At Hotwire, we’re all about being slightly adventurous and taking advantage of quick weekend trips. Just because the summer days are starting to wind down doesn’t mean you still can’t take one last getaway. Really, it’s not too late! Starting August 31, we kicked off our “End of Summer Sale” which offers extra discounts on our Hot Rate® Hotels to give all travelers a little more incentive to find another opportunity to be spontaneous. To further inspire you to get up and go, we’ve included some of our favorite spur-of-the-moment destinations sure to fit the bill no matter what type of trip you’re planning:
Best Spontaneous Weekend Trip for Families – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We adore travel to this gem along the South Carolina coast. With sixty miles of beaches and terrific weather, Myrtle Beach is a great place for families to soak up that last weekend of summer. With Hot Rate® Hotel prices from $86/night* for a three star hotel, you and your family can enjoy the last few days of sun and sand before the hubbub of the school year officially kicks in.
Best Spontaneous Weekend Trip for Solo Travel – New York, NY. New to solo travel? There are plenty of activities a party-of-one can do in the Big Apple. One of our favorite spots to hit late in the summer is The High Line, NYC’s 1.4 mile-long elevated park, which offers everything from quintessential city scenery and cafes to a little exercise and even some late-night stargazing events. Not to mention the amazing people-watching. Plus, Manhattan always has the greatest rooftop bars like Gallow Green and Le Bain at The Standard. A delicious cocktail and a view of the Hudson? Sign us up.
Best Spontaneous Weekend Trip for Girls/Guys Trip – Vegas, baby. It might be a cliché, but boy is it fun to head to Vegas for a long weekend with your best guys or gals. Sin City offers great nightlife, some of the best dining options in the world, incredible shows…and did we mention gambling? Yeah, that too. With Hot Rate® hotels from as low as $71/night*, you don’t have to scrimp on all the entertainment Vegas has to offer.
Best Spontaneous Romantic Getaway Weekend – Charlotte, NC. Looking to surprise your sweetheart with a getaway? Head to Queen City, where you’ll find everything from fine dining to food trucks to an active nightlife. Take an evening stroll along the river, hop into a few galleries before happy hour, or check out some live music late-night. If you’re up for a slightly more adventurous weekend, head to the racetrack, try whitewater rafting or hit the golf course. Charlotte literally has it all.
Best Spontaneous Weekend Trip with the Grandparents – Minneapolis, MN. Known for its multitude of parks, lakes, acclaimed performing arts venues and the famous “Spoonbridge and Cherry”, the “Minne-apple” has something to offer everyone in the family, especially this time of year when the weather is great and prices are low. Walk or bike around the Chain of Lakes, stopping for a picnic along the way. Take in a show at the Children’s Theater, visit the Walker Art Center (and it’s amazing sculpture park) or pay homage to Prince at Paisley Park. With a multitude of outdoor dining spots and evening movies in many of the city’s parks, there is no shortage of fun activities for travelers of all ages.
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