Some good destinations for three-day getaways include Oahu, Hawaii; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands; Montego Bay, Jamaica and Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia, according to Islands.com. Three-day vacations a little closer to home are Martha's Vineyard, the Florida Keys, Charleston, Austin and San Antonio.
A trip to Oahu is only one non-stop flight from California, making it an ideal tropical three-day vacation spot. Other than lounging on beaches, visitors can also visit the Byodo-In Temple with its koi and free-range peacocks, scenic drives and genuine Japanese cuisine. Another tropical island getaway, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, offers affordable all-inclusive resorts and beach access. Visitors to St. John, an Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, can relax on the beache or explore the island's 5,600-acre jungle.
Those who want to stay in the contiguous United States can head to the American Southwest at Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Austin offers visitors access to live music, the Blanton Museum of Art and the Renaissance Market. Sports fans can catch a University of Texas Longhorn's football game. History fans can visit San Antonio's Alamo, explore the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park or stroll along the River Walk, the latter of which boasts street performers, restaurants and mariachi music.