Inexpensive Weekend Getaway Ideas
Life is filled with stresses that can be erased with a short getaway. Whether you’re going as a couple or taking the whole family, you can have a mini-vacation on a budget.
When you need to get away from your everyday routine but don’t have the funds for an expensive vacation, consider taking a weekend trip. Whether you want to go as a couple or bring the family, there are options for everyone.
Getaway Ideas for Couples
Here are some options you might want to consider:
Local Spa – Do a search for spa packages that are within a couple hours’ drive from your home. You may enjoy a couple’s massage, swimming in a lap pool, relaxing in a hot tub, or dining in a nice restaurant that specializes in your favorite cuisine.
Mountain Cabin – If you live anywhere near the mountains, there are bound to be some cabins available on Airbnb, VRBO, Home Away, or another short-term rental program. Do this during the off-season, and you’ll save a boatload of money.
Beach Trip –Many beach resorts offer attractive packages that include the use of pools, meals, and other amenities
Getaway Ideas for Families
If you feel that your family needs to refresh and spend some time together without the distractions of neighborhood children knocking on the door or being the hangout for the high school football team, consider piling the family into the car and taking a weekend trip. There are bargains galore during off-peak times, so check the websites of the destinations that interest you. Here are some ideas to consider
National Parks – Most of the national parks are inexpensive and offer opportunities for hiking, swimming boating, and leaming about the area. Some have well-appointed campgrounds, while others have arrangements for inexpensive lodging nearby.
– If you know a family in an area you’d like to visit, you may be able to arrange to swap houses with them for a weekend.