Planning a group trip can be a tricky task at times. First you need to decide on a place that is perfect for everyone, then you need to convince people to get on board, make the bookings, plan the journey and then finally if you are left with some energy, you also have to execute the plan and enjoy the trip.

According to the United States Travel Association, spending by residents and travelers in 2015 in the U.S. averaged to be $2.6 billion a day, $1.8 million a minute and $30,033 a second.

One way to deal with this is by booking a charter bus. This way your transportation problem is solved in one go and you don't have make separate bookings for everyone. You may also save some money too.

Here are a few places you can visit if you are planning a group weekend getaway from New York City.

Rock Climbing in New Paltz

New Paltz gives you the chance to have your very own '127 hours' experience, just try to skip the getting stuck part. If you are planning an adventure trip with friends, then this place, which is 90-minute-drive from NYC is the ideal spot.

There are some amazing restaurants and hotels where you can pull an overnighter and try things like paddle boarding, hiking, lawn activities, etc.

Unplug in Hudson Valley

Far-far away from the hustle and bustle of city life is the gorgeous Hudson Valley, which is still a stranger to Wi-Fi, TV and the only entertaining thing you'll get here are the donkeys. It will bring you closer to nature and you can try out activities such as hiking through the woods, swimming and more with your family or friends.

The nights are meant for toasting marshmallows around the fire pit with a guitar being played in the background. Two days without emails and texts isn't a bad deal, right?

Gambling in Connecticut

If you are looking for the type of vacation, where you can be completely carefree for a few days, then Connecticut is the place for you. It has some of the best casinos in the country that are hugely popular among tourists, say experts at Panorama Bus Tours Inc.

You can stay at the luxurious hotels and resorts and dine on delicacies from all over the world.

Camping at Lake George

Home to 365 islands, this place offers countless options to make your journey worthwhile. Set up a tent along the lake and gaze at the stars at night. This will be your 'Into the Wild' experience where you can fully immerse yourself into the nature around you. It might just be your much-needed break from the busy life of New York City.