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How to Plan a Staycation in Your Outdoor Hot Tub

Are you in need of a vacation?

Instead of travelling far and wide, kick back and relax in the comfort of your home and backyard. With the right layout, design and luxury products, you can enjoy a resort-style vacation within the means of your home. In this article, we’re going to walk you through planning and bringing the perfect backyard living space to life, and then plan your next staycation.

Create Your Dream Backyard

Having the right backyard living space is essential to any staycation. If your backyard is in need of a facelift and your home could benefit from an outdoor water feature and living space, you may want to consider bringing your outdoor oasis to life. In the uncertain times that we are in, creating a place within the means of your home that you can relax and enjoy is more important that ever before. Not to mention that the addition of a backyard oasis and spa installation can limit your need for travel to getaway in the future.

Take your lifestyle, budget and current backyard layout into consideration before starting a backyard renovation or installing a spa. All of these factors can have an impact on the direction that you choose to move forward in.

You may want to include the following in your backyard design:

  • Deck and patio area
  • Fire features
  • Water features
  • Hot Tub
  • Swim spa
  • Lounge areas
  • Dining areas
  • Gardens and green spaces
  • Outdoor storage

Whether your backyard dreams consist of an outdoor hot tub, swim spa and BBQ, or a complete outdoor kitchen, dining and lounge area, proper planning is essential to your results. Take some time to create a layout for your backyard that includes your must-haves, and then speak to the experts to find out what it will take to pull it all together. If you love to relax, a hot tub might be right up your alley, while those who enjoy entertaining and staying active may benefit more from a swim spa installation. At the end of the day, it’s important that you create a backyard space that meets your needs and wants.

Planning Your Staycation

If you have a backyard that caters to your each and every need, it’s time to book your next staycation! With many of us spending more time at home during these unprecedented and uncertain times, creating a space for and planning a staycation could help you to relieve some stress, spend more time with the family and maximize your outdoor living space for many years to come.

Schedule Your Staycation

Like you would for any other vacation, make sure that you book some time away from work and other obligations. You may also want to coordinate child or pet care if you feel that it would contribute to your experience or relaxation.

Gather Supplies

Before your staycation begins, make a trip to your local grocery, home and/or department store to gather supplies. Once your staycation begins, you won’t want to do groceries, so doing them beforehand is essential. While shopping, think of what you would like to eat, drink and do while relaxing at home. This could include a combination of healthy food and drink, with the odd treat here and there to indulge – it is a staycation, after all!

If you plan to use your outdoor hot tub, we recommend making a stop at your local spa store as well. This will give you a chance to replenish any water care products that you might need, as well as grab a fun accessory or two to make use of.

Plan an Itinerary

Make the most of your staycation with an itinerary. Your schedule can be as full or detailed as you see fit, so long as it helps you to make the most of your time. The last thing you want to do is housework during your staycation, which is exactly what an itinerary can help you to avoid.

Here are some ideas to help you get started:

  • 1-3 hot tub hydrotherapy sessions per day
  • Eating at local restaurants
  • Visiting a museum or going to see a show
  • Visiting local outdoor spaces, such as the woods, mountains or a beach/lake
  • Eating healthy meals
  • Sleeping in and having naps
  • Exploring local and surrounding neighborhoods

Think about the things you wish you had the time to do and that will genuinely help you to feel happy and relaxed. It is a staycation, after all!

Maximize Your Hot Tub Time

We suggest making time for at least two soaks a day in your hot tub while on staycation. You could aim to soak in the morning when you wake up and in the evening once the sun goes down, to help you start and end your day on a relaxing note.

While in the hot tub there are a number of things that you can do to keep yourself entertained and relax. We suggest:

  • Reading a book
  • Listening to music
  • Aromatherapy
  • Chromatherapy
  • Watching a movie
  • Spending quality time with a loved one
  • Enjoying the peace and quiet of your outdoor oasis

This is where those accessories that you picked up from your local hot tub store can really come in handy. Waterproof games or floating drink holders are the perfect addition to any outdoor hot tub!

Imagine Backyard Living

Bring your dream backyard to life with help from our experts at Imagine Backyard Living. We can walk you through our wide selection of hot tubs, swim spas and backyard accessories for sale. Complete your backyard with high-quality additions such as smoker grills, gas grills and stylish outdoor patio furniture. To get started, contact or visit our showroom in Scottsdale today, our experts are eager to assist you!

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