Explore California on a Family-Friendly Staycation

With so many things to do in Southern California, you may not need to go far from home to feel like you’re on vacation.

If you’re planning a staycation for your family, consider adding these budget-friendly events to your itinerary.

Summer Concerts

The South Bay area is filled with summer concerts. Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, and Hermosa Beach all have free concerts on Sunday evenings throughout the summer.

With so much variety, choose a new community and a new type of music to explore each week. Pack up the kids, bring the lawn chairs, and open your ears to some new sounds. Tack on dinner at a local restaurant or time at a local playground to enhance the experience.

Redondo Pier Festival of the Kite

Flying kites is a fun activity for the entire family and may even bring back memories of trips you took as a child. The Redondo Pier Festival of the Kite is held each year in March, making it an option for a Spring Break staycation.

The event is free and includes kite-flying competitions for children and adults that include cash prizes, so you can even make a little money on your staycation! Other highlights include live music and a martial arts demonstration.

Anything Outdoors!

Many people choose southern California as a vacation destination because of its outdoor activities. Whether you are hitting the beach in the summer or hiking during the cooler months, there is literally something for everyone.

Add to the feeling of a staycation by visiting a place you’ve never been to, all for the cost of some gas and a few hours of your time. To extend the trip even further, opt for a low-cost AirBnB rental in a new town.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring!