Alternative short-haul destinations for a spontaneous weekend away

Are you desperate for a weekend getaway? Perhaps work has been non-stop, or you have had a busy diary over the last six months and simply need a short break? If so, you might want to avoid the crowds of Hollywood, Las Vegas, or New York City, and instead visit some off-the-radar destinations across the USA for some peace and quiet. Here is a list of alternative weekend breaks you can consider adding to your list.

Sacramento, California

Swap the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco for the golden Sacramento Tower Bridge and add this destination to your spontaneous weekend away travel list. Forget about work and watch an NBA game at the Sleep Train Arena or visit Crest Theatre and immerse yourself in a show. When you want to recharge, stroll through Capitol Park, and witness trees from all over the world, before making your way to the idyllic rose garden.

Atlantic City, New Jersey

If you’re looking for a livelier spot – but somewhere not as hectic as Vegas – Atlantic City is a great alternative. With casinos along the waterfront, you can still get your gambling fix, without all the hustle and bustle that usually comes with it. This multi-cultural oceanfront city is perfect to visit in the fall as it is generally quieter, which means you can take advantage of the peaceful beaches and bars.

St. Augustine, Florida

Dive into more than four centuries of history on your impulsive weekend away and head for St. Augustine in Florida. America’s oldest city is located less than an hour south of Jacksonville and boasts magnificent forts, museums, and unique shops. With a mild climate all year round, you’ll feel comfortable strolling through the cobbled streets, playing tennis in one of the many resorts, or relaxing on the golden beaches.

San Antonio, Texas

While it may not be as popular as Dallas or Austin, San Antonio still has plenty to offer its visitors. A short one-hour flight from Houston, it makes for the ideal getaway when you need an escape from daily life. If you’re looking for a more active trip, San Antonio will allow you to walk, bike or hike through breath-taking parks and gardens. Or, if you’d prefer a gentler stroll, the renowned 15-mile River Walk will provide you with the opportunity to sightsee, shop, and sample the local delicacies. If you get tired, you can jump aboard the river barge for a guided tour instead.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Planning on taking the kids with you on your spontaneous weekend away? As the largest city in New Mexico, this destination will be sure to keep the whole family entertained. With movies and series being filmed here regularly, Albuquerque is known as the new Hollywood. After going on the hunt for famous actors, take a road trip on Central Avenue – which is part of Route 66 – before taking a scenic hot air balloon flight over the city.

If you struggle to find the time to unwind, it’s essential that you clear your diary for a few days. A weekend away is the ideal way to do this, made even better by the fact that you can hop on a flight whenever you need to with VistaJet. If it’s easier for you to travel spontaneously, then our Program membership may be the perfect solution for you, as it will allow you to jet off in as little as 24 hours. Plus, while you’re up in the air with VistaJet, you can expect a truly tailored service.

If you’d like to book an alternative city break with VistaJet, get in touch with us today. We will be more than happy to organize your trip and get you to your chosen destination in luxury comfort and style.

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