking in heated bliss.

As a complimentary water feature, the fountain does not need to be huge to have impact. Urn-style models are smaller than traditional fountains, making them a cost-effective accent for your  garden or patio.

Commit to Relaxing

Nothing can ruin your enjoyment of your stay-cation faster than work calls or e-mails. So, if you’re taking time off this summer to relax at home, it’s imperative that you treat that time like a travel holiday and ignore your work e-mail and let your answering service field calls.

If you’re constantly checking work messages, you won’t be able to fully relax and enjoy the back yard paradise you’ve created.

Aqua Paradise

If you’re ready to turn your backyard into your very own vacation destination, our experts at Aqua Paradise would be happy to help. As your premier provider of Sundance® Spas hot tubs in California, we focus on bringing satisfaction to our customers. Drop in at our Mission Viejo, San Diego North, San Diego South or Carlsbad showrooms to see the Sundance® Spas for sale or to talk to one of our experts. Want more information about our hot tub sale? You can get in touch with us here.

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