Weekend getaways allow you a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of life at a fraction of the cost of a more extended vacation.
The first thing you need to consider when planning a weekend trip is your location and what’s relatively close to you. It doesn’t make sense to travel across the country just for the weekend!
Before you look too much into potential destinations, we recommend you first decide whether you’ll be driving, flying, or using some other mode, and then how many hours you’re willing to spend on travel for each.
Driving will often be the cheapest option for getting to a weekend getaway. The only transportation expense will be gas as opposed to paying for transportation tickets, plus public transportation, or possibly a car rental.
If you have points or travel rewards that will significantly reduce the cost of flying, then it may be a great option when planning your cheap weekend getaways.
We recommend not traveling further than about 3 hours by train or bus for your getaway. While you’re not the one driving and free to do other things going by train or bus, you’re still not enjoying your getaway as long as you’re still driving to it.