Far too often, our week doesn’t actually end on the weekend. It’s important, however, to take those couple of days — or sometimes three or four days — to unwind and regroup for the coming week. Luckily for those in the United States, a getaway is more than possible sans passport, thanks to the expansive area of this great nation.
Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, an art admirer, a biology nerd, or a history geek, there are more than a few cities in the U.S. for you to explore. Coastal towns like Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod are great for a beach weekend, whereas Denver and the Poconos are better for mountaineers. Take a wine weekend in Napa Valley or escape to New Orleans. Some states, like Florida, New York, and California, made the list multiple times due to their large land area and diverse offerings in terms of things to do. We’ve still managed to pick cities in every region, and if you’re up for a little travel, we’ve got you covered for over two years of weekends! So if you’re looking for your next quick getaway from home, click through for the 101 best weekend destinations in the United States!