40th Birthday Get Away Ideas

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40th Birthday Get Away Ideas
Book a special vacation to celebrate turning 40 years old. (Jeremy Maude/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Prove the old saying "Life begins at 40" correct by planning an exciting getaway. Whether you are dreading reaching your 40s or are embracing the new decade, there is no better way to celebrate than by getting away from the daily routine. No matter what your budget or style, there are many getaway options from which to choose to celebrate entering your 40s. Plan your vacation well in advance to avoid disappointment, particularly during peak seasons.

Condo Rental

For those who like to party, a condo weekend with friends and family is an affordable option. Split the cost of a condo equally and take your own food, drink and party supplies to keep the costs down. For those with a tight budget, book a condo within driving distance from your home and hire a minibus to travel together. If money is no object, book a beachside condo and celebrate with a lavish barbecue and champagne on the beach. Give friends and family plenty of notice so that they can arrange time off work and childcare.

Spa Mini Break

For those who lead busy and hectic lives bringing up children or working non-stop, arrange a spa weekend to indulge in some pampering treatments. Many spas offer mini-break packages that include full use of the facilities, accommodation and healthy breakfast and evening meals. From a full-body massage to manicures and pedicures, there are many treatment options to consider that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the world again.

Casino Weekend

Get together with a group of friends and head to Las Vegas for a weekend of non-stop partying. A weekend away in Sin City will provide plenty of entertainment, from watching a live stage show, playing golf at one of the numerous courses or gambling in the casinos. If Vegas is out of the budget, book an urban getaway in a major city and incorporate a casino visit into your itinerary of other activities to do during the weekend.

European City Break

For those who favour cultural activities over a beach vacation, visit a European city. Venice, Paris, London and Milan are steeped in history and architecture and will provide a stunning setting for a birthday to remember. From strolling along the riversides, dining in sophisticated restaurants and taking in the sites there are plenty of activities to choose between. For a longer getaway, plan to tour several countries within Europe to get the most from the trip.

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