Last minute vacations don’t have to be spent in hole-in-the-corner hotels and doing the same things again. With a bit of creativity, an adventurous spirit and resourcefulness, you can enjoy a unique and wonderful last minute vacation without going over-budget. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Choose somewhere near.
Don’t be so hasty in thinking that nothing at home can offer you enjoyment. Sometimes, the best things are right in front us and it’s only their proximity that makes us blind to their beauty.
Vacationing somewhere near also comes with a variety of benefits. For one thing, you won’t have to spend much on transportation. Secondly, if an emergency comes up at home or work, you can get back right away. Last but not the least, making arrangements for your vacation is also easier because you can verify your reservations directly with the source.
Enjoy more quality time at family camps.
There’s always one running any time of the year. The activities involved in a family camp vary so it’s important to find one that can offer entertainment for every member of the family. These camps are a bit costly, but they’re worth every penny because they give your family a chance to get to know each other better and be closer to one another, an experience that not even five-star hotels and the best beach resorts can match.
Get away with a train tour.
Train tours may only be composed of one meal or occupy your entire weekend. During Fridays and Saturdays, train tour companies often offer dinner rides and weekend getaways for guests. Sundays are special; they’re reserved for the family and with respect to the resumption of work and classes on the following days, rides are usually scheduled for breakfast, brunch, or lunch.
Mystery tours are arguably the most popular type of train tour. A mystery tour may take a few hours to an entire weekend. Passengers will have to determine who the murderer is before the last victim dies.
Historical tours are also in the offing. Some train tours, for instance, let you experience a staged coach robbery and maybe a couple of minutes of staged gunfight between cops and robbers.
If you’re lucky and you’re traveling in a group, you can even have the entire train reserved for you. Some may even allow you to attach an additional car and have it served as your private dining hall or ballroom.
With train tours, you don’t have to worry about your travel itinerary because everything will be taken care of for you.
Join another tour.
Train tours are not the only kind of tour you can enjoy at the last minute. If eating for you is an art, there are food tours for you to enjoy. Food tours generally involve visiting different types of restaurants, marketplaces, and other food-related establishments. There are also wine-tasting tours for wine connoisseurs, nature tours for lovers of Mother Nature, and many other types. Use the Internet to find the ideal tour for you.
Rough it out.
Rent an RV and start exploring any of the dozens of national parks in the country. Be one with nature and get up close and personal with creatures you used to see only behind zoo bars.
Take a cruise.
Finally, if living in the lap of luxury is what you’re after then you should take a cruise. There’s always one leaving during the weekend so even if you’re arranging for last minute bookings, there’s sure to be a seat for you!