Weekend Getaways


Sometimes a week long vacation is not an option. When planning a weekend retreat, most Moms keep in mind travel time and cost. Others are more interested in getting to the destination quickly no matter the price. Either way you prefer to travel and no matter the destination, Sharp Moms has some tips for getting the ball rolling on your weekend getaway plans. First decide who is attending. Will this be a trip spent with the kids, the hubby, or your best friends? Once you know who is tagging along you can decide where you are heading. You may prefer staying close to home, but if going all out in your plan ask your girlfriends to join your for a spa weekend. Sharp Moms likes Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Can’t cram Disney into one weekend? If you aren’t scared of some fun in the country, try visiting Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It’s got all your attractions in one stop-outlet shopping, DollyWood Theme Park, shows and wonderful dining. For more information on all Pigeon Forge has to offer Sharp Moms thinks you should visit www.pigeonforge.com. How about visiting your nearest wine country for a romantic weekend? Plan a weekend touring different wineries and stay at a local bed and breakfast. Sharp Moms likes CrossKeys Vineyards located in Virginia. These are just a few simple ideas get the ball rolling.

Still searching? Try SharpMoms’ top five list of fantastically fun weekend getaways:

  1. Retreat to a Bed and Breakfast: This is great way to spend a long weekend with your significant other. Leave your cell phones on “quiet”, enjoy the meals and quiet countryside and spend the weekend rekindling your love for one another.
  2. Soak up the sun: If the beach is within driving distance then you are in luck! It never fails, as soon as summer comes along everyone seems to get the itch to hit the beach. Maybe you are close to the San Francisco Bay, Savannah, Georgia, or Charleston, South Carolina. Wherever your travels take you, pack lots of sunscreen and don’t forget to search for seashells!
  3. Take a chance: Many airlines offer non-stop, fair rates on flights from a city near you to Las Vegas. Spend a weekend enjoying all the city has to offer with great shopping and a hopping night scene.
  4. Rent a Houseboat: If you are a near a lake, renting a houseboat is a great way to enjoy a long weekend with your just your spouse or the whole family. If you can’t find a houseboat to rent, a little house or cabin on the lake will do. Enjoy the peaceful serenity of the water and don’t forget to find the perfect spot to watch the sunset each evening.
  5. A cabin in the mountains: Enjoy breathtaking views and total seclusion by renting a cabin for the weekend. Many cabins house large numbers of guests, so if you are up for it invite some other couples you know to tag along and spend a weekend together enjoying mother natures beautiful scenery.