CL’s Guide to Weekend Getaways on a Budget!
October 16, 2011 | by

With all of the tests, assignments, events, sorority functions, boys, and drama that comes with the life of a college student, it can be overwhelming, and sometimes we just need a break from it all! Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway with your honey or a fun sisterhood weekend with the ladies you love the most, CL can direct you in the right direction with new ideas for weekend getaways on a budget. Here are four savvy vacations to ponder the next time you’re thinking about taking a little time off from life.

Ski Trips

Ski trips are a great weekend getaway during the winter! Find a ski resort close to where you live, and prepare for a weekend of fun! When you book your reservation, make sure you mention that it is a group of students because they just might give you discount. You can ski, snowboard, sit around a campfire, and enjoy the company surrounding you. Even if you don’t like the sport, it can still be a fun event that will allow you to explore a new place.

Water Parks

Water park resorts can be a wonderful way to relax. A weekend at Wisconsin Dells is a perfect example of a fun getaway! If this location is unreachable, there are plenty of other resorts just like this one! You can play at the park during the day, and relax at night in the hotel room or hit up the hot tub. This visit can be as romantic or as rowdy as you would like it to be. Either way, it is a guarantee everyone involved will have a fabulous time!

Big City

If you live in a small town and you need a rest, try something different and go to the nearest big city. Book a hotel, or even a hostel to save some cash, and enjoy city life! Shopping at the boutiques, dining at exotic restaurants, and of course, the fantastic nightlife at clubs, cafes, and museums. This would be a classy and fabulous girls weekend that will revive everyone’s spirits from college life.

Lakeshore Cabin

Contrary to the getaway above, if you live in a large city, perhaps a trip to lakeshore cabin or hotel would allow for you to unwind. Take a break from you’re hectic life, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the wilderness. Going on boat rides, grilling or roasting food, and cuddling up next to a bonfire will definitely put you at ease of your current life stresses. This would be the ultimate romantic trip to bond with your honey!

The best way to de-stress is to take yourself out of the situation, and in most cases that means leaving the physical environment of which you are stressed. Every college student is strained about one thing or another, and what better way to be relieved of those worries than by going on a mini-getaway on a college friendly budget. It’s a great chance to get away from real life for a little bit, and bond with the people you love.

Where do you go to de-stress?

Chelsea Hay is a junior at the University of North Dakota majoring in Communications. She is a proud sister of Alpha Chi Omega, and loves hanging out with friends, reading, laughing, and going to hockey games!


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Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN is the founder and CEO/Editor in Chief of College Lifestyles. You can follower her on twitter @shellymarierd.

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