3 Weekend Breaks You May Not Have Considered

If you’re considering an indulgent weekend away for Valentine’s day, or just simply fancy getting away from the January blues, here at Fields Menswear we’re taking a look at some of our favourite unusual short breaks. With Valentines getaways and trips away with your partner comes those travel essentials and suitcase must-haves that can add to the feeling of enjoyment. For travel inspiration for a short break, read ahead for our top three places that you may not have considered.

A staycation

The beauty of a ‘staycation’, i.e staying in the UK instead of going abroad is, well, just that – you don’t have to leave the country, and therefore avoiding airport queues, travel insurance and the extra costs of travelling to another country. There are some exciting places in the UK that are just waiting to be discovered! You’ll surely be familiar with the standard city break, with favourites UK cities London and Edinburgh being key places couples flock to for a weekend trip away. However, there are some wonderful countryside short breaks that can be just as satisfying and memorable than a weekend away surrounded by the city lights.

The revolution of glamping has really taken a turn for the better, which is why this is a fantastic Valentines getaway option for you and your significant other! Glamping can involve staying in a simplistic ‘pod’ with electricity points, a bed and an outdoor area for essential BBQs, all the way to unique wigwams and tree tents. Unusual short breaks glamping in the Lake District or Welsh countryside is where it’s at this year – it’s a different yet invigorating alternative to staying in a hotel that those who enjoy the great outdoors will no doubt love. Imagine a great day walking around the rambling hills of the Lake District, spotting wild deer and exploring cosy countryside pubs, then coming back to your unique lodgings for a BBQ as the sun goes down. Perfection!

Spending time in the great wilds of the UK during early Spring can be a chilly experience, which makes it a good time to purchase a brand new warm jacket or coat. In our collection of mens coats and jackets there are some stylish outerwear options, such as quilted casual coats, that can be layered on top of jumpers wonderfully. Also, don’t forget to take a reliable pair of walking boots!

A cool trip

For those short break lovers who are fine to spend a bit more money on their unusual trip away, then the Scandi-cool landscape of Iceland may well be just the ticket. With three hours flight time, it’s a hot destination that offers a lot for your short amount of time! Rent a car and drive along the picturesque roads between small villages, spend the day at the infamous Blue Lagoon and even test your taste buds with the Icelandic delicacy of rotten shark. There are many stylish hotels available, plus the option of excursions to see the elusive Northern Lights. It’s simply a truly memorable trip that has to be experienced, and is definitely doable in a three day window.

It goes with the name that Iceland is a particularly chilly place, so it’s wise to add plenty of jumpers, hats and other pieces to keep you warm to your packing list. Add a couple of thick jumpers from our knitwear department which can be worn over shirts and tshirts for that extra layer of warmth. Opt for a cosy cardigan for something a little different!

Wine & dine

For the foodies and wine drinkers amongst us, what could be better than a specialist wine tour and tasting experience in France? A short weekend break to the culture rich places such as Bordeaux or Southern Rhone will certainly redefine your current view of a romantic getaway. Wine tasting and a vineyard tour is the perfect activity for wine lovers, and an afternoon spent learning about the complexities of wine making will certainly provide food for thought. Whilst a trip to Paris is always a great idea, opt for something a little different by exploring other parts of this beautiful country for your short weekend break!

Comfort and style will be key on your wine tasting tour, so we recommend packing a pair of trousers that work in the smart-casual dress code perfectly. Whilst a pair of black cord trousers will go with everything, a navy or sand colour can also be teamed with a wide range of shirts. Pack lightly by opting for one pair of smart trousers and several shirt options that can take you from day to night effortlessly.

There are so many unusual short weekend breaks out there if you’re seeking a different experience for your next trip away. You can rely on Fields Menswear to provide the best designer clothing and travel accessories to be part of your suitcase must haves, no matter what the destination!

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