Family vacations can be a lot of fun, but sometimes you need some couple time for you and your partner. Once you become a parent that doesnâ€™t mean you can no longer spend one-on-one time with your significant other, or that you shouldnâ€™t. If you want your relationship to last, you most definitely should have some time away from the kids, just the two of you.
The good news is that there are plenty of places in the US that are perfect for a romantic break away, so you donâ€™t have to go too far afield. To help you plan a wonderful break away for you and your partner, I thought I would share some tips and ideas.
Choose how long you want your trip to be
This will depend on two factors; the time you can get off work and how long you can leave your kids for. Some children are happy to be away from their parents for longer than a couple of days, but others struggle. So itâ€™s worth thinking about how long your kids can cope with you being away for.
Whether you can get away for a long weekend or a couple of weeks, it doesnâ€™t matter. The main thing is that you and your partner get some much-needed alone time and a break away from the stresses of everyday life. We all deserve a break now and then.
Select the perfect destination
The perfect destination for your break will depend on a couple of things. Firstly, how long youâ€™re able to be away for – the shorter your break, the nearer to home the destination should be. There are so many places that are perfect for romantic breaks. From cities like New York and Washington to less developed places like Jackson Hole in Wyoming.
Itâ€™s a case of thinking about whether you want to spend a few days seeing the sights and living in luxury or whether you would prefer a more laid-back break.Â Not to mention lots to see and do, from hiking and horse riding to relaxing at one of the many spas, thereâ€™s plenty to do.
Plan out your itinerary
Wherever you decide to go, take the time to research the area before your trip. That way you can plan out your itinerary in advance so that you can fit in everything that you want to do. The chances are that you donâ€™t get much time away from the kids, so itâ€™s important to make the most of it.
As well as researching local sights and attractions, do some research on the best local restaurants and eateries. Once you arrive, you donâ€™t want to waste your time looking for nice places to eat. Thatâ€™s why doing your research in advance is important so that you know the best places to eat. For all the best-rated places, check out Tripadvisor and have a browse.
Take these tips on board and you can plan a fabulous time away for you and your partner.