NWR- What would you plan for $300?

posted 2 weeks ago in Entertainment
Post # 2
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Knowing your general location would be helpful. 

I only say this because $300 would barely cover lodging/rooms for my husband and I for a Fri-Sun trip and that’s even staying at a nice hotel/casino/spa within a 30 min drive from our house. So unless you get some super awesome groupon or coupon, use points type of deal I feel like its going to be hard to think of things to do on just $300 because that alone would only cover a place to stay. 

…. but, now I’m determined to find something that works given your parameters, lol. 

Post # 4
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

pussinboots83 :  With that budget I’d try to see about train tickets somewhere that hubs and I would enjoy exploring for the day.

When you drive you have to really focus on the road, rather than each other. You also have to worry about parking, which can be annoying.

A train is a fun way to really take in the scenery, and you can enjoy a cocktail or two as well. 

I’d try to find a cheap-ish hotel for one night, and then look for low cost touristy stuff. Museums, the zoo, a matinee show. Just go with an open mind and a rough plan of things you’d like to see, while also being up for something spontaneous, if it presents itself. 


Post # 5
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

pussinboots83 :  No worries. 

So… a quick AirBnB search turned up some reasonably priced places for under $100 per night, some even around the $50-75 range. 

If it were me, I’d probably consider an overnight or two in an AirBnB. Plan to eat in/takeout in the AirBnB with movies, wine, play cards just the two of you for some down time. Then on Saturday, go out and about to explore and sight see and conclude with a nice dinner out. Depending on if you eat out for breakfast/lunch as well you could throw in a nice experience or excursion to do (ex – couples massage,  private guided tour?).

Depends on what you and your husband want to do though and if you either want to get away from the world or if you want to be touristy and active. Its always a goal of mine anywhere we go to eat at “local” places too… so avoid Starbucks, chain restaurants, etc. and we always try to eat the local cuisine too. 


Post # 7
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

pussinboots83 :  I love coastal towns, and we love to vacation in Maine and Massachusetts from Colorado.  Rockport, MA is a really cute town, and you can find some good VRBOs there. They have a performing arts center and good restaurants, and the downtown is really romantic and fun to walk around.

We also love Kennebunkport and York Maine, and Portsmouth, New Husband is also a cute town to spend a weekend in!  I’d go there, get a hotel that provides breakfast and plan for a nice dinner and just some sight seeing.

Post # 8
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

Regarding your $10 train option – if you did an overnight somewhere, you could do the train thing on one of the days as an add-on. My husband and I have a plan to do that in our area this summer – the plan is to get off at random stops to browse cute little stores and thrifts. We’ll probably do a dinner out, but we plan to pack a lunch to save money.


Good luck and have fun! 

Post # 9
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

There’s a semi-local (1.5 hrs away) hot springs resort we love. I’d do an overnight there and dinner / brunch. 

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