After a long work or school week, it’s common to crave a vacation. There are so many places to go both within and outside of the United States when you wish to travel on a budget. Cost can vary depending on where you stay, how you eat, et cetera, but it’s possible to venture away from your current place of residence with a busy woman’s schedule.

Savannah, Georgia

Being the oldest city in Georgia, Savannah has a lot of historical value. You can find plenty to do here such as a ghost tour, a history tour, and even a riverboat cruise. Savannah’s southern charm is almost unmatched.

New York, New York

If you’re craving the city life, New York is an excellent getaway destination. Shop on Time Square, stroll through Central Park, attend a baseball game, or catch a Broadway play. New York City truly never sleeps, so you can make the most out of a weekend by spending it here.

Orlando, Florida

Whether you’re a Disney fanatic, a Universal enthusiast, or a Sea World junkie, the Orlando theme parks are breathtaking. Whether you’re a thrill seeker, a foodie, or a shopaholic, these theme parks will have something to suit your needs. Not an amusement park fan? Orlando is also equipped with outlet malls, a professional basketball team, and the Kennedy Space Center.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores is Alabama’s “small town, big beach” equipped with beautiful white sand beaches, water parks, golf courses, and even a zoo. If you’re craving fresh seafood, look no further than the many restaurants in this small town. Gulf Shores is a budget friendly getaway for anyone craving the ocean.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg is settled within the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Home to an aquarium, a national park, and many tourist activities on the main strip, it’s impossible to be bored in Gatlinburg. Opt for one of the many comfort food restaurants during your stay. The mountains are calling, why not go?

Cozumel, Mexico

Many cruise lines offer short cruises to Cozumel, a tourist destination in Mexico. Shop at the local markets, swim with dolphins, or snorkel with wildlife in the crystal clear waters. Don’t forget to try some authentic Mexican cuisine on this adventure.  

Seattle, Washington

Visit the space needle, take one of the many tours of the city, or spend the day at Olympic National park. Whatever you do in Seattle, don’t forget to pack a rain jacket. For dinner, try some fresh fish at one of the local restaurants.

Washington, D.C.

There are so many things to do in D.C. If you’re a history buff, visit the Smithsonian museums, tour your favorite government building, or walk through the monuments. The food options are endless. From 5-star restaurants to food trucks, you’ll find something delicious to eat.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Looking for a getaway filled with our nation’s history? Look no further than Philadelphia. Make time to visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House during your stay. Bonus points if you wear your FFL Betsy Ross shirt on this vacation.

San Antonio, Texas 

There are countless things to do in San Antonio. Interested in history? Visit the Alamo or San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Seeking thrill? San Antonio is home to one of the Six Flags amusement parks. Shop, eat, and stay in San Antonio’s River Walk during your weekend.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket is full of historical lighthouses to tour and even a whaling museum. Choose one of the many beaches and find a relaxing place to stay during your trip. Don’t skip out on the seafood Nantucket has to offer. 

Nassau, Bahamas

Another short cruise destination is Nassau. Visit Paradise Island, one of the historical forts, or spend your vacation swimming with wildlife at one of the encounters. Cruises are relaxing, all-inclusive getaways that will leave you booking the next one while on board.

Regardless of your budget and location, there are many destinations that make perfect weekend getaways for the busy woman. If your work never ends, don’t fret. You’ll find internet access at each of these places and be able to work from afar with a change of view.

Whitney E

Whitney is a senior majoring in communication at Mississippi State University. When she's not preparing for law school, you can find her online shopping or planning a trip to Disney World. She loves Ronald Reagan, traveling, and all things preppy.