Here at Townsquare Media we get a fair amount of PTO days to use. I always hold about three just in case my daughter or I become sick throughout the year. In December, if I haven't used them, I take them to do projects around the house or do something fun. My favorite day last year was binge watching Stranger Things! Okay, so I never get to watch TV - don't judge me! But this year, I've decided it's my chance to go out and do stuff I usually only get to do on the weekends!! So, I was brainstorming how to use my last PTO days! Here's a list of fun things to do both with and without kids!

Go Crazy at GattiTown

Ever dream of doing kid stuff without kids? Now's the time! Go have lunch and play games without having to cater to kids!

Enjoy Adult Time at Tropicana Evansville

Or, if you need adult beverages and the chance to win big, head on down to the casino for some slots, Black Jack, whatever you prefer. Pro tip: if you have kids - put an alarm on your phone so you know when to leave!

Tour the LST

Now is the time to visit the LST. When it's summer, it can get pretty warm and muggy in the ship. Take a leisurely stroll through the warship.

Shopping in Downtown Evansville, Henderson or Owensboro

There are fun shops in all the downtowns! If you have a couple days or you start out early hit more than one. And be sure to visit River City Coffee & Goods for a coffee, Piece of Cake for a treat, and River Kitty Cafe for a snuggle in Evansville!

Go to the Movies

My husband and I have been known to sneak away on a Friday afternoon and catch a flick. But, some movies are really long so check times if you have a bus rider! Showplace Cinemas is also showing classic Christmas movies at their South location. Be sure to head over to the FEC and get in a game of bowling and the arcade.

Visit a Winery

Grab a friend and go wining! Is that a thing? It should be! Check out the Hoosier Wine Trail for ideas! River City Winery, Indian Creek Winery, Scout Mountain Winery, Blue Heron Vineyards & Winery, Monkey Hollow Winery, Pepper’s Ridge Winery and Mystique Winery.

Get Wet

I know, it's 30 some degrees out but that's okay! Check out Big Splash Adventure for a full indoor waterpark! Big Splash Adventure is a 40,000 square foot indoor water park with retractable roof!  Enjoy the tropics in Indiana year round!  Big Splash Adventure is sure to be your destination for year round family fun!

Volunteer

Lots of places are looking for volunteers around the tri-state!

Cook/Serve a Meal

The United Caring Shelter always has volunteer opportunities to help cook and serve meals to needy families. If you want to cook a meal in your own home and deliver it, the Ronald McDonald House has a sign up sheet for meals! Meals of Love is an act of kindness that translates feelings of concern into a tangible expression of human compassion. In a time when families are going through difficult circumstances, it is nice to have a hot, delicious home-cooked meal prepared for them.

Get a Massage!

I LOVE the massage therapists at Bodyworks Massage in Evansville and KVR Massage in Owensboro! They do our chair massages at work and their hands are MAGIC! And they are both super professional and know what they are doing!

Cuddle a Kitten or Puppy

Want to snuggle, I mean socialize kittens and puppies? All the local animal shelters need people to give dogs walks, play with puppies, and cuddle kittens. Check your local shelter for volunteer hours!

Visit Santa Claus Indiana

Santa's Candy Castle has every type of candy you can think of as well as gourmet popcorn and frozen hot chocolate, visit the Santa Claus Museum, old church, and Post Office and top off the day see Santa and get the best gifts at the Santa Claus Store!

Go Ice Skating

Both Swonder Ice Arena and Edge Ice Center provide hours of fun for kids and adults!

Get Wet

I know, it's 30 some degrees out but that's okay! Check out Big Splash Adventure for a full indoor waterpark! Big Splash Adventure is a 40,000 square foot indoor water park with retractable roof!  Enjoy the tropics in Indiana year round!  Big Splash Adventure is sure to be your destination for year round family fun!

Got more ideas to add to the list? Email me at evansvilledme@townsquaremedia.com!