Although taking long family vacation trips can be a lot of
fun, it is essential not to overlook the value of a quick weekend trip. Weekend
vacations can be a great way of breaking up the dullness of the weekday
routine. These trips are also a fantastic way of having lots of family fun,
without having to spend a lot of money. On many occasions, you don’t even have
to spend the night away from home. You can get back to your home in plenty of
time for bed if you simply plan to go to a place that is only a few hours away
from where you live. If you’re looking for some great ideas on how to get
started with planning this enjoyable weekend vacation, then read on!
It’s wise to ask around and see if any of your family members have particular ideas for places they would like to go, before you begin actually planning your trip. One of your kids may reveal that they have actually been wanting to go to some attraction such as the zoo, or they might even have a strong desire to revisit a location that they went to a long time ago. Although some children can be quite expressive about their wishes, other children have a tendency not to share their ideas until you ask. You’ll be more equipped for planning your vacation when you’re all done gathering everyone’s ideas for places to go and things to see.
Make Plans Beforehand
You can easily have lots of fun if you just pack everyone in
the vehicle and start driving, but at times your vacation can end up even more
fun if you take a little time to make plans for your weekend. For example, you
can help save a lot of funds for other fun things for the trip by just taking
the time to pack a portable lunch, or by taking along beverages or snacks for
the drive. Make sure you bring along some games or a few other activities for
your small kids to do to insure that their drive will be an enjoyable and
exciting one. If your trip includes a night spent sleeping in a hotel, do some
research online or on the phone so that you’ll be able to get the finest deals
you can. Just a little planning often goes a very long way in reducing wasted
time and expenses you devote to your vacation. Don’t forget to make sure that
everyone who owns a camera takes it with them so that when you return home you
will be able to frame your favorite pictures in classy black picture frames.
Fantastic Weekend Vacation Spots
Although a trip to a park or a zoo is always enjoyable,
there are also lots of other creative and fascinating trips you can take. Check
to see if there are any festivals or weekend events taking place nearby. You
can even fun going someplace like a …
One of the most popular destinations for honeymooners from
all around the world, Lagos, the capital city of Nigeria offers a bit of
everything… serene blue beaches, hills which remain mist covered almost the
year-round and greenery that takes you close to paradise!
Whether you love beaches or hills, Lagos offers you enough romance to make your special days an affair to remember always! Start your day with a trip to the Coconut Beach, located just to the southern part of the city of Lagos. An island which is as quaint as could be, Coconut beach is characterized by yellow sand and a sea whose blue waters are the most transparent as you would ever find. Walk hand in hand with your partner or laze under the warm rays of the sun in this beautiful coastal heaven. Named after the coconut trees which surround this lovely beach, Coconut Beach can also provide tourists with great options of accommodation. A number of resorts have also been developed along this stretch of Lagos, many of which offer special packages for honeymooners.
For those of you with a taste of adventure, the city of
Lagos again offers a number of options. One of these is of course Shere Hill, a
beautiful rocky hill, which is located around 1829 meters above the sea level.
Providing a great opportunity for honeymooners with a sense of adventure, Shere
Hill offers an exciting hiking option as well. Surrounded by greenery all
around, this rocky climb can also provide you with a number of places of visual
beauty during the hike. There is also an excellent view-point in the middle of
the climb, which you can use for a photo opportunity to capture the precious
moments of your honeymoon to look back into whenever you feel like!
For those with a love for the wild, the capital city of
Nigeria offers countless options of fun and adventure in the forms of its
various national parks and reserves. None of these is, however, as popular as
the Yankari National Park, one of the richest natural sanctuaries in this part
of the world. Situated along the famous Gagi River, one of the most picturesque
rivers of Nigeria, the Yankari National Park is home to some of the most
spectacular wildlife of the world. Look out for elephants, hippopotami, as well
as crocodiles. Embark on the special honeymooner’s safari which offers you the
services of a private vehicle along with the services of a ranger who helps you
to drive pasts the herd of animals, grazing in their natural habitat. The
Yankari National Park also offers cottages which you can rent. Quaint and
picturesque, these are just the perfect backdrop you would ever need to make
sure that your new life starts off in the coziest way imaginable.
The Owu Falls just a few miles away from the capital city of
Lagos is another main tourist attraction of the region. Known to be the
steepest waterfall that is naturally …