Last Minute Vacation Ideas

Last Minute Vacation Ideas
Last-minute vacation ideas range from quickly packing a suitcase and heading for the door without much planning to searching for last-minute sales and deals on the Internet and traveling based on the best deal available. While these options may vary, there are a number of vacation ideas to suit any traveler.

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Enjoy a last-minute family vacation destination such as the Beaches Negril Resort and Spa. An oceanfront resort on Jamaica's Seven Mile Beach, Beaches Negril Resort & Spa offers guests a variety of gourmet-dining choices including an authentic Teppanyaki-style Japanese restaurant, according to Beaches.com. Great for adults and kids, guests have full access to Pirate's Island Waterpark, a teen's nightclub, an ice cream stand, unlimited play at the XBOX 360 Game Garage and the supervised, Caribbean Adventure Kid's Camp. The resort has three floors and 310 rooms. It was built in 1996 and was renovated in 2008. Nonsmoking rooms are available and baby-sitting services are available for a fee. In an attempt to fill occupancy, the hotel offers daily last-minute sales and deals on its website.

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
Norman Manley Blvd.
Negril, Jamaica

South Florida

Plan a vacation on the water. Nothing says vacation like heading to South Florida, renting a boat and spending days on end on the water. With companies such as Miami Catamarans and Tropical Boats renting power boats for use at Miami beaches, travelers can enjoy a romantic getaway or family vacation to Miami, Florida, without needing to go farther than the beach. Yachts and power boats are great for private parties and birthday celebrations.

Tropical Boats
(786) 218-3030

Miami Catamarans
Key Biscayne, Hobie Beach
(305) 345-4104

Appalachian Trail

Pack your hiking boots and gear and head to the Appalachian Trail, a 2,160-mile trail from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia. Great for experienced hikers as well as outdoor enthusiasts (although anyone can hike the trail), the Appalachian Trail offers travelers a great way to experience the beauty of the mountains while completing the trail. Fees are not required. However, maps, books, transportation, food, lodging and equipment will incur some costs.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 Washington St.
P.O. Box 807.
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia 25425-0807
(304) 535-6331

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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