Musicians playing in Preservation Hall Jazz Club, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
Musicians playing in Preservation Hall Jazz Club, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
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By annaheekang
March 17, 2016

Sometimes getting out of town for a three-day weekend—or even just Friday and Saturday nights—is all you need to recharge. But where can you go to make the most of your vacation money on such a short trip? To find out, Money looked for the lowest average hotel costs and airfares, of course. But we also gave extra weight to places with great weather, lots of attractions, and fewer flight delays. Because when you've only got 48 hours for fun, you don't want to waste it stuck in your hotel room—or on the tarmac. —Kathryn O'Shea-Evans