Best Time to Visit: Fall ( September To November), You can expect cooler nights and even snowfall in late Octobers and in Novembers.
We all need a break from our super Hectic schedules just to unwind our energies and resume to our work life and weekend trips that too in your pockets are a good deal to your mind and soul.
You all must have read about Top Free Things To Do while you landed in Boston, MA.
I have come across with another super affordable weekend getaways especially for Girls that you can enjoy without stressing much on your pockets.
The states forming part of New England offer just a day’s trip or Bus ride from city Boston or New York. If you are good at Driving and directions, then renting a car seems to be a great option for you in case you don’t own one.
You can go through the easy online process of Zipcar and they also offer free driving for joining which is affordable even for college students to rent a car near you at any Daytime. Be sure to check them out before planning the below options.
I am listing here Top 8 Getaways which are cost-friendly, easily covered by Road and only 3 hours drive away and Girls Friendly!
1) The Berkshires-From Boston, NYC, or Philadelphia: If you love to be a part of arts and culture weekend then the Berkshires will surely fill your travel appetite. The Berkshires is a perfect getaway for even girls- so girls go pack your Bags and get ready to enjoy!
The beautiful small town is nestled in the mountains which are gifted with an amazing art, music, theater, and the natural phenomenon tapestry with the shades of all bright colors of Orange, Red, and gold. You can even enjoy Spa’s here isn’t that sounds like a perfect getaway!
Where To Eat: Haven Cafe & Bakery is very good and affordable option for Breakfast whereas Six Depot Roastery and Cafe are good for both Breakfast and lunch.
Where to Stay: You can stay at Premier Inn Reading ( Caversham Bridge) Hotel at Richfield Avenue which is close to the Banks of the River Thames and the Marina. The Hotel offer Breakfast buffet with free parking area and Non- smoking zone at moderately affordable tariffs.
2) The Mendocino-From San Francisco: Once Mendo in San Francisco which is 155 miles away had faced a very destructive fate when an Artist from San Francisco infused into life and reformed its destiny.
Presently, the city is popularly known as Mendo, since it is famous for its art and culture, Beer, Wine and Mushroom festival which locals celebrate in November and not to forget their nightlife followed by gallery inaugurations and performances, and art lovers.
This art-inspired getaway has a spectacular scenery, with windswept cliffs and waves against the jagged ocean.
Quick Tip: There is an excellent stop between Mendo and San Francisco is The Philo Apple Farm.
This place offers you to stay and cook options while you can also pick up jams, ciders, and chutneys.
Where To Eat: Goodlife Cafe and Bakery is a very good affordable option for lunch and Brunch. They have a standard Menu for all kind of diet preferences, targeting their gluten-free crowd.
You may not find much crowd on Friday and Saturday but Sunday is little crowdy but worth waiting.
Second option we have on our list is Paysanne is a good option for who have sweet tooth. They serve organic Ice-cream, natural candies, and confections.
3) East Naples,FL- From Miami: The place is situated at 108 miles away from Miami and preferred for Girl’s weekend getaways. If you are planning your weekends on some beach or you like to spend time on beaches then head yourself without thinking to downtown Naples,Florida.
The place is an ultimate combination of downtown bars, restaurants, and Naples Botanical Garden with beautiful beach culture making a place to spend peaceful yet enjoyable weekend spot with all your friends and family.
There is this Dolphin Explorer which is based in Naples and Marco Island promises to bring out finest Eco-Tour in South-West, Florida.
Where To Eat: You can check out Barbatella for its Italian delicacies like oven cooked Pizza and in-house pasta, Country House East for quick breakfast among ample of choices which is located just outside the downtown in Naples and if you have a craving for Some Mexican lunching go for Taqueria San Julian for their Tacos and shrimp located at Fort Myers, FL.
Where to Stay: You can accommodate yourself at this spacious downtown hotel Bellasera with red tile roofs ideal for a group of friends. The hotel provides free bikes for guests and also first-come, first served private cabins at poolside.
In case easy access to the beach is what you are specifically seeking for then go for Naples Beach Hotel and Golf club, it’s just on the Gulf of Mexico, but 2 miles reachable of the shops and restaurants of downtown Naples.
4) Palm Springs- From L.A: This is the Best place to enjoy nightlife- offers you to escape from your daytime activities of sunbathing, spas, pool scene, and shopping since Palm spring can prove as custom made the drive for quick weekend escape.
This great place in L.A offers you great restaurants, booze bars, and cocktail lounges and too at a walkable distance or can be reachable by cab ride also.
Prepare with your gear ups under your dresses as the first thing comes into your mind to unwind yourself is to dive into the pool and ease your road trip.
You may join a fun party in a case going on the Riviera Resort and Spa.(Best for pool parties & Spa’s). Just pick any nearby chair, order your drinks, and cherish the late desert evening.
While strolling, you will find El Paseo shopping district which features over 300 high-ended shops, clothing, art galleries, and much more.
Where to Eat: King Highway at the Ace Hotel which offers you much filling affordable breakfast with many more options for lunch and dinner. Here, Pool stays open till 2.00 am ( Entry fees required for non-guests).
Second, we have on our eating option list is Brunch at Norma’s- The Parker. You can try from healthy to light omelet to the lobster ranging from $100. This place also offers affordable spa packages. This place is worth exploring!
Third, you can also try breakfast options at Cheeky’s one of the popular food joint in the town.
Where To stay: You can book affordable choices at the Desert Riviera Hotel .
This mini oasis in the desert pampers your spirits leaving you with a feeling of “Home away from home”.
5) Galena- From Chicago: When it comes to Chicagoans for spending a weekend, they look to exploring more adventurous side followed with great food and wine. For fulfilling your appetite for exploring, Galena is for sure a decent spot which is just 164 miles far away from Chicago.
The place is nourished with giant hills which make it a happening place for downhill skiing and autumn glory. It’s architectural and contour significance has added 85 cents of the 19th-century buildings on the list of National Register of the Historic Places and place is much more adored by the visitor for its unique hospitality and romantic demeanor.
You can enjoy Galena Trolley Tours which comprises of 1 at $18 to 2.5 tour at $44 stops for 30-45 minutes at the Belvedere Mansion, the Dowling House, and the Ulysses.Grant Home.
Where to Stay: You can check in at affordable Grant Hills Motel room price starting at $69 offer outdoor pool, hot shower and community kitchen and Pet-friendly with pre-approval and Pet Guest fee.
Isn’t this arrangement terrific? Now you can carry your lovely doubly pets with you 🙂
For Beer lovers– Must visit Root Beer Revelry. You can taste different flavors plus you can buy Bottle of your choice, try their delicious root beer float which is made with the creamy ice-cream and the perfect beer by Berghof.
6) Austin- From Houston: This place is very much alive for its notably live music and Art culture so if you are a music freak and artistic, try this place to spend your weekend.
The place is 165 miles away from Houston which has fancy boutiques, unique movie halls, and dedicated restaurants which will give you ample of memories to cherish and never forgettable experience.
You can start with the Blanton Museum of Art featuring the most comprehensive and largest collection of Art in Central Texas dedicated to European paintings, Modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.
You can watch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse which also allow you to drink(beer, wine, and cocktails) and eat while watching. The theater has many chains in the multiple locations in Austin, also often hosts fun activities.
Where to Eat: If you want to taste seafood, do visit Truluck’s Seafood which is located in Austin Downtown offers Live music every night or Eddie V’s Prime Seafood. Both Restaurants are good for seafood in their own way.
Where to Stay: You can look for affordable tariffs in Sleep Inn & Suites N Austin starts from $129 for any discount and promises on clean and comfortable stay. They offer free parking, smoke-free area, has an indoor pool, and free Hot Breakfast.
7) Vail- From Denver: The place is 97 miles away from best known for its grand hotels with European-style architecture, winter slopes and ski resorts.The Rocky Mountain resort is the greatest in the U.S., incorporating 5,289 sections of land of ski-able territory spread crosswise over three mountain tops that totally scour in the snow. But city Vail has a lot more to offer than only ski mountain.
The transport free town territory is designed according to the Tyrolean towns of the Alps and loaded with outstanding eateries, fabulous inns with European-style engineering, and stand-out boutiques.
You can explore the shops and exhibitions that line the cobblestone boulevards. You can start your weekend with the highest public botanical garden-Betty Ford Alpine Gardens which is free to stroll and open from dawn to dusk.
You can enjoy Vail’s nightlife with a cocktail in the heart of Vail village at celebrity-owned restaurant Matsuhisa by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Do not forget to try their signature marti-ni and dishes like Yellow-tail Sashimi, Black-Miso, and White-fish.
Where To Eat: You can eat at Westside Cafe & Market. The restaurant offers a variety of eateries in Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. You may find Food amazing and place little busier during lunch times.
You can also try Bully Ranch Restaurant located at Sonnenalp and the price is moderate.
Where To Stay: You can stay at Sitzmark Lodge which is located in the center of village vail by Gore creek only a short stroll to the new Gondola One. They offer free continental breakfast. You can also enjoy Wine Party in Winters and they have affordable tariffs too with weekly special discount rates.
8) Granbury and Glen Rose- From Dallas: The places Granbury and Glen Rose has lots more to offer when it comes to a wildlife sanctuary and hilly landscape experience. Both these places are less than 100 miles drive from Dallas.
You can indulge yourself in many outside activities from hiking among dino footprints to Kayaking along the Brazos River to relaxing on shorelines on lakesides and even spend your misty nights at wildlife resort.
GlenRose is rich in limestone, sandstone, and mudstone with region’s best topography with a stop at Big Rocks Park at Barnard street. You can enjoy clicking your photos mid-way.
Where to Stay: You can stay at Inn on the River offers cozy beds and garden views at affordable tariffs starts at $140.
For more adventurous Experience: You can stay in tents( equipped with twin beds, separate washrooms, and other basic amenities) with the Foothills Safari Camp at tariffs starts from $125, and also two overnight options of a rustic lodge with furnished rooms with affordable tariffs start from $100 at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.
They also offer discounts to their overnight guests. Check their website for more details.
Where to Eat: You can try BBQ, Poboys, Burgers, Steaks, Cold Beer, Wine, Fried Egg, Bacon and much more on the Menu at this Texas joint named Loco Coyote Grill.
So here is my end of the List of Girls and Family friendly weekend getaways. Hope you will visit them soon & share your awesome feedback.
Happy Voyage! Stay Safe!