Ideas Needed: Belmont ‘Staycation’ Needs Your Help

Photo: A walk through Habitat.

It’s summer and that means vacation season. But going away for a week or two could mean putting a strain on the environment and your pocketbook. 

Traditional vacations can cost hundreds to possibly even thousands of dollars, with air travel resulting in the usage of massive amounts of fuel. For example, a Boeing 747 burns around one gallon of fuel every second, meaning a 10-hour flight will use 36,000 gallons.

In order to reduce carbon footprint, the Belmont Citizens Forum is creating a Belmont “Staycation”, a vacation in our own town which will be safer for the environment and your wallet. The forum’s summer intern, Shodai Inose, is collecting ideas to create family-friendly and fun experiences, and he needs your help.

  • Do you know of any locations (preferably in Belmont) that you think people would enjoy?
  • Are there any local businesses you would like to share with the rest of the community?
  • How does a family like yours spend time in town?

We are looking for anything enjoyable to do here without breaking your wallet or the environment. Any input would be very beneficial to the project, and we hope you will be a part of this adventure!

The Belmont Citizens Forum is an organization aiming to preserve Belmont’s small-town atmosphere by creating public awareness and interest in Belmont’s historical, architectural, environmental, and general cultural heritage.

Help us reduce the carbon footprint of Belmont residents for years to come by contacting us. Please send your “Staycation” ideas to by July 20. For more information, see

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