Best last Minute TripsThe Best Last Minute Travels
When you think that you go crazy when you sit in your house for three working day weekends and waste the time with Netflix, napping and general idleness, you take to the streets. If you have less than a months time to schedule a short break, you can still put together a last-minute tour that will be the highlights of your holiday, with many excursions, outdoor pursuits and relaxing.
Rather than book a winery visit (although we also recommend this), Labor Day Weekend invites you to a journey through beers. Braweries throughout the state have opened guesthouses and hotel accommodation with programmes for brewers. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Elizabeth provides a Bier & Fahrrad suites (see picture above) with Bierpong, a Bierhahn and other party-friendly functions - all in close proximity to Fort Collins' more than 20 major Brewers, among them New Belgium and Odell Brewing.
Dogsfish opened an ale house for lovers of fine beers ( and wildlife ) at Lewes Harbor in Delaware that makes it simple to stop by its Rehoboth Beach Braupub and Milton Brawery. What if it is the end of sommer and the day is still long, wet and warm? Cabins often have off-season activity or outdoor pursuits, and you can be sure that the landscape is beautiful.
The Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood in Oregon (pictured above in summer) has some of the best ski resorts in the USA thanks to Palmer Glacier. And if you're not a downhill racer, Timberline's Magic Mile chairlift provides breathtaking vistas and there are many cycle and walking routes to discover.
The Mohonk mountain house in New York's Hudson Valley is ideal for New York lab day family gatherings, bonfires, barbecues and other outdoor pursuits to keep everyone occupied and happier. Colorado's Skiland, Beaver Creek, offers off-season route include vineyard trips, hikes, 4x4 hill walks and gulf - and there are many accommodation possibilities in the hills.
Rather than the highly tourist hot spots of NYC and LA, choose a young metro region you've been wanting to discover for some time - one with an up-and-coming art community, many thrilling dining and sporting activities. Idaho, Illinois, has a flourishing night life and a flourishing gastronomic landscape that you can cross by bicycle with ease.
Choose the nearby islands, whether they are seawater or salt sea, and find accommodation for the weekends. San Juan Islands off Washington's coastline (above) offer orca watch and kayak; Tybee Islands in Georgia (often referred to as Savannah's Beach) offers the full beachside city adventure; and Madeline Islands of the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin offers serious small towns vibe, along with sandy beach, boat trips, angling and golf plus camp if that's your kind of thing.
If you have any doubts, get back in touch with American histories on a Washington, D.C. week-end. In these tense political days, there's no harm in immersing yourself in our past and remembering exactly what we're up to.