Weekend Getaways

Plan your next getaway with these guides, itineraries, and ideas for a quick trip.

When the weather’s warm, visitors come to this small Californian town to swim, kayak, sunbathe, and enjoy award-winning ice cream.
Whether you’re looking for sandy beaches, a romantic escape, or an outdoor adventure, Texas has it all.
Go big, get back to nature, and save room for dessert in North America’s largest, northernmost capital city.
Head here for dynamic history, beautiful scenery—and plenty of crabs.
There’s never been a better time to explore our vast and diverse nation. And while we love quick trips to New York City and Chicago and Los Angeles, we’ve surfaced 13 lesser-known places—and some hidden sides of more familiar places—that are equally worth a weekend. On our list: a surprisingly diverse Midwestern city, a new Smoky Mountain hideaway, and what might be the mellowest town in California. So please read on, be inspired to explore, and share your experiences with us on Instagram using the hashtag #traveldeeper. —Julia Cosgrove, Editor in Chief
A weekend is all you need to fall in love with this city’s historic neighborhoods, thriving art venues, and seriously good food.
Hungry for a weekend full of world-class art, diverse restaurants, and beautiful nature? You’ve come to the right place.
This central California region’s idyllic coastlines, fine dining scene, and world-class vineyards make for a relaxing getaway.
Winnipeg’s gotten itself quite the TV reputation, but it’s time to set the record straight.
Whistler draws visitors with art, culture, food, and boundless natural beauty year-round.
The city has the air of a historic European town, but a weekend here reveals its fresh, unique edge.
Nestled in the foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, Calgary offers adventure for those who love everything from a good rodeo to theater performances.
Visit the landmarks and local marvels that make Ottawa a stand-out capital city.
Just under 100 miles north of NYC, Accord is the ideal destination for those looking for a bucolic weekend getaway.
The history and lore of Halifax keep the evolving city grounded in its maritime roots.
“Into the Deep” at Monterey Bay Aquarium is a remarkable collection of new Dr. Seuss–like sea creatures.
Skiing in Breckenridge, hiking rock formations in Grand Junction, biking to breweries in Fort Collins . . . these are a few of our favorite things.
Wining, dining, and those central Texas sunsets that smear the sky hot pink.
Eye-popping beauty isn’t the only reason to visit Arizona’s red rock country. Sedona is rich with arts, spirituality, food, and plenty of outdoor adventure.
With a long tradition of welcoming spa seekers to its natural hot springs and mud baths, Calistoga is now in the midst of a modern renaissance.
Hike at sunrise. Meditate. Fuel up on organic, local food. Pick Pixie tangerines. Repeat.