Spring is around the corner - which means March Break is just a few short weeks away!
The annual late-winter break signals the start of a new season, and in that spirit, many choose to take this opportunity for a sunny holiday with the family. But what about those who are unable to get away for the week?
From ways to give your home the getaway treatment to local attractions and mini vacation destinations within Ontario, we’re here to inspire your March Break Staycation for 2023!
In the hustle and bustle of everyday, it can sometimes feel as though our home is really just a quick stop for sleeping and eating. We tend to get so busy that we aren’t able to really enjoy our home space. Take advantage of the free week this March Break to really indulge in your space and create a staycation-worthy atmosphere.
A few ways to shift your space into vacay-mode:
This March Break, bring the fun of the movies home with your very own DIY outdoor theatre. A few things you’ll need to make this happen:
To really take the experience to the next level, check out your local dollar store and pick up some popcorn bags (some locations offer reusable plastic popcorn-bag containers). You can fill these with popcorn and candy for your movie-watchers.
Find a space in your home or outdoor area where you can set down a rug, some cushions, a little background music for meditation or soundscape effects - and voila! You’ve got a DIY zen space. All you really need is a small area of flexible space to transform into a calming mini sanctuary for your use. In this designated “zen space” you can meditate, relax, journal - whatever activities you find to be soothing.
There are a few items that you can incorporate into your space in order to give it that “resort feel”, including:
For those looking to do something extra-productive with their March Break, take advantage of the week and dive into a few of those DIY home projects you’ve been putting off.
Maybe this means re-decorating a room in your house, getting started on that bathroom or kitchen update, clearing out the attic or finally building that vegetable garden setup in the backyard - whatever it is you’ve been planning for but haven’t gotten around to.
March Break is a great opportunity to get reacquainted with your own community. There are so many world-class attractions in Toronto alone. Here are just a few of the fun destinations you could visit with friends and family this break:
For more information on local spots of interest, check out AttractionsOntario, a great source of information on destinations and events within Ontario!
If the idea of a stay-cation has you still feeling the travel bug, why not get the trip experience - minus the plane - with a quick local overnight excursion?
Whether it’s a one-night getaway, a weekend mini-break or a week-long adventure, there are countless ways to explore the beauty of Ontario this March Break. Try a new campground, book an Airbnb, splurge on a night at a hotel you’ve always wanted to stay at, or pack the family up into a rented RV at get out on the open road!
Check out these links for some great local getaways to get you inspired:
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