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Great getaway ideas for guys

Weekend getaways are a great opportunity to unwind and escape the daily grind of everyday life. That's especially true for men faced with the pressures of raising a family and maintaining a career. Such men need a break every so often, and a weekend getaway can make for the perfect respite from all of that responsibility.

Many men prefer to share their weekend getaways with male friends who also could use a break. Multiple men making the trip mandates that it be planned in advance and not a last-minute affair. It also requires a little collaboration on the part of the participants, as a fun getaway for one man might seem like a chore to another. The following are a few getaway ideas men might want to consider when looking to get away from it all.

Fishing Trip

A fishing trip is an ideal getaway for men who love to fish and need to relieve a little stress. Fishing is not for everyone, so make sure everyone is on board when planning a trip for your friends and yourself. The relaxing nature of spending some time on the water and catching some fish makes this the ideal getaway for men looking for a peaceful weekend to enjoy the great outdoors. Take along a grill so you can cook up the fruits of your fishing labors each night.

Stadium Tour

Few getaways may pique the interest of baseball fans more than a stadium tour. Pack up the car and plan a stadium tour with your friends. Many teams are located within driving distance of one another, so it's very possible men could cross a handful of stadiums off their lists in just a few days.

Hit the Links

Many men dream of spending a weekend on the golf course, and a golf getaway can make for the perfect weekend for men who love to share a few laughs on the links. Speak to a travel agent about planning a golf getaway weekend. Chances are you can save money by packaging your airfare, accommodations and even your greens fees into a golf getaway package. Then simply hit the links and enjoy all that time relaxing in the sun. And instead of playing your typical 18 holes, play 36 instead!

Embrace Your Inner City Slicker

If you want your getaway to be a little more fast-paced, plan a weekend with friends in a favorite city where you can enjoy nightlife, great food and a few drinks. Spend the afternoon catching a ball game or soaking up some of the city's culture before you and your friends engage in a little revelry after dark. If you and your friends will be flying in from different regions of the country, choose a centrally located city so no one has to fly too far or spend too much on airfare.


Men who prefer cold weather to warmer climates might enjoy a weekend on the slopes. Whether you like to ski or snowboard or prefer to relax in the ski lodge, a skiing trip is a great opportunity to get away and enjoy some time in the great outdoors during a time of year when your chances to get outside are few and far between.