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No Time Off? Take A Day Trip Or Weekend Getaway

Road trip weekend getaway

If your vacation time for the year is already spoken for, but you are itching for a break, then it’s time to schedule a day trip or weekend getaway. Not sure where to go? Consider the tips below.

National Park

If you love the outdoors, head to a nearby national park. Bring the tent or RV and camp out, or reserve an Airbnb or hotel room. If close enough, drive to and from the same day.

Nearby Festival, Fair, Or Community Event

Every town or county hosts at least one fun-filled annual festival, fair, or special event. Some are seasonal events for holidays or time of year, while other events celebrate local attractions and anniversaries. Even small town events can pack a major punch. Schedule this weekend getaway annually, or explore a new event or two each year.

Spa Weekend Getaway

One of the challenges with weekend getaways is that they can feel rushed as you try to pack in as much as you can in just a day or two. Instead of heading out on an action-packed excursion, schedule a spa getaway where your #1 goal is simply to relax and unwind.


Traveling is without a doubt fun, but consider rediscovering your city again. Check a swanky local hotel or B&B for a discount or weekend package for locals, or rent an Airbnb in a swanky neighborhood. Head online to Groupon to discover a few attractions, restaurants, and local excursions you have yet to enjoy. The only rule: everywhere you go has to be somewhere new.

Regardless of where you live, there is sure to be something fun and new just a few hours away. Whether by car train, or airplane—you can relax, recharge, and enjoy a revitalizing change of pace with the mini-vacation ideas above.

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