5 People in 5 Cities Share How They Staycation

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So, you’re staying home this Labor Day weekend and maybe you’re feeling a little sad, especially as the realization sinks in that your friends’ Instagram accounts will be filled with photos of them at the beach, in the woods, by the lake, etc. The point is, they’re going to be having a lot of fun and you’re going to be at home.

But just because you’re not going out of town doesn’t mean you can’t also have an awesome weekend. For starters, you don’t have to worry about getting to and from anywhere. You’re there already, which means more energy and time to do whatever it is you want to do.

That might mean staying inside and catching up on summer reading or prepping for the return of Gilmore Girls by binge-watching the last seven seasons. It might mean finally tackling one of those DIY kitchen projects you’ve been meaning to do for, let’s face it, forever.

Or it could mean getting out and about and exploring your city in a way you don’t normally do because you’re just too busy. If that’s the case, we have a few ideas for you. Here, five different people share how they staycation in their city — plus our tips for making this staycation your best ever.