School. Careers. Family responsibilities. The never-ending chore list.

With so much vying for our attention, it’s no wonder we often fail to unplug, have fun away and enjoy our time off.

Fear not though — we’re here to say it’s OK to vacay! So here are 10 ideas to help you plan some well-deserved time away.

  • Take a hot air balloon ride
  • Get your “fright” on with a trip to haunted destinations
  • Gather your friends or family for a fun painting class
  • Plan a hike to a magical forest and/or flowery arboretum
  • Explore free family attractions such as special exhibitions or events near you
  • Grab a blanket and take your family to the park for a movie night
  • Hop in the car and take a day trip to a close, neighboring city
  • Or take the classic American road trip on Route 66 and visit a by-gone era
  • Visit your local farmer’s market or orchard — they’re a sweet treat for everyone
  • Take a free meditation class in your state

No matter how you choose to spend your time off, we want you to get out of the daily grind with these fun and out-of-the-box activities!

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