Tropic Staycation Ideas for the Family

Last updated: March 22, 2023, at 4:55 a.m. PT

Originally published: September 1, 2020, at 4:34 p.m. PT

tropic staycation

Dreaming of a family vacation somewhere on a sandy beach? Bring the tropics to your home with these fun family ideas! Spend time looking to see what materials you have on hand, and use blue, brown, and tan blankets to create a sandy oceanfront oasis. Add a chair, umbrella, sand toys or any other beach items that you’d like to complete the scene. Dressing up in fun tropical outfits or your swimsuit can also help bring your staycation to life!  

Below is a list of activities to make your staycation fun for the entire family. Set them up in stations or prep each activity as you do it!  

  1. Sand Playdough Activity 
  2. Dance Party  
  3. Fruit Kabobs
  4. Starfish Rice Krispy Treats
  5. Sea Creature Arts and Crafts 
  6. Fish Art Project
  7. Gone Fishing 

Whatever you do, try to remember that the best part of a staycation is that there's no traffic, no crowds, and (hopefully) no distractions from family fun time!