n. A day trip or other short vacation that does not require an overnight stay. Also: day-cation.
daycationer n.

Example Citations:
If you don't have the time or the money for vacation this summer, maybe you can spare a few hours for a daycation. Somewhere between the staycations of 2008 and the naycations of last year there's the daycation trend of 2010.
—Christopher Elliott, "6 tips for taking a summer daycation,", July 6, 2010

Seniors are invited to take a "daycation," a day traveling with a group of people using the bus and/or light rail system to entertainment and shopping destinations throughout the area.
—"Campbell shorts," San Jose Mercury News, April 15, 2010

Earliest Citation:
You'll want a back-pocket, getaway idea to pull out when you have a free afternoon and the itch to take off for a while. Our "daycations" are just the ticket to satisfy mini wanderlust.
—Linda Pender, "Daycations," Cincinnati Magazine, June 1, 1986


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