Mastering the Art of Weekend Getaways!

Posted on Fri April 13, 2018.

The weekend getaway is the 21st century man’s favourite way to switch off from chaos of everyday life. It’s short, it’s sweet, it’s memorable. Nowadays people don’t have the luxury on indulging in a week-or-two-long holiday.

The weekend getaway is the 21st century man’s favourite way to switch off from chaos of everyday life. It’s short, it’s sweet, it’s memorable. Nowadays people don’t have the luxury on indulging in a week-or-two-long holiday. We either don’t have enough time, have way too much work waiting for us, or a have budget that isn’t as accommodating to a long vacation as we’d like. And this is why weekend getaways are our saving grace! The thought of going away and possibly embarking on a once in a lifetime adventure for what is only a little is exciting and makes it all the more special.

1.       Location, Location, Location!

Location has never been more important than it is now! You need to pick a destination that requires less-travel time and less hassles. You only have two/three days to spare so you don’t want to waste it on getting to your actual holiday. Furthermore, it is advised to pick an area that is close to all the action- tourist attractions, restaurants, activities, etc. just so you don’t spend your quick vacay on busses and trains.

2.       Make an itinerary

Weekend getaways are a great way to make special memories and it only takes a little bit of time to research the places of interest to maximise your visit. Prioritize tours, museums, and historical sites that have specific hours when they are open, then fill the rest of your time with restaurant reservations, other activities and of course some downtime.

3.       BUT don’t over plan! Leave some time for spontaneous decisions.

Don’t forget about the main reason you opted for a weekend getaway- to get away from your daily routine. Even though it’s important to plan your days just so you get the most out of your short trip, always leave some time for spontaneous activities that you otherwise wouldn’t have done at home. Adventure and the most memorable moments are almost never planned!

The long weekend is just around the corner and we know that you are eager to make the most out of it. A weekend getaway at Vaalnest Boutique Hotel at the Vaal is the perfect way to utilise it. These tips should help you maximize your experience, even if it’s just for a few days!