Budget Travel

Quick Getaways for a Long Weekend

You have months to wait for a vacation, and you don’t think you can make it. The good news is that a quick three-day getaway Fort Myers can do wonders for your mental and emotional well-being. Whether you spring for using one of your vacation days or you have a well-timed holiday weekend coming up, it is time for you to take the opportunity for a break. When you are ready to make your mini-vacation escape, try some of these great cities.

New Orleans

What better place to kick back and let loose than The Big Easy? If you’ve never been, you have to at least stroll down Bourbon Street to say you were there. You’ll need to have some beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde. For dinner, you can take your pick of the many top chef-owned restaurants. If you are a music lover, get down to Frenchmen Street later in the evening for some great live acts.

New York City

There is so much to do in New York City, like Broadway shows, shopping and museums for starters. Take a ferry to Ellis Island and look for names of your ancestors. Visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum on the former site of the Twin Towers. Follow in the steps of Holly Golightly and have breakfast at Tiffany’s before taking a carriage ride through Central Park.


Whether you love haunted history or just romantic southern towns filled with charm, Savannah, Georgia will fit the bill. The antebellum architecture is worth the trip by itself. You may feel like you’ve gone back in time with the moss-laden oaks, horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets. There are beautiful memorials and cemeteries to tour, as well.

Las Vegas

Sin City is another place that has something for everyone. There are residencies at Caesar’s Palace with the top acts in music. There are concerts and festivals all year long. Make sure to tour some of the fantastic hotels and casinos like The Venitian, Paris Paris and The Cosmopolitan.


When you visit a city whose motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” you know you are in for a unique weekend. Austin has made a name for itself with huge festivals with a global following like SXSW in the spring and Austin City Limits in the fall. Take a walk down South Congress (SoCo) and do a little boot shopping at Allens Boots. When it gets close to twilight, head down to the Congress Avenue Bridge and watch the bats come out for the night.

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