Sometimes you just need to get away for a few days, and honestly, spending half of your weekend flying across the world just isn’t worth it. There are so many fun places to visit in the United States that have so much to offer! These cities are so much fun and make it so you can still getaway and experience that beautiful feeling of travel without the jet lag or long hours of travel. So whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, want to go on a girls trip, or you just need a break from reality, these are some of our absolute favorite places to visit for a weekend getaway.
Here are some of the best cities for a weekend getaway:
New York, New York
There are always so many things to do and delicious places to eat in New York City that make it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. NYC is our favorite city on earth. There’s an energy in the air that just makes you so excited about life. Whether you want to spend a weekend strolling museums, seeing shows on Broadway, or finding the best cookies the city has to offer, NYC truly has something for everyone.
CHECK OUT OUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO A WEEKEND IN NYC HERE
Where to Stay: Intercontinental Times Square & Marriott Marquis NYC
Just an hour ferry ride from Southern California, Catalina is the perfect place to go for a long weekend, especially if you live on the West Coast. Catalina has all the vibes of a mediterranean beach town without having to fly halfway across the world. The best part is since you’re on an island, it gives you a true “getaway” feel. Be sure to spend a day relaxing in the cabanas at Descanso Beach.
Where to Stay: The Pavilion Hotel
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
With endless sunshine, world famous museums, warm beaches, and incredible shopping, Los Angeles is truly the city of dreams. It also has some of the most delicious food in the world. Honestly, we’ve eaten a lot of food around the world and the food in L.A. is just the best. We’d be lying if we said the L.A. food scene didn’t play a big role in why we decided to make this city our home. Spend the weekend shopping on Rodeo Drive, riding on the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier, hiking in Malibu, beach hopping up and down the PCH, or watching the sunsets at Venice Beach. Los Angeles is the truly the perfect place for a weekend getaway, especially during the winter.
Where to Stay: Santa Monica Proper & The Surfrider Malibu
With its delicious restaurants, trendy shopping, and unparalleled music scene, Nashville is the perfect city for a girls weekend, romantic getaway, or bachelor/bachelorette trip. Whether you spend the weekend finding all the best brunch spots (like Biscuit Love), eating cronuts from Five Daughter’s Bakery, shopping at celebrity stores (aka Reese Witherspoon’s Dapper James or Kristin Cavallari’s Uncommon James), or going to some of the best concerts at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville is a great city to spend your weekend away.
Where to Stay: JW Marriott Nashville
Charleston, south carolina
Charleston is full of rich history, picture-perfect houses, and true southern hospitality. It is truly one of the most perfect cities in the south. Charleston was recently ranked on The World’s Top 15 Cities by Travel + Leisure, and we absolutely know why. Walking around the city feels like you’re walking through your very own Nicholas Sparks novel, and what’s more magical than that? There is so much to do in Charleston and so many places to eat, that you might not be able to fit it all in one weekend, but that just means you have the perfect excuse to go back.
CHECK OUT OUR CHARLESTON TRAVEL GUIDE HERE!
Where to Stay: Belmond Charleston Place
san francisco, CaLIforNiA
San Francisco is one of our favorite cities to visit for a weekend getaway. From the delicious food, incredible views, and endless options of things to do, it’s the perfect place to get lost and explore. Spend the weekend walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, taking in the view from Twin Peaks, relaxing on the beach at Kirby Cove, eating brunch at Plow, and getting doughnuts from Bob’s Donuts.
CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN SAN FRANCISCO!
Where to Stay: The Ritz Carlton San Francisco & Fairmont San Francisco
Looking to spend your weekend doing something a little more thrilling? If you love theme parks, Orlando can’t be beat. Plus, it’s sunny and warm pretty much year round, which makes it the perfect winter travel destination. From drinking Frozen Butter Beer and riding Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure (the coolest rollercoaster we’ve ever been on) at Universal to watching the fireworks over Cinderella’s Castle and experiencing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World, a trip to Orlando is truly one you’ll remember forever.
Where to Stay: Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel & The Omni Orlando Resort