Monday: Visit one (or two) of the museums in your area. It doesn't have to be just art –head out to the local science center or the natural history museum and learn something new. Head over to this site - http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/ - if you need a suggestion or two as to where to go.
Tuesday: Have some fun in the sun and water today by checking out a local water park, lake, beach, or pool. Take your sunscreen, a few magazines or books, snacks, and drinks to make it a fun day. If you have kids, make it a group activity – invite some other families so your kids have playmates and there are more eyes to keep an eye on them.
Wednesday: Dress up and take a tour of a local art museum or galleries in your town. You never know – you might discover an up-and-coming artist. Make the day special by following up your art walk with a nice lunch or ritzy tea.
Thursday: Head out to a local amusement park to ride the rides and play the games. If you want to have fun but not spend so much money, bring a picnic lunch and a water bottle. Food and drinks are usually heavily marked up at parks.
Saturday: Attend a local festival or concert. Sample the food, listen to the music, ride a few rides, explore the arts and crafts, and enjoy the sunshine. If you're not sure what's going on that weekend, take a look in the Calendar section of your local newspaper for ideas and suggestions.
Of course, you shouldn't plan every waking hour of your staycation. This is your vacation – you need to relax and rejuvenate. Have a little time set aside every day to read a book, drink a glass of wine (or beer), and reflect upon your day. If it's in your budget, do something special for yourself – like a nice massage or a relaxing pedicure.
Whatever it is, make sure to do one thing that week – RELAX! It is your vacation!