School is out, vacation options are limited this year, and many working folks have had to take time off to adjust to working from home or even prepping for homeschool in the fall. A few days to unplug really comes at a premium and we all deserve a getaway. So this year instead of planning a trip for your one or two weeks of vacation think about taking advantage of a weekend. Whether it be a quick getaway in the family RV or an adventure-filled lakeside resort stay, there is enough time for travel, relaxation, and fun any weekend. Here’s how to make the most of a weekend getaway.
Leaving as early as possible is an essential part of your trip. If that means leaving straight from work on Friday at 5 p.m. or boarding a flight at 6 a.m. on Saturday, do it. The longer you wait to go, the shorter your trip. A less-than-ideal travel experience won’t matter if you have an extra half-day at your destination.
Don’t be as strict on your travels home, but keep your Monday schedule in mind when deciding when you depart. If possible, spend the majority of your Sunday relaxing before beginning your journey back.
A two-day vacation does not warrant a lot of luggage. Vacation-goers are notorious for overpacking, which is far better than underpacking. If you’re cramped for space in the car or on a flight, all you need is a backpack or a small suitcase. Since the vacation is so short, envision what you might be wearing at different points of each day and pack accordingly.
Having less “stuff” to keep track of while on vacation means more time to enjoy yourself and can be incredibly convenient if space is limited.
Don’t waste your precious vacation time deciding on where to go or where to eat. Do as much planning as possible before leaving or on the way to take advantage of every minute you have on your getaway.
If you’re going to the beach, know which beach and where you’re going to park. If you’re going to be walking around a city and doing tourist activities, have a detailed itinerary planned. It seems like a lot of work, but you’ll thank yourself when you’re not wasting time figuring these things out when you’re supposed to be enjoying yourself.
If you’re one to put your phone away and enjoy the serenity of vacation, don’t follow this advice. It is a good idea to pull yourself away from your screens while away, but capturing some memories is a good idea, whether it be of you and your family or the scenery.
It won’t mean much in the moment, but a week, a month and a year later you’ll be happy you have those memories. When you’ve got some downtime at the office, look at those pictures to remind you how great that weekend getaway was.
Don’t Think About Monday
This may be the hardest piece of advice to follow. Come late-day Saturday and Sunday, thoughts of your return to work may creep into your mind keeping you from enjoying your time away. If that happens, look in front of you, remember where you are, the people you are with and hopefully, you’ll return to a peaceful mental state.
Considering the brevity of the vacation, limited travel time and excess planning that goes into it, a weekend getaway can be hard to pull off. Follow these tips, and you’ll have a weekend to remember, and it won’t be long until you’re planning your next journey.
With the start of a fresh new season coming our way, Lake Havasu prepares for an influx of visitors of old and new! To make this lake season even more exciting, we are rolling out some fresh Havasu Springs designs and we are excited to share them with our friends and guests. Our new designs arrive at the Outer Harbor store at the end of March and to get everyone excited we’ve decided to hold a 2020 apparel Havasu Springs throwback T-shirt contest!
Having a vacation getaway is no top secret desire. We all want the perfect location to escape to where the grass looks greener when life gets rough. We host an incredible variety of vacation homes at Havasu Springs Resort that go unnoticed every single day. With our on-sight vacation homes, there is so much more to experience than just a simple getaway.
Every year around this time, we are reminded of the variety of spring break festivities that Lake Havasu has to offer, and for those families that are looking to travel during this time of year, we have you covered! Being one of Lake Havasu’s oldest resorts owned and operated by a local Lake Havasu family since 1967, we understand the importance of family time well spent and the value that a Lake Havasu Spring Break trip can bring for years to come. Why not plan your trip at a spring break family resort!
If you’re looking for pet-friendly accommodations in Lake Havasu, look no further! When making plans to head out of town whether it be for a couple of days or an extended vacation, pets are amongst one of the biggest challenges we humans face before deciding to travel. Do you bring your furry best friend along for an outdoor getaway adventure in Lake Havasu, or do you find a sitter, pet hotel, or ask a family friend to care for your slobbery sidekick?
A winter Havasu getaway can be just the ticket for those of us with busy lives that are in much need of an escape. There is no better time to take advantage of some freedom than the winter months when kids are on break! The phone calls and emails have slowed down at the office and Lake Havasu is nice and quiet.
If you don’t have the option of storing your boats and personal watercraft, in a dry storage yard or garage then it is important to take the proper steps associated with these boat winterizing steps! We chatted with the boys down in our Outer Harbor Boat Repair Shop to get some valuable insight into what steps you don’t want to forget to take. After all, when that Spring feeling is back in the air you don’t want to miss one minute to get out there and enjoy Lake Havasu.
Lake Havasu is known to a large variety of fish species that are sure to delight any fisherman or fisherwoman’s dreams! During the fall not only do you get to enjoy cooler weather while you wait patiently for your fishing rods to get some action, but you also get to enjoy the peaceful serenity the lake provides. Let’s not forget the epic Arizona sunsets that frequent Lake Havasu often.
Wondering what to pack for your weekend getaway on South Lake Havasu? Other than your bathing suit, flip flops, and a big happy smile, we came up with a short list of things that we think you will find more than helpful during your staycation here with us at Havasu Springs Resort.