While a staycation is fun, a weekend getaway with your girls might just be what the doctor ordered. Traveling far for a few days might not be feasible, which is why we made a list to help with recommendations in your area. Take a look below to see what cities we believe would help you make memories that will last a lifetime.
Boston is a perfect blend of “Historic America” meets modern-day USA. Take a step into the past by walking the Freedom Trail and experiencing important landmarks from the American Revolution. Interested in rites of passage? Head to Fenway Park for a tour or a game to feel like a local. The culture here is rich from cuisine to art. Take a walk through the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) and then dive into one of Boston’s greatest foods: the lobster roll. There is so much to do, see, and try, one trip might not be enough.
The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. The Center of the Universe. All great names that barely encompass all there is to explore. The architecture paints a picture of all the different cultures that have had their influence. Around every corner lies a new culinary and nightlife adventure. The MET, Metropolitan Museum of Art, houses collections that span over 5,000 years from across the globe. Broadway, Times Square, Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the list of sights to see are endless. Do your girls and yourself a favor and experience the best New York has to offer.
The Windy City is the best destination for those picture-perfect moments. Conquer your fear of heights by standing safely over the transparent skydeck on the top floor of the Willis Tower. Take a picture of a reflective view of yourself and the city skyline in the Bean. Head to the Chicago Riverwalk to enjoy live music, beautiful scenery, and water sports or activities. Check out the 13-block stretch of food and shopping heaven at the Magnificent Mile for a one-stop-shop. Make everyone jealous of your getaway by creating unforgettable memories.
For an experience unlike any other, tell your friends to “Meet You in St. Louis”. Enjoy a walk through the Forest Park to get to many attractions, including the Saint Louis Zoo. Bring a camera to the Missouri Botanical Garden for breathtaking views and pictures. Relax in the single-screen movie theatre, Moolah Theatre and Lounge, on the leather couches and loveseats with a drink from the bar. Take a tram ride to the top of the famous Gateway Arch and overlook both Missouri and Illinois’ gorgeous city views. If the landscape and architecture is not enough adventure for you, head to the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery for a tour of one of the oldest breweries in the United States.
Few cities exude the image of southern charm as much as Savannah. The Historic District houses areas that are so stunning, you would believe that you were in a movie. Forsyth Park has cascading trees that help give shade to the farmer’s market and open air concerts that take place. The City Market is a four block open-air market full of beautiful art, delicious food, and fantastic shopping. One of the best ways to witness all that Savannah has to offer is through Savannah Slow Ride. This company offers eco-friendly tours from a slow ride pub crawl, to a haunted ride, on fifteen person bikes. If you would like to escape to a beautiful oasis, the beach Tybee Island is only twenty minutes away.
The name “Music City” perfectly describes the rich history and culture of Nashville. Some of America’s greatest music icons have sung and recorded within the city, including Johnny Cash. Enjoy and explore music throughout the ages by visiting the Johnny Cash Museum or the Country Music Hall of Fame. Experience what it feels like to be a country superstar by taking a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry. With over forty different whiskey distilleries and craft breweries, you are sure to find something here for everyone.
NOLA’s famous quote “Laissez les bon temps rouler” might revolve around Mardi Gras, but the good times roll year-round. Wander the streets of the French Quarter and make your way to Jackson Square to see what makes New Orleans so unique. On the walk, you’ll witness local artisans and street performers honing their crafts as you’re surrounded by the vibrant colors and architecture of this beautiful city. Watch the city transform at night on Bourbon Street, as the music bars and restaurants help it come to life. Walk over to Frenchman Street and visit one of the many venues to understand why New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz. The best part of all: Cafe du Monde is open 24/7, giving you around the clock access to their deliciously famous beignets.
A trip to Las Vegas is not for the faint of heart. Especially since it has been appropriately given the nickname “Sin City”. Although testing your luck at the casinos is fun, there is plenty more to do in the area. Set some time aside to visit Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, Luxor, or any one of the many venues with spectacular shows. Hop on the High Roller and enjoy an open bar with a view on the world’s tallest observation wheel. Stuff your face with an endless Las Vegas buffet you’re mouth and stomach will thank you for. If the lights, music, and ambiance gets to be a little too much, take a day trip to Red Rock Canyon or Death Valley National Park to experience nature like never before.
You deserve to pamper and spoil yourself in one of the most relaxing spots in the U.S. Napa Valley is every wine and food lover’s dream. There are countless different wineries, Michelin star-rated restaurants, bakeries, and cafes in the area. Take a tour of one of the wineries or distilleries to learn the process from beginning to end, and enjoy a few tastings along the way. Relax at one of the spas to unwind and decompress, so that you can head back feeling refreshed. The best part is, Sacramento and San Francisco are both only a little over an hour away, giving you plenty of options to travel and explore.