If you are seeking the perfect weekend getaway, there are many ways to achieve that goal.

The first and most important thing to do is to hone in on what you want to do. Once you are clear about that part, the next steps become easier. Sometimes you are in the mood for a relaxing vacation getaway and other times you are in the mood for some serious challenges.

There are many relaxing types of weekend getaways:

  • Beach getaways
  • Lake front cabins in the woods in spring
  • Spa retreats
  • Boating getaways

And there are dozens of supercharged weekend getaways as well; here are just a few:

  • Skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Surfing

Once you know exactly what you are in the mood for, the next step is to find that perfect weekend getaway. Choose how you want to travel; by car, by rail, by plane, or even by boat.

Next, pick the type of lodging you want. Think out of the box and off the beaten path for this one. There are hundreds of old inns and even historic barns that have been refurbished for you to stay at, whether you are traveling romantically or with the girls. One of the latest and hottest trends is to locate a mansion that utilizes part of its old historic rooms as a weekend getaway dream.