Whether it is an end of season beach trip or a flight to a quick adventure, I know I would do anything to travel and make the most of a weekend.
When it comes to quick trips, especially if you’ve never been to your destination before you are going to want to squeeze as many things in as possible to make the best of your trip. To be honest, this is probably the worst way to sabotage your own trip. Remember it’s a quick trip maybe two or three days, and you have to make time for travel. Most of these quick trips revolve around bucket list activities for most people and that makes the adventure that much more exciting! Here are a few rules to stick to when planning a quick trip.
- Make sure to have one activity that you are really excited about- The main reason of your trip I like to call it. If your heading to New York for Christmas make your top priority seeing a Broadway show, if you’re heading to Texas make seeing a Cowboys game the top of your list or visiting Music City your priority. Once you have that set it makes it easier to plan activities around your main priority.
- Do your research- Once you have a destination make sure to do some digging and check out the encompassing areas to see what they offer. Look into seasonal activities, best places to eat and drink have a few in mind so you are prepared when you arrive.
- Plan (somewhat)- I’m a traveler that just likes to go with the flow especially in a new place, I’m not one to carry an itinerary around. But because you have so little time; planning a little is a good idea. Having a sort of mental list of places to go and places to eat saves you time and energy while your on vacation. Because worrying about that is that last thin you want to do.
- Scout Out- Obviously you will be doing some exploring at your destination. I’m sure you will run into activities or restaurants/bars that look interesting, make a mental note to come back and try it out later.
- Be ok with cutting activities out- This is the hardest part, but sometimes it’s a must. Say you were in Nashville, TN and you found a great little corner bar to grab something to eat and listen to great live country music, you’re just about ready to leave. All of a sudden Tim McGraw and Faith Hill walk in and they announce they will be performing a few sets. Well, of course you don’t want to miss out on that once in a life time opportunity so you stay and enjoy yourself. So because you stayed and enjoyed the concert, you may need to cut out visiting the Bluebird café or try re-arranging your activities.
I’m super excited because Cory and I will be taking a quick trip of our own here this weekend to Los Angeles. It’s our one year anniversary and instead of presents and a fancy dinner we opted for a trip to adventure! It’s a quick flight from Denver to L.A, and I’ve never been west of Utah so this is super exciting for me! One of our bucket list activities was to go to Universal Studios Harry Potter World of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is the main reason for the trip, so we decided to go straight from the airport to Universal on our first day, and take in as much as we can. Later, our plan is to head down through the Hollywood area, walk through the Walk of Fame and then head downtown. Take in the atmosphere, food and drink and enjoy ourselves. Our second and last day in L.A we wanted to visit the beach so it’s either Venice or Manhattan, we haven’t decided just yet! From there, drop off the rental car and head back through LAX for our flight home! So much to do so little time, but cheers to you and your quick trip planning and making it fabulous!
If anyone has great Los Angeles places to stop and explore or must try restaurants or bars comment below!