Let’s face it: every one of us has been a noob as some point when it came to the fine intricacies of being in love. In fact, there’s a pretty good chance that many of us still struggle to find our way around romance, which is the perfect reason to get studied up on romantic weekend getaways.
Far too often, being on love makes us overthink what it means to show our affection to our significant other. We read all of the magazines for advice, listen to radio show & podcasts hosts for input, and in the end, we’re actually more confused than we were before. It’s time to stop this madness and start thinking from the heart. Love doesn’t have to be so complicated. A romantic weekend getaway does just this — keeps the idea of a romantic trip as simple as a weekend away from everything.
The best part about these types of mini-trips is that they can happen at any point during the year for any reason. In fact, a romantic trip for no reason is usually more romantic than one for a special holiday or occasion.
If this is your first time planning a weekend getaway for you and your sweetheart, don’t sweat it. Take a deep breath and keep this little guide in mind:
Have Options on Dates — If you only pick one date for your weekend adventure and there’s no way to make it work, then your plan is sunk. However, if you have options, there’s a better chance of having one of them work.
Check A Local Calendar — When you’re scoping out possible destinations, check a calendar local to that city/town to make sure you’re not heading into a busy time of year. For example, you’d hate to plan a romantic trip to South Padre Island during Spring Break.
Don’t Forget About Day-Trips — Once you’ve got a pretty good idea of where you’d like to go, see what else there is to do within a day-trip’s distance. Maybe there’s a cool art exhibit to check out or a killer concert from a band you both love. Heck, you might even find a dance hall not far away that will let you get down with your bad selves!
Privacy and One-on-One Time Are Vital — Never lose sight of why you’re planning this trip — you want to spend time with the most important person in the world without the outside world getting in the way. Make sure you don’t have this sense of privacy compromised.
No matter the reason, romantic weekend getaways are a neat way of telling your significant other you love them and want to spend time with them. What’s really neat is that any weekend is a good weekend for it so long as you go with your heart. That said, use travel planning basics to make sure your trip doesn’t hit any snags.