If it's not in the budget to take a big trip this year -- that doesn't mean you can't have a great time! Here are 5 ways to create happy staycation memories without spending a lot of money thanks to Yahoo!
One: Have a backyard camp-out. There's something fun and exciting about sleeping outside, especially for kids. Throw up a tent, grab the sleeping bags, and enjoy an evening under the stars. Camping is already a frugal family outing, but it's a little more enjoyable with running water and electricity so close by.
Two: Play hometown tourist. Step a little outside of your comfort zone and experience the fun in your city. Check out museums, zoos, and other local attractions that you might not ordinarily get the chance to visit.
Three: Have a celebration. Research silly holidays! Try breakfast for dinner on Pancake Day, Pedicures on Barefoot Day, and trick foods on April Fool's Day. There are plenty of these holidays to choose from.
Four: Outdoor games. Watch daily deal sites for bargains on bounce houses, bowling alleys, miniature golf, or another fun activity. Rock climbing could also be a great option for your family.
Five: Pack a picnic. On the living room floor or in the backyard -- everyone loves a picnic! Pack finger foods and head out for an inexpensive family activity.
You can find more great details and tricks to having the perfect staycation in this Yahoo article.