How to Plan A Cheap Weekend Getaway

Weekend getaways allow you a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of life at a fraction of the cost of a more extended vacation. 

With a little planning, you can take several cheap weekend getaways throughout the year and scratch your travel itch for very little money. 

From distance to goals to discount options, here are all the things you need to consider when planning cheap weekend getaways. 

The first thing you need to consider when planning a weekend trip is your location and what’s relatively close to you. You may have state parks, interesting cities, or historical towns nearby!


Will you fly, drive, or take a train? Driving is generally the cheapest, but you can go further in less time if you fly.


Can you extend your weekend to have more time, or do you only have Saturday and Sunday? If you're on a tight schedule, you may want to stay closer to home.

How Much Time You Have

Another thing to consider while planning cheap weekend getaways is what discounts you can get. Do you have a national park pass or groupon?



And start planning your perfect weekend getaway!