There are many affordable holiday options for those who like to save up and have enjoyable cheap weekend getaways. In this article, we give out three tips on how to find the best cheap getaways for you.

Why stay during the weekend? City hotels actually have a decent number of empty rooms during the weekends. This is one fact that is usually taken for granted by the average traveler. Most accommodations have empty rooms on the weekend because business travelers tend to stay only during the week, and holiday travelers usually stay in accommodations only during the holiday season. Grabbing this opportunity would ensure you a stay that is not so crowded. There are also some accommodations that offer deals only during ‘weekends’ – finding these weekend deals will help you save costs for your getaway.

Scanning the internet for travel websites offering last minute deals is another tip to help you find cheap weekend getaways. On the eleventh hour, hotels and other accommodations usually offer big discount packages in an effort to fill up their empty guest rooms at the last minute. Last minute deals are also useful when you have impromptu trips. A piece of advice: Although last minute deals are good for finding cheap getaways, you will need to be fast on taking this opportunity since other travelers will also grab the chance to get that last minute room.

Another tip would be searching for cheap getaways during “non-peak” periods. Accommodation prices tend to be highest during holidays and are usually full of reservations. It is easier to spot the best low priced deals before the holiday peak starts. If you want some peace and quiet or a romantic couple getaway then you can also avoid the crowds when taking a vacation on non-peak periods.

Another interesting tip to note is that some accommodations offer special cheap “group” deals that is best for travelers who prefer traveling in groups. You can also save on your trip by grabbing group deals and dividing the expenses with your fellow travelers.

Here are some additional fun activities that you can do for your cheap weekend getaways:
-A quiet cruise to the sea or around the river
-Fishing and camping
-A picnic with friends or family in the countryside
-Venturing to your local area tourist spots and museums