Budget Travel's President and Publisher Elaine Alimonti shared our best-ever last-minute weekend road trips with Sam Champion this morning on the Weather Channel's AMHQ. Watch the segment below, and read on for the details on Elaine's top three picks!
New England's "Other" Capes. A short drive from Boston, north of Cape Cod, you'll find incredibly beautiful beaches, parks, and great seafood in Cape Ann, Cape Neddick, and Cape Porpoise, for a fraction of the cost.
Door County, Wisconsin. This perfect stretch of lakeshore is a secret to those who live outside the Midwest, but offers a quiet, beautiful getaway to those in the know. Chow down on homemade ice cream and Chicago-style hot dogs while ogling the natural beauty.
California's Central Coast. A weekend escape from the San Francisco Bay Area to Monterey, Big Sur, and San Simeon is surprisingly wild, with forests to get lost in, empty beaches to wander, and amazing food around each bend of the Pacific Coast Highway.
If these three weekend escapes whet your appetite for the road, read 15 Best Last-Minute Road Trips for more easy getaways.