Staying on a budget isn’t an easy thing to accomplish. Especially if you are trying to travel and see the world. Before you spend your savings on a trip, we think you should opt for weekend getaways that are in your budget. Plus, going for the weekend not only cuts down on cost, but it will help you quench that travel thirst without breaking the bank. So, where should you head to? We have a few destinations for you to look into, see which one appeals to your interests:
Miami, FL, is a great destination to check out if you want beach days, nightlife, and an adventurous experience. You can go tubing, parasailing, or speed boating on the Everglades. There is so much that Miami has to offer, you will be able to pack your whole weekend with activities. If you want a place to relax, you can do that too. The versatility of Miami will make you want to go back time and time again!
Though Las Vegas gets a bad rap for being just a place to gamble, it really has so much more to offer its visitors. Yes, you can still go there to play the slots and card games, but you can also partake in helicopter tours, zipline adventures, and museum visits. Plus, while you are in the area you can take a day trip to the Grand Canyon or even the Hoover Dam. Or you can just lounge by the hotel pool the whole weekend, and have an amazing time—just don’t forget some broad-spectrum sunscreen and a hat to combat the desert sun.
There aren’t that many places outside of the U.S. that you can travel to just for the weekend, but Mexico is one of those places. Plus, if you want to visit Cancun, there is no better time than now. You can stay at an all-inclusive resort, a luxury hotel, or a hotel fit for the family. No matter where you decide to stay when you get to Cancun, you are bound to have a safe, relaxing time. Take in the ocean breeze, stunning coastline, and tourist adventures that await you.
Washington is such a beautiful state; it would be hard to see it all in one weekend. That’s why we think you should stick to seeing just one city at a time. And we think the best city to pick for your Washington weekend getaway, would be Seattle. You will be able to get some food and coffee from Pike Place Market, see flying fish at Seattle Fish Guys, or you can even catch a Seattle Mariners game. But do be aware Seattle does have a lot of rain, so make sure you check the weather before you pack your bags—maybe bring a sturdy umbrella just in case.
Ok, so we know that you would rather spend your weekend in NYC, but the reality is that you can spend a fraction of the cost and stay in New Jersey, then just ride the train/Subway into the city. This will save you a lot of money, but still, get you close to the action. Plus, New Jersey is beautiful and well-worth making that your true destination instead of heading into the city.
Going to the Bay Area is an experience that everyone should have at least once. Not only is it a diverse and open city, but it is one with amazing architecture, history, and natural beauty and wildlife. Spending time walking around on the piers and eating clam chowder from a bread bowl can be followed up with a visit to Alcatraz to see the closed down prison island, and you can end the day with a visit to the water where you can see the Golden Gate bridge in the distance. Sounds like a worthy weekend getaway to us!
We know that wanting to travel and stay within a budget isn’t always easy. But with a little research, you might just be able to find a new dream destination that can be seen in a weekend and won’t break the bank.
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