5 Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Weekend Gateway

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Short, weekend getaways are the only type of travel many people can afford and fit into their busy schedule. That shouldn’t stop you from making the most of them—as long as you avoid making these five common mistakes.

Sleeping In

No matter how cozy your hotel room is, you won’t be able to cover a lot of ground if you stay in bed until noon.

No Plan

Planning is everything when it comes to short trips. If you come prepared, you won’t waste your time deciding where you want to go and what you want to see.

Faraway Attractions

Weekend getaways give you just enough time to check out a new city, but planning day-trips to nearby attractions is off the cards.

Accommodation Type

Accommodation on the outskirts may be cheaper, but it’s important to stay where the action is. Always opt for a place in close proximity to tourist attractions you want to see.

Long Waits

If you’re planning to visit an extremely popular museum, castle or theme park during your trip, keep in mind you’ll probably spend hours waiting in a line, and decide for yourself if it’s worth the wait.