Weekend Getaway


Mystic Seaport in Connecticut
Mystic Seaport/Shelley Seale

The places that dot the coast of Connecticut make for fun destinations with a healthy dose of culture, history, and breathtaking scenery. If you’re looking for a small town getaway that packs a punch, head to Mystic. This quintessential New England seaport town offers plenty to see and do. Where... Read More

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Gourdoughs Public House in Austin, Texas
The Saussy Cock at Gourdoughs Public House/Jeremy Jacobowitz

Texas cuisine is frequently boiled down to barbecue and Tex-Mex, but the fare served in the Lone Star State stretches far beyond tacos and ribs. In Austin, restaurants are destinations themselves. Here are some of our top picks. Breakfast Café No Se Whether you’re sitting down to dine in the rustic-modern dining room... Read More

 Bainbridge Island/flickr/Jan Tik
Bainbridge Island/flickr/Jan Tik

The views alone are worth the visit to Bainbridge Island. Surrounded by brilliant blue water in the heart of Washington’s Puget Sound, the island offers a front row seat to Seattle’s iconic cityscape, majestic Mount Rainer, and the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Once dubbed the second-best place to live in the United... Read More

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Courtesy Le Cirque, Bellagio Las Vegas
Courtesy Le Cirque, Bellagio Las Vegas

Believe it or not, now’s the time to start making Thanksgiving plans — before airline ticket prices jump in anticipation of the holidays and resorts sell out. While New York City and Plymouth, Massachusetts are obvious choices, we’ve compiled a list of seven unexpected travel destinations where you can still... Read More

 Fremont Street 1958/The Mob Museum Facebook/courtesy of Vintage Las Vegas
Fremont Street, 1958/The Mob Museum Facebook/courtesy of Vintage Las Vegas

These days, everything in Las Vegas seems shiny and new. For every building that’s knocked down, a luxury property rises from its ashes. Luckily, there’s still some old-school charm left in Sin City, where a few institutions still stand and traces of the Rat Pack linger. Head to Downtown Vegas, where a handful of... Read More

 Mt. Suhksan/Brendan Laing
Mt. Suhksan/Brendan Laing

If you love the scenery of Seattle and Vancouver (think: sea, snow-capped mountains, and evergreens), you’ll enjoy Bellingham, a much smaller, low-rise version located between the two cities. A mecca for hiking and mountain biking, this small outdoorsy coastal city of about 80,000 is near Mt. Baker, a 10,750-foot peak in... Read More

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Teresa Bitler

With its cobblestone streets and Old World charm, Québec City can be a budget-friendly alternative to a European vacation, as long as you know what’s worth the splurge (and what’s not). If you don’t, though, the expenses (minus airfare) can rival their overseas counterparts. Keep your budget in check on your next... Read More

 Greenwich, CT/Christina Garofalo
Greenwich, CT/Christina Garofalo

It’s not surprising that many former Manhattanites call Greenwich home. With its walkable downtown, high-end shops, Parisian-style cafes, and trendy farm-to-table eateries — plus a train station that connects to NYC in 40 minutes (and an Amtrak stop the next town over) — Greenwich offers the small-town charm city-dwellers relish with the convenience and... Read More

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St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri
St. Louis/Flickr/Sam Valadi and Kansas City/Flickr/Stuart Seeger

Unless you’re a die-hard baseball fan (hello, St. Louis Cardinals and KC Royals), it might be difficult to choose which of Missouri’s two largest cities to visit. Both have world-class museums and attractions, bucket list-worthy food scenes, and toe-tapping music scenes. So, which city is right for you? We... Read More

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Skyline of Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville skyline/Flickr/Derrick Brutel

Love music but not a big fan of country? That’s not a problem in Nashville. Music City has more than 150 live music venues where, in addition to country, you can hear everything from rock ‘n’ roll to classical. Check out these non-country hot spots and attractions the next... Read More

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 Glenwood Springs/Tyra Sutak
Glenwood Springs/Tyra Sutak

Glenwood Springs has as much small-town charm and outdoor recreation as its neighbor, Aspen, but at a fraction of the cost. The city is known for its rust-colored facade, brushed with an abundance of greenery, and well-maintained historical buildings, and its location near the Colorado River lends itself to water sports... Read More

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Flickr / Sarah Stierch

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Rather than heading to a crowded beach, make the season’s end even more memorable at one of these five unexpected destinations. Seattle From the Space Needle to Pike Place Market, there’s plenty to do in Seattle any time of the year; but on Labor... Read More

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Chef Champe Speidel plating at Persimmon
Chef Champe Speidel at Persimmon

Providence, Rhode Island is one of our favorite American cities. As the grit leftover from the ’70s and ’80s continues to give way to trendy shops and restaurants, Providence has evolved into an East Coast gem. Plus, it’s an easy getaway — or even a day trip — from Boston or... Read More

Fireworks over New York City on the Fourth of July
Fireworks/Flickr/Joseph Bylund

Nearly 43 million Americans are expected to travel this Fourth of July weekend (a record high!), so it’s safe to say that plenty of people already have their holiday plans locked down. If you’re still at a loss over what to do, here are a few ideas. 1. Go traditional.... Read More

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Hawks Cay/Eddy Vidal

With a balmy climate and lush scenery, the Florida Keys feel far-flung and exotic, even though they’re just a short flight from many major hubs in the U.S. That’s why it’s one of our go-to destinations when we want to disconnect from the daily grind, and reconnect with the things we enjoy — whether... Read More