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City escapes

Treat yourself or someone else to some timeout with a staycation or an escape to your favourite city. From 5-star hotels in Sydney and an overnight city break in Melbourne, to a weekend getaway in Brisbane and more, you’ll find the perfect trip for you! Browse our range of city escapes and experience the ultimate getaway from RedBalloon.
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City breaks

There are so many amazing city escapes around the country on RedBalloon. Whether you’re looking for a 5-star hotel, a relaxing all-inclusive package or something to treat your loved one with, you’ll find the best accommodation packages online. Discover the best city breaks in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and plenty more destinations.

Our range of city breaks are some of the best gift ideas if you’re looking to spoil that special someone in your life. Whether they are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or you simply want to surprise them to some quality time together, you can’t go past the RedBalloon getaway packages. From an overnight CBD getaway with breakfast to a 2 night stay with breakfast, massage and more, you’ll find the perfect city escape to gift your loved one! The best part about it is that you’ll get to enjoy the getaway too.

Best city breaks

If you’re looking for the best city breaks Australia has to offer, RedBalloon is the place to look. Our online range of getaways and accommodation packages has something for everyone and every occasion. To help make finding the perfect experience easier, we have created a list of some of the most popular city escapes.

  • Sydney city escape with breakfast and beer tasting session for 2 people: Treat yourself to a relaxing short break in the heart of Sydney. Check in to the stylish Rydges Sydney Central and settle in for an evening of luxury in an executive king room. At your own leisure, head to the onsite brewery for a beer tasting paddle each and start the next day with a buffet feast.
  • Melbourne city escape with buffet breakfast for 2 people: Indulge yourself with an overnight stay at the five-star Pullman Melbourne on the Park. Spend your time relaxing in your beautifully appointed room or choose to get out and explore the colourful city. After a pleasant night’s sleep, be treated to a full buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
  • Brisbane break with breakfast, picnic hamper and bubbles: Settle in for a night of relaxation and romance at The Park Hotel Brisbane. On arrival, be welcomed with a delicious picnic hamper filled with delightful treats and a bottle of Australian sparkling wine before spending the day as you desire. Includes a late 12pm checkout and buffet breakfast.
  • 3 Night Gold Coast getaway for 2 people: Get away from the everyday with a three night escape in the heart of Broadbeach. Check in to a modern self-contained apartment that boasts all the conveniences you need for a leisurely stay and enjoy impressive guest facilities including a sky pool, spa and sauna.
  • Romantic city escape with bubbles, breakfast and more in Adelaide for 2 people: Relax, recharge and reconnect with your loved one during an overnight stay at the five-star Playford Hotel. A bottle of sparkling wine, housemade chocolates and a long stem rose sets the scene for romance in your beautiful Spa Suite Room. Wake up to breakfast in bed and enjoy a lazy late checkout.
  • Romantic Perth city escape in a suite with canapés and breakfast: Enjoy a luxurious night away in a spacious Regency suite with a separate bedroom featuring one king size bed. You’ll be treated to a bottle of wine on arrival and can enjoy drinks and canapés in the club lounge. In the morning, tuck into a delicious buffet breakfast before check out.
  • Overnight Sydney CBD getaway with breakfast for 2 people: Treat yourself and a loved one to a boutique hotel experience in the heart of Sydney CBD. Staying overnight in a stylish junior suite, this package includes breakfast, sparkling wine and a late 1pm check-out. Choose from their heavenly in-room pillow menu and surrender to the sleep of your dreams!

Where can I go for a short break?

If you’re looking for a short break and don’t want to travel far, then a city escape is the perfect getaway for you! On RedBalloon you’ll find a wide range of getaways in the capital cities as well as growing regions around the country. Discover some of the best places to go for a short break below.

1. Sydney city accommodation

If you’re looking to escape the daily grind, we definitely recommend enjoying one of the city breaks in Sydney, the NSW state’s capital. Not only will you enjoy luxury accommodation, but the CBD is the perfect location for exploring everything that makes this city famous. Discover our range of getaway packages at The Langham, Rydges Sydney Central, The Ultimo and other hotels. Once you’ve booked in your city escape, why not compliment your getaway with one of our amazing activities and things to do in Sydney.

2. Melbourne city accommodation

Treat yourself and someone else to a getaway in the heart of Melbourne. These accommodation packages are the best of both worlds as they let you unwind and relax but also offer central locations if you want to get out and about and explore the city. Other amazing places to stay around Melbourne city include South Yarra, Indented Head and Prahan. Once you’ve booked in your city escape, why not compliment your getaway with one of our amazing activities and things to do in Melbourne.

3. Brisbane city accommodation

There are plenty of amazing cities in Queensland that are perfect to escape too for the weekend or a short stay. Indulge in one of the best city breaks Brisbane has to offer and treat yourself to the ultimate luxurious experience. Enjoy a city escape at The Point Brisbane Hotel, The Park Hotel, Belise Apartments, Rydges South Bank, The Sebel plus plenty more Brisbane accommodation options. Once you’ve booked in your city escape, why not compliment your getaway with one of our amazing activities and things to do in Brisbane.

4. Adelaide city accommodation

Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or a local looking for a city staycation, Adelaide is the perfect destination to enjoy a getaway. You’ll find a range of packages in this city that not only offer accommodation but breakfast and other amazing add-ons like bubbles or dinner. Enjoy an amazing Adelaide city escape to The Playford Hotel plus more hotel options in the state’s capital. Once you’ve booked in your city escape, why not compliment your getaway with one of our amazing activities and things to do in Adelaide.

5. Perth city accommodation

Known for both stunning natural scenery and urban life, Perth is the perfect destination for a city escape that is also moments away from white sand beaches and scenic parks. It is also only a short ferry ride to Rottnest Island and the Swan Valley’s vineyards. With our range of Perth city accommodation packages, it’s the best way to enjoy and explore the city from a central location. Once you’ve booked in your city escape, why not compliment your getaway with one of our amazing activities and things to do in Perth.

What are the cheapest city breaks?

If you’re looking for some of the cheapest city breaks, RedBalloon offers a range of packages within your price point. Starting from $149 you can enjoy a Brisbane overnight city escape with breakfast. Situated against the lush backdrop of Roma Street Parkland and boasting views of the CBD, The Park Hotel Brisbane makes for the perfect city escape at such an affordable price for 2 people! You will also find plenty more getaways ranging from $149 through to $899 for the ultimate 2 night stay with breakfast, massages and more for 2 people. You’ll be sure to find the perfect city escape within your price range on RedBalloon.

Romantic getaways

If you loved our range of city escapes, discover plenty more experiences from our range of romantic getaways. These are some of the best packages to spoil your partner with that will let you spend quality time together just the two of you. From yacht stays and luxury glamping, to 5-star hotels and rainforest retreats, the romantic getaways on RedBalloon are sure to surprise and delight!


Discover these city breaks and more accommodation packages from the RedBalloon range of getaways. You’ll find the perfect experience for you with weekend getaways, glamping, country retreats, coastal stays and plenty more options available. Treat yourself and someone else to a well-deserved break thanks to a RedBalloon getaway. If you’re looking for getaway ideas based on location, discover our curated range of getaways in popular states. You can enjoy our range of:

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