10 Perfect U.S. Destinations for a Weekend Trip

   By SheSpeaksTeam  May 01, 2024
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Sometimes you just need to get away, and if you want to escape the routine and leave stress behind for a few days, there’s nothing better than a weekend trip. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, there’s a perfect destination for you somewhere in the United States.

Ready to pack your bags? Keep reading to learn about 10 perfect weekend trip destinations across the United States.


1. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston’s charming cobblestone streets, historic architecture and vibrant culinary scene ooze Southern hospitality. Explore the historic district and indulge in local cuisine—don’t forget to try Southern staples like okra and grits!
 

2. Sedona, Arizona

Known for its breathtaking red rock formations and desert landscapes, Sedona is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and spiritual seekers alike. Hike through the iconic red rock formations, rejuvenate with a spa treatment or simply soak in the stunning sunset views. Want to extend your trip? Make the two-hour drive to the Grand Canyon!
 

3. Asheville, North Carolina

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a hub of art, music and outdoor adventure. Explore the vibrant arts scene in the River Arts District, hike along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway or tour the historic Biltmore Estate.


4. Napa Valley, California

Love good food and wine? Indulge in a weekend of wine tasting and gourmet dining in California’s premier wine region. Explore the picturesque vineyards, sample world-class wines and treat yourself to a farm-to-table dining experience at one of Napa Valley’s renowned restaurants.
 

5. Portland, Oregon

Known for its quirky charm, craft breweries and lush green spaces, Portland is perfect for a laid-back weekend getaway in the Pacific Northwest. Explore the eclectic neighborhoods, browse local boutiques and artisanal markets, and savor the city's culinary delights.
 

6. Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia is a great destination for people who love history, architecture and art. Step back in time and experience the charm of Savannah’s historic district. Take a leisurely stroll under the canopy of moss-draped oak trees, explore the city's historic squares and landmarks and indulge in classic Southern comfort food.
 

7. Bar Harbor, Maine

Looking for a New England adventure? Escape to the rugged beauty of coastal Maine in Bar Harbor. Explore Acadia National Park's breathtaking landscapes, go whale watching in the Atlantic Ocean and indulge in fresh lobster rolls and blueberry pie in this quintessential New England town.
 

8. Sanibel Island, Florida

For a laid-back weekend retreat, head to Sanibel Island on Florida's Gulf Coast. Known for its pristine beaches and world-class shelling, Sanibel offers a tranquil escape surrounded by natural beauty. Explore the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, bike along scenic trails and unwind with breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.


9. Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

If you love the outdoors, Lake Tahoe makes the perfect weekend trip for you. This gorgeous destination offers hiking, skiing, water sports and more. Explore the crystal-clear waters of the lake, hike through scenic alpine meadows or hit the slopes at one of the area's world-class ski resorts.
 


10. New York City, New York

For a weekend filled with excitement and endless possibilities, look no further than New York City. Visit iconic landmarks like Times Square and Central Park, catch a Broadway show and indulge in world-class dining and shopping experiences.

Have you visited any of these destinations before? Do you have any trips planned? Let us know in the comments!
 

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msgb245 by msgb245 | PALATINE, IL
Jul 13, 2024

I have not been on a vacation in quite some time. There are a number of sites mentioned that look interesting and wonderful places to visit.

Sierraisme26 by Sierraisme26 | FINDLAY, OH
Jul 05, 2024

I would love to make a family trip soon 😄

Jasmaja2016 by Jasmaja2016 | APEX, NC
Jun 26, 2024

If you live in NC a must do trip is Charleston and Asheville. Charleston is the beach-sea vibe and Asheville is the mountain. Both are great for art and food lovers.

Hausofwongs by Hausofwongs | TENNENT, NJ
Jun 24, 2024

We loved Charleston, NC. So much art and history. We live in NYC and love it. We?ve also been to Savannah, Georgia and had a wonderful time.

Hausofwongs by Hausofwongs | TENNENT, NJ
Jun 24, 2024

We loved Charleston, NC. So much art and history. We live in NYC and love it. We?ve also been to Savannah, Georgia and had a wonderful time.

Ajohnsdhops by Ajohnsdhops | MONTGOMERY, TX
Jun 20, 2024

I went to Savannah with my husband last year and we had the best time. We stayed on river street and enjoyed wandering around and taking in all the scenery. We also go to Hilton Head and enjoy riding bikes on the beach. Another place we recently visited was Charlottesville VA, and I fell in love. I think have never seen so many beautiful wineries in one place! Also, it?s not too hot. Next up we are going to Sarasota FL.

myfavethngz676 by myfavethngz676 | GREENEVILLE, TN
Jun 18, 2024

Asheville, NC is an amazing mountain town that features a laid back environment with lovely people. They have lots of art exhibits and fun places to visit. I definitely recommend checking them out!!

Casmiller82 by Casmiller82 | GALLIPOLIS, OH
Jun 14, 2024

I really appreciate blogs like this because we are going to see my dad in Lake Anne next month

Ahale0715 by Ahale0715 | MESA, AZ
Jun 11, 2024

Ooo so many good places!! We?ve done New York, Sedona, California, Nevada, Oregon and North Carolina. Such great places to visit and for varying reason. You can?t go wrong with a summer trip to Oregon or a hike in Sedona! But there?s also something so fun about doing the city in New York or Nevada!

Ahale0715 by Ahale0715 | MESA, AZ
Jun 11, 2024

Ooo so many good places!! We?ve done New York, Sedona, California, Nevada, Oregon and North Carolina. Such great places to visit and for varying reason. You can?t go wrong with a summer trip to Oregon or a hike in Sedona! But there?s also something so fun about doing the city in New York or Nevada!

Islandista by Islandista | HILTON HEAD, SC
Jun 02, 2024

Oh Savannah, you are too cool, with that edgy side to you, straight from the old pirate history. This is a Port City, with the largest tankers passing you by on their trip up the Savannah River. My favorite restaurant for years, The Chart House on River Street, make sure to order the New England Clam Chowder and the Creamed Spinach. The Candy Kitchen on River Street, known for their Carmel Pecan turtles and the best Coconut Cake in the world, and I have tried many.

Islandista by Islandista | HILTON HEAD, SC
Jun 02, 2024

Charleston SC is the sugar of the South, where hospitality is the first love. Spicy food and the best Peach Sweet Tea ever, Charleston Place-Palmetto Cafe. Walk the cobblestone streets and escape to a time when things were more sophisticated and the warmth of the South engulfs your senses. Make sure to indulge in a private carriage ride with a guide who takes you through the history of Charleston, I recommend early morning or early evening. I love the candy stores that have the best Pralines in America.

CVanderZwaag by CVanderZwaag | Woodland Park, CO
May 31, 2024

We plan on going to Sedona, Arizona this summer

jennyjohnson13 by jennyjohnson13 | East Garrison, CA
May 28, 2024

I love how the recommendations are spread all over the US so there?s at least one location accessible to everyone. I have personally been to 2 of these; Sedona & New York. Both great places and so different from each other. Lots of stunning beauty and great hiking in Sedona!

AmandaBCooper by AmandaBCooper | HIGHLANDS, NC
May 26, 2024

I fell in love with Charleston! So many beautiful things to see.