To plan for a short weekend getaway, pick a destination, narrow down activities you want to do, pack light and keep it simple. Don't try to jam pack a multitude of attractions or events into one weekend.
Select the fastest route to get to your getaway location. Avoid flights with layovers or destinations that require long periods of driving, which eat into your weekend. Find a place to stay that's near your desired sights.
Utilize online booking sites to score deals and secure a place to stay. If possible, take an extra workday or weekday to make the most of your weekend getaway.