Poll: How far would you drive for a weekend trip?

posted 2 months ago in Travel
  • poll: How far would you drive each way for a weekend trip?
    0-2 hours : (7 votes)
    5 %
    2-3 hours : (23 votes)
    16 %
    3-4 hours : (53 votes)
    37 %
    4-5 hours : (38 votes)
    26 %
    5+ hours : (23 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    jnm_sha :  are yall in Miami?! Where in the mtns?! We’re near the mtns in north ga and my husband’s grandparents live in Port St. Lucie! It’s a nice lil haul. We’re hoping to move to FL soon and DHs first choice is Jax because he feels like it’s in the middle of everybody and if his friends or grandparents want to make a weekend trip, then it’s more reasonable than if we moved by his grandparents.

    Post # 18
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    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I voted 4-5 hours. I live in a super small town but in a amazing state so 5 hours gets me so many places I might even consider 7 if we left early Friday! 

    Post # 19
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    7463 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    For a weekend trip nowadays, 3-4 hours is the most I’d do. A few times I’ve driven 5-6 hours for a destination half marathon race, but there wouldn’t be much extra time to do other things: just arrive, rest, run, recover, and drive home. 

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer's Beach, Grand Cayman

    My family is 6 hours away and we make the trip twice a year ustally, almost always just for a fri-sun, sometimes we will stay an extra day. It is a little tiring but not too unreasonable. 

    Post # 21
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    3887 posts
    Honey bee

    Kate127 :  I’ve done 5+ plenty of times and it’s tiring, but worth it. We only ever do it to go visit our friends in Montreal (we’re in Boston) so we aren’t trying to see the sights or anything like that. For a new location that we wanted to tour more I’d either extend the weekend or pick somewhere 3 hours or less.

    Post # 22
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    321 posts
    Helper bee

    2  to 2.5 hours is usually what I can handle in situation. If my husband is with me it might be able to be a little longer.

    Post # 23
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    519 posts
    Busy bee

    Usually if it’s any more than 4 hrs travelling time I need an extra day. It also depends on how you feel about travelling though. I HATE driving with an absolute passion though, so if it’s four hours of driving it’s much worse for me than 4 hours of taking a bus, train, or ferry. Some people actually enjoy the driving part so that makes it a bit easier to stretch out. Tip: bring podcasts for the drive!

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I think nothing of a 6 hour drive. Buy I’ve always lived in super remote places, so I have a skewed perception about it. I lived in a town for 20 years where ithe was 2.5 hours to target or Costco or a movie theater or the mall. We would do that for a day trip all the time. 

    Post # 25
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    191 posts
    Blushing bee

    I don’t think there’s anywhere in Ireland that takes 5+ to get too!!! 

    DH parents live about 2hrs away and We often drive up & back in one day!

    Post # 26
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    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

    ksn1219 :  We live in Sarasota, we ar 3 hours to the north of Miami, about 45mins from Tampa. We always go to Helen, GA, we love it there.

    Post # 27
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    495 posts
    Helper bee

    We’re planning a long weekend just now and are looking at keeping it under 3hr. For a weekend of relaxing, that sounds about right to me. If I had to go to a wedding or something big, I’d drive farther though.

    Post # 28
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    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I voted 2-3 hours, unless I am visiting my grandparents (which is about a 4.5 hour drive). If DH and I are just going away for the weekend, we try to keep it to 2 hours drive or less but have gone a little further. One of our friends’ parents has a holiday house that is 3 hours drive – a group of us head up there a few times a year and the drive isn’t really that bad.

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

    I think it depends on where you’re going and what you have planned. My FI and I are NASCAR fans, so we travel to the “local” tracks. The farthest “local” track we travel to is about 5 hours away. We leave either Friday afternoon or earlllllly Saturday morning, do a bunch of stuff at the track on Saturday, and then go back to the track to do more fun stuff and see the race on Sunday before traveling back home. That weekend is a bit exhausting, but it’s fun, so it’s worth it to us!

    Post # 30
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    196 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2017 - Edson Keith Mansion

    Personally, I think 2-3 hours is the most time I’d want to spend driving. If there were no major airports near my destination I would stretch it out to 4 hours. But after that, it seems like it would be more worth my time to just get a flight. 

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