Planning a cheap girls weekend getaway can be a lot of fun and best of all, you can make sure your dream of getting away from it all comes true. While many of the girlfriend getaway vacations that you’ll find online sound absolutely wonderful, the reality is that not all of us can afford such extravagance. Still, if you set your mind to it planning cheap getaways is possible. With creativity and persistence, you can find a diversion that you and everyone in your party can afford.
No matter where you stay, you can save a lot of money by doubling up in hotel rooms. In fact, most hotel rooms that offer 2 beds will accommodate 4 people so if you don’t mind sleeping next to your friends, you can save money to do some of the fun things.
Let’s face it; eating out is one of the most expensive aspects of getting away for the weekend so you might want to consider renting a room with a kitchenette so that you can cook your own food. Just having a refrigerator will help a lot because you’ll be able to save any leftovers from when you do eat out. Even at $200 per night, it would still be a bargain if four of you shared a kitchenette with 2 beds.
If the idea is to get away and relax and reconnect with old friends, then look for a locale that offers free things to do. You may not realize it but there are free festivals, outdoor concerts, and various other activities all across the country. For example, if you travel around the 4th of July, you can go almost anywhere and find free street fairs and festivals complete with a free fireworks show.
Almost every city has free concerts in the summer months. New York City has plenty of free music festivals and concerts that you can attend as do most major and mid size cities. If you are traveling in the winter, there may not be as many freebies but you’ll still be treated to stunning Christmas light displays and a ton of free Christmas themed plays and shows.
Chicago has a wide array of free music festivals throughout the summer. If you’re looking for a cheap weekend getaways, you can have a lot of fun in Chicago and still not spend a ton of money. If you’re traveling at the end of June or within the first few days of July, plan to attend the Taste of Chicago, which is a fun event for foodies. More than 50 restaurants participate in this annual event and you can try some of the most popular dishes on the cheap.
Finding a city near a beach can be a great idea as well. Beach weekend getaways can include places along the California coast, or down the Florida coastline. All you need to enjoy the beach is you and your friends, a picnic lunch, towel, sunblock and time. Besides your room and board, beach weekends can be a great way to spend some time together in the sun!