1/6 Choose a Destination Within Three Hours of Home
Your destination, of course, is the most important consideration in making the most of your time off, whether you want to explore, go on a thrilling adventure, relax, or all of the above. If you have just two or three days, you don't want to choose a destination that requires anything more than three hours of driving or flying time. Save those precious minutes for fun and relaxation.
Get out the map, or go online and take a look at your options. Chances are there's a perfect place nearby that you've considered visiting but haven't found the time to get there. If there isn't, ask friends, family or co-workers for ideas.