stay·​ca·​tion ˈstā-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce staycation (audio)
: a vacation spent at home or nearby
staycationer noun

Examples of staycation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Christina Hall and her husband Josh's recent excursion to a 5-star resort was meant to be a hunt for design inspiration — but that doesn't mean the newlyweds didn't enjoy a little kid-free staycation! Erin Clements, Peoplemag, 12 July 2023 If this is your favorite thing to do on vacation anyway, why not dedicate your whole staycation to it? Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2023 But their hard-working efforts are not enough to prevent you from wishing that the main characters would stick to staycations from now on. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Aug. 2023 Save money:Best 2023 summer staycation deals at Phoenix-area hotels and resorts Great Wolf Lodge Arizona Famous for its expansive indoor waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge is best described as part hotel, part family entertainment center. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 11 July 2023 Columbus, Cleveland for Ohio's best staycation city ☀😎 U.S. News & World Report included the Cincinnati Zoo's seasonal penguin parades as a fan-favorite attraction and said the zoo's commitment to sustainability can be seen throughout the park. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 2 June 2023 Children shrieked and splashed in the water, and a couple on an anniversary staycation floated at the edge of the hotel pool, nursing their blended beverages. Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2023 Where else to find discounts:Best 2023 summer staycation deals at Phoenix-area hotels and resorts What is the fine print for the Great Wolf Lodge 84-degree sale? Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 31 July 2023 The couple was on a staycation and Ken Smith − who still wakes up around 4 a.m. − was out in his shed. Suzette Hackney, USA TODAY, 30 July 2023 See More

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Word History


blend of stay entry 3 and vacation

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of staycation was in 1944

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“Staycation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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