FORBES - On average, Americans will be taking five trips throughout spring, with weekend getaways being the most popular, according to Vacasa, a vacation rental management company. In addition, 84% of spring travelers have shifted their plans or planning behavior to be more budget conscious. There’s no need to max out the credit card by taking one of these affordable weekend getaways.

Lexington, Kentucky

Home to over 400 championship thoroughbred horse farms, 120 locally owned restaurants, 14 of the state’s largest bourbon distilleries and a 450-million-year-old ecosystem, the “Horse Capital of the World” is an under-the-radar destination. An easy drive from Louisville and Cincinnati, visitors can stroll along the 5.5-mile shared-use trail, Town Branch Commons which connects Lexington’s bustling downtown with the Distillery DistrictThe Manchester, a recently opened luxury boutique hotel, boasts a bespoke bottle shop and a spirited lobby bar and lounge alongside two unique dining and drinking spaces. Those traveling over an April weekend can take in the Kentucky Derby-qualifying horse races at historic Keeneland Racecourse. Starting Rate for The Manchester: $183.

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