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Tips for Enjoying a San Marcos Staycation

You don’t have to buy a plane ticket or stay in an expensive hotel to go on vacation. There are so many things to do in the San Marcos area that you can stay at your Kissing Tree home and still enjoy a week off. A staycation allows you to relax and explore tourist attractions without the stress of packing your belongings, leaving your home unattended, and navigating a foreign area. Here are three tips for your San Marcos staycation:

1. Do some prep work beforehand.

When you stay home for your vacation, it can be difficult to break free from your regular routine. You should prepare your home in advance, so you don’t have to worry about chores or household tasks. Go grocery shopping, do your laundry, and run all of your errands the week before your vacation, so you can completely commit to relaxing.

If you really want to make your home feel like a hotel, you can hire a housekeeping service to help you clean up before your staycation. You could also buy fresh flowers or candles to make your home feel more relaxing.

2. Choose a theme.

You can plan your staycation as you go, but it might be more fun to stick with a theme. Decide whether you want to stay home or explore San Marcos. If you’d prefer to stay close to home, you can relax by cooking yourself delicious meals, enjoying a new movie or television show, or taking advantage of the amenities in the Kissing Tree 55+ community.

If you do want to get out and about, you have a wide variety of options. You could act like a tourist and visit the most popular museums, historic sites, and other attractions in San Marcos, Austin, and San Antonio. Even if you’ve lived in the area for years, you probably haven’t seen all that these cities have to offer. Austin and San Antonio both offer great walking tours, and there are countless museums in the area.

Another option is to spend the week exploring nature. There are dozens of beautiful parks around San Marcos where you can hike, swim, kayak, or simply enjoy the scenery. You could even make your staycation feel like a summer camp by exploring the outdoors, trying new sports or crafts, and making a campfire at the end of the day.

3. Make it special.

Even though you’re staying at home, your San Marcos staycation should feel special. Buy some souvenirs from local shops or tourist attractions to remind yourself of the great week you had, and treat yourself to things you may not indulge in regularly. Cook yourself a nice meal, or visit a restaurant you’ve never been to before.

Your staycation should be all about enjoying yourself and trying something new. Everyone has different hobbies and preferences, but you can certainly find plenty to do in San Marcos. After your staycation, you should feel relaxed, refreshed, and ready to go back to your normal routine.

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Kissing Tree is a distinctly Texan community built for those 55 and better. Set on the banks of the Hill Country, we are located between Austin and San Antonio in the charming town of San Marcos. Here’s to living life on your own terms.

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