Chattanooga among the best towns for quick getaway

Drone Aerial of Downtown Chattanooga TN Skyline, Coolidge Park and Market Street Bridge. downtown chattanooga tennessee / Getty Images

The online travel web site Hotwire analyzed more than a dozen travel criteria in all major U.S. cities for cost, distance, climate, entertainment and hotel facilities to compile its list of the best cities for a 3-day or less getaway. For mid-size cities (population 150,000-299,000) the best cities for quickie getaway visits are:

1. Orlando, Florida

2. Richmond, Virginia

3. Boise, Idaho

4. Salt Lake City, Utah

5, Reno, Nevada

6. Chattanooga

7. Madison, Wisconsin

8. Birmingham, Alabama

9. Springfield, Missouri

10. Spokane, Washington

Source: Hotwire