The appearance of chocolate bunnies on store shelves can only mean one thing: it’s almost Easter. For those with a bit of wanderlust, it’s also a great time to take a day off work and make it a long weekend of adventure. If you’re the kind of person who loves to travel, then here are a few trip ideas on how you can squeeze the most out of the weekend.
Enjoy a City Break in Vegas
Could a city break really get better than Vegas? With its bright lights, casinos, and hotels, Las Vegas encompasses everything for an exciting weekend away. There is, however, much more on offer here. Day trips to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam are available via most hotels. Alternatively, you can opt for a three-hour trek east through Joshua tree forests and the Mojave Desert before returning to the bright lights to enjoy a cocktail and exchange stories. Who said Vegas was only for slots and showgirls?
Cheesy Road Trip Through Vermont
Fancy a road trip with a difference this long weekend? How about a 340-mile trip tasting all things cheese along the way? Check out Vermont’s famous cheese-makers while taking in some of the most picturesque towns along billboard-free roads. Begin your culinary journey in Plymouth at Frog City Cheese, stop off at Three Shepherds Farm in Mad River Valley, get a taste of Shelburne Farms’ cheddars, hit Willow Hill Farm in Milton, and finish your cheese trail at Vermont Butter and Cheese Co. in Websterville.
Go to California’s Galapagos
If you fancy camping under the stars in one of the national parks but would like to bypass large crowds, consider the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. This stunning eight-island chain is comprised of five national parks that are far less popular. More than 150 species found here have earned the islands the nickname “North American Galapagos.” Island fox and island deer cling to rugged cliffs and more than 30 species of sea animals including sea lions and whales inhabit the surrounding sea. By nightfall, you can still camp under the stars without another human in sight.
The Big Easy at a Small Price
If you would love a city break with a little more edge, that’s also easy on the wallet, give a thought to New Orleans. You can walk the labyrinth of streets enjoying the upbeat street music or catch a cookery demonstration at Crescent City Farmers Market all for free. The Canal Street ferry is another free service which offers breathtaking views of the skyline. If you prefer to do your exploring on land, hire city bike at $6.00 per hour or cool off with one of New Orleans’ famed snowballs at just $1.50. New Orleans proves that a city break needn’t break the bank.
How do you plan to spend Easter Weekend? We’d love to hear about your travel plans!