There are many reasons to take a vacation, even if you don’t have a lot of time. It’s a great way to reduce stress and it can boost your productivity when you return to work, but perhaps the most convincing reason to get away for a little while is that it can rekindle your relationship when you plan a romantic getaway.
The trouble is, not every getaway is romantic. If you have to deal with an overcrowded hotel, if you feel rushed while you’re away, or if you choose a bad location, you’ll end up returning home feeling more stressed and frustrated than when you left.
Make sure your romantic weekend getaway is everything you imagined it would be with these tips!
GET CREATIVE WITH TRANSPORTATION
There’s no denying that it’s convenient to hop in the car first thing in the morning and head for the road, but that’s so boring! Not to mention, you have to take the time to give your car a tune-up so you don’t find yourself breaking down on the side of the road. It also puts wear and tear on your vehicle.
Instead, get creative with your transportation. That might mean something as simple as renting a car, but consider renting a luxury car to make your trip even more special.
Riding a motorcycle with your sweetie can be a lot of fun too! Just make sure you feel confident driving on the highway. You don’t want to be one of the 80,000 people who are injured in motorcycle accidents every year.
TAKE A TRIP DURING THE OFF-SEASON
In the summer, you may be tempted to visit a local vineyard or head to the beach, but you’ll end up dealing with huge crowds. That’s not going to make for a very romantic weekend. Instead, consider traveling during the off-season.
There are many benefits of traveling during the off-season, especially if you want to set a romantic tone during your vacation. Head to the beach in the fall, book that midwestern hotel in the winter, and pick a rainy weekend to head to the vineyard.
GET AWAY FROM IT ALL
There’s no question that there’s a lot to do when you visit a nearby city. It may sound romantic to catch a show, do some shopping, and eat dinner at a fancy restaurant, but don’t be surprised if you feel overwhelmed when it’s time to go back home.
If you’re looking for a truly romantic getaway, you should opt to get away from it all instead of placing yourselves in the middle of the action in a big city. Traveling during the off-season helps, but it also helps to go off the grid.
That doesn’t mean you have to pitch a tent in the middle of the woods! There are many off-grid getaways throughout the country that include:
- Mt. Hood Village RV Resort in Welches, Oregon
- Woolverton Inn in Stockton, New Jersey
- El Portal Sedona Hotel in Sedona, Arizona
- The Graceland Inn in Elkins, West Virginia
- State Game Lodge in Custer, South Dakota
- Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma
LIVE ANOTHER LIFESTYLE FOR A FEW DAYS
Feeling proud and confident of who you are, serves you well in your everyday life, but wouldn’t it be fun to be someone else for a weekend? That doesn’t mean you have to change your name and act different, but it can be quite romantic to step outside your comfort zone for a few days!
Splurge on luxury accommodations, snack on caviar, and wear that outrageous hat that has been collecting dust in your closet. It can be refreshing to take on a different persona during your vacation to get the romantic juices flowing.
TAKE AN EXTRA DAY OFF OF WORK
It seems obvious that you might want to take an extra day off of work if you want to get away for the weekend with your special someone, but it’s not what you think.
Instead of taking Monday off and heading back home that day, head home on Sunday like you normally would. Use your extra day at the end of your vacation so you don’t feel rushed getting home and you have time to get back into your routine before heading back to work.
Give your relationship the attention it deserves by planning a romantic weekend getaway! Just make sure it’s everything you imagined it would be by following the tips on this list.