Last Minute Getaways 2017: Does it seems like whenever the weekends approach, you’re all dressed up with nowhere to go! Your friends booked their weekends up months ago, and now you’re stuck with 2 choices: 1. stay at home again (yawn) or 2. do something different – why not take an un-expected city break? The latter sounds much nicer!

Here are a few offbeat suggestions to help you…

Try a local ‘staycation’

The best holidays don’t have to be too far away from home. Maybe there’s a cool new hotel nearby, or a cute bed and breakfast you’ve been dying to try? Consider booking a local ‘staycation’ that allows you to be a tourist in your own town. Try a lovely restaurant, visit a local heritage site or museum, or even pitch a tent in garden!


Paris, France

Yes, believe it or not, there are still great deals for getaways to Paris including rail or flights and your hotel stay (on a myriad of online holiday sites), allowing you to cross the Channel and get in touch with your inner Gallic sensibilities. Dine on escargot, drink a bottle of Bordeaux and stroll along the Seine – that beats staying at home, doesn’t it?

New York City, USA

Are you in the mood for something truly amazing and ‘last minute’? Most Global city break surveys will feature “The Big Apple” in their Top 10 results. So you’ll be glad to know that a 3 night city break to New York City is not only incredible, but not as expensive as you might think and with departures available all weekend long – what are you waiting for? Why stay in Europe when you could grab a slice of pizza, watch some live comedy and wander through Central Park? The culture, live music and atmosphere of New York are all legendary – you need to get there as soon as possible, so why not this weekend?

London, UK

Why not visit London? While last minute flights can be expensive, you can always try and get a better rate by booking way in advance, and if you’re already in London, why not take advantage of last minute theatre tickets or book yourself into hotel.

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