3 Staycations That Won’t Hurt Your Pocket

By: Emma Iffrig

Summer is a time to relax, travel, and have fun but with the economy being like it is, some people can’t afford to travel or take off of work for a whole week. Here are 3 brilliant ideas for a great staycation.

Fugitive Beach- Fugitive Beach is located Rolla, MO and is open from 10am-6pm daily. Fugitive Beach costs $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Leo Dullovi, an OTM Member recently took a trip to Fugitive Beach and only spent $30 on her whole trip! Dullovi says, “Once you get there, it’s like being on vacation at a beach. It was a unique and thrilling experience!”

For more information on Fugitive Beach Check out their website here.

Castlewood State Park- Located in Kirkwood, Castlewood State Park is free of charge and great for a day for a picnic with some friends. Castlewood State Park has 8 different trails ranging from a 1.5 mile trail to 6.5 mile trail. What makes Castlewood really cool is that the Meramec River runs along the park, and there is even an entrance to the river. You can visit Castlewood State Park’s website here.

Explore Museums- If you’re not up to leaving St. Louis and aren’t really an outdoorsy person, then take a day and explore the museums of St. Louis. There are many more than people think there are to list a few: The History Museum and the Art Museum are both located in Forest Park, the Contemporary Art Museum, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries are all located near Grand, and finally the Museum of Transportation which is located in Keyes Summit. Each museum is free of admission, except the Museum of Transportation which is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-12. To find the hours and more information on each museum you can visit each of their sites by clicking on the museum in the article.

With each trip you should always carpool, it not only saves gas, but more importantly it saves money and the environment. I hope these have been some helpful ideas for an affordable staycation! Enjoy!