Are you looking forward to spicing up your weekends? Perhaps you could use a quick trip somewhere to blow off some steam after a loaded and hectic work week. There are tons of places to see and activities to do for a weekend getaway without trading off a lot of time and money. All you need is to be clear about what you want to do and have a clear definition of fun.
Spontaneous trips can be fun but if you want to be as organized as possible (and the last thing you want to do is to be overwhelmed by options or the lack thereof), here are a few tips to help you plan for an awesome weekend getaway.
1. Have a budget plan.
Set a comfortable budget before settling on a certain destination or activity for your weekend trip. Deciding on a budget before going ahead with your trip planning can help you shape your getaway. As you create a budget plan, you need to consider the costs of accommodation, food, activities and side trips, as well as the mode of transportation you wish to take.
2. Decide on your transportation.
Once you have a projection of how much you’re willing to spend on your weekend getaway, the next thing you need to think about is where you want to go. And your destination of choice will depend on whether you’d prefer to fly or drive. Each option has advantages and disadvantages and you need to consider them carefully. If you own a car, the cheapest option for you is to drive.
This also gives you greater flexibility as it allows you to stop places and stay wherever you want. If you’re travelling with a group and you’re planning to drive several miles, you might consider arranging a ride with a bus rental company in Mississauga.
3. Choose a place you like.
Planning a trip becomes a lot easier when you know what it is you really like. If you want to bask in the sun and sea breeze, go hit the beach. Or if you love water in general, you might want to go on a picnic near a lake or go kayaking down a river. Exploring the mountains or wandering through the woods might be a great idea for people who want to reconnect with nature. Awesome getaways don’t always mean being faraway. At times, you just have to follow your interests and enjoy yourself or the company of others wherever your feet take you.
4. Pick somewhere that’s near.
If you have a very limited time and budget, consider planning a staycation at home/a nearby hotel, or pick a destination that’s only a two- or three-hour drive. Perhaps you can seize this weekend trip to visit some places nearby that you’ve always wanted to check out but ended up writing off because you think you’ll always have the time to visit them later, or maybe because they’re too close to home to be interesting.
5. Search for new things to do.
A certain place (even your hometown) will always have new things in store for people. These can be anything from new activities to do, new attractions to see, or newly-opened food places to sample. You may not be far away from home but it doesn’t mean you can’t check out unique things do explore.
6. Consider travel time.
Whatever you decide to do, it is crucial to factor in travel time as you consider how long you want your getaway to be. If you plan to drive two hours away from home, it would be ideal to take one day off work and schedule several activities throughout the weekend. As a rule of thumb, it’s advisable that you decide first on your destination and figure out how long it will take to get there (and back) before scheduling a vacation leave.
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