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''Staycation'' Ideas for Families

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Hit the Beach... or the Pool


If you're fortunate to live near the ocean, then a cheap day out is never more than a sunny day away. Pack a lunch, grab some sunscreen, and catch some rays. Even people who don't live on the coast will probably have a lake nearby, which can be just as good. If a beach isn't an option, try a community pool.

Of course, if none of those are options, and your heart's set on a homemade tropical getaway, you can always fill up a kiddie pool and whip up some virgin margaritas in the blender.

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