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9 places perfect for a three-day summer getaway
Posted on 18/07/2016

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Statistics show that only 8% of Americans take a Friday off to travel, but this summer hotels are trying to change the game by offering discounted prices for three-day weekend getaways.

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  • Sonoma County, California
    Sonoma County, California

    Sonoma County is just 45 minutes away from San Francisco and is home to more than 400 award-winning wineries. The very best well-kept secret for the wine lovers, Sonoma County is perfect for a wine-tasting weekend away. Swirl, Sip, Smile all weekend long.

  • Adirondack Park, New York
    Adirondack Park, New York

    Pack a compass and hiking boots and you are good to go. The Adrondack State Park represents a great opportunity to explore 2000 miles of trails leading to isolated lakes, granite peaks, and hardwood forests. If you are looking for a REAL challenge, tackle the 2,874-foot St. Regis Mountain and you will be rewarded with the absolutely stunning panoramic view of the High Peaks.

  • Bermuda

    Mark Twain once said: 'You go to heaven if you want - I'd rather stay here in Bermuda.' The man has a point! The crystal waters of Bermuda offer endless all year round possibilities for vacationing. Memorable diving or snorkelling, energising kayaking, sunny golfing, and sitting through a candle-light dinner on the shore, are just a few of the activities Bermuda lures vacationers with.

  • Chicago, Illinois
    Chicago, Illinois

    Swap your city with a new city for weekend and indulge in cultural activities in Chicago. Whether you want to go for a drink at a really good jazz bar or see a stunning Broadway-bound play, Chicago is the place to go.

  • Block Island, Rhode Island
    Block Island, Rhode Island

    Block Island offers a huge range of activities for people who like to be outdoors. It is a perfect weekend away destination with its low-key atmosphere and its splendid landscapes of pristine beaches, undulating hills, breezy grasslands, sheer stone walls and pleasant trails.


According a Google Consumer Survey, just 8% of the employees in USA take a long weekend off. Worse than that, one in 10 use the day off to catch up on work instead of jetting off for a relaxing weekend break.

The same survey found that millenials are the group least likely to use up all of their paid vacation days but most likely to use a long weekend to fly to a new spot.

Luckily, the travel industry is on a mission to change the way we work and the way we vacation this summer. In order to convince more Americans into taking a Friday off work, many are beginning to offer fantastic weekend deals to encourage short breaks.

Delta Air Lines is one carrier which has caught on to the trend. It has just started a social media campaign called ?Go Fridays', which is hoping to tempt employees in New York to take a day off work and go on a last-minute vacation with Delta flight certificates, restaurant reservations, museum tours and more.

Bermuda Tourism Authority also has a Summer Fridays campaign encouraging East Coast cities' residences to choose the island for their weekend trip. Bermuda is a just an hour long flight away from most cities in Northeast and is the perfect serene destination for the savvy holidaymakers. This year Seven Bermudian hotels are looking to attract travelers through a 4th Night Free deal.

But no matter your age the opportunities for a cheap long weekend away are numerous. In an attempt to encourage Americans to take a Friday off and relax, we have compiled a list of the 10 best spots for a weekend getaway.


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