How to Plan the Perfect Long Weekend Getaway

How to Plan the Perfect Long Weekend Getaway

by Manish Singh

For some of you, just getting away for an evening can be a once-in-a-while occurrence. That means it can be super hard finding time to get away for a long weekend. So, when the opportunity arises, you’d probably like it to be as perfect as possible.

Whether you’re looking to get some romance back in your relationship, you want to visit somewhere new, or you just want to relax and do absolutely nothing for a change, everyone deserves a nice long weekend getaway now and again.

But, how do you ensure that it is as close to perfection as possible?

Plan ahead!

With that in mind, we wanted to share a few tips that you may find useful no matter where your long weekend takes you.

For Road Trips

Hitting the open road for your time away is almost always a great idea, but you definitely want to limit how far you travel. The last thing you want is to spend a full day driving there and then a full day back, cutting your long weekend in half.

Even if you’re planning to purchase a motor home that is perfect for long road trips, an extended weekend is probably not the time to christen it. Plan to visit somewhere a shorter distance away, and you’ll likely enjoy the weekend a lot more. When you’re ready for a more extended trip, you may also be able to work remotely from the comfort of your motor home if you have a wifi connection.

No matter what, be sure to pack up plenty of healthy snacks because rest stop vending machines and roadside food stands may keep you from starving, but they certainly don’t do your body any good.

If You’re Flying Somewhere

Whether you’re flying from Houston’s IAH to Cancun or Dallas to Buffalo, plan your trip well in advance and you could save a good deal of money.

If you know that you’ve got a long weekend coming up next month and you want to fly off to the beach, look for the best offers now. If your weekend away needs to include a motorcycle rental in Connecticut, call ahead to reserve your spot. This is especially important to do if it’s a holiday weekend.

Tips to Make it Extra Special

Whether you feel like you have your plans set and ready to go or you’re just now starting to look into how to have the perfect weekend, there are a few activities that you might want to consider adding to your agenda:

  • If you’re going to be near water, consider renting a recreational boat for a day and taking everyone fishing. You can also explore a nearby lake.
  • Plan a spa day to indulge yourself or surprise someone on the trip with you.
  • If it’s a staycation, find some fun things to do with the kids or hide away with your significant other for some quality time alone.
  • Do something adventurous like zip-lining, windsurfing, hang gliding, or tandem parachuting.

If work and life have been keeping you so busy lately that you’ve barely had time to sleep, do something that relaxes you. Go fishing or for a solitary hike. Work in the garden or go antiquing. Whatever you enjoy that has a chance to recharge your batteries. You’ll thank us later.

Final Thoughts

We could probably keep going for hours sharing great tips on this topic, but the most important one to remember is that no one can guarantee you’ll have the perfect weekend. However, by planning and using the tips above, you can ensure that you have the best chances of achieving one.

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