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5 Inspired Ideas For A Weekend Getaway

Embrace a fun theme to make your next trip even more memorable!

Need a quick getaway to recharge? With so many choices of where to go and what to do, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But planning a trip is half the fun of traveling, so don’t let it stress you out. Pick a theme to build around. Your itinerary will be set in no time!  

Whether you’re traveling with a partner, a group of girlfriends, or even solo, here are some ideas for your best getaway. 

1. Yoga retreat
Relax, stretch, breathe…repeat. If this sounds just about perfect, search for a yoga retreat within driving distance. You may find a program with rustic camp-like accommodations or at a five-star spa resort. Either way, plan for multiple classes each day, wholesome meals, and quiet time to read or meditate. 

2. Art Immersion
Don’t miss that art exhibition traveling to a museum near you! Get your tickets, then make plans to spend the day deeply immersed in inspiration. Stay in a design-driven hotel, and find a restaurant that treats food as art. There may be a local art or craft show nearby, or a gallery where you can acquire a piece for your personal collection.    

3. Flower power
With spring and summer come the flower shows and festivals. Build your weekend around attending the event, and take advantage of any hands-on workshops or lectures offered. Stay near the venue and purchase admission in advance. Round out your itinerary with local garden tours and farm-to-table dining.  

4. Big-city adventure
The hustle and bustle of a big city can be energizing, especially when it’s somewhere you’ve never been. Find a hotel in the center of everything so you can walk or take public transportation to all the hot spots. Pick a couple of activities each day – maybe a museum in the morning and a major sporting event at night. Leave time for shopping and, of course, make fabulous restaurant reservations.   

5. Small-town discovery
Start by booking a cozy room at an inn or B&B in a small town you’ve been eager to visit. Location is key, so you can walk everywhere. Most likely, there will be a main street lined with shops, galleries, and locally-owned eateries. There could even be a community theater showing a play while you’re there. Enjoy the slow pace as you explore.  

Wherever your getaway takes you, bring along the AARP® Travel Rewards Mastercard® from Barclays. From airfare and car rentals to restaurants and hotels, you’ll enjoy earning unlimited cash back at every joyful stop. The more cash back you earn, the more you’ll have to pay yourself back or put towards your next trip!  

Be sure you always earn cash back when you travel. With the AARP® Travel Rewards Mastercard® from Barclays, you can earn unlimited cash back: 3% on airfare, hotel stays, and car rentals, 2% on restaurant purchases, and 1% on all other purchases. Plus, as a Limited-Time Offer, you can earn a $200 cash back bonus after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days.  

Click here to learn more or apply for the AARP® Travel Rewards Mastercard® from Barclays.  


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