If you’re looking for a cheap getaway this weekend, why not try a family-friendly day trip away? Day trips are great because they don’t require too many hours spent in the car and there’s enough to see and do that everyone will be entertained. This week we’ll show you how to plan your perfect day trip!
1) Figure Out Where You’re Going
The first step to planning the perfect day out is to pick a destination. The best places tend to be those that take less than 3 hours to reach by car, are easily accessible via public transportation, and are near other great attractions should you wish to make an extended weekend of it.
2) Figure Out What You’ll See
Once you’ve chosen your destination, the next step is to decide what it has to offer. Some places are just great for taking pictures and sightseeing, while others will have specific activities or destinations that should be at the top of your list. If there’s an attraction at your location that everyone in the family enjoys (such as a children’s farm or an indoor water park), make sure it’s at the top of your list.
3) Figure Out What You’ll Do
If you’ve found a place with activities, look into what those are before you go. A zoo may have walking safaris, animal shows, and feeding opportunities, while a historical site will have buildings to explore and activities associated with the site’s most famous residents. If you don’t know what something is before you get there, it can be frustrating trying to find out information about it when you’re in a rush to leave.
4) Figure Out When To Go
Decide on when your trip will be starting. The earlier you leave, the more time you’ll have at your destination. If you’re planning to use public transportation, keep in mind that timetables change on weekends and public holidays – check before you go!
5) Pack Light And Smart
The worst part of going away for a long weekend is coming back with far too much stuff because it all seemed necessary at the time. Make things easy on yourself by choosing clothes that are comfortable for traveling, packing sunscreen and insect repellent into small containers you can carry easily, and putting your valuables into a money belt or neck wallet so you won’t have to worry about having them stolen.
6) Enjoy Your Trip!
Once you’ve done your planning, all that’s left to do is enjoy being out and about with the people you love! Just make sure you have a safe car ride home. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death, so it’s important to drive safely and never get behind the wheel when you’ve been drinking. In case of an emergency, remember to contact a car accident lawyer for any legal assistance you may require.
There You Have It
Remember to stay hydrated on your trip, have fun with everyone you’re spending time with, and get an early night’s sleep to wake up refreshed! That’s how you can plan an amazing family day trip in six easy steps!