When you’re finally able to make it through a long and grueling week, the best thing can be for you to get away from it all for the weekend. However, some weekend getaways can be a bit pricey. Here’s a quick look at a few weekend getaway ideas that are more budget friendly.
A Weekend Cruise
Cruises are always great vacation ideas but going for a week can be a large commitment. Try cruising for just a night or two, one weekend. While this isn’t the most budget-friendly option, all of your entertainment and food is typically included. If you want adult beverages, you can usually buy a drink card for an additional fee. Before you go though, get a few of the best renters insurance quotes so it’ll be easier to make sure all of your belongings at home will be safe and covered when you aren’t there – and it’s a good idea to have it even when you are there.
Camping out for a weekend in nature can be an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The first thing you’ll need to do is to decide exactly how much ‘roughing it’ you want. You might stay in a cute, rustic cabin, make reservations for your vehicle or an RV – which will give you all of the perks of camping outdoors while eliminating the need to carry a lot of equipment, or you might even just want to grab your backpack, take a hike, and camp out on the trail somewhere.
If you’re feeling lucky, you might want to spend a night or two at a casino resort. Most states now have at least one and you can find one near you. The types of games and the amenities that each one offer vary quite a bit, but you’ll know it’s a good casino when they attempt to recreate a Vegas look and feel, like with live entertainment, upscale shops, buffets, and fancy restaurants. Some of them even have a spa where you can finally relax.
Tour Your City
If you’re looking for an escape where you don’t need to travel too much, why not book a stay at a cute bed and breakfast or that nice hotel you’ve been wondering about right in your own city or town? Allow someone else to cook your meals and then you’ll be able to spend your days checking out all of those quirky sites and shops that you pass all the time but never have the time to stop and explore. You might feed some ducks at a pond, drive around a few areas you’re not familiar with, or even poke into those dusty old antique shops that you’ve always wanted to check out.
Whatever you decide to do with your relaxing weekend off, try to avoid things that you normally do. Don’t go to a grocery store, avoid Starbucks. Instead of those things, try something like relaxing with a cappuccino at a quaint little café, read your morning paper in a park, and check out the restaurants in the area. Just remember to have fun.