08/03/2015 12:00 EDT | Updated 08/04/2015 09:59 EDT

Shake It Up: Last-Minute Day Trips And Staycations You Can Plan Right Now


It seems like as soon as we settle into nice weather, the season starts to wind down. But it isn’t over yet! Summer (or any other season that suits your fancy) doesn’t have to be filled with extravagant holidays, not when there are plenty of cool things to do close to home.

While dreaming of flying to far off places in the future, we often forget that we’re driving distance from some incredible places right now. Day trips and staycations are easier to plan and execute while still giving you the escape from regular life that you so deserve.

Here are some places to go that are just far enough away to escape the humdrum of home:

Break free from the everyday with a last-minute staycation, but don’t forget to tell the tale and inspire your friends to embrace their spontaneous side afterwards!