In need of a vacation but can’t take much time off work? Need to get out of the house while custom bathroom countertops are being installed, and want to use the opportunity for some family fun? Here are a few mini-vacation ideas around the United States that work for families on any schedule and working with any budget.
New York City
One of the most classic vacation destinations in the country is less expensive than some travelers might think. While there are definitely tourist traps and attractions that require visitors to spend a fortune spread throughout the city, for families looking to spend a weekend in the Big Apple, there are plenty of more lowkey activities than can be enjoyed on a budget. Spend a day enjoying classic New York City food such as bagels and pizza from locally owned restaurants and skip expensive meals at major chains or tourist hot spots. Enjoy a matinee on Broadway or take a walking tour of some of the city’s best sights. Plus, it is easy for travelers to find cheap lodging in NYC, especially when a trip is planned at least a month in advance.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
If a trip to the Southern United States is what you crave, Hilton Head is the perfect destination. From beautiful beaches to five-star restaurants and plenty of activities in between, Hilton Head has a little something for everyone. With cheap lodging that boasts gorgeous views of the beach and hidden gem attractions that will keep tourists entertained without spending a fortune, spending the weekend at Hilton Head is just the right amount of time to experience everything this beautiful destination has to offer.
For nature lovers looking for a getaway on the west coast, Sedona is the perfect destination. Surrounded by nearly 2 million acres of forest which includes numerous state parks and national wilderness areas, Sedona is a great location for any travelers looking to hike or camp. Plus, Sedona is also located roughly 100 miles from the Grand Canyon, so travelers can easily spend the day exploring the canyon before camping in Sedona. There are opportunities for swimming, stargazing, rock climbing, and more, making this one of the best destinations for nature lovers in the United States, and the perfect location for a fun-filled weekend getaway.