Cheap and Short Getaways from Calgary

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Vacations do not always have to be the two-week-long excursions we tend to take during the holidays. Sometimes all we need is a few days reprieve from the hectic week at work to unwind and enjoy life a little bit more. A short getaway may be possible, but what about the cost of a hotel and the flight tickets? Finding cheap destinations is also doable. Using our ATC flight search, we have found some deals that we know you’ll love. 

San Diego 

“America’s Finest City” offers beaches, villages and world-famous attractions. September and March serve as the best months to travel to San Diego – you get to escape all the tourists and enjoy the warmer weather. Unless you’ve visited the San Diego Zoo, you haven’t truly seen a zoo. Showing more than 3000 animals representing over 650 species, the San Diego Zoo is an adventure. After a day at the beach, walk along the harbour to the Maritime Museum. You’ll find it quite easy to spend hours exploring the 11 historic sailing ships, steamboats and submarines. Flights start at $335 – with quaint and quirky towns against sprawling oceans, San Diego is fit for anyone. 

Honolulu 

Everyone needs to experience a taste of Hawaii at least once in their life. With flights starting at $495, now might just be the time to do so. Honolulu is a breath of fresh air away from the busy streets of Calgary. Should you wish to satisfy that shopaholic part of you, the world’s largest open-air shopping center at Ala Moana is perfect for you. Visit Chinatown markets or ‘Iolani Palace during the free time you have from swimming in the ocean or hiking forested trails. Attractions are less crowded, less rain occurs and airfare and hotel rates are lowest during September – looks like you should get packing!

New York 

If you are looking for a getaway and love food, New York is the Culinary Capital. Restaurants grow vegetables on roof gardens and creative flavours are taken to new heights in any of the city’s 75 Michelin-star restaurants. Unfortunately, we cannot always be eating. Take a picture in front of the Statue of Liberty, walk through Central Park or gaze at the sheer size of Times Square. Even if you aren’t an artist, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a monumental piece of culture that you cannot miss. Wherever you go in New York City, you’ll be stunned. September, October and early November are some of the best months to go sight-seeing, with flights starting at $412.

Vancouver 

Departing on a quick getaway does not mean you have to leave the comfort of Canada. Famed for its rainforest and harbour, Vancouver is a sprawling modern city with another level of beauty. If beaches and bustling cities aren’t what you are looking for on your getaway, we can assure you that Vancouver is. Visit the cobbled old-town district of Gastown, amble along Vancouver’s 8.8 km seawall trail or ride the Skyride gondola of Grouse Mountain. The atmosphere of Vancouver is refreshing and free. Experiencing all the nature that Vancouver provides is best done in September, October, March or May when the weather is warm, but not so warm that hiking a trail is sweltering. Round trip flights to Vancouver start at just $238!

Las Vegas

With luxurious and inexpensive hotels, Las Vegas has it all. Spend a few days relaxing by the pool during the day while indulging in fine dining and thrilling entertainment during the night. Watch Cirque du Soleil at the Strip, admire the shark reef at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino or stroll through the Neon Museum. The entertainment and dining experience of Las Vegas takes you to a different world. September to November offers the most moderate weather. With flights starting at $394, the Strip is right at your doorstep.

Miami

Mixing warm weather and beach vibes with nightlife and some of the best cuisine, Miami is an opulent city. White sandy beaches running along aqua water home to colourful bird species set the perfect scene for a walk on the shore. Get the best of both worlds and experience a hint of New Orleans with vibrant nightlife, live music and bold food. Explore both art and nature at the Fairchild Tropical Garden, home to a butterfly grove, tropical plant conservatory, vistas of marsh and frequent art installations. With flights beginning at $377, you could visit Magic City. The best time to visit Miami is from mid-February through May, but the quietest time is during the fall season. 

Whether you envision yourself amongst nature, art, sandy beaches or some of the best food, a short getaway can cure your desire for a vacation. Airline Ticket Centre ensures affordable prices, all you have to do is pick which of the destinations you wish to travel to.

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