19 Ways to Make Your Backyard Feel Like a Vacation

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As summer travel charges full steam ahead, many Americans are making plans to spend at least a few weekends away from home in the coming months. But for the times you are back in your own space—after all, the majority of us aren't actually packing it up to become nomads or van lifers—we're all for tricking out your home to make it feel more staycation-ready.

To help turn your backyard (or balcony) into your own personal getaway, we've rounded up all the supplies you need—from the best outdoor games to backyard furniture designed for lazing the day away. Read on for 19 backyard ideas to use at home this summer.

This article has been updated with new information since its original publish date.

A pool

Funboy mini inflatable pool

$59.00, Urban Outfitters

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Pool floats

Funboy tube float

$39.00, Funboy

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A portable speaker

Anker Soundcore 2 portable Bluetooth speaker

$40.00, Amazon

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Games

Travel backgammon

$48.00, Anthropologie

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A tent and sleeping bags

REI Co-op Kingdom 4 tent

$429.00, REI

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A fire pit

Santa Rosa natural gas fire pit

$1698.00, Home Depot

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Hammock

Outsunny outdoor wooden hammock

$265.00, Amazon

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Comfortable chairs

Folding Adirondack chair

$299.00, Wayfair

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Beach towels

Serena & Lily Mallorca beach towel

$68.00, Serena & Lily

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Outdoor blankets

Snowe outdoor throw

$35.00, Snowe

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Picnic basket

Amai wine and bread basket

$78.00, Anthropologie

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Lanterns

Rechargeable railroad lantern

$79.00, Food52

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A grill

Kamado Joe Classic II ceramic grill

$1299.00, BBQ Guys

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A cooler

Vingli rolling ice chest

$156.00, Amazon

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Wine chiller

Vinglacé wine bottle chiller

$90.00, Food52

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Camera

Polaroid Go starter set

$120.00, Polaroid

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Cabana

Business & Pleasure premium beach cabana

$399.00, Bloomingdale's

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Serving tray

Tava handwoven rattan serving tray

$199.00, Pottery Barn

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Blow-up chair

Orsen inflatable lounger

$45.00, Amazon

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Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler