The One Day Vacation

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A lot of people would think a one day vacation would be crazy. But then again, a lot of people would think this is a great idea. Here it is. Check out of the real world and head to some place fun, exciting, get outside, do stuff, shut down from work and dial into activities. But can you really have fun in just one day? Yes.

The One Day Vacation – What It Could Look Like

For an upcoming trip, we decided that 1 day would be perfect. A great way to get the kids and us out of the normal routine and into something more fun. Here’s what it will look like.

Leave Early

We’ll leave very early in the morning. Likely the kids will still be asleep when we leave the house.

Start Right When You Get There

After check-in, we’ll head straight to the pool and the water. Staying active is a great way to work up an appetite, so we’ll grab some lunch overlooking the water. Afternoon of activities, no naps unless it’s on the go in the stroller or in the arms.

Finish First Day Strong

Go to a relaxing dinner at a cool local place. Order something you wouldn’t normally order.

Second Day = More Fun

Order room service (especially if you have Hyatt Diamond status) or at the restaurant on the water. Plan something different than the day prior for the mid-morning. Hit up the pool / water in the early afternoon and order food by the water.

Leave Late

Take the last option to get back home arriving late and exhausted. Make the most of the time you have together and in the new place

Bottom Line

A 1 day vacation may not seem like a great way to spend time with the family. But for us, and for this trip, it will be just a perfect way to get away and experience something new.

How about you? Have you ever taken a 1 day vacation just to do something new or get out of town? Let’s hear it, drop a note in the comments.

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  1. Probably more like a 1 Night Vacation? A Staycation involving a relatively nearby hotel from home would be ideal, this way, you get to maximize the time spent in the hotel and its activities and also cut down on traveling expenses.

  2. I prefer a weekend getaway. With the busy schedule, overnighter just seems a bit too hectic.
    After work, get the kids.. drive anywhere from 2 to 4 hours… check in to a hotel, ask for late check out on Sunday. get rest.
    Sat.. eat breakfast.. go sightsee/play/have fun/ return to hotel..pool if not too tired.. sleep again…
    Sun.. go do whatever you didn’t do yesterday.. come back to the hotel, check out.. go home.. get ready for Monday.

  3. I’m self employed, so this works out great for me. I am able to do a 2 day vacation. I just got back from a mini vacay this Thursday and Friday for the NFL draft in Chicago.

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