Why not play host to a friend who happens to live in town? You prep your place for the ultimate getaway experience and they prep theirs! Recommend neighborhood places to visit while you're "vacationing", leave a walking map out, and pull out all of the stops when it comes to pampering and comfort in your home. I know I would enjoy a "getaway" with my family in many of my friends' homes while also taking pleasure in finding out what fun local things they have recommended for the staycation. Likewise, I can think of many uber-local haunts that would be new to even in-town friends staying at my home.
Have you ever traded homes with an in-town friend for a little change of scenery during a staycation? Please share further ideas with us below!
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