When I’m trying to find a great daycation with my daughter, who is 4, I check out my local newspaper, community Facebook pages or Google info about a variety of family-friendly, fun events that include carnivals, historic re-enactments, street fairs, museums, local artist exhibitions, garden or home tours and tastes of the region.
I’ve found it helps to plan out a few doable activities, leaving time to go off course and find random places to photograph or explore. To maximize your experience (and your daycation budget) pre-pack a soft cooler with a few snacks, drinks, fruit, trail mix, forks and baby wipes! And if you’re bringing your kids along, pack a small bag with age appropriate goodies, like coloring books, crayons, music you all can agree on, sunscreen, hair ties or a baseball cap. Always keep a beach bag ready too, with towels, a small blanket and bathing suits, as your daycation may lead you to an unexpected place to take a dip!
Researching area eateries, including gastro pubs and coffee bars beforehand, using Yelp or another food app is helpful especially if you have picky eaters!
If you come across an extra special place please share it, I keep a list in my phone of cool, unusual or fun destinations to hit during my travels all over the world. I am sure others will appreciate it as well.
And if you see a place that you think would be a great opportunity for Add-a-Handle to be seen or sold, please let me know!
We also welcome your feedback and ideas on how you hook, carry or hold your Add-a-Handle!! As my 4 year old always says “Caring is Sharing.”