How To Plan a Staycation In Your Outdoor Hot Tub


Is it time for a vacation?

Scrap your travel plans and stay home instead! With the right outdoor living space and hot tub installation, you can enjoy many of the perks of a destination vacation, but from the comfort and beauty of your own backyard. In this article, we’re going to help you plan the perfect backyard living space and then enjoy your dream staycation.


Before you can jet to the backyard and enjoy a staycation, you must first create the perfect setting. First, determine exactly what you would like from your backyard. If relaxation and leisure is calling your name, a hot tub installation might be right up your alley. On the other hand, if you enjoy the luxury that a premium resort can offer and enjoy entertaining friends and family, a swimming pool might be the premier choice for you. Or, a combination of both!

Alternatively, if you don’t have the space or budget for both a hot tub and swimming pool but could benefit from a dual installation, you may want to consider a swim spa instead. Swim spas are often described as the perfect combination of a pool and hot tub, creating the perfect space for entertainment, recreation and relaxation.

Once you have decided on the main attraction of your backyard, it’s time to complete the space and then bring it to life. Many pool and spa owners complement their water feature with a combination of the following fixtures and backyard accessories:

  • BBQ
  • Fire pit or table
  • Fountain or waterfall
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Exterior lighting
  • Outdoor sound system

Once you have a plan in place for your backyard design, including the landscape to go along with it, you can start to bring it to life. Consider what would help you to relax, enjoy and spend more time outside, especially when you’re in need of a little vacation!


Now that you have the ideal space for a staycation, it’s time to start planning!

Schedule Time

As you would with any regular vacation, you should first schedule a few days away from work and other obligations. This could range from two, to seven days, or more – however much time you need to kick back and relax!

Find Childcare

If you have children and could benefit from a few days by yourself or to reconnect with your significant other, you may want to arrange childcare. This will provide your kids with a change of scenery and some quality time with family and/or friends, while you make use of the extra time on your hands to really make the most of your staycation.

Create an Itinerary

Make the most of your staycation with an easy-going itinerary. This can help you to schedule time for things you might not otherwise do, such as visit a local museum, go to the beach, spend a day by the pool, or enjoy regular hydrotherapy. It can also help you to stay on track and maximize your free time, so that you don’t end up sitting on the couch or worse – doing housework!

Gather Your Supplies

Now that you have planned your staycation, it’s time to gather all of the supplies you will need. Not only will this add to your enjoyment, but it will also help you to avoid leaving the house again and again, when you should be relaxing instead.

Some supplies you may need include:

  • Healthy food and drinks to help you feel your best
  • Some junk food to indulge
  • Facial masks and other beauty care products
  • Arts and crafts to keep you occupied
  • Hot tub supplies or pool cleaners
  • Fresh towels and robes for that luxury hotel feel

How will you plan your next staycation? Of course, with help from your outdoor hot tub installation, swim spa or swimming pool!


Are you ready to create the outdoor oasis of your dreams? Our experts at Sundance Spas of Edmonton are here to help. We have some of the best hot tubs for sale, hot tub accessories and everything else in between. We also have a wide selection of above-ground swimming pools and swim spas, among a variety of backyard essentials like furnishings and pool cleaners. To make your backyard dreams come true, contact us today.

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