In this economy, you read more and more about people staying close to home for their vacations -- calling them stay-cations or sometimes state-cations (staying in their own state.) While the economy has definitely limited our vacation possibilities, we are lucky to live in Arizona where there are tons of interesting places within a few hours to visit.
Just last week, my husband and I discussed our wishes to get away for a weekend as a family. We're expecting our temperatures to start cooling off soon (well, next month), and decided to plan a short vacation to Tucson. It's only about 90 minutes away, but by staying the night we can visit more places and it'll feel more like a vacation. We'll visit the Morenci Copper Mine, the Pima Air & Space Museum and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Bo & I visited the first 2 places a little over 9 years ago (pre-kids) during a weekend in Tucson. I have wanted to visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for many years, but just haven't made it there yet. I think the kids will enjoy all 3 places!
Holiday Inn is encouraging families to consider staying with them during their state-cations. With over 2,500 locations, you're bound to find one near you. A quick search at their site showed me that there are 9 locations in the Tucson area! They've redecorated and remodeled many locations, so you're bound to find yourself surprised you're in a Holiday Inn!
Do you have a stay-cation planned as the summer winds down? Where will you go?
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