The Best Ways to Plan Cheap Weekend Getaway

Weekend getaways allow you a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of life nat a fraction of the cost of a more extended vacation. And with a little planning, you can take several cheap weekend getaways throughout the year and scratch your travel itch for very little money. 

Here are all the things you need to consider when planning cheap weekend getaways. 

Location

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! 

Distance

Expanding on the point above, you’ll not only need to consider your location but how far you’re willing to travel. Thus, the distance to your getaway will be a significant factor in planning your trip, especially when it’s just for the weekend.

Driving 

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. 

Flying

The benefit of flying is that you’ll expand your possible weekend destinations, while the downside is flying will likely cost you more. However, 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.

Other

While less typical travel options, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention other modes of traveling for a weekend getaway. You may also choose to travel by train or bus, depending on your location and where you could go using those methods. 

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