10 Perfect U.S. Destinations for a Weekend Trip

   By SheSpeaksTeam  May 01, 2024

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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Kdhmarie by Kdhmarie | Baton Rouge, LA
May 17, 2024

I have visited a few of these, others are on my travel wish list and honestly some weren?t. For those that weren?t I am going to do a little more research

Trendtroveteller by Trendtroveteller | LANHAM, MD
May 06, 2024

Sanibel Island sounds like the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway!

Archie by Archie | Columbia, CT
May 03, 2024

I've been to many of these places and all are wonderful to visit.

saleago by saleago | Horseheads, NY
May 03, 2024


tjs68111 by tjs68111 | SPOTTSVILLE, KY
May 02, 2024

I would love to go to ANY of these places but ESPECIALLY the one in Florida! It sounds great!

Bunnyhop by Bunnyhop | LUBBOCK, TX
May 02, 2024

I'm surprised you don't have anything in Texas! There are a lot of places in Texas that fit a getaway!

910maari by 910maari | CHARLOTTE, NC
May 02, 2024

I would love to go.

shehen by shehen | clemmons, NC
May 02, 2024

I would love one of these trips! To be able to go after my knee surgery

shehen by shehen | clemmons, NC
May 02, 2024

I would love one of these trips! To be able to go after my knee surgery

LittleMamaB0920 by LittleMamaB0920 | Baldwin, MI
May 02, 2024

I have never been on a trip. I would love to go to any of these places. Maybe someday

LittleMamaB0920 by LittleMamaB0920 | Baldwin, MI
May 02, 2024

I have never been on a trip. I would love to go to any of these places. Maybe someday