Did you know that just thinking about a vacation can make you feel better? Psychologists have studied the effect of travel planning on our mental health, and they found an increase in “empathy, attention, energy, and focus,” according to National Geographic.
Even though travel might be a distant dream right now, thinking about the places you’ll go in the future could give a boost to your well-being. Below, discover the ideal weekend getaway for every sign of the Zodiac.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You thrive on adrenaline, so you’ll love a vacation that involves zip lining, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, or rock climbing. Check state park and national forests in your area to see what kind of recreation they offer.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurus loves good food, so that’s a great basis for a weekend getaway. Look for breweries and vineyards in your area that offer tours and tastings. Many may offer dining as well, or you can explore local restaurants.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Gemini thrives on variety and novelty. Taking a weekend class to learn a fun new skill or craft is a great way to entertain yourself. Pick something you’ve always wanted to try and find a class!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
No matter where you live, there’s bound to be a body of water nearby. A lake, a river–even an ocean, if you’re lucky. Cancerians are literally in their element on the water.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
A vacation isn’t complete without a shopping spree! Leo especially enjoys fashion, so building a weekend getaway around boutiques you’ve always wanted to visit is a good start. Make sure to invite all your friends, because shopping alone is no fun.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The perfect weekend trip is one where you don’t have to do anything. Let someone else plan the itinerary for once and look into an all-inclusive cruise or resort.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libras are often drawn to luxuries like designer clothing and antique furniture. Go bargain hunting with a weekend of antiquing or thrifting and see what you can discover.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpio might not admit it, but they need pampering as much as anyone else. Book yourself a spa weekend with massages, facials, pedicures… whatever makes you feel refreshed and relaxed.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Put on your hiking boots, Sagittarius! A weekend hike, camping under the stars, and breathing in the fresh air–what more could you want?
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorns tend to be history buffs, so exploring the historical sites in your area could be a great way to spend a weekend. Do research ahead of time to plan the best, most interesting route.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Vacations are more meaningful to you when they’re for a good cause. Spend your weekend volunteering with an organization that helps the causes you believe in.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Put your powerful imagination to work with a spooky ghost tour–if you dare! Many cities offer supernatural tours after dark, but they’re especially common in places like New Orleans and Savannah.