5 Destinations Perfect for a Last-Minute Weekend Getaway


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Summer holidays may be in the not too distant future, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to enjoy a great escape! A weekend trip can be a great way to recharge and explore a new place. Whether you’re looking for a romantic rendezvous or you’ve simply procrastinated in planning your spring break, there are plenty of amazing destinations across the U.S. that are a short drive or plane ride away.

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Here are a few of our favorite destinations for a last-minute weekend getaway!

New Orleans

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Perfect For: Diving into a totally unique culture – day and night!
Where to Stay: Downtown is the place to be. The Hyatt Place New Orleans is nestled in the heart of the Arts and Warehouse District, with great eats, entertaining shows, the Riverfront and New Orleans’ infamous French Quarter just steps away. Or try the Hyatt French Quarter!
What to Do:
Sample Local Cuisine – There are few states that have their very own cuisine, but Louisiana’s Cajun food is legendary for a reason. Visit the infamous Café Du Monde for beignets and coffee, bite into some authentic gumbo and jambalaya at K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, and step up for a nightcap at The Carousel Bar – which actually rotates you around circus-inspired merry-go-round.

Party It Up – Bourbon Street is one of the most hopping places in the country and for good reason. Check out hot spots like the Channing Tatum-owned Saints and Sinners or dive into a piece of history by visiting Old Absinthe House or Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop (America’s oldest bar, which is rumored to be haunted!)

Dive Into The Past – New Orleans is a city that is steeped in history and proud of it. The number of historical tours and sites you can visit are endless. For an affordable way to scout the city, try one of their traditional streetcars.

Miami

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Perfect For: An exhilarating mix of high style and sunshine
Where to Stay: While winter is still thawing out in a few spots, the number one appeal of Miami is staying near the beach. Try the Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami, just a block from luxury area Ocean Drive. Enjoy the rooftop pool or step outside to the beach – the choice is yours!
What to Do:
Soak Up The Sun – If you’re in Miami, you’re probably there for the heat! Head down to Miami Beach and enjoy the sand between your toes, or go for a bike ride and check out the boardwalk.

Shop Till You Drop – The Collins Avenue / Ocean Drive Shopping District is truly a fashionista’s paradise! Browse through a mix of high and low fashion brands, like Armani and Intermix.

Explore Art – Miami has a hot modern art scene, with annual Art Basel installations and hip galleries like the Bass Museum of Art.

Cleveland

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Perfect For: A weekend of family fun!
Where to Stay: It’s all about the hub and spoke model – start somewhere central like Hyatt Place Cleveland / Westlake / Crocker Park, and make short trips out to top attractions.
What to Do:
Get Closer to Nature – While you’ve got the kids away from their screens, encourage them to get in touch with the world. Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Lake Erie Nature & Science Center are both affordable places to get up close and personal with critters from the land and sea.

Scream Your Lungs Out – Have some thrill seekers in your group? Cedar Point is a short 45-minute drive from Cleveland and is known as the Rollercoaster Capital of the World, offering up 18 coasters and plenty of family-friendly rides.

Get Into the Music – Cleveland is the infamous home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Check out exclusive memorabilia and revisit decades of hit music.

Bonita Springs

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Perfect For: A romantic tropical rendezvous
Where to Stay: You don’t need to leave the country to enjoy a blissful beachside holiday! The Hyatt Regency Hyatt Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida, offers a lush, tropical landscape, an eco-friendly vibe, and plenty of ways to find your bliss.
What to Do:
Visit the Spa – If you’re looking to recharge during your weekend getaway, a trip to Stillwater Spa can be just what you need. Try a refreshing HydraFacial to leave your skin glowing!

Golf the Day Away – Florida is always a hotspot for golf and there are plenty of places to hit the links in Bonita Springs. Check out Pelican’s Nest or Bonita Fairways.

Set Sail – When you’re this close to the Gulf of Mexico, it only makes sense to hit the water. Scope out a range of sporty activities, or enjoy a sunset cruise or jet ski dolphin tour with Sweetwater Adventures.

Las Vegas

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Perfect For: Trying your luck and soaking up the atmosphere
Where to Stay: Hotels on The Strip can be pricey and jam-packed. If you’re seeking a restful oasis that’s a short distance away, try Hyatt Place Las Vegas.
What to Do:
Cirque du Soleil – This legendary Canadian performing group offers up eight unique shows on The Strip, each with their own theme and style. No matter which one you choose, you’re sure to be dazzled!

See the Sights – A stroll down The Strip is the best way to take in the glitz, but if you want to experience things in a whole new way, consider a spin around The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Ride it twice – once during the day and once at night – for two unique viewing experiences.

Get Lucky – You can’t go to Vegas without laying down at least one bet. Even if gambling isn’t your thing, the impressive atmosphere of casinos at The Venetian or Mandalay Bay are worth your time for a hand of blackjack or a pull on the slot machine.


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