- By Kevin
- On Jun 5, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Traveling on a budget is much more realistic when you slice a week long vacation down into just a couple days over the course of a sunny Friday, Saturday, & Sunday weekend trip. And here're 5 best affordable weekend getaways, East Coast Tours right for you. Obviously, these trips can still add up if you’re going away frequently and get to your destination with no budget in place, so it’s important to be diligent. Depending on where you live on the East Coast, there are a number of great places relatively close by that you can get to by car (assuming you own one). Flights are cheap and make me these towns and cities very budget friendly. You can also consider joining ZipCar for affordable car rentals (and get $25 worth of free driving just for joining.) Below are 10 options for weekend getaways for East Coasters!
Obviously Washington offers gorgeous architecture, monuments, and all the usual capital ooh and ahhs, but there’s more to the city than that. I haven’t been to DC since I was younger but now that I’m older I’d love to check out the bars and nightlife scene as a real adults.
Philly is a slightly grittier than NYC but nonetheless a charming city to visit with lots of nightlife and sightseeing to offer. Penn’s landing is one of the nicest areas to walk around in the city because it’s right near the harbor and is packed with bars and restaurants to pop into. Philly is a wonderful destination for an affordable weekend trip.
Block Island, RI
The gargantuan mansions of Newport that dot the area near the cliff walk make Newport feel like an exclusive upscale harbor town. Newport encourages you to spend a lot of time outside and exploring the city by walking and biking. The stunning elevated cliff walk that offers beautiful views of the New England Coast is not to be missed.
Long Beach Island, NJ
Hailing from NJ, I have a soft spot for LBI because of the memories I have from taking weekend trips there throughout high school and college. This beach town offers really beautiful views of the ocean and bay, a vibrant town with friendly people and great bars and is a great option for a weekend getaway.
If salty coastal inlets, rocky beaches, outdoor activities and lobster is your thing, be sure to visit Maine for a long weekend getaway. The town of Kennebunkport has a soothing vibe and friendly people with a great little area for downtown shopping.