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  • Writer's pictureJordan Hinsch

17 Best Weekend Getaways from Nashville (within a 4-hour flight)

Updated: Jan 21




Nashville. A city known for country music and one of the best bachelor and bachelorette party destinations. If you live in Nashville, there's an overwhelming abundance of activities and things to do, but you still may find the urge to get away. This guide should help to inspire some realistic weekend trips.


With a vast array of short domestic destinations, there are also many international destinations within reach. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the Nashville 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.



Miami, Florida (MIA, FLL) - 2.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Beaches, outdoors activities, clubs, restaurants, culture. I just ask that you please please please venture out beyond Miami Beach.

When to go?

  • Any time of the year, but best is October - February for perfect weather. Avoid the spring break crowd in late Feb/early March the best you can.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the following neighborhoods to step away from the "typical Miami": Wynwood, Brickell, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Midtown, Edgewater.


Orlando, Florida (MCO) - Just Under a 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Disney & Universal Studios. Bring bug spray and an umbrella if you go during the summer.

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $50+

Where can you stay?




New York, New York (JFK, LGA, EWR, ISP, HPN) - 2.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • It might not be the same city it was a few years ago, but it'll always make for a great weekend getaway.

When to go?

  • Summer for the best weather, but peak rates for solid hotels.

  • Winter for Christmas festivities!

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $50+

Where can you stay?




Toronto, Ontario (YYZ) - Just Under a 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Food, people, cleanliness, Hockey Hall of Fame.

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?




Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL) - 1.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • History, sports, cheesesteaks

When to go?

  • Summer and Fall

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $150+

Where can you stay?




Washington, DC (IAD, DCA, BWI) - 1.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Museums, walking tours, great mass-transit and cherry blossoms. Fly to DCA for convenience.

When to go?

  • Year-round (spring season for cherry blossoms)

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • For avid runners, pack your running shoes and go for daily runs around the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.


Chicago, Illinois (ORD, MDW) - Just Under a 3 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Food, bars, sports, rivers!

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

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


Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) - Just Over a 2.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Brew pubs, art, nightlife, Mexican food.

When to go?

  • Year-round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • Walk some of the BeltLine and stop at stores, bars, and restaurants.




Raleigh, North Carolina (RDU) - 1.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Outdoors activities, restaurants, college sports, booming tech sector.

When to go?

  • Spring, Summer and Fall

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?



Austin, Texas (AUS) - Just Over a 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

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

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?




Cancun, Mexico (CUN) - 3 Hours


Why go?

  • Your money goes a long way: all-inclusive hotels, nightlife, and activities.

When to go?

  • December to April for the best weather.

  • Avoid March Spring Break travel if you want to be at peace.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $300+

Where can you stay?




Boston, Massachusetts (BOS) - Just Over 3 Hours



Why go?

  • History and cool summertime temps!

When to go?

  • Summer for the best weather, but peak rates for solid hotels.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?




Bourbon Trail, Kentucky - 2.5 Hour Drive

Why go?

  • The bourbon distillery scene in Kentucky is overwhelming and larger than you think. It's just not possible to conquer all of it in a weekend. Here is a realistic itinerary built for a weekend trip from Nashville to hit the best distilleries.

Itinerary:

When to go?

  • Spring - Fall

Where can you stay?


Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) - Just Under a 4 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Gambling, Hoover Dam, Death Valley National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Partying, more Gambling.

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $300+

Where can you stay?


Denver, Colorado (DEN) - 3 Hour Flight


Why go?

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

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: $200+

Where can you stay?


Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC) - 4 Hour Flight

Why go?

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

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $300+

Where can you stay?


Bozeman, Montana (BZN) - Just Under a 4 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.

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

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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