The idea of the perfect romantic weekend can put a lot of pressure on most people. The word ‘romance’ suddenly provides an overwhelming necessity to get it right. However, planning a romantic weekend away doesn’t have to be a source of stress. All you need to do is understand the reasons for your romantic trip, and how to make the best of it. The Lake District offers the perfect variety of relaxing settings, great places to eat and drink and enjoyable activities.
Here are some tips on how to better plan your romantic weekend away to the Lake District.
Decide What You Need from Your Break
Romantic breaks away have a different focus compared to your usual weekend break or holiday plans. Romantic weekends usually have a focus on spending time with one another more privately, and to have the trip planned around more intimacy and bonding. Nevertheless, the need for – or purpose of – a romantic getaway can change with every couple. So, before planning, ask yourself:
- Do we need a trip to reconnect?
- Do we need a trip to spend alone time together due to our usual busy schedules and time spent apart?
- Is it for an occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary?
You’ll be able to make the most out of your weekend trip when you understand more fully what the trip needs to be about for you both as a couple. In the Lake District, you can then decide whether you need a bonding hike together, to check out the local shops amidst the hustle and bustle or to rent your private space away from it all (with great views, of course).
Find Somewhere Great to Eat
Fine dining in a romantic restaurant is the perfect getaway experience and can make all the difference to your trip. It can bring back memories of the days when you were first dinner-dating, or it can just allow you to both indulge in a romantic meal without the distractions of home, or technology like the television or your smartphones.
You can research restaurants in the Lake District in advance, and there are many fantastic options in the UK such as Italian restaurants in Bowness.
Spend a little extra than you usually would on a meal and make it a special one you won’t forget.
Think About Your Accommodation
Weekends with a romantic focus may require more thought put into your accommodation. You might usually prefer a budget hostel or campsite for your trips, for example, but how much does a tent scream romance? Romance is what you make it, of course, but if you’re looking for a more comfortable getaway, consider more idyllic features, such as a private room with a balcony view, a larger bed or even a bathtub you can border with some nice candles.
Nevertheless, the Lake District has many fantastic camping spots if this is what you need.
Whatever romance means to you, make sure the accommodation you choose reflects that – and don’t compromise!
Plan Some Fun Activities
Holidays are always great opportunities to try something new. Romantic weekends away don’t mean that you must avoid planning exciting activities. It’s a good idea to plan the kind which allow you to bond and which you can enjoy together. Maybe you could revisit an activity you used to do all the time together when you were first dating, or maybe a tranquil experience like hiring a rowing boat on one of the lakes would be just the peaceful pastime you both need.