Vacations can be a bit reinvigorating but as many of us know all too well, they’re not always enjoyable. Missing luggage, lost reservations, and virtually everything seeming to be overpriced are just a few of the obstacles that derail even the dreamiest of vacations.
Of course, even your regular date night can run into various joy-killing issues, and while no one can guarantee an issue-free vacation, we’ve found a few things to do this year that can help ensure that you have the most fun.
But first, here are a few fun vacation ideas.
‘Tis the Season
If you’re tired of looking out your window at the same snow-covered landscape day in and day out, it’s the perfect time for a winter vacation. However, don’t just pack up your old winter gear. Spice things up with an 80s ski outfit and watch the heads turn on the slopes.
Even if you don’t ski, these destinations can be a lot of fun. Especially if you visit places like Breckenridge, Colorado, and hit the shopping district and tourist spots.
Embrace Your Inner “Hippie”
Just about everyone knows that Colorado has legalized recreational marijuana and while you’re there for your winter vacation, you may want to consider taking a private cannabis tour. Whether you’re a connoisseur or you’ve never used a water bong and have always wanted to try it all out, this could be a really fun addition to your winter vacation.
Take a Chance
With numerous shows, tons of attractions, and as much gambling as you can handle, Vegas is almost always a sure bet for fun. Even if you’re not into poker or slots, there’s still plenty to do and see. And who knows, you may enjoy French roulette or baccarat if you give ‘em a try.
A great way to spice things up is by throwing on a high-quality suit, springing for dinner at one of the finer dining options, and spending the evening living it up.
7 Tips for Fun
1. Learn the language
Even basic phrases and questions can be invaluable. If you don’t have the time or inclination, make sure you utilize a local translator or at least one of the available apps.
2. Speak to locals
Immersing yourself into the culture and showing legitimate interest in them and their city can not only teach you more about the world, but you may also get pointed to great spots that aren’t on the radar for most tourists.
3. Sign up for a class
Learn something new by attending a cooking or dance class taught by locals.
4. Go “off script”
Whether you learn from the locals or just do a little internet sleuthing on your own, seek out atypical tourist attractions whenever possible.
5. Switch up the commute
Instead of using a taxi or rideshare everywhere you go, try touring some of the areas via bicycle, boat, or a romantic carriage ride.
6. Hit up the food trucks/stalls
These days, you can find mobile food offerings in more and more towns and cities. Those mainstream restaurants are nice, but partaking in true local cuisine created and made by the residents themselves can be a unique and unforgettable experience.
7. Make a playlist
You may be in the habit of creating a playlist for road trips, but making a soundtrack to match your ski vacation or trip abroad is a great way to add a bit more fun.
Planning a trip to somewhere inherently fun is always a great start, but with the seven tips we put together, you can assure that your experience will be enjoyable and memorable. Whether you visit Colorado or Switzerland, keep this article in mind and work toward having the time of your life.