Weekend Getaways: Choosing an Escape Close to Home

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Not quite a staycation but without all of the expense and travel time of a full blown vacation, taking a weekend getaway close to home can be a great option for those who are to short on time or cash to spend in transit.

Local deal sites are filled with options for your specific area that won’t blow the budget. A cabin at a nearby lake or a cottage on the beach are great options for a little R&R and most importantly, a break from the daily grind. Sites like Airbnb are also a great choice for finding a place to stay when exploring a nearby destination. An added benefit of choosing a weekend escape is that it takes away the pressure to make the getaway perfect and take advantage of every single moment at some exotic locale.

 A favorite nearby destination when I lived in LA was Palm Springs, and now that I’m in the Bay Area I’ve been thinking about taking a weekend to explore the giant redwoods or visit wine country.

What’s your favorite place for a weekend escape? Tell us your home town and you getaway in the comments...

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