Planning a group getaway, like a day trip, with friends is a fantastic idea for several reasons. It strengthens the bonds of friendship by creating memorable shared experiences. It allows everyone to escape the daily grind, rejuvenate, and have fun together, fostering a sense of togetherness and camaraderie. Additionally, group getaways provide the opportunity to explore new places (like Knightstown!), try exciting activities, and discover hidden gems, all while enjoying the support and laughter of friends. Such trips often lead to cherished memories and inside jokes that will be fondly remembered for years to come. In short, a group day trip is not just an escape from routine but a chance to nurture and celebrate the beautiful connections we share with our friends.

It’s beyond time for you to plan a group getaway and Knightstown provides the perfect location for a simple, inexpensive day trip. You’ll have an amazing time and be back in your own bed that evening!

Group Getaway – A Rough Outline

We know that each group is a little different, so we’re going to provide some suggestions. This outline will show you the perfect “ingredients” that will make the ideal group getaway itinerary and you can work on the individual pieces together.

Select an Outdoor Activity

Start your day with something fun. Knightstown has a variety of outdoor activities that are perfect for a group.

Select a Lunch Location

You need some fuel to keep you going. Knightstown has plenty of lunch options that’ll work for a group getaway. Bonus: we’re a small town, so reservations aren’t required!

Block and Brew Restaurant
Credit: Block & Brew Restaurant

Fit in Some Shopping

Group getaways require souvenirs! Plan to visit our downtown area to explore shopping in Knightstown.

Treat Yourself

After you’ve spent an awesome day bonding with your besties, it’s time to help yourself to a little treat. Knightstown has a couple of delicious options depending on if you have a sweet tooth or if charcuterie and wine is your idea of a perfect end to your adventure.

Successful Planning for Your Group Getaway

When planning a day trip with friends, it’s essential to be well-prepared to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here’s a list of items and essentials to bring:

  1. Snacks and Drinks: Pack a variety of snacks and beverages to keep everyone energized and hydrated throughout the day. Consider options like sandwiches, fruit, nuts, and reusable water bottles.
  2. Sun Protection: Depending on your destination and the weather, bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and umbrellas to shield yourselves from the sun.
  3. Weather-Appropriate Clothing: Dress in layers and choose clothing suitable for the forecasted weather. Don’t forget to check the weather beforehand to plan accordingly.
  4. Comfortable Footwear: Wear comfortable and appropriate shoes for walking or any outdoor activities you have planned.
  5. Backpack or Tote Bag: A small backpack or tote bag is handy for carrying your essentials and any souvenirs you might pick up along the way.
  6. Maps or GPS: If you’re exploring a new area, having a map or a GPS app on your phone can be invaluable.
  7. Chargers and Power Banks: Ensure your devices stay charged by bringing chargers and portable power banks.
  8. First Aid Kit: A basic first aid kit with band-aids, pain relievers, and antiseptic wipes can be useful for minor injuries.
  9. Camera/Smartphone: Capture the moments with a camera or smartphone to preserve the memories.
  10. Cash and Cards: Carry some cash for small expenses like snacks, entrance fees, or transportation that might not accept cards.
  11. Identification: Bring a valid ID – especially if you plan to visit Harmony Winery.
  12. Entertainment: Depending on the length of the trip, bring some entertainment like books, card games, or music to enjoy during downtime.
  13. Trash Bags: Be responsible and carry trash bags to clean up after yourselves and leave the environment as you found it.
  14. Reusable Cutlery and Plates: If you plan to have a picnic, reusable cutlery, and plates can help reduce waste.
  15. Emergency Contact Information: Share your itinerary and emergency contact information with a trusted person who isn’t on the trip.
  16. Medications: If anyone in the group requires medication, ensure they have an ample supply for the day.

Remember to adapt this list based on the specific activities and location of your day trip. Planning ahead and being prepared ensures a smoother and more enjoyable outing with friends.