Romantic getaways near home are an option that most people never consider. The first thing we think of when planning a vacation is going to a faraway place. The thought of going to a romantic resort thousand miles away from home can be enticing. But if you want a romantic getaway that’s near home there’s a great alternative that I discovered many years ago.
An old classmate and I were planning a trip to Hawaii to relive an adventure we had there during a summer break from college, but my friend had to cancel at the last minute. The trip would not have been the same without my friend so I started to look for an alternative.
I came up with what I later discovered was a great vacation idea. I decided to pick a place that was within an hour’s drive from where I lived. Once I zeroed into the location, I couldn’t figure out why I never thought of it before. The place I selected was Laguna Beach, California, which was less than 45 minutes from my house! Laguna Beach is an art colony the runs along some of the most beautiful coastlines in Southern California.
I stayed at a hotel right on the beach in the center of town. It was magnificent! Here’s what I discovered about vacating in a location that was near home. It is much less stressful to get to than distant locations– no airports, airplanes, buses, or taxis. It is much less expensive– minimal travel expenses. And the best bonus of all was the ability to invite friends to join me for various activities throughout my vacation.
What made the trip even more spectator was that I was there during the world-famous Laguna Beach Arts Festival! It was perfect! I have continued to schedule short local vacations to this day.
Most of us have a few nice hotels not far from where we live. If you are interested in this idea, I would suggest that you visit the hotels that you’re considering for your romantic getaway. Most of us have never been inside the hotels within our own city. I think you’ll be surprised by what you find. I certainly was. I had no idea that the three (3) major hotels in my city were so elegant. Once I stepped inside, I felt like I was in another town hundreds of miles away. In addition to looking at the hotel, I would also recommend that you check out the restaurants and nightclubs in and around the property.
For a romantic getaway near home, make reservations for 1 or 2 nights at a nice hotel within an hour’s drive from where you live. To make the trip even more memorable, you might schedule it during a special event that is taking place near the hotel. If you’re not familiar with what events might be scheduled, contact the hotel. They’ll be happy to give you this information.
I particularly like romantic getaways near home because I can afford to do them more often.
To your romantic retreat near home.