Ready to have a summer filled with fun adventures? Do it staycation style!
Some people think a fun summer just happens. They remember the lazy days of their own childhood drinking Kool-aid while laying on a blanket in the grass. We just forgot that it was our parents who made the kool-aid and brought out the blanket.
As a slower daily schedule approaches take time to enjoy the area around you. Take a STAYCATION!
There are some great things to do in the Oshkosh, Wisconsin area. Here are a few of our favorites!
Bike Rides/ Walks
Make your own Art or Craft Project
There are several spots to paint canvas during a class. Check out the Art Spot or Studio 3. I’ve attended several of these classes and came home with some great art pieces that now grace my home. There is also a great new shop to paint ceramics called The Fire Escape downtown. One of my favorite downtown stores – Market Boutique on Main offers classes to learn how to sew, make candles, jewelry and other homemade crafts!
Visit a Museum
There are also some fun events going on this summer at several spots:
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times (June 20-Setember 20) at the Paine Art Center and Gardens
Visit the Park
Did you know that Oshkosh is home to over 25 parks? You can find a list of them all here, but be sure to check out the most special one ~ Menominee Park. It is home to a zoo, amusement area, beach, as well as many picnic spots, walking and biking trails and playground. South Park also has added a new inclusive playground that is sure to be a hit with ALL kids!
Stop for some Ice Cream
Ice cream is a favorite for Oshkosh residents. We have spots to get soft serve, custard, frozen yogurt, and even regular ice cream. We follow up soccer games, family gatherings, school events and more at some of these favorite spots.
- Ardy and Ed’s
- Main Street Soft Serve
- Dairy Queen
- Berry Fresh Frozen Yogurt
- Cherry Berry
Everyone has to eat…. in the nice weather we love to eat outside. Some of our favorite spots are located along the riverwalk, but we also love to get pizza when Airventure is going on for the perfect view!
Visit the Farmers Market
The Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market is a event in itself! Music, food, plus shopping involving not only produce but crafts! We love to make this a regular stop and this year they will also have an event on Wednesdays at South Park. During the winter they hold and indoor market on a smaller scale. Every Tuesday you can also visit the Produce with a Purpose bus at both Oshkosh YMCA locations.
You’ve read about our geocaching adventures before on this blog, but did you know that there are over 7000 geocaches available all around Oshkosh? Our family personally maintains 3 of them and has a great time searching for the rest!
Some other Things to Do
Get Cupcakes at Tamara’s
Watch cars race at the Oshkosh Speedzone
Go Mini-golfing at Settlers Mill
Get amazing chocolates at Oaks Candy – be sure to have a Meltaway!
Explore Caramel Crisp & Cafe
Watch a movie at the Time Community Theater
or check out Visit Oshkosh for specific event dates!
Oshkosh is an amazing area to live in but also a great place to visit! These are just a few of my families favorite things to do! Live somewhere else? Check out this amazing list of other places around the United States that you can enjoy a staycation!
A – D
Phoenix, Arizona — Saving For Someday
Fresno, California — Living A Frugal Life
Orange County, California — More With Less Today
San Diego, California — Southern Cali Saver
Denver, Colorado — Bargain Blessings
Washington, District of Columbia — Kidventurous
F – I
Disney World, Florida — The Happy Housewife
Jacksonville, Florida — Saving The Family Money
Orlando, Florida — Coupon Mamacita
St Augustine, Florida — Simply St. Augustine
Tallahasse, Florida — SwagGrabber
Tampa Bay, Florida — LaToyaEdwards.net
Atlanta, Georgia — Pretty Frugal Diva
Dahlonega, Georgia — Kathys Cluttered Mind
Savannah, Georgia — This Mommy Saves Money
Aurora/Chicago, Illinois — A Savings WOW!
Chicago, Illinois — Entertaining Chicago
Indianapolis, Indiana — Chaos Is Bliss
K – P
Lexington, Kentucky — Homeschool Village
Louisville, Kentucky — The Kennedy Adventures
Northern Kentucky, Kentucky — Simply Sherryl
Carroll County, Maryland — Looking at life CreativLEI
Boston, Massachusetts — Maven of Savin
Battle Creek, Michigan — Pichea Place
Grand Rapids, Michigan — Give Me Neither
Metro Detroit, Michigan — Saving Dollars and Sense
Kansas City Area, Missouri/Kansas — Redefined Mom
Omaha, Nebraska — Family Fun in Omaha
Central, New Jersey — Our Good Life
Cincinnati, Ohio — Adventure Mom
Cleveland, Ohio — Kosher on a Budget
Columbus, Ohio — Cleverly Simple
Dayton, Ohio — Savings Lifestyle
Mansfield & Richland County, Ohio — The Traveling Praters
Miami County, Ohio — Something 2 Offer
Northeast, Ohio — Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring
Portland, Oregon — Frugal Living NW
Harrisburg/Central, PA — Family Balance Sheet
Erie, Pennsylvania — Growing Kids Ministry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Moms Need To Know
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — The Coupon High
R – W
Arlington, Texas — Grocery Shop For FREE
Fort Worth, Texas — Coupons and Freebies Mom
Houston, Texas — Melissa’s Bargains
Katy, Texas — Moms Confession
San Antonio, Texas — How to Homeschool My Child
Tyler, Texas — iLoveMy5Kids
Charlottesville, Virgina — How to Have it All
Norfolk, Virgina — The Talking Suitcase
Richmond, Virgina — Vacation Maybe
Seattle, Washington — Thrifty NW Mom
Tacoma/South Puget Sound, Washington — Queen Bee Coupons
Oshkosh, Wisconsin — A Little Bit of This and That