Weekend Getaways


One thing that we frequently hear from readers, friends and family members is amazement that we’re able to travel as much as we do. It may seem like we’re always going somewhere…and usually we are. One way we’re able to travel so much is through strategic use of our very limited vacation time. Like most Americans, we have a limited 2-3 weeks (10-15 days) per year. That means we need to be really smart in how we use our time.

One way we’re able to make the most of our limited vacation time is through weekend getaways. These two- to four-day breaks give us the chance to see the “best of” a destination in a short amount of time. The articles in our weekend getaway section are the best of these experiences. This is how we make the most out of a limited amount of vacation time and still see the world.

There are so many things to do in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. From historic sites to food tours, a weekend in Gettysburg will be entertaining and delicious.

19 Great Ways to Spend a Weekend in Gettysburg

Gettysburg has been popular for decades for its history and its attractive downtown. A renewed focus on all things food and drink plus overall revitalization has ensured that there are plenty of great things to do in Gettysburg.

Walking along the River Avon is one of the great things to do on a weekend in Bath England

From Bubbles to Buns: An Ideal Weekend in Bath, England

Over 25 years ago at summer camp, I met a young woman from Bath. She told me stories about a beautiful town in the west of England that had hot springs and looked like it was right out of a movie set. It turns out she wasn’t lying.

The Ideal Itinerary for 3 Days in New Orleans

The sweet sounds of a jazz trombone, the first crunchy bite of a shrimp po’boy, the sight of a wrought-iron balcony decked out with Mardi Gras beads. All this and more is what makes New Orleans, Louisiana, like nowhere else.

From enjoying green spaces like Parc Lahaie to visiting markets, trying new foods, and climbing Mount Royal, there are lots of fun things to do in Montreal Canada

19 Ways to Love a Weekend in Montreal

A little bit European and a little bit Canadian, Montreal is a city that loves good food, good art, and getting outside at every opportunity, no matter the weather. In the spirit of its French settlers, Montreal teems with joie de vivre.

From visiting historic sites to wine tasting and seeing art, there are lots of fun things to do in Winston Salem NC

15 Fun Ways to Spend a Weekend in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has the feeling of a small town wrapped in a big city. Once known for its industries like tobacco and textiles, Winston-Salem has broadened its appeal as a center of art, culture, and food while still paying homage to its past.

Taking a walk down the charming streets is one of the fun things to do in Annapolis Maryland

15 Ways to Have Fun in Charming Annapolis, Maryland

The beautiful city of Annapolis is often overlooked in favor of its larger neighbors like Baltimore or Washington, DC. But Annapolis is a waterfront retreat, a college town, and a picture-perfect capital city full of fun things to do.