Cheap Weekend Getaway
Trips in USA
By Adam Costa
Cheap weekend getaway trips are a magnificent way to work the kinks out of your work week; they aren’t long enough to be stressful (unless you have four children) and offer you the chance to unwind. Here are my four top cheap weekend getaways in the USA.
Las Vegas. Without a doubt one of the more famous weekend getaways, probably because very few people can handle the City of Sin for more than a few days (my record is four). While Vegas has claimed more money than its visitors would like, there are still many ways to see this city without breaking the bank. My advice is to visit lasvegas.com and search for hotel deals. There are also tons of coupon books lining the Strip, and you can score some great deals (free massage, half off burgers, you name it).
Yosemite. Far and away by favorite weekend getaway. Entry into the park costs twenty dollars, and camping is about the same per night. In a weekend you can hike Half Dome, drive up to Glacier Pass, or spend time in Tuolumne Meadows. Key West, Florida. Make sure to hit up the market downtown at sunset. Booze cruises and/or snorkel day trips are relatively cheap (less than fifty bucks) and you can always sit by the beach and contemplate your navel. Word to the wise: there are bars where clothing is optional; be prepared!
Redwood National Park. Located in Northern California, this gem is constantly overlooked by tourists, which makes it that much better. You can camp next to the ocean and the redwoods for fifteen bucks a night, and take a day hike through Fern Canyon, one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever been on.
There you have it: my four favorite cheap weekend getaway trips in the US.