Best staycations before school starts

Find a getaway without actually getting away!

Written by Lauren Boughfman

As summer continues to fly by, the school year is right around the corner. This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the extra family time we are blessed with during the summer months. Though, the clock is ticking. School is coming faster than we know it. With a tight schedule, a getaway might seem hard to come by. Lucky for you, there are many ways to get away without venturing too far from home. Here are a few great ideas to fill your expectations of the perfect staycation.

Catch a game

Spend an evening under the stadium lights! Gather up the family and catch a game at Riverfront Stadium where you can support Wichita’s favorite MILB team, the Wichita Wind Surge. Keep a lookout for fly balls as well as specials throughout the whole season.

Get competitive

Want to be a part of all the fun? Bring out your competitive side at Chicken N Pickle. The outdoor entertainment facility is a family favorite for the summer. It offers multiple pickleball courts and various yard games to keep you busy all night long. Along with all the fun, the complex doubles as a restaurant and sports bar. The family-friendly environment makes for the perfect night out! Looking for more fun? All Star Sports is another entertaining spot to bring the family. With both indoor and outdoor facilities, there are a variety of lively activities to keep the whole family busy!

Chill out

Cool off during the hottest month at Splash Aqua Park, open seven days a week until Labor Day. Splash is a great summer destination for all ages! The park consists of inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and bouncers, all connected together. With other features including swings, ramps, jumps, ladders, slides and much, much more, there is plenty of action to go around and it’s guaranteed to keep you occupied.

Explore the city

Wichita is loaded with family-friendly activities that are perfect for making memories all summer long. Many, you probably have not had the chance to experience or maybe haven’t even heard of. That is the beauty of a staycation. You have the opportunity to explore the city of Wichita and see what you have been missing. Who knows, you might discover a hidden treasure that will turn into a family favorite for years to come. The key to the perfect staycation is to get away, try something new, and create memories to look back on, even as summer fades away.

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