1) You deserve a break! Everyone needs to recharge, and honestly, when's the last time you did something for yourself? We hear this kind of thing all the time, but its importance is often overlooked. Even just a few days focused on you can do wonders. You'll be renewed. You'll be re-energized. You deserve it.
This spot? It's calling out to you...
2) You'll get to do things you wouldn't normally get to do. When is the last time you put your interests first? Have you always wanted to try that signature restaurant, but didn't feel right about bringing along the preschooler? Book it! Perhaps you've always wanted to check out the Flower & Garden Festival, or the Food & Wine Festival? These are perfect times for an adult getaway. Shopping all day? Hitting only your favorite attractions? Lounging in a secluded resort corner? Do it- this is all about you.
Get your festival on!
3) You'll have so much time! Zipping around child-free is infinitely quicker than moving en masse. My usual partner in adult-only visits has four children with whom she typically visits the parks. She is continually amazed at how much we can accomplish in short periods of time. There have been many days when 11:00am hits, and she declares that we've already experienced more than her troop would have been able to get done all day. Sure, this touring style isn't for everyone- but if you want to see how much you can really do in a day at the theme parks... try it child-free.
4) You can travel off-peak and find deals and other perks. Discounts are often found during low attendance times, when families aren't traveling because of children's schedules. The highest rates are during the most popular times of the year- holiday periods, and the peak summer months. Traveling at off times can allow you to take advantage of airline sales & specials, as well as room rate discounts, which are offered at times that just won't work for the kids. And the benefits of visiting when crowds are low? Immense.
The day this showed up in my inbox? Happy day...
5) Going with a friend means splitting the room cost! I was so used to pricing out trips for my own family- where we foot the entire bill- that I was shocked when I first priced out a weekend getaway with my sister. When I realized we could split the room cost, everything suddenly became much more affordable. Maybe you can finally book that deluxe resort you always wanted to try! And if you have really good friends and can share a room with three people? Or even four?? Crazy savings.
What are you waiting for?
Have you ever visited Walt Disney World sans children? Tell us about your trip in the comments...