Labor Day is coming up, and we all know this means a well-deserved and long-awaited break from work is almost here! Yes, the perfect long weekend to take an enjoyable and relaxing vacation – that is, if you planned ahead. But who says staying in the comfort of your own home in the Naples/Ft. Myers are can’t be just as nice?
Planning and taking a vacation isn’t always as relaxing as it is made out to be. Between the scheduling of activities, travel costs, and stress of trying to keep everyone happy, vacations can take a lot out of you!
For this reason, at Germain Honda of Naples, your preferred Honda dealership in Naples, Florida, we recommend taking what we call a “staycation.” Save money on vacation costs and stay in the beautiful city of Naples this Labor Day Weekend! There is so much to do right in your backyard, which is why we are sharing our top 7 ideas on how to make your staycation in Naples, Florida the best one yet!
1. Creative Cooking Your Way
Part of going away for a vacation is experiencing new foods and delectable meals at nights out for dinner. Why not become the chef on your staycation and cook up your own delicious meal? Whether you are feeling an Italian night with linguini carbonara or a Mexican dinner with shrimp tacos, there are tons of unique recipes online that you can try! Have some fun with it by putting on some corresponding background music, making some themed decorations, and inviting your friends over to experience your creative cooking. Before you know it, your kitchen table will be turned into the restaurant of your choice for a night!
2. Go on a Hiking Adventure
Just because you are on a staycation, doesn’t mean you have to stay at your house the whole time. When it’s a beautiful day, get some exercise and fresh air with a hike at one of the many nature trails in the Naples area. The Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk and the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary are just some of the many options for hiking trails around you. Leave your house for scenery full of different shades of green, trees over 600 years old, and seashell lined walking trails. Going on a hiking adventure is the perfect activity to leave work behind and truly make you feel like you are on a vacation.
3. Visit a Local Spa
Leave your makeup and morning routine at home, and instead, treat yourself to a spa day! Enjoy a soothing massage, pamper your hands with a manicure, or treat your skin with a rejuvenating facial. Visiting your local spa on your staycation is a must-do, and the best part is you don’t have to travel far as there are many options of peaceful spas to choose from. As you leave the spa with glowing skin, continue with some shopping or a nice meal out – because on your staycation, anything goes!
4. Go Golfing
With the gorgeous warm weather and premier golf courses, everyone knows golfing is one of the most popular activities to do in Naples. Therefore, while on your staycation, take advantage of the beautiful golf courses all around you. You can take a lesson, go for some practice, or get your friends together for some friendly competition. Regardless of how you choose to play golf, visiting one of the many exclusive golf courses near Naples and Ft. Myers is an excellent way to have some fun and get out of the house on your staycation.
5. Beach Day
Your staycation would not be complete without a day at the beach of course! Living in Naples, the beaches are right here for your enjoyment, making this an easy way to enjoy your time off. Bonita Beach Park has picnic shelters, a playground, and charcoal grills so the whole family can come and have fun! Pack some food and eat at the beach, that way you can stay at the beach all day without any worries. In Naples, it does not matter what beach you choose; every beach has salt water and warm sand waiting for you to enjoy the sounds of waves crashing as you relax on your staycation.
6. Cycle the Day Away
Dust off your bike in the garage, and get ready to pedal around town. Wake up for an early morning bike ride to get you up and moving for the day, and you can even stop at a local bakery for breakfast while you’re out. Whether you bike around in your neighborhood or check out a bike trail such as the Boca Grande or Pine Island Bike Paths, going for a bike ride is a great way to explore Naples and spend time outside.
7. Lights, Camera, Action!
Visit your local theater for an evening full of entertainment on your staycation! Plan ahead to see what shows will be playing during your staycation time, so you can book the tickets and be ready to go. The Sugden Community Theatre with The Naples Players has year-round shows and has been named one of the best live theaters in Southwest Florida. Make sure to check it out!
Check Out Our Hot Deals This Labor Day
At Germain Honda of Naples, we hope that our top 7 staycation ideas help you get outside, spend time with your family, and most importantly enjoy your Labor Day Weekend. While you’re home, we would love for you to stop by Germain Honda of Naples to check out our fantastic Honda specials and Labor Day Weekend deals!
Visit our dealership at 3707 Davis Blvd, Naples, FL 34104 today! If you have any questions about our wide selection of Certified Pre-Owned Honda vehicles, call us at (888) 659-0594 and for any service questions (888) 658-8438.
At Germain Honda of Naples, we wish you a very pleasant and relaxing Labor Day Weekend!