Everyone loves vacation, but not everyone has the time — or the cash — to take a week off and head for some far-flung location. So when you have the chance to stick close to home, what do you do to have some fun without having to fill up the tank?
Some families check into a local hotel for a room-service "staycation" full of in-room movies and a lot of time in the pool. Other folks like to spend the morning puttering around the house and taking care of all the little jobs that have been piling up and then spend the afternoon going to an amusement park, a nature preserve or a bowling alley before heading off for dinner and a movie.
Or maybe you're in the mood to ditch the kids and go for a little pampering, so you head out for a day of spa treatments and a night on the town.
So this week, we've given you some ideas of places that might make perfect "staycation" destinations. We don't have all the answers, so we use the "other" category in our county-wide poll and then let us know in the comment sections where you will you could be found when you want to blow off some steam.
Check back throughout the week and stay tuned for the final results to be posted on Friday.