According to a recent survey of Hopper app users, more than 80% of Americans plan to spend more or the same amount of money on travel this year.
In fact, people seem to be spending more on travel than consumer goods and focusing on experiences. If you’re in the same situation, you might want to book a trip somewhere new. Here are a few weekend getaway ideas to inspire you.
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1. Key West, Florida
If you live close enough for the drive or you’re willing to take a plane, checking out the Florida Keys should be on your bucket list. There are over 800 Florida Keys, stretching over 180 miles, giving you plenty of options.
Take a trip to Key West and try diving or snorkeling, take a dolphin-watching tour, rent a boat, grab a bite on Duval Street, or check out the Caribbean culture.
Whether you spend your day soaking up the sun on the beach, heading out on the water, or visiting an art museum or gallery, there’s no shortage of short-term vacation ideas.
2. Door County, Wisconsin
Door County is on a peninsula between two major bodies of water: Lake Michigan and Green Bay. This picturesque location is a popular spot among locals and tourists alike.
There are over 300 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline in the area, meaning there are plenty of opportunities for paddling, boating, and watersports. The area also has many state and county parks to explore, along with great breweries and locally-grown wineries.
If you’re in the area, this part of the midwest makes one of the best weekend getaway ideas.
3. Visit a National Park
No matter where you live, chances are you’re never too far from a national park. There are 423 parks (units) to see across our nation, allowing you to get away for a weekend and experience nature. Parks are open year-round, though if you plan on camping, you might have to make reservations in advance.
If you’re looking for budget vacation ideas, this is one of the best. The majority of United States National Park units are free to enter, though there may be costs for parking, camping, and docking. Even if you’re visiting a park that does charge an entrance fee, the cost per vehicle is usually around $30 or so.
4. Consider Disney Vacation Club
Do you and your family love Disney parks? If so, you might want to consider investing in a flexible timeshare, the Disney Vacation Club.
This membership allows you to access one of the many vacation destinations such as Aulani, Bay Lake Tower, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and more.
You get discounts on theme park tickets and invitations to special events as well. And if you ever get tired of your membership, you can learn more about how to sell it.
Try These Weekend Getaway Ideas
If you only have a few days to make some memories, try one of these weekend getaway ideas for all budgets. Whether you make it a road trip or book a flight, there’s plenty to see in our beautiful country.
Are you looking for more short-term vacation ideas? Browse some of our other travel content to find the perfect spot for your next trip 5elifestyle.