1000 Perfect Weekends

Photo of 1000 Perfect Weekends from National Geographic hardcover

1,000 Perfect Weekends: Great Getaways Around the Globe by National Geographic Society

Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: October 19, 2021
Genres: Nonfiction, Travel

Book Review

In 1000 Perfect Weekends, National Geographic offers a thousand different destinations for every type of traveler. Whether you’re looking for the perfect beach vacation or the ultimate camping experience, there is something for everyone! 

This book is divided up by vacation type and features dozens of potential getaways of each type. Each getaway location includes a quick blurb of highlights, what to expect, things to do, gorgeous photos, as well as the regional hub for air travel. Perhaps my favorite part of each section is the Top Ten lists. Some of my favorites include Autumn Spectacles, Spas, Food Tours, and of course, Bookstores. 

I love how many different types of vacation options there are! From world travel to more local destinations, it has plenty of options. It truly thinks through the different travel preferences, including a few that I would not have expected like National Parks, Eco-Travel, and Enabled Adventures. 

My one critique is that there’s no easy way to find destinations by region without looking through the entire book. But, this book is less about trip planning and more about fantasizing about new places to adventure!

I highly recommend 1000 Perfect Weekends for those dreaming of a getaway! It’s perfect for flipping through, looking at the fabulous photos, and fantasizing about a dream getaway to a glorious destination!

Thank you to TLC Book Tours and National Geographic for the gifted copy! All opinions are my own.

Synopsis from Goodreads

Packed with innovative ideas and inspiring photographs, this gift-worthy treasury features 1,000 dream weekend escapes from sunny beach retreats to lush mountain idylls, exotic city sojourns, and wild adventures around the world.
Whether you’re looking for a way to unplug from the busy work week, take the family on a quick getaway, or add to a vacation itinerary, this practical and inspiring book provides the perfect way to plan your next quick escape. Whatever your pleasure, 1,000 Perfect Weekends has a unique itinerary built to excite you, illustrated with dramatic National Geographic photographs. Divided by theme and interest–including nature parks, country weekends, mountain retreats, enabled travel, romantic getaways, traveling with pets, and more–this fun-packed guide offers an adventure you can experience in 36 to 72 hours. Highlighting the best short escapes from hubs across the globe, these trips cover more than 40 countries around the world with escapes like:

  • Two days sailing off the coast of the Bahamas
  • Camping with wild horses on Assateague Island in Maryland
  • Driving through Italy’s “Chocolate Valley”–a mouth watering experience
  • Skating the world’s largest ice rink at Ottawa’s winter festival
  • Swinging over the edge of the world in Ecuador
  • A family-friendly getaway to the best theme parks in the country
  • An R&R weekend at a renowned spa in California’s Napa Valley

You’ll also find more than 50 snackable top-10 lists–from the best places to go antiquing to the most relaxing spas to the top museums in the world–to add to your bucket list, along with first-person accounts from travelers who have scouted out each location.
This is the ultimate wanderlust’s collection! With nearly 20 years worth of weekend adventures to be had, you’ll love working your way through the world’s best weekend bucket list.
Want to escape with more? Check out more National Geographic best-selling travel titles:

  • 50 States, 5,000 Ideas
  • 100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas
  • 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas
  • National Geographic Epic Journeys
  • National Geographic Destinations of a Lifetime
  • Drives of a Lifetime, 2nd Edition

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One comment

  1. I’ve been paging through my copy even still, I just REALLY want to go on a warm vacation… sigh. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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