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25 Best Weekend Getaways from Miami (Within a 3 Hour Flight)

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

Those who reside in South Florida are blessed to live in an area where over 25 million people vacation every year. But just like anyone else, we all need to get away. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties within a 3 hour flight. More importantly, these trips are all possible without having to take a vacation day (for you M-F 9-5'ers), it just depends what you want to do.



Before reading, be sure to note three important airport identifiers in this post:

MIA refers to Miami International Airport

FLL refers to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

PBI refers to Palm Beach International Airport


As always, I highly recommend you browse hotel selections on TripAdvisor. Hands-down the best way to choose your stay.



The Bahamas - 30 Minutes to 2 Hours



Why go?

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

When to go?

  • December to July to avoid hurricanes and tropical storms.

  • May to August to avoid crowds and surcharges.

  • November to February to avoid the summer heat.

Who can fly you there?

*Nassau (NAS)

*North Eleuthera (ELH)

*Governor's Harbor (GHB)

*Marsh Harbour (MHH)

*Exuma (GGT)

*Bimini (BIM)

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?

Notable Events

  • Bahamian Carnival - First Weekend in May

  • Junkanoo - 2nd Thursday in December



Turks and Caicos (PLS) - 1.5 Hours


Why go?

  • World's best beach and incredible diving, enough said.

When to go?

  • December to June to avoid hurricanes and tropical storms.

  • April to May to avoid crowds and surcharges.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?



Puerto Rico - 2.5 Hours to San Juan (SJU), 2.5 Hours to Aguadilla (BQN)


Why go?

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

When to go?

  • December to July to avoid hurricanes and tropical storms.

  • April to 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: $125+

Where can you stay?



Grand Cayman (GCM) - 1.5 Hours


Why go?

  • Caves, spas, beaches, and boats.

When to go?

  • March to June to avoid crowds and surcharges.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?



Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) - 1.5 Hours


Why go?

  • Caves, beaches, delicious food, and bobsledding.

When to go?

  • November to January for the best weather.

  • April to June to avoid crowds and surcharges.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $250+