Fun weekend getaway ideas

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Fun weekend getaway ideas
Nearby attractions, like the beach, provide a nice weekend getaway. (family vacation fun image by Pix by Marti from

By the end of a work or school week, most people look forward to the weekend. For couples or families, weekends are a great time to bond. Many parents and couples have trouble coming up with ideas for weekend activities that are inexpensive and fun. Yet, weekend getaway activities need not require lots of planning or be overly complicated to be entertaining. Rather, weekend getaways should be an opportunity to relax, explore or learn.

Rekindle Romance

Resorts and hotels often offer romantic weekend getaway packages. Upon arrival, many welcome you with romantic items, such as flowers, champagne and a fruit basket in the hotel room. Some weekend packages include special features in the rooms such as hot tubs and heart-shaped beds. Additional features may include private walks and dining, room service and discount tickets on special nearby entertainment and attractions.

Visit a Spa

Spa weekend getaways can take place at a hotel that offers special spa packages or in a location that caters only to spa services. Often, spa treatments differ in geographic areas. For instance, a hotel spa near a hot spring might offer a hot mineral bath, while a spa near a grape vineyard may provide special wines and organic grape masks. Several spas provide a range of massage, beauty and health services to its guest. Spa weekend getaways can provide additonal health benefits as well as relaxation.

Learn a New Skill

A long weekend getaway may not be enough time to become an expert in a new skill, but it could be the right time to experiment in a new hobby or interest. Some colleges and organisations offer courses that last a couple of days. Individuals wanting to pursue a special interest can take a retreat course from their daily routines to learn skills in cooking, learning a new language, making beer, horticulture and photography.

National Parks

Visiting a national park is an ideal weekend getaway for families looking for a relaxing and educational trip outdoors. Most natural parks offer camping areas for trailers, tents and several have family cabins on site for rent. Visiting a national park teaches children about the importance of conserving our natural resources plus it provides a space for them to relieve stress.

Help Others

There are many travel agencies that partner with non-profit organisations to provide accommodations for individuals and families to partake in short-term volunteer activities. Volunteer weekend vacations can involve humanitarian or eco-friendly activities.

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