Great City Destinations for Weekend Vacations
Are you ready to take a full-tilt vacation, but you’ve only got a weekend off work? Don’t worry. If you pick the right nearby destination, you can pack plenty of adventure and entertainment into a couple of days and nights.
Stay close to home
A fun getaway weekend can be spontaneous, or it can be well planned. The trick is to eliminate as much travel time as possible. After all, you don’t want to spend half your weekend on an airplane when you could be seeing the sights in a nearby locale. You might be surprised by the number of terrific things you can see and do an hour away from where you live and work.
Say you live in New York City. Great place for taking an at-home staycation, but imagine that you desire a complete change of scenery. How many fascinating destinations are within driving distance? More than you may realize.
Off the beaten path
Make the most of a quick weekend vacations in Washington, D.C. when you relax in elegance at The Mayflower Hotel By Marriott between visits to the city’s most offbeat attractions. Yes, the White House and Lincoln Memorial are wonderful things to see, but you can skip long waits in lengthy tourist lines when you opt to explore lesser visited spots.
Unusual D.C. attractions that are well worth the visit include the ever intriguing International Spy Museum and the House of the Temple where you’ll learn more than you ever imagined about the mysterious Scottish Rites, suggest gurus of offbeat travel at Roadside America. Round out your unusual D.C. visit with trips to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and a brunch excursion to the Barracks neighborhood.
If you live in someone else’s vacation destination
Folks in Florida who’ve had their fill of commercial theme parks find themselves a world away when they opt to visit New Orleans for a long weekend stay. In fact, Forbes magazine names The Big Easy one of the top destinations for a weekend vacation. Here you can explore the mighty Mississippi on an old-time paddlewheel boat and tuck into a tasty gumbo before enjoying a night of jazz music.
People who live in Los Angeles find great getaways in Palm Springs and San Diego. People who live in San Francisco take refreshing albeit brief vacations to the wonderful wine country of Napa and Mendocino. Exotic locations aren’t the focus of a quick weekend, it’s about making the most of your feasible environs while ditching the stress of day-to-day life.
The key to a wonderful weekend vacations is to remain flexible. No, you can’t tour Europe in two days, but you can certainly explore and learn a lot about a nearby city over the course of a weekend. Book a room in an inclusive hotel that offers an in-house spa, a cocktail lounge, and fine dining and room service, and you don’t really have to go anywhere else. – Travel Feeder