I think it’s safe to say that people are struggling with staying in the same place. It’s been almost 8 months of the pandemic and slowly but surely more places are opening up. Although leaving the country is still not recommended, I’ve pulled together a list of some domestic travel options that will fulfill your travel desires and make your wallet happy.
Disclaimer – All these flights originate from NYC (LaGuardia or JFK, no one has time for flying out of Newark) and are all real flights for a long weekend trip on November 19 to November 22, 2020. With prices this crazy, I would check for any weekend and you may be shocked! I only included airlines that I personally would fly. So that means none of the fly for a few bucks but then we’ll screw you with bag fews and make you fly on a really old crappy plane that kinda seems like it shouldn’t be flying still and might fall apart in the air. Sorry for the run-on, but you get it. I got you.
There are so many amazing travel locations through the United States. So many look to travel international but forget about the beauty in our own 50 States. Use this post to plan a weekend getaway next year. Save it and Share it with you friends. For anyone still struggling with cabin fever, this will be your travel life line. Not only are these travel options cost-friendly, but the are to some incredible places that we all should visit at somepoint!
Los Angeles, California
American -Nonstop, JFK > LAX – $297 Roundtrip
JetBlue – Nonstop, JFK > LAX – $354 Roundtrip
Looking to escape to the West Coast? Now is your chance! You can’t beat these prices for nonstop flights for a long weekend in LA. Go hang with all the celebrities and influencers in Studio City or go get a workout in at Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach. LA is not just a nice warm getaway this time of year, but there is so much to do and so much to see.
United – Nonstop, LGA > ORD – $107 Roundtrip
American – Nonstop, LGA > ORD – $177 Roundtrip
Delta – Nonstop, JFK > ORD – $271 Roundtrip
Craving some deep dish pizza? Then you should already be booking your flight to Chicago! You can’t go wrong heading to the midwest to spend sometime in Chicago. With a many parks and great nightlife, it is a great destination for both those who like going out and those who are laid back on vacation. There will always been something for you to do. I can’t forget to mention the gorgeous skyline either. As the Hollywood of the midwest, you won’t be disappointed.
American – 1 stop, JFK > BNA – $261 Roundtrip
Delta – Nonstop, LGA > BNA – $267 Roundtrip
Maybe I’m biased, but Nashville is one of my all time favorite cities to visit. At these prices, you really have to The atmosphere and energy are second to none. Waking up and grabby coffee at the frothy monkey, then heading to the Country Music Hall fo Fame, then off to Honky Tonk Central seems like a pretty good day to me right now. The nightlife is amazing and live music is everywhere. It’s hard to see many people having a miserable time in Nashville, everyone is happy and it’s just electric to be a part of it. If you are looking for an upbeat weekend filled with amazing food and great drinks, Nashville is the destination for you.
United – Nonstop, LGA > IAH – $161 Roundtrip
Delta – Nonstop, LGA > IAH – $287 Roundtrip
Houston is a relatively young city with a great nightlife, but it is also rather relaxed. It makes it a great location for a long weekend trip. Not to mention it is way warmer than it is up here in New York, which makes the trip much more attractive in my eyes. There’s a little bit of everything in Houston – low key sports bars, chill wine bars, and wild night clubs. Whatever you are into is there in Houston! This city is also known for its amazing food and has an amazing amount of restaurants where you are guaranteed a great meal. For under $300 for a round trip, Houston really seems like a no brainer.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
American – 1 Stop, LGA > MYR – $246 Roundtrip
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the beach oasis to escape too. As a quaint beach town with a vibrant personality, Myrtle Beach is the perfect escape for anyone stuck in a city right now. With great fishing and better beaches, you will be living the simple life along the Atlantic Ocean for a weekend. I’d trade a large hotel for a beachfront rental in Myrtle Beach any day. There’s no roaring nightlife worth noting, aside from some great beach bars and local watering holes. Which in my opinion are some great places to go to! A trip to Myrtle Beach is filled with relaxation, and with the year we’ve all had doesn’t seem like a bad trip to invest in.
Delta – Nonstop, JFK > DEN – $181 Roundtrip
United – Nonstop, LGA > DEN – $225 Roundtrip
Denver is a young city that seems to be getting a better and better reputation every single day. As a thriving city there is tons to do but there is also even more to see. If you like the outdoors, but still want to go to a “city city”, this is your spot. There are gorgeous hikes and beautiful views in the surrounding areas in this city. Denver really has everything, a great nightlife, lively atmosphere, and all come with a gorgeous view! The mountains are quite possibly the most perfect backdrop. Denver is a great city in the west to escape too, especially if you are looking for outdoor adventures.
Charleston, South Carolina
JetBlue – Nonstop, JFK > CHS – $197 Roundtrip
Delta – Nonstop, JFK > CHS – $311 Roundtrip
Charleston is quite possibly the most charming city in the United States. That’s a bold statement but it’s pretty accurate, if it’s not number 1 it’s definitely near the top of the list. Seriously, southern charm everywhere! Not only is the city so adorable, but it is extremely cost effective once you are there. It is rich with American history and you feel like you are walking through a social studies text book as you walk down the streets in Charleston. If you are looking for a weekend full of resting and relaxation with a large hint of Americana, this is your spot!