City Getaways for Spring 2018

Spring break is right around the corner for many people, which includes us! We are starting to get the itch after being cooped up inside with our cold winter weather, so planning a spring break trip is definitely happening over here. Many people look at a full week getaway, but we decided to look at a long weekend somewhere in the U.S. While we love our international travel, a long weekend is more conducive to a ‘local’ place in the states. So, we picked five cities that provide sunshine and outdoor activities to enjoy.

We decided on a long weekend in March (four night stay) and found the following deals. Plus, DOSH is currently offering a $25 bonus after your complete your first hotel stay!


If a city’s slogan is ‘Keep Portland Weird’; it has to be a good time, right?

Portland is known for its funkiness, good eats, micro brews, and more recently the show Portlandia. It’s the city where young people go to retire as they say. ๐Ÿ™‚ Along with lots of outdoor activities and walking, this definitely hits the mark for a solid spring break destination. There are food truck parks, a vibrant downtown, plenty of music venues, and micro breweries to visit when planning your trip to the city of roses.

Where to stay?

Mark Spencer Hotel – $194/night plus you get $179.04 total cash back from DOSH


This is the capital city of Texas and the fastest growing large city in the U.S., and it’s already the 11th largest in the country! Austin has become a trendy location for young adults to settle, as the tech industry has been flooding into the area over the last decade. Along with an influx of young people migrating here, the University of Texas is located here, which is one of largest public universities in the U.S.ย The weather will keep you happy and warm, and the local food scene will keep you full and smiling.

Where to stay?

Hotel Indigo – $225/night plus you get $90.96 total cash back from DOSH


This isn’t a city just for country loving music folks anymore, although there is certainly plenty of country music to find when the mood strikes. Nashville is known for its country music scene and with the name Music City USA, rightfully so. You can wander the downtown music area and pop into a bar any time of day and find live music and a cold beer. Very cool!

There are also numerous neighborhoods to walk around and enjoy the older architecture. We love wandering the Vanderbilt University campus to enjoy the sights and sounds.

Where to stay?

Hampton Inn & Suites – $296/night plus you get $111.47 total cash back from DOSH

San Diego

SoCal or southern California to those not familiar, is a great place to plan a spring break getaway. The weather is beautiful year round and there is so much to do outside. There are multiple bays to visit and enjoy a meal while sitting outside watching the boats come and go. The San Diego Zoo is world renowned and if you are into golfing, there is no shortage of courses to choose from for a round.

Where to stay?

Kimpton Hotel Plomar – $230 night plus you get $114.18 total cash back from DOSH


As one of Americas oldest states, there is plenty to see and check out when visiting Charleston, South Carolina. Originally settled as Charles Town in honor of King Charles of England, it was later renamed. Colonial architecture can be seen throughout the city, but this is not just a place to visit for a history lesson. The downtown peninsula is a gorgeous location to visit and you can find plenty of music, art, local food, and fashion. Charleston is fast becoming a hot spot for tourists, so check this place out soon before it gets really expensive to visit!

Where to stay?

Hyatt Place Historic District – $284/night plus you get $164.33 total cash back from DOSH

Download the DOSH app today! It’s now the #1 shopping app in the iTunes store!

As we’ve mentioned before, DOSH is an app that earns you cash back on purchases you make. You simply link your credit cards to the DOSH app and when you pay with a linked credit card at a participating restaurant, hotel, etc., you earn cash back automatically. Your cash back balance is stored in the app and you can take a pay out once youโ€™ve earned $15 or more.

And remember, you can always donate your DOSH to a charity of your choice!

This post is sponsored by Dosh through our ambassadorship for 2018.

About Alana

Alana is one-half of Great Big Globe. She loves animals, the Wisconsin Badgers, exploring new countries and chasing the sun.

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