Transport yourself to your favorite vacation spot without leaving your backyard with these backyard oasis and staycation ideas.

Build a fort. Back yard forts and tree houses inspire imagination and active play.

Create an outdoor fire pit. Have the woods or beach fire experience without leaving your backyard. Fire pits are a great nighttime central gathering place for your family.

Backyard camping trip. Pitch a tent and gather around the fire pit for an over night in the great outdoors while being steps away from the comfort of your home. Don’t forget the smores! Set up a hammock. Relax and sway in a hammock in the trees or a free-standing hammock. Great place to draw, read a book, or take a nap.

Water park. Create your own backyard water park with sprinkler, slip n’ slide and small pool.

Bistro ambiance. Add bistro lights to the edge of your house or above your patio for an evening at the bistro.

Add relaxing water feature. Enjoy the sound of a bubbling brook from your back yard by adding a fountain or water feature. Surround with grasses and tropical plants to transport you to an island oasis.

Tiki torches. For a tropical island vibe add tiki torches around your back patio and yard.

Mood music. Use wireless Bluetooth speakers around your yard to set the mood for your backyard getaway.

Movie in the yard. Use a projector and screen or white sheet to watch your favorite movie as it you were enjoying a summer movie in the park.

To the beach. Transport yourself to the beach by building a sandbox. Can be used for play or pull up a chair and dig your feet into the sand.

Game night. Take a family game night outside by having a lawn game tournament.