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Twelve simple last-minute weekend trips
Neddick Cape, Maine, on the New England coastline, with the famous light house "Nubble". This is one of the beautiful, rugged shores of Big Sur, on the Central California Coast. "The Mississippi Gulf Coastline, with sweet sandy shores like Bay St. Louis, is a delicious, relaxed getaway. The historic Hudson Valley is an ease of flight from New York and is home to the true Sleepy Hollow that Washington Irving's scary story inspires.
Blue Ridge Highway is the way to the Shenandoah Valley. Oregon's Hood River and Columbia River Gorge don't need an induction. Chicago loves to run to Saugatuck, Michigan, on the Gold Coast. The east coast of Maryland is a smooth getaway from DC, Baltimore and other mid-Atlantic metropolitan areas. Virgina Beach is really three beautiful sandy shores in a pulsating, enchanting seaside town.
Those simple getaways will get you out of the city fast. By the time the hot summer seasons come, Americans will be taking to the streets to spend simple, accessible weekend getaways just a full fuel bottle away from the big conurbations. Here's a dozen of our most popular big U.S. weekend. With its legendary "Nubble" beacon, Cape Neddick, Maine, is an elusive getaway from Boston.
However, they still like to flee, and when they do, they often go down the Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur. Here, for generation after generation, the meandering motorway, the sea front rocks, the colourful beaches and charming woods have enchanted, and the area has largely recuperated from the 2017 mud avalanches that completed parts of the motorway.
But before you reach the sugar-sweet sandy beaches, you can experience the pulsating arts in the historical Old City, see striking Creole houses and get a big old mocker in the Mockingbird Cafe. A favourite excursion will take you through the wastelands of South Dakota, where you can bring your own co-owboy (or cowgirl) on board, enjoy a breathtaking westerly beverage and of course welcome four US President at Mount Rushmore.
New Yorkers sometimes have a good vacation, and the Historic Hudson Valley, a selection of renovated houses and historic places along the riverside, is just right. DC area residents like to reach the Blue Ridge Highway to reach the Shenandoah Valley. Overnight at the Mimslyn Inn, Luray, Virginia.
The Hood River and Columbia River Gorge, just outside Portland, Oregon, provide a short vacation not far from the downtown area. Here fruit gardens, vineyards and a truly trend-setting gastronomy community are rewarding excursionists. Saugatuck, Michigan, on the Gold Coast, is a popular Chicago outing. Take the tracked Kalamazoo River to Oval Beach, where you can go swimming or see the little-known western midwest windsurfing world.
Extend your lakeside Roadtrip and you'll see classical beacons, lonely shores and sand dunes and excellent shellfish. Overnight at the Best Western Plaza Hotel Saugatuck. Grab a quick dip into Maryland's East Coast, which includes a stopover in Ocean City, one of our favourite promenades and an ease of flight from DC, Baltimore and other Mid-Atlantic subway areas.
Virgina Beach boasts several stunning sandy beaches along the Atlantic and the opportunity to really let go and get the most out of your week-end. One of our favourite memories of this funny seaside town are the harbour porpoises romping around in the sea. Virginia Beach has a large selection of budget accommodations.