Weekends are always the best part of the week when you finally can rest to start a new week fresh with positive energy. In this article you will find the best weekend getaways from Bangkok that you can choose for your next weekend trip.
People’s choices for weekends always vary, some want to chill and Order some food at home, others want excitement to visit new sites, and many love going to the nature such as beaches and waterfalls.
Beside going out in Bangkok in Local Parks or amusement Parks, there are many more options outside Bangkok that you can visit by yourself or with friends and they are only around 2 to 3 hours drive.
Beach Getaways Close to Bangkok
There are Several Islands and Beach Destinations close to Bangkok and you can reach them Easily without the Needed of Taking internal fights. Beach Holidays are always one of the Best ideas for weekend Getaways from Bangkok. Among these Destinations, we can mention the following:
Pattaya/Jomtien (2 hours from Bangkok)
You can find Pattaya in the Central Part of Thailand and it’s one of the largest touristic cities in the Kingdom for many Reasons.
Pattaya has a lot of water activities and Some of the most delicious seafood restaurants around the country. A Lot of Local Thai People Travel from Bangkok to Pattaya for an over day trip to enjoy a Delicious Seafood meal and have a Nice walk along Pattaya Beach street.
Some of the most Famous and Popular Local restaurants in Pattaya and Jomtien Providing Delicious Seafood meals are: Pupen Restaurant, and Lung Sawai Restaurant.
Attraction sites in Pattaya that you can consider visiting
- Ramayana Waterpark, which is considered to be the largest waterpark in Thailand and the second Largest in Asia
- Coral Island (Koh Larn), You can visit the island By Speed Boat, there are Join day Tours operating daily from Pattaya, or you can rent Your private Speed Boat at convenient prices.
- Nongnooch Garden, The Largest Botanic Garden in Southeast Asia
- Jomtien Beach, located just 3 kilometers away from Pattaya. It’s considered to be a destination for people who are looking for a more quiet and relaxing area away from tourist areas. You can find in jomtien a wide variety of accommodation options such as hotels, or hotel apartments and condos that can be booked through airbnb or local agents.
Hua Hin (3 hours from Bangkok)
Hua Hin is One of the most wonderful beach destinations not far from Bangkok (only around 3 hours drive from Bangkok). it is known of its high-end hotels and restaurants. A lot of people would love to go there and spend their weekend especially locals and expats. it’s a popular holiday destination for tourists coming from Scandinavian countries such as Finland, Sweden, and Norway.
Rayong / Koh Samet (2 and half hours from Bangkok)
This destination is the perfect beach Destination from Bangkok. It has many different beaches with spectacular crystal-clear waters and white sandy Beaches, where people go to enjoy swimming and do some water sports.
Nature Getaways Close to Bangkok
Khao Yai (3 hours from Bangkok)
Khao Yai is a national park located only 3 hours drive from Bangkok. it’s a very good Destination if you are looking for a Place rich with nature and amazing views. you can find a wide variety of accommodation options in Khao yai that can suit you no matter how much your budget is. you will find local guest houses at cheap prices, camps, and luxury hotels.
Places that you can’t miss when visiting Khao Yai
- Khao Yai National Park
- Haew Suwat Waterfall
- PB Valley
- Sarika Waterfall
Kanchanaburi (3 hours from Bangkok)
Kanchanaburi is one of the most magnificent destinations in Thailand due to its beautiful nature rich with waterfalls and other amazing sceneries. it’s located around 3 Hours drive from Bangkok (Depending where you will be heading to in Kanchanaburi). There are Several attractions and amazing Sceneries that you can visit in this amazing Province during the weekend.
Attractions that you should not miss when visiting kanchanaburi:
- Erawan Waterfall
- River Kwai
- Overnight at a floating resort
Nakhon Nayok (2 and half hours)
Naknon Nayok is located near Khao Yai National Park. You can Visit the National Park of Khao Yai during your stay at Nakhon Nayok. It has a famous dam that locals like to visit. Behind that dam, there is a lake in which you can enjoy kayaking or taking a Small Boat in the beautiful nature.