Need a getaway and you've only got a weekend? Portland International Jetport has 9 destinations with non-stop flights including Chicago, Atlanta, Melbourne (Florida), Charlotte, and more. Hop on a flight Friday afternoon and return Sunday evening and check out these things to do while you're in town.

Atlanta, Georgia & Georgia Aquarium

Do you like whale sharks? Atlanta is home to the world's largest aquarium, boasting four massive whale sharks in one of the most impressive tanks I've ever seen (yeah, I've been there). Of course, there are dolphins, sea lions, small fish, big sharks, and tons more creatures to see. Book tickets online in advance and save some cash at the door. Also, try to avoid weekends or school vacation weeks, this place gets packed fast.

Charlotte, North Carolina & Discovery Place

Love science? The Discovery Place in Charlotte, North Carolina is a great spot for you. Go check out a movie in the IMAX Dome theatre. The movie is all around you.

Chicago, Illinois & Architecture Tours

On foot or by boat, you can tour Chicago's stellar architecture scene after just 2 hours and  45 minutes on a plane.

New York City & Broadway Lottery

New York City has millions of things to do, but if you're dying for a Broadway experience (on a budget and last minute) try your luck at rush or lottery tickets. Policies vary by show and theatre, but there's usually always an option for getting tickets the day of the show for much cheaper than normal. If that fails, go to Times Square and people watch or run in Central Park. The flight is just over an hour. C'mon, this is a no brainer.

Melbourne, Florida & Tree Top Trek Aerial Adventures

If you're an adventurous thrill seeker with decent balance and no fear of heights, then you should spend your weekend getaway at Tree Top Trek Aerial Adventures in Melbourne, Florida. After your 3 hour flight, take a flight of another kind and soar over the zoo on a zip line or try your skill on the many tree top obstacles.


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