Whether you’re looking for a romantic time with your other half, some let-your-hair-down fun with your friends, or some much needed rest and relaxation all by yourself, here are some fabulous ideas for ways to spend a long 3-day weekend. They just may inspire you to pick up the phone and start making some plans!
1 ~ Spa Weekend
This option is a great choice to do with friends, your boyfriend or spouse, or all by yourself! Start with a search for highly-rated spa “getaways” within drivable distance to where you live. Many spa hotels and resorts offer custom packages that include a one or two night stay, and offer amenities based on your individual preferences. Decide what spa-like features suit you best…are you looking for the best massage you’ve ever had, some hand or feet pampering, or maybe some rejuvenating facial care? Check the reviews for the resort and the spa services before booking. And remember that when you go home you’ll want to continue to take great care of yourself, so invest in some top notch “spa-like” products to add to your daily skincare routine, so you can bring home the experience.
2 ~ Beach Weekend
Tons of people love the beach, but many people aren’t lucky enough to live near one. If you live within driving distance of a beach, think about finding a nice beach resort for a good rate to spend the weekend. Even if it’s very close to where you live, it will still feel like you are vacationing for a few days. If you can’t drive to a beach but you have a flexible schedule, look at flight and hotel deals for locations that are at least a short flight away. There’s nothing like the sand, sun, and ocean to renew your spirits, and give you exactly the kind of rest and fun you need before another work week. And especially if you live in a colder climate, it can be a magical escape!
3 ~ Mountain Weekend
No matter what time of year it is, there is always a ton of great stuff to do in the mountains. Whether it’s skiing, hiking, biking, or simply driving around and enjoying the view, mountain towns provide a sense of scenic wonder that everyone has to experience at least once in their life. If romance is what you are looking for, look for a cozy cabin or hotel with a view, and check out the local list of well-reviewed restaurants. If it’s adventure, choose a place with a great location, where maybe a car isn’t needed and you can walk right out the front door of where you are staying and start exploring. If you’re going with friends, think about activities that are good for groups, and also look into group rates for parties bigger than 5 people. Ultimately, it’s all about enjoying the mountain air and making memories.
4 ~ Lake Weekend
If you don’t live near a beach or a mountain, chances are you live near a lake. Visiting a lake is great because it often offers many activities that you could also do in an ocean such as boating, tubing, jet skiing, swimming, etc., and some even have man-made beaches. Staying at a place right on a lake would offer great opportunities for fun and exploring right outside your door. If it’s chilly out, you could have a campfire at night, which is a great way to bond with others. In terms of pricing, staying at a lake for the weekend might be more affordable than visiting a beach, while still providing the enjoyment and closeness with nature you’re seeking.
5 ~ Girls Weekend
Sometimes there’s just nothing better than some girl time! Taking a long weekend to spend time with girlfriends can be a great way to reconnect old friendships or build up new ones. If you live somewhere where there’s a lot to do, consider finding a place to stay that isn’t far from home, and act like a tourist in your own city, doing and seeing things you’ve always wanted to but never had the time to do. Or, plan a visit to a friend where you can do the same thing but in a new place. For the most adventurous option, simply look at flight and hotel deals and pick a location that the two of you or a group of you have always wanted to visit! Decide what’s most important to your experience whether it be great food, shopping, exploring, sightseeing or relaxing, so you can narrow down your options and find the ultimate destination.