Here’s an idea for your next break: fly to a new city for the day.
My sister Chloe and I did this on Monday. We left Chicago at 6 a.m. and returned at 11 p.m., visiting Boston in between.
It’s possible to see a lot of a city in 12 well-planned hours.
We visited Paul Revere’s house, Bunker Hill, the scene of the Boston Massacre, and a dozen more historical sites. We visited two restaurants, two bakeries, and two coffee shops. And plenty of Instagram photoshoots took place — for her, of course.
We actually ran through our entire list of things to do with two hours to spare. Perhaps this was because we were in Boston on a Monday in January and everything was closed, but I credit our pace and determination.
Regardless, a full day in a city is enough time to see everything on Yelp’s “15 things you must do” lists and eat lots of local cuisine in between.
Airfare can be cheap if bought ahead of time and on less-traveled days. Two roundtrips to Boston was less than $150.
That may sound expensive, but you can easily spend that much at an amusement park.
Perhaps you’d find that more fun, but those of us who consider a Ferris Wheel as pushing our limits can opt for the day trip.
Hotels and car rentals can add up quickly, but a day trip to a walkable city requires no such thing.
Boston is a great city for this type of adventure. Its airport and historical sites are close together. Chicago, Milwaukee, and Seattle would work well, too.
While it’s unconventional, a one-day vacation can satisfy your travel desire while saving hundreds of dollars on lodging.
If you go to Boston, I have the perfect trip plan that I’m happy to share.