Finding the Perfect Weekend Getaway
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If you are seeking the perfect weekend getaway, there are many ways to achieve that goal. The trickiest part may be deciding on what kind of weekend you want to have or what you feel like doing.
The first and most important thing to do is to hone in on what you want to do. Once you are clear about that, the next steps become easier. Sometimes you are in the mood for a relaxing vacation getaway and other times you are in the mood for some serious challenges.
There are many relaxing types of weekend getaways including:
- Beach getaways
- Lake front cabins in the woods in spring
- Spa retreats
- Boating getaways
And there are dozens of supercharged weekend getaways as well; here are just a few:
- Mountain biking
- Rock climbing
- Horseback riding
- Amusement parks
Once you know exactly what you are in the mood for, the next step is to find that perfect weekend getaway. Choose how you want to travel; by car, by rail, by plane, or even by boat.
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Pick the type of lodging you want
Think out of the box and off the beaten path for this one. There are hundreds of old inns and even historic barns that have been refurbished for you to stay at, whether you are traveling romantically or with the girls.
One of the latest and hottest trends is to locate a mansion that utilizes part of its old historic rooms as a weekend getaway dream. Or even finding a haunted place to stay.
Once you have discovered what you want from your weekend getaway and what type of lodging you wish to stay in, it is so much easier to decide on a location. Many individuals start with the location and then look for activities and lodging.
However, if you think outside the box on this, you will be pleasantly surprised.
As far as internet searches go, you will find that you have more options that are clear-cut and well defined when you search for specific things such as, “horseback riding spa resort.” Your search will bring the locations that are specifically geared to what you wish to do on your weekend getaway.
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Research and Talk to Others
For information, of course, use the internet and sites like Tripadvisor, but also ask friends, family members, colleagues, and even people you chat with in line at the grocery store. You will find the most amazing tidbits of information in the oddest of places.
Or seek the advice and expertise of a travel agent, go online, get information on social media and blogs, and even go to the library.
Finding the perfect weekend getaway may take a little effort, but in the end, it is so worth the time.