Weekends aren't just for catching up with your laundry or snuggling up with your Netflix account. Those two days can work for you if you use them wisely. So fight the urge to put on sweatpants and instead pack a day bag and jet set away to a city that's full of fun and personality. Hopping over to Europe might cost an arm and a leg, but zipping away to a US city might just cost you what you spend on a Saturday night out. Below are 3 amazing cities that are perfect for a weekend getaway. Use them to either inspire you to book a ticket for next weekend, or gather inspiration on what you can see in your own town or the city a short couple of hours away.
Remember, you don't have to fly thousands of miles away to have an adventure. You just have to take the time to find the potential and gems of an area!
With a voice like beignets and the happy blast of a trumpet, New Orleans is the perfect weekend getaway because there's so much to do and experience. Where the sweat runs down your back and the streets smell like magnolias and chicory, it's easy to get lost in those winding French streets and the honey drawl of locals. A few notable things to do there are:
Chicago is a hodge podge of the old and new. Its residents are serious about vintage and thrift store finds, while still holding an appreciation for the minimalist and sleek. That's no surprise though- just look at their city. The skyline is a charming jumble of historic skyscrapers and industrial, glass-paned high rises, mirroring the tastes of the people milling on the streets below. With a rich history of jazz, speakeasies, and hooch, there's plenty to do here in a short weekend:
Quirky, down-to-earth, cozy, and artistic, Seattle is a place that won't disappoint. Spend a weekend getting lost in the underground hallways of its fish market, poke around their art and knick-knack stores, and spend more than a couple of hours working your way through their plethora of coffee shops. Some notable things to do there are: