Here Are a Few Weekend Getaways for Under $1000

If you’re looking to get away for the weekend, it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Assuming you are traveling with your significant other or perhaps your entire family (kids and all), we have come up with a few choice weekend getaways under $1,000.

1. Animal Lovers – Black Beauty Ranch, TX

Jingle Run Horses

For those that love nature but prefer creatures to plants, a trip to an animal sanctuary might be just what you need on your next weekend getaway. Located about an hour and a half southeast of Dallas, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranchis the largest animal sanctuary in the United States. Currently, the 1,400-acre outfit is home to over 800 exotic and domestic animals including horses, tigers, and monkeys.

2. Music Lovers – Nashville, TN

Whether you’re into jazz, country, pop, or rock and roll, Nashville has got you covered on entertainment. In the span of a long weekend visit, a person would have no issue at all filling their time bouncing from one amazing venue to the next, even if they all feature the same genre. Admittedly, the hotels that are where you want to be can be a bit steep (though gorgeous). However, if you know where to look there are some awesome economical options out there. Of course, I’d be doing something wrong if I mentioned a visit to Nashville and didn’t include the food. When you’re planning your itinerary for the weekend, try to add in a food tour or distillery tour of some kind. Trust me, you’ll be happy you did.

3. Nature Lovers – Under Canvas Yellowstone, MT

While I would never suggest to anyone that they should try out glamping in place of a true camping trip, I would absolutely say that it can be an ideal choice for any nature lover looking for a comfortable weekend among the trees. As the trend continues to take off, so too does the list of potential amenities and corresponding price tags. Luckily, there are still plenty of wonderful options out there for people on a budget. If you aren’t quite sure about where to start looking, I would begin with these offered by Under Canvas in Yellowstone, MT.

4. Sun & Water Lovers – Key West, FL

Key West Florida beaches

Truth be told, water lovers have plenty of choices at their disposal in the way of weekend vacations (though, that could probably be said for others on this list as well). Still, if this is you and you still haven’t marked Key West off of your bucket list, you’re definitely missing out.

5. Wine Lovers – Walla Walla, WA

Picking Grapes at Charles Smith Vineyards

Despite it being no secret that Washington has been making quite a mark on the US winery scene over the last couple of decades, the default idea for a wine-related vacation is still Napa Valley. While you’ll never catch me complaining about a trip to the California town, might I suggest you give Walla Walla, WA a chance next time you’re looking for a quick, relaxing getaway?

For the 8 weekend getaways under $1,000 head on over to Travelocity and read my entire article there.


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