Quick Getaways for 2017
Great Weekend Getaway Destinations
Quick Vacation Getaways for 2017
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San Antonio, TX
Being from Texas, we are bit biased, but San Antonio is one of those top getaway cities. Located in
southern Texas, San Antonio has so much to offer, with the River Walk, the Alamo, SeaWorld and
some of the best Mexican food anywhere (oh yeah!). If you haven't been to San Antonio, then you
don't know what you have been missing. The airport is serviced by all major airlines and is a quick
flight from almost anywhere in the US. We are so confident you will love a visit to San Antonio that we
encourage you to email us directly on our contact us page for more information. Here is a link to the
San Antonio Visitors Bureau.
Charleston is one of our favorite cities. If not Texas, my family would live in South Carolina.
Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina. It was originally named Charles Towne after King
Charles II of England. From the downtown Historic District, to the Waterfront to Fort Sumter
National Park, Charleston has a great deal to offer everyone. One of my wife's favorites is Boone
Hall Plantation, which is a 110-acre plantation and was the backdrop used in the mini-series North
and South. Here is a link to the Charleston Visitors Bureau.
Don't have a lot of time, try a quick city getaway. With busy schedules these days its not always
possible to take a week long vacation. Fortunately, there are lot of nice weekend city getaway
options. You can fly out on a Friday evening and spend a wonderful weekend giving you a nice
break and at a very reasonable price. We have provided some excellent options you might want
to consider if you have less than a week of vacation time. Many cater to quick getways. Look for
Top City Getaways for 2017
DC is one of the great city vacation destinations. You won't fit it all in over a weekend, but you can
certainly take in the highlights. With all of the monuments, the US Capitol, the White House, and
of course the Smithsonian , there is lots to do here. Remember, all government buildings
including all of the Smithsonian museums are completely FREE. If you want a tour of the White
House or access to the Senate and US Congress galleries, you need to book these way in
advance with the office of your Senator or member of Congress. Here are links to help you - US
Senate and US Congress.
Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL
Disney World has some excellent quick getaway packages. It will be a little more than you can see
in a weekend, but with 5 theme parks, 2 water parks, Downtown Disney and much more, there is
something for everyone here. You will find all Disney parks are very clean, well laid out with lots of
places to take a break for a meal. We have been many times and would go back again in a
heartbeat - and our son is 14 now. Disney World website.
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas caters to weekend getaways and is a great place for adults to play and have fun any
time of the year. The Las Vegas Strip is a 3.8 mile stretch of Las Vegas Blvd. with 19 of the world's
25 largest hotels. The current economy has hurt tourism in Vegas, but that means you can find
some excellent weekend package deals. With themed hotels including Treasure Island to
Excalibur, this is also a family-friendly town. Here is a link to the Visit Las Vegas site.
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles is always a top weekend getaway with sites like Hollywood, Disneyland and of course
the orginal Universal Studios. If you're looking to catch a glimpse of a movie or TV celebrity then
there is no better place to go than Los Angeles. If you would like to be an audience member for
your favorite show, try TVTickets.com for free tickets. Here is a link to Disneyland and also a link
to Universal Studios Hollywood.
Boston is one of our favorite city getaways. If you or your family are into history and some
wonderful seafood, then you must head to Boston for a quick getaway. Boston has some excellent
museums like the Museum of Science which has 500 hands-on exhibits and the Boston's
Children's Museum. You can also take the Freedom Trail or visit Faneuil Hall which both offer
a view of Boston's history. As for seafood, don't forget the clam chowder... it's to die for.
New York City, NY
New York City is the most visited American tourist city. With shopping, museums, Times Square,
Broadway shows, the Empire State Building, and of course, the Statue of Liberty, there is more to
do in New York than almost any other city in the world. Here is a link to NYC.com an excellent site
listing attractions, hotels, restaurants and show tickets.
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is one of the biggest "fun" cities in the country. If you are looking for a party and you
like Cajun food, then head to New Orleans. By the way, New Orleans and its food had zero impact
from the recent Gulf Oil Spill so don't let that change any of your plans. New Orleans is just as
vibrant as ever before. Here is a link to the New Orleans Visitors Bureau.