Adult Fall Weekend Getaways
So summer is over and the beautiful cool Fall weather has started to creep into your weekends.
It is never too late to plan a weekend away with your significant other i order to hike and relax and be pampered. Look for places that are going to cater to your every whim yet allow you time on your own.
Bed and Breakfast
There are so many great Bed and Breakfasts out there that have beautiful rooms, private bathrooms and exclusive breakfasts. Pick an area that you would like to visit and google Bed and Breakfast to see what they have to offer. I have stayed at some beautiful old mansions that have hot tubs and fireplaces in the room. Many provide the option of having dinner there for an additional cost and the food is excellent. You can choose an option in an area if you want to be busy or if you want a slow paced relaxing weekend. Remember during the Fall months there are many Fall festivals to attend.
It is always an option to have one last trip to the beach with discounts on hotels. Choose the beach that you want to visit and first look at the events schedule to decide if this is where you want to be. On the weekends most restaurants and clubs are open to provide the type of trip you may want. Remember if you want to be on the beach and in the sun, check the weather before you plan your trip. The evenings can be chilly so take warmer clothing or plan to cuddle up together.
A Ski Chalet
A ski resort that has not opened for skiing quite yet can be an affordable time for a quiet weekend. Most of the ski resorts are looking for business and have some events planned on the grounds during the Fall season. There is always the option of beautiful fall colored hikes and bicycling. Check out their event schedule and what the price of a room or cabin might be in the off season. You can also scope out the local activity for future skiing plans.
Fall is wonderful time of year to plan a trip which involves going to antique shops. Find an area far enough from home that is not familiar but not to far if your think you will purchasing items to bring home. It is easy to pick an area and then google antique shops in the area. Look for a festival that involves antiques to see if you can find an area to visit. Then seek out a hotel that fits your budget or has the extras you would enjoy for the weekend. Try to find out where the locals go to grab a bite to eat. A fun fact is also to look for local winerys and pick up a local bottle of wine.
All Inclusive Resort
This might seem impossible, but google is my friend! Look in your state for an all inclusive resort or hotel. I think you will be surprised with what you find Once you find a place in your state, you can decide if you can get there in a weekend, leaving enough time to enjoy the resort. If you have the funds look at an all inclusive resort that you can fly to. Once you figure out where you are going then the fun begins to see what all inclusive means at your resort of choice. Usually the all inclusive price is far better and covers most of what you are interested in doing plus your meals and drinks.
If you are looking for close to home or out of state, look for theatre groups that you can do a weekend long class with. If you love the theatre and want to be involved for a weekend, contact one of the groups or look to see if they offer any classes for a weekend. Once you have made contact with them and they know you are interested they can direct you to a cozy place to stay for the weekend and great places to try the local cuisine. If you get to have great seats to a weekend production it makes for a fun filled weekend.
Are you both interested or active in yoga? Many places offer a Yoga weekend with healthy eating involved, spa treatments and meditation. If you can not find what you are looking for and have a group of friends that love Yoga, invent your own perfect weekend and make a pitch to a place you would like to stay for the weekend. Most places are happy to accommodate you and your friends! If you have the funds you can do a weekend Yoga trip to Spain or italy. Just remember the idea of a Yoga weekend is to revitalize and bring back energy, so do not plan a lot of sightseeing into your trip.
Believe it or not many Zoos plan special weekend events. Not necessarily for the animal activis, but you can probably find a weekend for that too. I would suggest looking for a zoo that you would like to visit and decide how feasible it is to get there. Then look at the events scheduled for the zoo. Depending on the size of the Zoo some places have extravagant weekend stays with passes to all different type of activities. I found a great place with a Panda Bear Extravaganza weekend.
A casino weekend is fun entertainment regardless of how much a gambler you might be. I had never gambled in my life but a Las Vegas trip was priceless. Lots of night time entertainment, besides gambling. Great food and lots of people watching to do. A visit to old Las Vegas with the pull lever slot machines is worth visiting. If you love Elvis impersonators you are in luck and bring your dancing shoes. It is easy to book a flight and hotel online all at one time.
Zip Line Weekend Retreats
You only have to google zip line weekends and a listing will come up. I would say look for your own state first for a weekend, because you are going to get tired. Once you become an expert on zip lines there are so many adventures out there all over the world. Zip lines have been around for awhile but over the past 5 years more people are seeking them out for adventure. When you find the perfect zip line course for the two of you then look for the best place to stay. Having a hot shower or hot tub would be a plus for your weary muscles.
White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting weekends are fun and usually you can find weekend deals. As always I recommend looking locally which means within your state. If not close by then look and figure out what works best. I have found that a weekend like this usually involves camping in a tent or bungalow. Make sure you have a list of items to bring along. Water shoes would be at the top of my list because my feet are tender. Warm clothes is another great idea since we are going exploring in the Fall. Usually your night time meal is included in the package and perhaps a snack. Your guide office will be able to provide all the information you need. Bring a good camera and a cheap camera because sometimes everything gets wet or damp.
Luxury camping is definitely a new way to travel or do a weekend getaway. It is a cross between camping, but in a more glamorous way and staying in a hotel A big bedroom size tent is provided with a bed and furniture. It comes with electric, wifi and a manner in which to charge all your electronics.It also comes with a private upgraded bathroom to meet your needs. This is a nice way to have the solitude of camping but not feeling like you are giving up your quality of life. I is easily researched to see what areas are offering this and what you need to bring. Answer a few questions in your head before calling: Do i want to cook on a fire? How far do i want to hike for snacks? What if it rains? Do your homework and then give it a try.
Fall is a great time to plan a wine tasting weekend. When I book a trip, I look for places that have all the leaves changing color and an area hot spot for local wines. Once you find the area you want to visit for wine start looking at their event schedules. In the Fall several vineyards host bands and grape stomping. If you have not tried grape stomping, it is an event everyone should try! They do not make your wine from the grapes you stomp, just so you know! It is a fun day to listen to bands and taste wine.I usually advise one day at a vineyard for the band and the next day tour the other vineyards and taste all the wines. There is a small price to pay for up to 5-6 wine tastings. Try to book a tour that transportation and tasting is included and visiting 3-4 in a day is usually enough. Plan to end at a vineyard that offers some kind of dinner to finish out your day. Book a hotel early because wine tasting and Fall foliage is popular.
Take a look at a 4 day all inclusive cruise and see if it fits into your schedule and where you need to be to get on the cruise line. A trip to a few islands, while your main stay is on the ship, can be very exciting. By paying for the cruise your overnight accommodations are included. An all inclusive includes your meals and drinks and the island stops. You only end up spending extra for tips and spending money on the islands. Your entertainment and activities are paid for. So it may sound like way too much for a few days but in the end it turns out to be the perfect solution. It can be romantic or just fun!
Usually you do not have to look any farther than your local train station for trips to find a great Fall adventure. It might not seem as glamorous but when was the last time you went on a weekend getaway on a train! The meals have improved, entertainment has improved with lovely lounge cars with movies. During the daylight you have cocktails and wonderful large windows to see all the Fall glory while headed for a destination for dinner. Check to see what is available, some trains do murder mysteries at night, some trains do casino and game night. The sleeping cars are comfortable and sway you to sleep and the temperature is always perfect. Rest room accommodations are adequate as long as you do not plan to live in them.
Yes, regular camping, but did you know you do not need your own camping equipment. If you decide to stay in a tent or a cabin you can rent everything you will need. It is as easy as a few phone calls to plan the type of trip you may want, including a camper if you want to go big. If you have not tried camping yet, why buy all the equipment? A beautiful cool Fall weekend of camping will allow you to test drive it all and decide if it is the right for the two of you. Find a great campground and then your nearest outfitter. If you can dream it then they can equip you. Pick a campground that has a schedule for the weekend so you have lots of options while you are visiting.
These are not just for woman to be able to see some macho men! It is a time to enjoy western hospitality at its finest. Great horseback riding, good family style food or intimate fine dining depending on your venue. Lots of land to explore while on a real working cattle ranch. You will be roping calves, branding, team penning, having campfires, square dancing and then spend a peaceful evening on the front porch of your cabin. Food is great and desserts are delicious. You can get as involved on the working ranch as you want to. They assign a horse to you for your entire stay.
For the adrenaline junkie the weekend getaways are numerous. I am not hooked on the extreme activities but many people are looking for that type of getaway. If you have partner that loves extreme sports as much as you, it is yours for the asking. Extreme mountain biking totally downhill, extreme rock climbing up the face of a cliff, caving in unexplored caverns, skydive off of a cliff, experience zero gravity, waterfall rappelling and drive a tank over a house. If any of these things sound appealing, it might be the weekend getaway for you. Please make sure you use a reputable company which means do your online homework and research. Please read any disclaimers you might be requested to sign and come in good physical shape. You can not just have the willpower to do an extreme sport without preparation.
If Nascar races are what get your blood boiling it can happen. Nascar offers weekend packages that include a suite to stay in, breakfast, transportation to and from the race, tickets to the race with decent season pass holder seats, pit passes and hospitality passes to the more elite section for drinks and food. They sometimes even have drivers assigned to be mingling with the guests and signing autographs. When you are looking to purchase a weekend pass ask them to send you a sample itinerary of a day at the races. Most of your day, after an early breakfast, will be spent at the track, shopping for Nascar merchandise and watching them gear up for the race.
If you are a true fan, you will have your gear to listen to the drivers talk to their crew, ready and packed.
Weekend Cooking Schools
This is a new trend and is as spectacular as it sounds. The two of you have the choice of going to a cabin in the woods which is equipped with all the cooking essentials, flying to Paris for a class in French cuisine or buying all the items off of a list and setting up at home for an online course. My recommendation is to leave home for a weekend and choose the type of cooking you want to learn, meet the chef and allow them to help you perfect your technique. A benefit of leaving home is you then will have the opportunity to have your first meal prepared by the chef. A weekend of cooking using farm to table garden items with fresh herbs is romantic and fun. Check out your state to see what is available as a start, it may be the only type of vacation you book for any more!