Your Romantic Weekend Getaway Guide is Here…
From planning, to choosing your destination and preparation, to finding the perfect event for just the two of you, with ideas for the seasons and your budget too, this guide will have you off and away feeling that romance and love.
Let’s get to the details!…
Planning a Romantic Getaway
Fortunately, planning is easy for a weekend getaway. This is because a romantic weekend getaway is more like an escape than a traditional vacation.
A traditional vacation involves a lot of planning for sightseeing, activities, and tours. It also involves packing, paperwork, telephone conversations with travel agents or airline and hotel bookings.
With a romantic weekend getaway, you have the option to do as little or as much as you desire. The choice is yours. In addition, since your time is limited, you will notice that you are like a kid on Christmas morning waiting to savor every moment.
There are a few things you need to do in order to make the most of your romantic weekend getaway.
Choose Your Romantic Destination Carefully
These seems obvious, but many couples choose a destination for his or her mate, end end of feeling left out personally. Be sure to choose a destination carefully, because romantic weekend getaways are special and rare.
You want to make the most out of your romantic time away, so it’s important to take time to really discover what would work for the both of you. If the two of you are on opposite pages for relaxation time, like one of you wants a spa day, and the other wants a dude ranch, it is important to hammer out the destination details so that both of you are satisfied.
For Romantic Peace of Mind-Settle the Kids
If you have younger children, make sure the friend or family member caring for them while you are gone has all their important phone numbers, such as the pediatrician and any needed medications. Be sure to let your sitter know of any allergies to medicines or foods, and their likes and dislikes when it comes to eating.
A good idea is to buy some new board games or coloring books to keep the little ones entertained, or have an outing planned for them like a picnic in the park.
It might even be a good idea to have a back-up sitter just in case something happens for your first sitter. It’s better to plan for worst-case scenario, and have a family member on call.
For Romantic Peace of Mind-Taking Care of Pets
After the children are secure, you’ll want to make sure you have proper care for your pets. You may choose to board your pet, or have the sitter care for them too. Make sure your pet has plenty of supplies such as food, bones, and toys on hand. Leave detailed instructions for food and walking, etc.
For Romantic Peace of Mind-Secure Your Home
If children and pets are not of concern, make sure to have a neighbor take in your mail, and cancel your newspaper. You do not want to make it obvious that you are away.
Also, it’s a good idea to shut off any water that you can, and to shut off all appliances. Toss out any old food in the fridge, and throw away the garbage.
With these few simple tips, you are well on your way to a carefree romantic getaway.
Finding the Perfect Romantic Weekend Getaway
If you are seeking the perfect romantic weekend getaway, there are many ways to achieve that goal.
The first and most important thing to do is to hone in on what you want to do. Once you are clear about that part, 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 romantic weekend getaways:
* Beach getaways
* Lake front cabins in the woods in spring
* Spa retreats
* Boating getaways
And there are dozens of supercharged, yet still romantic weekend getaways as well; here are just a few:
* Mountain biking
* Rock climbing
* Horseback riding
Once you know exactly what you are in the mood for, then you’ll find that perfect romantic weekend getaway. Then, choose how you want to travel… by car, rail, plane, or even by boat.
Next, pick your lodging. Get creative here. There are hundreds of old inns and even historic barns that have been refurbished for you to stay, whether you are traveling romantically or with the girls. One of the latest trends is to locate a mansion that uses part of its old historic rooms as a romantic weekend getaway dream.
Once you have discovered what you want from your romantic weekend getaway, and what type of lodging you wish to stay in, it is so much easier to decide on a location. Many couples start with the location, and then look for activities and lodging. However, if you think in reverse on this, you will be pleasantly surprised.
For Internet searches, you will find that you have more options that are clear-cut and well defined when you search for specific things such as, “tennis lessons spa resort.” Your search will bring the locations that specifically cater to what you wish to do on your romantic weekend getaway.
For information, use the internet, but also ask friends, family members, colleagues, and even people you chat with just in passing. You will find the most amazing tidbits of information in the oddest of places.
Also, seek the advice and expertise of a travel agent, get information on social media and blogs, and even go to the library.
Finding the perfect romantic weekend getaway may take a little effort, but in the end, it is so worth the time.
Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas
If you are like most couples, you are a two-income family. Having time to spend together is difficult at best. You are probably due for a vacation, and yearning for some alone time with your mate.
Unfortunately with today’s economy, many couples are faced with the fact that they cannot afford an extensive vacation or an extended vacation, plus have to pay a babysitter for some of that time.
This is where the romantic weekend getaway comes in. These getaway ideas are great, because they can be customized to your taste as well as your budget needs.
The great thing about romantic weekend getaways is that you can get away during any season, and you will find plenty to do. Or, you can just do nothing at all.
Romantic Getaway Winter Ideas
If you love the snow, a winter wonderland vacation is for you. You can choose from a variety of lodging options such as:
* A lodge
* A bed and breakfast
* A country inn
* A log cabin
There are many activities that you can partake in on a winter wonderland, as well.
* Enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner for two overlooking some gorgeous scenery
* Try horseback riding in the snow
* Take a sleigh ride through a winter wonderland
* Take in the view in front of a crackling fireplace
* Take in some hot yoga and get a hot stone massage
Romantic Getaway Fall Ideas
What better way to end the summer than to take a weekend getaway, especially if you did not get the opportunity to go away with your love over the summer. You can enjoy the fall season in all its abundance in so many ways.
* Have a picnic under the stars
* Take a trip through the countryside to see the leaves fall and the beauty of their changing colors
* Go apple and pumpkin picking
* Go antiquing
Romantic Warmer Weather Ideas
If you are looking for a few creative ideas for the spring or summer months, why not try these ideas on for size.
* Go see a movie under the stars
* Camp right on the beach
* Go to a winery and do a wine tasting
* Rent out a small beach hut for the weekend
There is an endless stream of romantic ideas for each and every season. It is just a matter of choosing a season, and of course, your reason is love.
Inexpensive Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas
Everyone needs to get away every so often, especially in high stress times. What is even more stressful, is that weekend getaways may not come cheap. Trying to find inexpensive weekend getaway ideas is not always easy.
If you have run out of ideas, keep reading…
There are ways that you can escape the hustle and bustle that is everyday life, and get away for that relaxing weekend, even on a budget.
Of course, it all depends on the company with whom you are traveling.
Girls Getaway Ideas
A girls or boys trip, often makes you miss your honey at home, so these can not only be fun and relaxing, but good for the romance too.
If you are traveling with your girlfriends, then there is good news. It has never been easier to get away for the weekend with your girlfriends, and do it inexpensively. The reason for this is that you can get an awesome group rate just about anywhere.
Maybe you can even get into first class…
Ever since the economy fell, extras and luxuries also came down in price. Businesses eager to still stay afloat offer group rates that are excellent.
For example, pick the lesser-known and least crowded areas and towns, which likely have the same beauty and amenities that the trendy and popular places have.
You could also rent a hotel room in an expensive place like Manhattan, share the cost, and do activities that offer group rates such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The beauty of a girls’ getaway is that you’re all together, and sharing the expense.
Romantic Weekend Getaways Off Season
If you are planning a romantic weekend getaway on a budget, remember, variety is the spice of life , and staying off-season is the key for your wallet.
Bed and breakfasts during off-season are great ways to save some money, as well as choosing off-season ideas to other destinations.
You never know what you may encounter by traveling off-season to different locations. You may just find a new and inexpensive tradition along the way.