Making the most of your weekend getaway
A weekend getaway can be fun and exciting, or chill and relaxing, depending on what you want. The only thing is that it's very short, sometimes it makes you want to stay for a longer period of time... But don't worry! Here you will find the best tips to make the most of your weekend getaway.
5 clever tips to plan a great weekend getaway
Plan your activities ahead
There are a lot of things you may want to do at your destination: visiting some of the city’s most popular museums and landmarks, trying out the best restaurants or visiting the most popular bars in town, etc. And for a weekend getaway it can be a bit too much. This is why you need to write down all the activities you want to do and list them by priority. Like this you already have in mind which activity you don't want to miss out from your trip.
Here is a sample of a list of activities a traveller might have in mind when [visiting New York(/flights/united-states/new-york-ny):
Make a schedule
By making a schedule, you'll be more organised, which can help with time management. For some museums and landmarks you will need to buy tickets and go during the chosen time slot, and by making a schedule you can visit other places that are close to them and save the travelling time. For example, if you go to New York and booked your ticket to see a Broadway Musical at 20:00, you could go to that special dinner place on your list that's close to Broadway.
Don't get too distracted
If you’ve created yourself a planned schedule, don't get too distracted from keeping you to follow it. And even if you decide to not plan a schedule, try to not get too distracted in places that have nothing to do with the city. For example, try to not spend a lot of time in the hotel, be efficient when getting ready so you can leave as fast as possible and enjoy the city. Another would be to not spend too much time sitting in a restaurant after eating because those few minutes talking after lunch can turn into hours of talking.
This might be a bit contradictory, but try and add activities recommended to you while in the city. Never say no to the chance of getting to know the city from a local's point of view. So try and adjust your schedule and do these recommendations that you will not regret.
Enjoy every second of your trip!
And finally, no matter how you plan on planning your trip, enjoy it as best as you can. You are only there for a couple of days, so try to enjoy it to the fullest. Try not using your phone that much, for example, or try to do something locals do that might be out of your comfort zone. Remember that this is a getaway, so as well as your body, make your mind get away from your life back home.
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