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Weekend Getaway Packages: Editor’s Picks for Short (But Sweet) Beach Vacations

Pack up and head out with these quick escapes to beach hot spots

Theresa Boehl
Theresa Boehl
Editor

Convinced you need a week or more for your dream beach vacation? Ask spontaneous travelers their opinions of weekend getaways and they’ll guarantee you this: Some of the best times can be had in a short two- or three-day period. For those looking to pack memorable, relaxing experiences into a few days, these weekend getaway packages will fit your budget and your timetable. Let the whirlwind weekends commence!

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Liberty Travel’s 3-night escapes to Florida

Too often, beach lovers overlook Florida for their quick jaunts. But we’ll never understand why — the Sunshine State is home to almost 1200 miles of coastline, with more charming beach towns and bustling cities than you can count on your fingers and toes.

Liberty Travel is one of our top choices for quick U.S.-based trips spanning only three days. Be sure to click “show more offers” at the bottom of the page to see Florida vacation packages, including trips to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Ft. Myers.

Miami Weekend Package

Short Myrtle Beach getaways from BookIt.com

In the sweltering summer months, Myrtle Beach attracts hordes of American families looking to take advantage of the cool ocean waves, the endless list of activities and the relatively low price of accommodations. In fall, the crowds thin out a bit, but the weather stays warm, and hotel prices drop considerably.

Want to see your options for weekend getaway packages in this all-American beach town? Check out what BookIt.com has in store — and don’t forget to check the “flight” box so you can see bundled airfare and hotel costs.

Myrtle Beach Weekend Trip

Orbitz build-your-own weekend getaway packages to San Diego

Almost 35 million people visited San Diego last year. Don’t you want to be among the next crop of sand and surf seekers drawn to the area’s sun-drenched shores? Besides spending afternoons at Mission Beach or Ocean Beach, you can head to the San Diego Zoo, the city’s hopping Gaslamp Quarter, or even to Coronado, home to the Victorian-style Hotel del Coronado oceanfront resort.

Top booking site Orbitz is ready to help you zero in on your perfect San Diego weekend getaway package. All you need to do is enter a departure city and some dates to see prices.

San Diego Weekend Escapes

Low-priced Caribbean/Mexico vacations from CheapCaribbean.com

If you don’t mind a slightly farther trek, there are many Caribbean and Mexican destinations ready to host you for a weekend escape. And in terms of drop-dead gorgeous beaches, it doesn’t get much better than the palm-tree-dotted shorelines in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Riviera Maya.

CheapCaribbean has a great selection of weekend getaway packages that span a perfect three or four nights, some of which include breakfast and some that are all-inclusive. Note that these packages are priced for a Fort Lauderdale departure. Enter your own departure city to see updated prices.

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