Spring is here at last! (At least I hope..) And not unlike the spring flora, my Wanderlust is blossoming as well. I am itching to get out of town and explore...but on my budget and time constraints (limited to weekends) I can't really take a full-fledged vacation. I've begun thinking about my quick-trip possibilities: Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Syracuse, Toronto, and all the little towns in between. These cities are all within a few hours' drive, and have a decent mix of attractions, history, neighborhoods, food(!!!) and shopping.
I love just hopping in the car and winding up somewhere new, but I usually do some planning before hand, so that my time isn't wasted looking for something to do...but the random "Shakespeare In the Park" or the like has been known to cause a divergence from the plan. Researching the destination and drawing up an itinerary is kind of fun... in a nerdy way.
Do any of you make weekend jaunts just to get out of the house?
Where do you travel? What kind of activities do you seek out? Do you plan the weekend or just take it easy? Any road tripping tips?