The weather is starting to warm up around the country and life is starting to return to normal after the effects of the pandemic. It is the perfect time to travel with your loved ones and explore all that the country has to offer. If you do not want to deal with extensive planning, consider the six easy weekend getaways found below.
1. Washington D.C.
If you have never been to the nation’s capital, you have to go at least once in your lifetime. This beautiful city requires very little planning to visit, and it is very affordable for you and your whole family to have fun in. Visit the Smithsonian museums which are free and open to the public, or go by many of the famous monuments that are in the area like the Lincoln Memorial for free. Find inexpensive food from international countries throughout the city, and be sure to catch the metro for easy transportation.
2. Scranton, Pennsylvania
You may have heard of Scranton, Pennsylvania from the television show known as The Office, but this is a wonderful town to visit for an easy getaway. Spent time at the Steamtown Historic Site which your children will love, and go to Nay Aug Park to play on the treehouses throughout. Experience the variety of hiking trails along the Lackawanna River, where you can also bike or take a kayak out. Be sure to drive by New York City on your way home as it is only a two-hour ride from the city.
3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
If you are someone who loves to go to the beach and you want attractions for everyone, head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This un beach town has 60 miles of beachfront that are completely free to use to the public for you to relax on. You will find art museums, entertainment options along the boardwalk, and even large shopping centers full of entertainment like Broadway at the Beach. There are miniature golf courses throughout the town, areas where you can Irish for some of the sea life, and delicious meals to experience up and down the strip.
1. Northern Michigan
Michigan is a beautiful state that borders Canada and tat has access to the Great Lakes at the top of the state. There are campgrounds throughout the many state parks found in Michigan whether you are wanting to stay in a forest or on the beaches of the Lakes. Book a reservation at Michigan state park campgrounds where you can truly unwind with your loved ones and experience the joy of nature. Go swimming, have a picnic, go fishing, walk on a hike, and even visit the numerous lighthouses in northern Michigan.
5. San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is one of the largest cities in Texas, and it is actually where the Alamo occurred. You can go along the River Walk to experience nature while visiting the Japanese Tea Garden will grant you a bit of culture. Children can play for free at the massive Yanaguana Garden that has areas to climb, play in the sand, and do much more. Plus, there are nightly activities for you to enjoy with your family such as the experience of “San Antonio – The Saga” that occurs at the Cathedral.
6. The Great Smoky Mountains
The final place that you should consider visiting for a weekend getaway is the Great Smoky Mountains found mainly in Tennessee. The national park is actually in this state where you can experience nature and can have urban attractions by visiting the towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. You can camp within the park, or just drive around the roads of the park while you are visiting the two towns completely free. It really is a quirky place with beautiful views that all are sure to enjoy on your trip.
Now is a better time than ever for you to have a weekend getaway with the ones you love. If you do not want to engage in extensive planning, visit any of the locations that are found above. They are sure to please everyone in your family and are sure to give you a weekend full of fun.