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These Are The Best Cities For A Short Getaway, According To Hotwire

By Kelsey Marie

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Sometimes it’s necessary to take a quick trip to clear your mind and reset.

If you’re craving a 3-day trip away from the city you’re living in; Hotwire recently released a list of the best cities for quick trips in the U.S.

Hotwire analyzed over 250 cities on the factors of best value, ease of getting there and things to do while there.

The President of Hotwire, Neha Parikh, told USA Today in an email “both our internal data and last-minute traveler survey support rising demand for ‘quickie’ trips. Millennials aren’t approaching travel the same way as their parents. They’re prioritizing short getaways, taking an average of more than five short trips per year with 84% having booked a trip one week or less from their departure date.”

The cities were ranked by four population categories: large, medium, small and micro cities.

Large Cities (Population Over 600,000)

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Los Angeles
  3. San Diego
  4. Houston
  5. Dallas
  6. Philadelphia
  7. New York
  8. San Francisco
  9. Washington
  10. Austin, Texas

Medium Cities (Population 300,000-599,000)

  1. Atlanta
  2. Miami
  3. Tampa, Florida
  4. St. Louis
  5. New Orleans
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Milwaukee
  9. Pittsburgh
  10. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Small Towns (Population 150,000-299,000)

  1. Orland, Florida
  2. Richmond, Virginia
  3. Boise, Idaho
  4. Salt Lake City
  5. Reno, Nevada
  6. Chattanooga, Tennessee
  7. Madison, Wisconsin
  8. Birmingham, Alabama
  9. Springfield, Missouri
  10. Spokane, Washington

Micro Cities (Population Less Than 150,000)

  1. Newport Beach, California
  2. Branson, Missouri
  3. Charleston, South Carolina
  4. Sarasota, Florida
  5. Savannah, Georgia
  6. Asheville, North Carolina
  7. Palm Springs, California
  8. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  9. Wilmington, Delaware
  10. Monterey, California
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Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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