If you haven’t taken a vacation in the past year — like half of Americans, according to a recent survey — consider this an intervention.

A vacation doesn’t need to require a ton of planning, a week of accumulated time off work, or even a long trip. To hammer the point home, we’ve compiled a list of ideas for a getaway this weekend that are close to major cities in the U.S. (And yes, we know it’s already almost the weekend.)

Last-minute hotel booking service HotelTonight also provided us with some room rates for properties in each destination. So this is it: Keep reading and you’ll have no excuses for not taking a break. Read more…

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9 ideas for last-minute getaways this weekend