After a long time spent in lockdown, a weekend away can feel amazing. Even just two days can seem as if you have been enjoying cold drinks on a sunny beach for weeks. If you can take advantage of a long bank holiday weekend, or take extra time off work, it’s important to make the best of it.
Weekend trips don’t have to cost a fortune
Depending on where you live, you could reach your destination by car in just a few hours. The train network is equally convenient and fast. The train can be the perfect method of transport if you want to spend a weekend in London.
Many popular sights are in walking distance from major train stations, such as Blackfriars. From the South Bank entrance, you can reach the Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery, among others. In order to avoid spending too much money on public transport in the city, make sure to search for good deals well in advance.
How to plan out your time
Think about what you would like to do or see. Do you enjoy sightseeing, or would you prefer to relax by the sea? Are you longing to take long walks in the countryside or are you dreaming of going camping?
Try to think of everything you would like to do in advance. Even if you aren’t able to get everything done, you can still get the most out of your holiday and enjoy yourself fully.
Why pre-booking things will help you save money
It can be a good idea to book your holiday early. Even if you aren’t completely sure yet if you are able to go, it can make sense to search for deals as soon as possible. It also means you can research activities that are close together so you can group them during the same day to save time and maximise your fun.
Research the surrounding area
Learn about the local area of your holiday destination. Are there any good restaurants? Especially with the covid restrictions in place you might need to book a table beforehand. Can you find any tourist attractions that you would be interested in? These are worth researching beforehand so you don’t turn up on a day when it’s closed.
How to pack for what you want to do
You don’t want to take too much luggage on a short trip. So, make sure you only pack what’s absolutely necessary. Learning how to fold and pack efficiently can enable you to bring more clothes on your trip. Another reason why planning ahead of time is important, so you know what clothes you need to bring with you. If you’re going walking, you don’t want to be stuck with just sandals.
Whether you enjoy a luxurious weekend or would rather keep it simple, you can make the best of it by planning in advance. When the time finally comes, you’ll be able to enjoy your time off so much more.