Most of us are overdue for a vacation. And while the idea of taking a few weeks off to go lie in the sun somewhere exotic may sound great, it can be difficult to take the time for a long trip. It can also be exhausting planning for days away, which is why you should take more long weekends away.
A long weekend is the perfect amount of time to refresh and recharge, and since you’ll only need to take one day off work (or you can take a holiday weekend), you’ll still have plenty of holiday time left.
Here are some of the best long weekend destinations for your next trip:
You may not have heard, but Cornwall is the next big thing so you’ll want to get there before word gets around. If you stay in a coastal cottage in Cornwall, you’ll be able to leave all your worries at home as you enjoy the rugged north coast, long stretches of sand, great surfing, and sub-tropical gardens.
Renting a cottage will give you a home away from home, so you can spend time pretending you’re a local and having a mini-vacation either solo or with your special someone.
Budapest is another destination that’s seeing an influx of tourists as word gets out about how great it is. Separated into two cities- Buda on the west side of the river, and Pest on the east, Budapest is an affordable city with tons to do. Head up to the castle for incredible views of the city, take a river tour down the Danube, or go clubbing in the famous ruin bars throughout the Jewish district.
Edinburgh is packed full of history, and you’ll also find plenty of great cafes waiting with delicious scones and tea. Take the Harry Potter tour to learn all about J.K Rowling and see her inspiration for Hogwarts and the places she used to write. Stroll down Princes street, check out the Old City, and gawk at the castle in the distance. It’s easy to get in and out of Edinburgh via the train, making it the perfect place for a long weekend trip.
Prague has great public transport, making it easy to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time. Check out the Lobkowicz Palace, which includes world-famous paintings and an incredible walking tour to teach you about the family and the history of the city. Prague shines at Christmas time, when the city is lit up with Christmas lights and gingerbread is sold on almost every corner, but you’ll also find it laid-back destination in spring and fall.
What are your favourite destinations for a weekend away? Do you prefer to fly, take a train, or drive when you want a few days to relax? Let me know in the comments below.