In a daily life many people tend to postpone their holidays for later. But with a pinch of a good will, the short trip may be truly beneficial and equally relaxing and inspiring as the real vacation. That may explain why so called “city breaks”, usually the weekend getaways to the capitals or big cities, are so popular. With the good and unexpensive flights, every place becomes open to be visited. But what can we do when we’re stuck in the smaller cities? Or what can you do when you’re not a fan of the crowded places? It’s always a good idea to visit the neighborhoods, which we tend to skip, drink a coffee outside or have a bike ride with a nice view. That’s why this year’s long May weekend we’ve spent in Austrian Tainach, located in the picturesque, mountain region.
If you’re one of those people who have limited time, but like to spend time outside, I listed 10 weekend ideas, which you can use with limited budget as well.
Long May weekend in Tainach
Why it’s worth to organize a weekend getaway?
At also, weekend trips will make you feel better. It doesn’t have to be long and you don’t need to discover the end of the world, but even one day of a holiday will make you rest a bit and have a deep breath outside of town. Nothing affects your health as negatively as the stress that surrounds us everywhere – but it can be reduced easily: a blanket, a book, beautiful meadow or a field, barbecue, trip to the lakeside. Short trips have also another benefit, and that is: you don’t need to worry to much about the organisation. You don’t need to plan the whole week ahead and worry if you’ll manage to see it all, because you won’t.
10 ideas for a weekend getaway:
2. Car roadtrip
3. Barbecue outside of the town
By bike, car or even by bus. You can use one-use barbecue tray or pack the standard one.
4. Picnic in the city
5. Bonfire in the evening
6. Weekend camping
7. Bike trip in your area
One or two-day bike trip is a great way to spend the time for all fans of acrive rest. You can discover the charm of the small towns that you didn’t want to visit before.
8. Mountain hike or a walk in the forest
9. Photo session with your friends
I love photography since I remember and this type of activity with my friends is not only productive, they get some nice shots and later on you can grab lunch together.
10. Discover the local events
It’s one of the most obvious ideas, but so many times it’s skipped. Go to the local museums, which you’ve never been to before thinking that discovering your own town makes no sense. It’s a big mistake, and a visit in one of them can be very interesting. When was the last time that you’ve been in cinema, theatre, in the zoo or even in the circus? Big towns always offer plenty of exhibitions and events. Use them!
What are your favorite weekend getaway ideas?