The Best U.S. Cities For A Quick Little Getaway

Published on October 17, 2021
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There are plenty of places to visit around the United States, but most vacations require a few days in order to take everything in. Luckily, there are also lots of destinations that are the perfect quick getaways. Whether it’s because they’re compact, contain a lot of sights and things to do, or are foodie destinations, here are some of the most popular destinations for short getaways.

New York City

New York City

According to booking site Hotwire, the top cities in the U.S. for short little getaways include New York City, Atlanta, Orlando, and Savannah. In terms of large cities, Hotwire shared that NYC was the top city thanks to its abundant restaurant and food options, incredible and varies hotels, and of course, the endless cultural gems.

The next two large cities were Chicago, which is great for a long weekend getaway, and then Los Angeles, which has so much to offer. Atlanta was the number one mid-sized city thanks to its budget friendly activities and delicious food options. Following Atlanta were Baltimore and St. Louis.

Chicago

Chicago

Orlando was named the best city for “small town favorites” by Hotwire. The city is home to Disney World as well as the world’s tallest and largest escape room. Fort Lauderdale, another Florida city, came in second place on this list. Following Fort Lauderdale came Reno, Nevada.

For very small cities, Savannah topped the list, which makes perfect sense because of its incredible food and Southern charm. Following Savannah are Palm Springs and Newport Beach, both found in California.

Atlanta

Atlanta

Hotwire also reported that 79% of travelers said that they would use the money they saved by booking a quick trip in order to level up the trip and make it more luxurious. 83% of travelers said that spontaneous, quick trips of 2-3 days were a fantastic option.

Hotwire’s director of brand, PR, and social, Melissa Postier, shared with Travel + Leisure: “[these getaways] allow travelers to not only save more when they book last minute in the Hotwire app, but that added spontaneity helps minimize the risk of unexpected travel restrictions popping up.”

Savannah

Savannah