You don't have to spend so much just to appreciate the beauty of life as well and as simple as having time to hit the road will always be one of the simplest and still remains to be the best things to do for a weekend getaway.
People from around the world love road trips and it can either be far or near distances. If you do have your own car, the better but for those who don't own one, it isn't a hindrance at all since there are also many car rentals available to use for the day or two. It is just a matter of how willing and resourceful you are to go on an adventure trip. We also know how we can get excited for travels which are why some of us may usually go into writing some checklist of things to bring so we won't forget any.
You have probably mastered the art of backpacking in this case as well and traveling light. But, just similar to how we prepare on trips, we also need to see to it that our vehicles are in good condition to avoid any accidents on the road and for the best part, having drones to assist and immediately check whether there is something needed to be fixed or so. Cars need to be prepared too, you know.