Long Weekend Staycation

Sometimes on a long weekend, it’s nice to avoid the traffic, travel, and preparation of heading away and just stay home. If you’re looking for a staycation we’ve come up with some ideas to keep you and your family entertained – rain or shine!

Dig your toes in the white sand of Sidney Spit

Anyone from the Peninsula knows the best staycation includes the scenic ferry ride over to Sidney Spit. The day will include white sandy beaches, walking trails, and endless ocean to float in. Pack a picnic from the Farmers Daughter, a bottle of Sea Cider, and you’re set.

Immerse yourself in the jungle at Butterfly Gardens

If you haven’t been to Butterfly Gardens yet, take advantage of the rainy forecast this weekend to check it out! Marvel at thousands of tropical butterflies in their habitat, as well as tortoises, iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free-flying tropical birds and more surprises at every turn.

Patio Pub Crawl

It may be a cloudy weekend but that doesn’t stop West Coasters from celebrating patio season-opening weekend! Grab a few friends, and hit up downtown Sidney to cruise from patio to patio. Startup at the top of Beacon Avenue at Woodshed Pizza and The Farmer’s Daughter and gradually work your way down to the waterfront views of Beacon Landing and Victoria Distillers– to name only a few! For a full listing click here.

Prep your summer wardrobe

Summer arrived temporarily on the Peninsula and quickly left again this week. be prepared for the official arrival of summer by updating your summer outfits! Whether you need new beach sandals, a new go-to dress for wedding season or just a few new staple items Beacon Avenue and the side streets have you covered! From new to used, designer to unique, click here to see your shopping options.

Take in some live shows

Sip on some house-made wine in The Roost’s Vineyard Bistro while you’re serenaded by talented musicians all weekend long. Beginning Friday and continuing Saturday night at 6 pm embrace the talents of Jean Bedard, followed on Sunday by talented guitar duo “Two Among Friends.” Saturday night Boondocks features the musical talents of Rhymer and Wells.

Stretch it out

For many people the summer is the busiest time of year, making it even more important to keep up with some self-care. Mix a yoga or pilates class into your weekend schedule with one of our awesome studios such as Sidney Hot Yoga or Sitka Yoga & Pilates. 

Now time to enjoy the long weekend! Happy relaxing!

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