Weekend getaways for large size of people
1. Big Sky Resort, Montana
Located at the basecamp of Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky is known as the biggest ski resort in the U.S. Even better, it doesn’t get as crowded or as expensive as the more popular ones. It’s one of the best in the country for every skill level from beginner through advanced, whether skiers or snowboarders. Groups of 25 or more can also get special rates on lift tickets. As for lodging, mountain options include a nice mix of cabins, chalets and condos.
2. Maine Windjammer Cruises, Maine
Eco-friendly Maine Windjammer Cruises offer nine different tall sailing ships, some of which can accommodate up to 40 people. There’s no set itinerary on these three-to-six day sailings since routes are weather dependent. However, the century-old schooners stick to charming Maine ports and islands. Life onboard is simple and varies slightly depending on the ship, but commonalities include fresh baked goods and a traditional lobster bake. (Some cruises hold the lobster bake on a beach.)
3. Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia
In addition to offering group rates, Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia tends to be a good option for groups seeking fewer crowds and lower prices. It’s comprised of both a theme park and water park: The former features themed attractions grouped around different European countries, complete with major coasters for adults as well as kid-friendly rides.
4. Mackinac Island, Michigan
This car-free island is only accessible by ferry, transporting visitors to an era where horse-drawn carriages still prevail. It’s easy to spend days wandering around fudge shops, art galleries, boutiques, historic forts and small museums. The island is also ideal for bikes, especially Mackinac Island State Park. Use the historic Grand Hotel as your base, since activities involve old timey lawn games (croquet, bocce) and afternoon tea.
5. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Just off the coast of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island makes for an ideal respite in the Lowcountry. Popular with families, the laid-back atmosphere is conducive for enjoying 12 miles of pristine public beach and for playing tennis or golf. (There are 24 golf courses on the island.) When your group needs a break, there are more than 200 shops and an even greater number of restaurants.