You’re out having drinks with your friends, having a great time, and somebody yells out that you should all take a weekend getaway together. That sounds fantastic, and you quickly volunteer to set it up.
The next day, with a clearer head, you start to question what you got yourself into. Planning a weekend getaway for a group is challenging. Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Be upfront with your motivations for travel. If somebody wants an active vacation, and somebody else is looking for rest & relaxation…you need to know that before you commit to traveling together.
- Make sure everyone is prepared to compromise. All it takes is one person who refuses to compromise to throw a monkey wrench in the planning.
- Be sympathetic to everyone’s budget limitations. Be nice.
With those tips in mind, here are some getaways that our writers have tagged as good for groups. If your group includes kids, our kid-friendly getaways might be more helpful instead.
Go Hiking to See Spring Wildflowers in Henry Coe Park
Henry Coe State Park is the largest state park in northern California and a spectacular place to view spring wildflowers ... Read more
Explore Sacramento’s Craft Beer Brewery Scene
Beer lovers rejoice! There's a fantastic weekend getaway nearby in Sacramento, a craft beer paradise with over 80 breweries to explore ... Read more
Get a New View of San Francisco via the Crosstown Trail
Get an intimate, beyond-the-guidebooks view of San Francisco by walking the 17-mile Crosstown Trail. You'll discover hilltop views, open spaces, ... Read more
Cruise the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail
One of the best ways to maximize a weekend getaway to Monterey is by cruising the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation ... Read more
Bike the American River Trail in Sacramento
In the mood for an active vacation? Sacramento has an incredible 32-mile path called the American River Bike Trail ... Read more
Chase Waterfalls Near Redding
With lots of spectacular waterfalls accessible within a short drive, Redding is the perfect springtime destination for a weekend getaway ... Read more