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The 9 Best Places for a Weekend Getaway in the United States


Are you planning a weekend getaway and wondering where you can go?  There are countless places in the United States that you can go to for a weekend vacation. They’re the perfect places for culinary treats too!

Here are the top 9 places to go to for a quick weekend getaway:

Nashville, TN

Make sure to visit Edley’s and enjoy hot chicken and Bushwhacker.  You should also consider visiting the Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music.  Nashville is famous for its music, but it is rapidly becoming famous for its food offerings as well. It is attracting numerous celebrity chefs.  Take the guided tour of the best culinary spots in Nashville.  You can check out the local craft breweries, or you can try whiskey tastings at local distilleries.

If you’re planning a trip in the fall, you’d enjoy the Music City Food and Wine Festival in September (TBD) of this year.  You can have a great time in Nashville without spending a lot of money.  There are over 150 places in town that offer amazing live music for free!

New Orleans
Make sure not to miss out on classic New Orleans cocktails when you visit New Orleans.  You should also wander aimlessly through the city’s Quarter.  Enjoy the architecture and music.  Explore the hidden nooks and crooks of this neighborhood.

You will find numerous bars tucked throughout the Quarter.  Enjoy a ride around the Carousel Bar.  Check out Latitude 29, the lone bar that was established by Beachbum Berry.  Visit new restaurants like Sylvain and Cane & Table.  Find your way to the Preservation Hall or the strip of jazz clubs.

When exploring the Quarter, you’d find spontaneous dance parties and music blaring freely through the streets.  The whole city is energizing, captivating, and engaging.

San Francisco, CA
When visiting San Francisco, make sure to visit Swan Oyster Depot for their half-cracked crab and oysters. Drop by Trick Dog to enjoy any of their delicious cocktails.  Make sure to drop by The Mission where you’d find the best burritos you’ll ever taste.

Don’t leave without wandering up SF’s famous hills where you’d find Instagram-worth views like the Golden Gate and Alcatraz.  San Francisco has one of the best city parks in the world with acres of trails that allow you to explore all sorts of random things.


Austin, TX

When visiting Austin, make sure to drop by La Barbecue to enjoy their famous briskets.  Don’t leave without swimming in the city’s famous Barton Springs.  Over the years, Austin has become a revolving door of weekend tourists.  This is not surprising because it’s one of the best places to go to for a weekend getaway.  It has a reputation for fantastic live music.  It is also the barbecue capital of the world.  Its food scene is also not to be missed.

Charleston, SC
When it comes to culinary treats, make sure to visit Tattooed Moose to enjoy their duck club.  You could also enjoy the Pluff Mud Porter at Holy City’s Tap Room.  Spend some time in the King St., but make sure to explore what is beyond it.  Visit the Battery Park and enjoy the view of Fort Sumter.  Enjoy a fine bottle of beer in Edmund’s Oast.

Charleston is hot in the summer, and it’s really humid.  You might want to consider planning a trip in the spring or fall.  Find a room on James Island, West Ashley, or North Charleston.

Miami, FL

There are two things you definitely shouldn’t miss when you go to Miami, Florida: Cuban coffee and Ropa vieja.  Miami has its own Versailles where you’d find in Little Havana.  Make sure not to leave the place without spending a lot of time on the beach.  South Beach is more than just a beach nowadays.  Nowadays, you will also find the best street art here.  If you want great food, fantastic nightlife, and beaches, Miami is the place for you.

Las Vegas, NV

This is probably the most popular weekend getaway in the country.  But when it comes to Las Vegas dining, make sure to visit the Wicked Spoon buffet at The Cosmopolitan.  There is actually so much that you can do in Las Vegas.  You can spend time in a nightclub. You can visit OMNIA and enjoy the music of big-name DJs. You can also go to the historic dive bar off Las Vegas Strip.

It’s incredibly easy to get caught up on gambling. Don’t blow off your money on roulettes and blackjack.  There is so much to discover.  You can go Downtown, for instance, where you’d find restaurants and nightlife in full throttle.

Savannah, GA

Make sure not to miss out on Oliver’s Lunch at Zunzi’s, and get both sausages!  Your weekend getaway should include a historic tour.  Savannah offers a collection of historic homes.  You can even join ghost tours.  The city is considerably small, so you can walk to pretty much everything in the city.  This is the perfect weekend getaway for Southerners.  The city’s bar scene is one of the best in the country.  You can grab a beer and go from bar to bar.

New York, NY

When it comes to a weekend getaway, New York is definitely one of the best places to visit.  Make sure not to leave the city without trying out the Pastrami Sandwich at Katz’s Deli and smoked fish at Russ & Daughters.  Enjoy pizza in Brooklyn, enjoy dumplings in Queens, drink at bars until 3 am, and eat at 24-hour diners.

There’s never enough time to explore New York completely. Check out live music in Harlem and comedy shows at the Comedy Cellar.


Image Credit:

Nashville Altstadt 1 via Flickr
Austin, Texas via Flickr
Historic Rainbow Row in Charleston via Flickr
The Venetian via Flickr