Adventure’s knocking at your door. Even though you only have a long weekend, you won’t let that stop you! In fact, taking short weekend trips can be a great way to recharge on a budget. You won’t have to go far for new sights and sounds, just keep these tips in mind to make the most out of your weekend getaway.

Stay Close

Since your time is limited, you’ll want to maximize your time spent doing rather than traveling. Pick a resort that’s close to the action — whether it’s the ocean, a theme park, or in the heart of a big city.

Tour It Up

Taking a tour is a fast, fun, and affordable way to experience a city. You can learn interesting facts that you may have otherwise never known, and when the tour is over, you’ll have a brand-new list of exciting places to visit or foods to try.

Get in the Right Frame of Mind

Even if you’re planning your holiday in the same city you live in, thinking like a tourist will help you realize that there’s a whole lot more to do and see. Ask yourself: Where would your friends want to go if they came to visit for the first time? Try new activities like a dance class, day cruise, wine tasting, or trip to the museum.