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  • Writer's pictureJordan Hinsch

15 Best Weekend Getaways from Las Vegas (within a 4-hour flight)

Updated: Jan 20


Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the Las Vegas area within a non-stop 4-hour flight.

Las Vegas. Sin City. It's the brightest place on earth. So bright that at night it can be seen from space. Las Vegas is known for partying and gambling hard, but there are loads of things to do if you're trying to escape for a quick weekend.


With a vast array of short domestic destinations, there are also some international destinations within reach. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the Las Vegas area within a non-stop 4-hour flight. More importantly, these trips are all possible without having to request PTO (for you M-F 9-5'ers), it just depends on what you want to do at your destination.


Bear in Mind: When traveling internationally, you may be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination. Check relevant embassy websites for the most up to date information.




New Orleans, Louisiana (MSY) - 3.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Jazz music, other music, culture, architecture, partying, passionate football fans.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Spring, Summer, Fall

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $75+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • Check out Bourbon Street for a little bit, but don't get sucked in. It's absolutely disgusting. Chartres Street is better for those looking to maintain their cleanliness.



Chicago, Illinois (ORD, MDW) - 3.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Food, bars, sports, rivers!

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • For bourbon enthusiasts, visit Untitled Supper Club on W Kinzie for an incredible speakeasy experience.




Kansas City, Missouri (MCI) - Just Under a 3 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • BBQ! BBQ! BBQ!

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the Power & Light District for a unique nightlife experience & go to Arthur Bryant's for BBQ.



Seattle, Washington (SEA) - Just Under a 3 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Whales, Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, gorgeous views, intelligent individuals, good breweries.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer (you can't really avoid the rain but you can pray)

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $50+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the REI flagship store. Wow.





Lake Tahoe, CA & NV (RNO) - 1.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Gorgeous Lake Tahoe! Skiing, water sports, gambling, great scenery, interesting people. Reno is the closest airport, about 45 minutes away.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $30+

Where can you stay?




San Diego, California (SAN) - 1.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Surfing, Hiking, Zoo, Mountain Biking, Partying.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $30+

Where can you stay?




Los Angeles, California (LAX, BUR, SNA, LGB, SBA, ONT) - 1.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Surfing, Hiking, Sports, City Life, Culture, Fame, Disneyland, Food.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?




Glacier National Park, Montana (FCA) - 2.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Glacier National Park and the great town of Whitefish. I recommend camping, but you can get a boutique hotel in Whitefish or Kalispell.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?




Portland, Oregon (PDX) - 2.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Surfing. Oregon coast is only 1 hour away. Mt. Hood is nearby as well.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $30+

Where can you stay?





Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD) - 2.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Beaches, fun, great vacations.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $350+

Where can you stay?





Austin, Texas (AUS) - 2.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Food, Art, Music, BBQ, Tech, Bach Parties, and All-Around Fun!

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $75+

Where can you stay?





San Francisco, California (SFO, SJC, OAK) - 1.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Tours, Food, Silicon Valley, Golden Gate Bridge, Surfing

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $50+

Where can you stay?





Denver, Colorado (DEN) - 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Mountains, beer, National Parks, hiking, clean city, nice people.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round. Ski in the winter. Hike in the summer.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $30+

Where can you stay?






Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC) - 1.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Skiing, Salt Flats, Mormons, and great National Parks within a moderate drive.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $30+

Where can you stay?





Bozeman, Montana (BZN) - 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Skiing, Hiking, Waterfalls, Museums, Rivers, and of course Yellowstone National Park (1.5-hour drive). It's possible to do the park in one day from Bozeman, but if going to the park is your goal, I'd recommend staying closer to the park in West Yellowstone.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $75+

Where can you stay?





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Hey! I'm Jordan, a native New Yorker who is addicted to adventure travel, photography, content creation, investing, and fitness. Read on, enjoy, and Never Run Out of First Times!

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