One day Getaway?

United States
July 22, 2009 12:19am CST
my husband and I are going to be married for one year in August a few days before my birthday and a month from our 5 year anniversary since we've been dating. We decided that we couldn't go away for vacation this year because money is getting tight but we did want to spend the entire day together for our wedding anniversary. I tried thinking of ideas but I'm almost stumped. Any suggestions guys? have you ever had a one day getaway?
6 responses
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
Me and my husband have done this often - Do not choose any peak days for your trip .. - organise during almost weekend (Sunday + Monday), you check in on Sunday and check out on Monday - get yourself into hotels attached with shopping mall and cineplex - Get rooms without breakfast (you can save money here as hotel food is expensive, since you are in shopping mall, you get your food there for 1/4 of the food at hotel (breakfast, lunch, dinner)- watch a romantic movie together at night ... normally the shopping complexes comes with "spa" and massage which adds more activity together 2nd option - Beach Resorts - this is good, but then you will spend lots of money on food (if saved money to actually eating bread and making coffee by ourselves - not romantic)
• United States
22 Jul 09
=) Great ideas. Yeah we decided to do it on the day of our anniversary which is actually a thursday and wr're tryingt to stay away from the weekend prices as well. I do like the idea of spas within the shopping areas :)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
I saw your profile and so you're from NY. First of all, congratulations to you and to your hubby! So I suggest that you go on the Metro North Website they have One day getaway excursions to upstate New York Packages. I hope this helps!
• United States
22 Jul 09
Thanks, this was very helpful. I'm heading to the website right now =)
@beaushell (339)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
Hey, Congratulations! And I agree that even when economics is not promising these days, you should still pursue that one day getaway. Find a good and private place in your area that you can afford. One that looks comfortable to both of you too. Don't miss that one day, before any other schedule will take you away from each other. I suggest you also date once a week on a regular basis and have a one day to one week getaway in a year.That will be a great investment in a relationship that is worth to last a lifetime. God bless your relationship!
• United States
22 Jul 09
Thanks! that is a good idead about investing into a vacation a year from now. I mentioned it to my husband and he said we could make a "vacation fund" and just drop some coins in there from time to time.
@Anna56 (1)
• China
23 Jul 09
I think you can go to the place that is near from your city to spent your vacation,because you take small money, in the same time you can enjoy your anniversary with your husband. Anna
@gdesjardin (1921)
• United States
22 Jul 09
We take one day getaways ALL the time. My husband and I feel we need to get a break from things and the kids...especially when they were little. When they were in school or daycare, we would take off work and go for the day just the two of us. Sometimes the grandparents would watch them overnight so we could stay away 2 days. We are lucky to live in an area where there are TONS of things to do and places to go that are just a few hours away. We live in Georgia and are very close to the mountains. We are lucky to be able to get away just the two of us. By the way, I hope you have a wonderful anniversary
@maximax8 (30060)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul 09
Do you live near to a beach or a lake I wonder. If so you could have a romantic picnic. One of the best days that I can remember was in the morning a walk along a canal and at lunch time a picnic on a moor like landscape. Then we had a walk aling the seashore and watched the sunset. Good luck.