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How To Get Away Without Actually Going Anywhere

The month of July seems to be synonymous with summer travel. While we all wish we were jetting off to a new, thrilling or exotic location, our bank account has different plans. The college budget isn’t really conducive to the glass bottom bungalow and French pied-à-terre lives we see on Instagram.

Just because you won’t be collecting any passport stamps this summer, doesn’t mean you still can’t still capture the essence of a good getaway. You can still escape the routine and take a trip without actually going anywhere!

Check out these 17 creative summer “getaway” ideas that don’t require you to leave your hometown!

Movies in the park > Netflix and chill. (Photo via @_kaliwallace)

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An afternoon at a local amusement park is pretty much like taking a time machine to 1999. (Photo via @christinerqz)

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Order as many french pastries as your heart and eyes desire. Just be sure to correct anyone who mispronounces “macaron.” (Photo via @yppop)

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Stock up on a roll of quarters and try to beat the high score. (Photo via @hellogabrielle)

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Make your public pool your personal paradise. (Photo via @beedurst)

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Squad bowls. (Photo via @jonathanmcdougle)

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Take your bagel to go and find a scenic spot to carb in peace. (Photo via @triciaacho)

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Plant some succulents and you are half way to being in a desert getaway. (Photo via @lynzrin)

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Get inspired by all the Moroccan travel pics you see on Insta to do some DIY henna of your own. (Photo via @sumaiyahhh)

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Tacos. Pizza. Sushi-ritos. Eat your way around the world by hitting up a food truck social. (Photo via @mariannaelisa)

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Write the next great American novel (aka the “Hunger Games”—am I right?) (Photo via @jade_lew)

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Take a musical journey with some vinyl friends. (Photo via @aprilvaleo)

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Rock some gladiator sandals for the quickest trip to Greece ever. (Photo via @maddyschlosser)

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Get lost in a good book and a comfy bed. (Photo via @savannahjslaton)

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Literally shop ’til you drop. (Photo via @samanthaneira)

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Take a trip down memory lane by throwing a slumber party with old friends. (Photo via @hannahbullion)

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Explore a nearby park, go for a long walk and daydream. (Photo via @annabae22)

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