What Is Another Way to Say “Getaway”?

Looking for synonyms for getaway? We’ve got you covered!

Here’s a list of other ways to say getaway.

  • Retreat
  • Escape
  • Vacation
  • Holiday
  • Break
  • Respite
  • Leave
  • Excursion
  • Tour
  • Adventure
  • Sabbatical
  • Journey
  • Expedition
  • Trip
  • Jaunt

Want to learn how to say getaway professionally? Keep reading for examples and use cases.

1. Retreat

Appropriate for a period of seclusion, often for the purposes of relaxation or meditation, typically in a serene environment.

  • Example: “The company organized a leadership retreat to strategize on the year’s goals.”

2. Escape

Used to describe a break from the routine, often implying a need for relaxation or relief from stress.

  • Example: “Our team is planning a weekend escape to the mountains for some team-building activities.”

3. Vacation

A general term for a period of leisure or recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling.

  • Example: “Employees are encouraged to take a two-week vacation annually to recharge.”

4. Holiday

Commonly used in the context of an official day of celebration or a longer period of leisure away from work.

  • Example: “The office will be closed next week for the summer holiday.”

5. Break

A short period of rest or relief from work or studies.

  • Example: “We have a scheduled 15-minute break during our workshops for refreshments.”

6. Respite

Refers to a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant, often used in stressful work contexts.

  • Example: “The weekend trip provided a much-needed respite from the hectic work schedule.”

7. Leave

A formal term for a period of time when one is allowed to be away from work, typically for rest or other personal reasons.

  • Example: “She is on maternity leave for the next three months.”

8. Excursion

Used for short journeys or trips, typically for leisure, education, or physical purposes.

  • Example: “The team went on an educational excursion to the new tech expo.”

9. Tour

Often implies a journey for pleasure in which several different places are visited.

  • Example: “Our annual company tour this year includes visits to several European cities.”

10. Adventure

Used for an unusual, exciting, and possibly hazardous experience or activity, especially a trip or activity that is different from usual.

  • Example: “Joining the wilderness adventure program was a great team-building experience.”

11. Sabbatical

A period of paid leave granted to a university teacher or other worker for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked.

  • Example: “He’s on a sabbatical to conduct research in his field of study.”

12. Journey

Refers to traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time.

  • Example: “She embarked on a personal development journey to various wellness retreats.”

13. Expedition

A journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, research, or war.

  • Example: “The research team is on an expedition to the Arctic for climate change studies.”

14. Trip

A journey or excursion, especially for pleasure.

  • Example: “The annual company trip is scheduled for next month, and we’re visiting a beach resort.”

15. Jaunt

Refers to a short excursion or journey for pleasure.

  • Example: “After the conference, we’re planning a brief jaunt to the nearby historic town.”

Linda Brown