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Many vacationers decide to plan their trip last minute and there is a great selection of destinations and cheap weekend getaways to choose from. Whether you are looking for a romantic inn, destination spa or an active outdoor getaway, last minute travel is one of the best ways to get a great deal. Look for getaway deals nearby to save time and money. Last minute booking can mean less choice in the type of accommodations and activities such as spa treatments during busy holiday weekends. Find more affordable ideas and last minute vacation deals from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities. Photo: Photo: juancat/Fotolia

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Weekend Getaways - East Coast

East Coast travelers have many exciting choices when planning a last minute weekend getaway. If you live in the NYC area, quick trips include romantic inns, family beach spots, fun activities, affordable ideas with kids, and historical attractions. Visit the Catskills, Hudson Valley, Montauk, Newport and more on your last minute vacation. If you live in the Washington, D.C. area and are looking for cheap last minute weekend getaways for couples, weekend getaways and day trips include Charlottesville, Chesapeake Bay, Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and many important historical sights. Other fun last minute travel weekend destinations on the East Coast include Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts. You may also like to browse day trips from Boston, from Philadelphia and other cities. Head to Florida, famous for its sandy beaches and warm weather, visit the parks in North Carolina and enjoy the beaches of South Carolina.

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Last Minute Vacations - West Coast

Whether you are looking for last minute romantic getaways or family road trip ideas, there is an abundance of options on the West Coast of the United States. Top California destinations where you will find last minute travel deals include Monterey, Cambria, Carmel and Napa Valley.

The state of Oregon, offering many cheap vacations, is home to beautiful beaches and unique towns and cities, including Eugene, Seaside, Astoria, and other romantic spots. For more last minute travel deals, look at Washington State which is well known for its islands, wineries and pristine nature. You can read about places to go from Seattle, from LA, from San Francisco and other cities. Photo: Iriana Shiyan/Fotolia

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Last Minute Trips - Midwest

Midwest offers a selection of destinations for families and couples looking for last minute getaways, including large cities, secluded island spots and quiet places for outdoor lovers. Visit Milwaukee, Cleveland, Madison, Bloomington or Wichita if you are interested in art museums, historical sites and cultural tours. Head to a country inn or a bed and breakfast if you are interested in relaxing surrounded by nature and friendly service on your weekend getaways. Families with kids will find waterparks and affordable fun adventures in Wisconsin Dells while couples can look for romantic castles and scenic waterfalls in Ohio. Last minute travel deals usually include room specials, unique amenities like free massages, or free dining credit. You may also like: more last minute vacation deals and Best Day Trips from Chicago Photo: soupstock/Fotolia

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Experience warm hospitality, history, great food and an array of things to do in the South, USA. Learn about history hands-on by exploring the attractions in Mississippi, South Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Virginia and Texas. See beautiful lakes, fascinating castles, unique wildlife and national parks. Visit water parks in Alabama, listen to incredible music in Nashville and New Orleans, and learn about horse racing in Kentucky on your last minute vacation.

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21 Cheap Weekend Getaways & Last Minute Travel

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Inexpensive Weekend Getaways: Grand Romance Package in Galena

Bernadine's Stillman Inn is a stately 19th century restored colonial mansion in Galena, Illinois. The inn has seven beautiful guest rooms with Civil War décor and modern amenities. They are offering the Grand Romance Package to help couples reconnect. Included is a fresh bouquet of colorful flowers, two chocolate truffles and a bottle of red or white wine to set the mood. Guests will also receive a $50 dinner coupon for a popular local restaurant. If you are looking for cheap weekend getaways, The package starts from $125 plus tax, subject to availability.

More in Miami Package

Mandarin Oriental Hotel is a beautiful waterside resort in Miami, Florida. This luxurious resort has a private beach, spa and gourmet restaurants that showcase its Asian heritage. The aesthetically pleasing suites and spacious rooms offer stunning views of the local terrain. The resort offers the More in Miami Package in which guests receive a complimentary night after two consecutive nights stay at the hotel. A minimum of three nights stay is required and the rates start from $419, plus local taxes.

500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131, 305-913-8288

Honeymoon Package in the Seychelles

Kempinski hotels are legendary in creating unforgettable holidays with a touch of European class. Their resort in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean has spectacular beaches and breathtaking suites. The resort is offering a special Honeymoon Package for newlyweds who are married no longer than 180 days before arrival date, the wedding certificate will be requested at the time of arrival. The package includes one bottle of wine, a fruit basket, a cake on arrival, one 30 minute couple’s spa treatment and guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast buffet at Café Lazare. The package is for a minimum of three nights and guests get a 15% discount on the rate, but service charge and VAT is extra.

Baie Lazare Mahé Island, Mahe, Seychelles, +248 4 386666

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Bachelorette Fais Do-Do Packagek

Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast is a historic mansion on Saint Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Bring your BFF and take advantage of the Bachelorette Fais Do-Do Package which includes three nights in spacious accommodations with two queen beds. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast in the formal dining room or on the Creole porch. Included in the package is complementary off-street parking, tickets for the guests to join the Gray Line Cocktail History tour, two passes for two days of unlimited riding on the streetcar as well as dinner and dancing at a Cajun Bistro, alcoholic beverages not included. The rate starts from $359 per person, double sharing plus tax. Extra persons are allowed in the room at $299 per person.

4125 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-4754, 504-269-2640

Romance Package in Gulfport, MS

The Guest House is a charming historic mansion in Gulfport, Mississippi. The home offers a charismatic setting with claw foot tubs, handmade soaps and antique furnishings that sets the mood for the Romance Package. The package includes a sparkling beverage and desert served in the comforts of the room, strawberries dipped in chocolate are also served when in season. Guests can enjoy an authentic southern breakfast served in the historic Gulfport bed.

1114 32nd Avenue, Gulfport, MS, 228-207-1540

Family Getaway Package at The Houstonian

The Houstonian is an exclusive resort in Houston, Texas. The hotel offers a luxurious Family Getaway Package for two adults and two children. Included is two night in-suite accommodations where children have ample space to roam around in the 670 square foot suite. The package offers family dinner at Olivette, a $50 resort credit and a 'Houston City Pass' that gives access to local attractions. Each additional child will be charged $46 for the pass. Guests will enjoy the massive pool complex where they can splash around in the 25 meter lap pool, resort-style pool with a waterfall, wading and garden pool. The package starts from $995 for two nights, inclusive of tax and gratuity.

111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024, 713-680-2626

Weekend Getaway Package in Jackson, Mississippi

Fairview Inn is a historic vacation spot in Jackson, Mississippi which boasts an extraordinary collection of Civil War literature in its library lounge. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with the Weekend Getaway Package which includes two night accommodations in a luxury suite and $100 in credit that can be claimed at 1908 Dinner or Library Lounge. Guests can relish a full southern breakfast for two on Saturday and a brunch for two on Sunday. The package costs $519 and includes all taxes. Additional nights cost $199, plus tax.

734 Fairview Street, Jackson, MS 39202, 601-948-3429

Mancation Package in Illinois

The Davie School Inn is a unique and interesting inn located in Anna, Illinois. Once a school, the inn still maintains the atmosphere of a classroom, but with all the conveniences of modern amenities such as a whirlpool tub and air conditioning. They are offering the Mancation Package for a memorable vacation for men. The package takes guests on a beer trail along the wine trail and hiking around Southern Illinois. Included in this package is golf at the nearby Union County Country Club as well as fishing on Cedar Lake, Little Grassy Lake, Crab Orchard Lake and Lake of Egypt. The package offers opportunities to hunt geese, turkeys, rabbits, squirrels and deer.

300 Freeman Street, Anna, IL 62906, 618-833-2377

Full Day Spa Package in Pennsylvania

The Inn at Leola Village is an award winning historic hotel in Leola, Pennsylvania. If you are looking for last minute romantic getaways, the retreat is offering the Full Day Spa Package to pamper your mind, body and soul. Included is a king suite with in-room spa amenities. Couples can relax with a 50 minute couple’s massage, one manicure and pedicure treatment and one “Art of the Shave” service. Unwind over a complementary lunch at Destinations Spa and enjoy dinner at TÈ with your $100 gift voucher. From Sunday to Thursday the package starts from $629 and from $679 on Friday and Saturday, price per room, per night, on double occupancy, taxes are extra.

38 Deborah Drive - Route 23, Leola, PA 17540, 717-656-7002

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In-Room Spa Package in Oxford, MD

Sandaway Waterfront Lodging is a charming hotel on the eastern shore of Maryland. Offering modern amenities, the hotel has rooms with private porches and picturesque views of the private beach and the Chesapeake Bay. The In-Room Spa Package offers Sandaway's special collection of Lollia's luxury bath and body products as a welcome gift. The famous bubble bath in a delicate bottle from Lollia requires to be popped like champagne. The shower gel, shea butter boxed soap, sea salt sachet and hand cream are sure to impress the guests. The package starts from $99.

103 West Strand Road, Oxford, MD 21654, 888-726-3292

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Midweek Package in Cape May, NJ

Wilbraham Cape May Bed & Breakfast is a quiet retreat in Cape May, New Jersey. This hotel is one of the oldest and most strikingly beautiful homes in the area and amenities include an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi tubs in suites. They are offering the Midweek Package for guests to experience its Victorian elegance. The package is offered from Sunday to Thursday with a two night stay at a 10% discount and a three night stay at a 15% discount. The offer is valid on all rooms and suites at this hotel, excluding holidays.

133 Myrtle Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204, 609-884-2046

Island Babymoon Package

Friday Harbor House is a charming hotel in San Juan Islands. Their rooms features an oversized jetted tub-for-two with a fireplace and windows that showcase panoramic views of the waterfront. The hotel offers the Island Babymoon Package for expectant parents to relax before the arrival of the baby. Included in the package is a two night stay, two 60 minute massages at Lavendera Day Spa, a $25 gift certificate to Osito's and a complimentary bottle of sparkling cider. The parents-to-be can enjoy a selection of snacks delivered to the room to indulge a midnight craving.

130 West St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, 866-722-7356

Romantic Getaway Package in Andalusia, AL

Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful inn nestled among towering sweet gum trees in Andalusia, Alabama. Located on 12 acres of private wooded grounds, this small town inn offers the perfect opportunity for guests to relax and reconnect with their Romantic Getaway Package. Included in this package are chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling juice served in champagne glasses. Guests will be impressed by the bed decorated with rose petals, setting the mood for a romantic evening. The package starts from $50.

27761 Straughn School Road, Andalusia, AL 36421, 334-222-8007

Artful Miami Package

JW Marriott Marquis Miami is a luxury hotel in Miami, Florida. The hotel aspires to impress and pamper guests with their exclusive modern amenities. The Artful Miami Package offers guests complimentary passes to Miami's modern and classic art museum, the Perez Art Musuem Miami. Also included in the package is 10% off on purchases in the PAMM gift shop, accommodations in a deluxe guest room and complimentary parking for one car. Rates range from $339-$479 per night.

255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131, 305-421-8600

The Breakers Palm Beach Package

The Breakers Palm Beach Hotel is a luxury oceanfront resort that offers the best of Florida. This legendary retreat is offering the Complimentary Daily Benefits Package from May 1-October 31. Guests can enjoy a complimentary full American breakfast buffet each day and children receive a Kid's meal. Included in the package is access to The Breakers Rees Jones Course, golf on the Ocean Course and tennis courts. Guest also receive complimentary access to Ocean Fitness and unlimited group fitness classes. The resort does not charge a resort fee.

One South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480, 888-273-2537

Cottage Stay More, Save More Package

Naples Bay Resort is a luxurious resort with impressive amenities located in the exclusive Paradise Coast in Florida. The resort is close to Naples golf courses and natural habitats of the Florida Everglades. Explore the 100 miles of pristine estuaries and islands during the day and enjoy the luxurious amenities of the resort at night. The resort is offering the Cottage Stay More, Save More Package which includes a 6 night stay for the price of 4. Guests get accommodations in cottages and a minimum of a 6 night stay is required to avail this offer. This offer cannot be combined with other resort packages, tax and resort fees are extra.

1500 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102, 239-530-5400

Taste of Luxury Package

St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is an iconic destination in Florida dedicated to creating unforgettable memories with their luxurious amenities. Guests will be treated to extraordinary pools, tranquil spa treatments and special activities to keep the young ones busy. They are offering the Taste of Luxury Package in which guests receive a complimentary 4th night as well as a full breakfast for two and complimentary in-room Internet. This package requires a minimum of four night stay.

9703 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, FL 33154, 305-993-3300

Ka'anapali Beach Hotel Package

If you are looking for cheap last minute weekend getaways for couples in Hawaii, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is a romantic getaway in Maui. The hotel offers the Best of the Beach Package that includes four night accommodations in an ocean view room. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast for two at the exclusive Tiki Terrace Restaurant on two mornings of their choice and dinner for two on one evening. Lunch is offered once at Tiki Grill on the day of choice of the guest. Included in the package is a daily compact rental car, four complimentary bottles of water on arrival, two souvenir beach towels, a keepsake logo cooler bag and a choice of either snorkel gear or chaise lounge rentals for any two days. The package starts at $1287 for four nights on double sharing. More ideas: 15 Best Things to Do on Maui with Kids.

2525 Ka’anapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761, 808-667-5978

Tips for Travelers

It's always a good idea to look for deals, specials and getaways near me, regardless of the season. You can call the hotel of your choice directly or check their Twitter page. If they are not fully booked, you can get a last minute deal and spend your savings on additional activities or a romantic dinner. If you are planning to fly, check airline web sites for last minute deals. You can also look for packages to popular destinations such as Las Vegas or New York City which include accommodations, airfare and car rental. Ideas from NY include oceanfront resorts, historic inns and spa hotels. If you live in Los Angeles, destinations include Santa Monica, Monterey, the wine country and family resorts on the coast of California. Getaways from Seattle include beautiful lodges surrounded by forests and waterfalls.

  • Last Minute Trips from Seattle: Explore Western Washington's wine country and stay at Willows Lodge which offers romantic accommodations and a full-service spa. Bring out your inner child and plan a last minute weekend getaway to the Cedar Creek Treehouse at Mount Rainier where you can spend the night 50 feet above ground. Salish Lodge and Spa is a 30-minute drive from Seattle. The hotel is located above the spectacular 300-foot Snoqualmie Falls, offering outdoor activities and a spa.

    Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island overlooks the ocean and offers guest rooms with with floor-to-ceiling windows, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Saratoga Inn on Whidbey Island is another great hideaway.

  • From Los Angeles: Plan a last minute weekend getaway from the city to relax, unwind and reconnect with your friends and family in a beautiful setting. Shutters on the Beach is an oceanfront weekend getaway from LA, set on a sandy beach in Santa Monica. Santa Monica is a Southern California vacation destination offering visitors numerous activities, shops and restaurants. Bike paths let you explore the area by bike, there are many concerts and theater. Couples can visit galleries or head to a nightclub. The Huntley Hotel, also in Santa Monica, offers luxury amenities such as private chauffeur service in an exclusive Maserati QuattroPorte. If you are looking for last minute weekend getaways in Monterey, Hyatt Regency Monterey offers renovated guest rooms and a new spa. Monterey offers shopping, wine tasting, surfing lessons and golf. Cannery Row is features a collections of shops, local artists' galleries, restaurants and attractions such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You can rent a bike and follow the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail to explore the town. Monterey is about 6 hours from Los Angeles. If you are taking the scenic Highway 1 through Big Sur, the trip usually takes an additional hour. San Ysidro Ranch has 41 individually-decorated cottages set on 500 acres, ideal for romantic walks and plenty of privacy. Get a taste or Europe on your vacation at Les Mars Hotel in Sonoma. The hotel offers Swiss-trained staff and 16 guest accommodations decorated with 18th century antiques.
  • From New York City: Last minute weekend getaways from New York include romantic inns, full-service resorts with spas, beach getaways and more. Elm Court is a romantic historic getaway in Lenox where you can book a suite with a jacuzzi and a fireplace. Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts is a famous fall foliage weekend getaway where you can go apple picking, take a scenic drive or rent a canoe. Or take advantage of the Berkshires 4 Theatre Collaborative designed to make theatre more affordable for residents of and visitors to the Berkshires to see two or more different plays in the area. Shakespeare & Company, based in Lenox, offers a number of different performances year round. The White Elephant Hotel on Nantucket is a weekend getaway with a spa, ocean views and a gourmet restaurant. Plan a last minute vacation in the off season and enjoy this charming island without the summer crowds. Visit the lighthouses, take photos on one of the beaches and try local beer at Cisco Brewers. The Daffodil Festival in April features 3 million bright yellow blooms. In the winter, enjoy Nantucket Noel and the Christmas Stroll. Wequassett Inn Resort & Golf Club overlooks the ocean in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, offering stylish oceanview accommodations and golf privileges at Cape Cod National Golf Club. Or plan a last minute weekend getaway to A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay which has just nine guest bedrooms.