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22 Best Weekend Getaways from Palm Beach (within a 4-hour flight)

Updated: Jan 20


22 Best Weekend Getaways from Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach and the surrounding towns are simply gorgeous! The summer can get out of control sometimes in terms of temperature and it's necessary to get away! 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 Palm Beach area within a non-stop 4-hour flight from PBI and FLL (since it's close enough). 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.





Orlando, Florida (MCO) - 1 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Theme parks. Disney & Universal. Bring bug spray and an umbrella if you go during the summer. It's not my favorite city, but there's a reason why it's the #1 tourism city year after year in the US.

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) - 3 Hour Flight


Why go?

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

When to go?

  • Summer for the best weather, but you’ll pay peak rates for solid hotels.

  • Winter for Christmas festivities!

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $75+

Where can you stay?





Toronto, Ontario (YYZ, YTZ) - 3 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: $75+

Where can you stay?



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL) - Just Under a 3 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: $50+

Where can you stay?



Washington, DC (IAD, DCA, BWI) - 2.5 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: $125+

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 Over 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: $150+

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 Over a 3 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • BBQ! BBQ! BBQ!

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:

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




Nashville, Tennessee (BNA) - 2.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Music (not just country), endless bars, brewpubs, hot chicken.

When to go?

  • Spring, Summer and Fall

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $75+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • Stay in the Gulch or near printer's alley.



New Orleans, Louisiana (MSY) - 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

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

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.




Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) - Just Under a 2 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: $50+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

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



Raleigh, North Carolina (RDU) - 2 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: $50+

Where can you stay?




Austin, Texas (AUS) - 3 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: $100+

Where can you stay?



Cancun, Mexico (CUN) - 2 Hour Flight


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: $175+

Where can you stay?




Boston, Massachusetts (BOS) - Just Over a 3 Hour Flight



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: $100+

Where can you stay?





Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) - 1 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Turquoise waters, friendly people, and close proximity to Florida make the Bahamas a popular destination.

When to go?

  • December - July to avoid hurricanes and tropical storms.

  • May - August to avoid crowds and surcharges.

  • November - February to avoid the summer heat.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $250+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • Rent a car! Be prepared to drive on the left side of the road.



San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) - 2.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Surfing, culture, and hiking. Oh and you don't need a passport to travel.

When to go?

  • December - July to avoid hurricanes and tropical storms.

  • April - June to avoid the busy winter and the upcoming rainy season.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?




Charleston, South Carolina (CHS) - 1.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • History, culture, family-friendly attractions, and water sports.

When to go?

  • Spring, Summer and Fall

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $50+

Where can you stay?


Asheville, North Carolina (AVL) - 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Art, craft beer, and the Smoky Mountains. I'd recommend driving instead of flying, but it's your call!

When to go?

  • Spring, Summer and Fall

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $40+

Where can you stay?



Montreal, Quebec (YUL) - Just Under a 3.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • More restaurants per capita than any other North American city.

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?



Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) - 1 Hour 45 Minute Flight


Why go?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $250+

Where can you stay?


Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM) - 1.5 Hour Flight


Why go?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?


Key West, Florida (EYW) - 1 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • A ridiculously good party scene, strange people, boat tours, scuba diving, museums, culture. Other top attractions.

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $150+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • Beach-lovers beware. This is NOT a city with good beaches.


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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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