2.12.2019

February Staycation Week!


February School Vacation Week is right around the corner! We’ve managed to escape Boston during February break for the past two years. This year though, we’re switching it up and having a Staycation Week! Unlike our intensive summer bucket list, we plan to keep it simple and enjoy more low-key days together this time. We’re not the type to waste free time, however, so I’ve made a list of potential activities; we will play it by ear and decide what we feel like doing as the week goes by!

  • Museums - The girls have been asking to visit the Museum of Science for a couple of weeks so we will try and spend one afternoon at the museum. We have also been meaning to check out William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects at the ICA, and next week is the last week of the exhibit so we might have to take advantage of that!

  • Movie & lunch date - A low-key afternoon of movie watching and lunch date is always a favorite! We don’t really have any particular movie in mind at the moment but we’ll check and see what's out there that week!

  • Indoor energy burn - We’ve been meaning to check out Urban Air Trampoline Park. This week, we have a playdate setup and are eager to enjoy this experience with our friends.

  • Theater - The girls have never been to Puppet Showplace Theater so I’m thinking a puppet show might be fun and interesting!

  • Swim at our local health club - A family favorite and total body workout -- win-win for kids and adults.

  • Ski - The girls have a ski lesson scheduled and are looking forward to that!


  • Curl up with a good book - Curling up for an afternoon by the fireplace and reading a book together is always enjoyable, especially if snow is in the forecast.

  • Impromptu play dates & catch up with friends - When schedules align, it’s wonderful to use down time to meet up with friends we haven’t seen in a while.

As you can tell, I do have some activities already planned, but it’s nice to have an overview of what we could do. Then again, staying home and relaxing is sometimes just as needed. I like a healthy balance of eventful and low key days. How do you plan on spending your February vacation with your kids?