Going on vacation with the family can be fun and full of memories for everyone, but sometimes adults need to get away and have fun alone or with other adult friends. It doesn’t always have to be a big and flashy get away; it can be a low-key vacation. Here’s five vacation spots within a few hours drive that make for the perfect quick getaway without the kids.
Blackberry Farm is a family-owned hotel located in 4,200 acres of the Smoky Mountains. While it’s won many awards for food and wine selection, it also includes a ton of other activities and things to share together away from the other distractions of live. The farm boasts a Wellhouse and an inspiring fitness facility and yoga studio. Further activities include daily variety of exercise, a relaxing couples massage in their spa, and tons of outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, carriage rides, paintball, archery, horseback riding, and biking. The best part is the beautiful scenery of the mountains. Learn more about Blackberry Farm here.
While small on size, Millersburg is like a lot of small towns where slowing down and enjoying life is held to high regard. The city caters to visitors who are looking for time away from children beginning with the bed and breakfasts in town like The Inn at Honey Run, which doesn’t let anyone under the age of 21 on the premises. That means the restaurant, bar, and trails are all for adults. Further, being in the middle of the Amish country, you can enjoy a day of antiquing, something that children would avoid like the plague. More on Millersville, Ohio here.
Small towns are a common strain when it comes to kid-free weekends and Milledgeville is no different. The city includes beautiful architecture and museums to enjoy on your own. The Antebellum Inn requires all guests to be at least 17 years of age and they offer many lodging options from couples to girls’ night weekends. They also have great eating spots and antiquing options. More on Milledgeville, Georgia here.
Bardstown calls itself the most beautiful city, and like the others on this short list has great adult-only bed and breakfast. Further, adults will enjoy The Bunghole, a bourbon bar. Have a unique dinner on the My Old Kentucky Dinner Train. There’s also a winery and bistro as well as a museum of whiskey history and other attractions in the city. Plan your trip to Bardstown here.
Charleston, South Carolina
Close to the beach and with over 300 years of history and culture, Charleston offers some of the best getaway attractions, activities, food, and history to keep you busy for days. There’s many groups that hold couples’ retreats, offer romance packages, or beautiful ecotours of the city. Check out the many historical mansions and sites, art museums, gardens, islands, and great food spots around the city. More on Charleston, South Carolina here.