Weekend Trips to Take in the Springtime

You may not be able to get away for ten full days, but a long weekend trip can be almost as rejuvenating. Consider these locations when you’re in need of a quick vacation.

Charlottesville, VA

On the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, Charlottesville is great for history lovers, hikers, and wine drinkers. Book a room at an authentic log cabin for a truly unique experience. Check out the live concert series downtown and sip wine at Jefferson Vineyards.

Cold Spring, NY

Cold Spring is perfect if you’re staying in New York City and want to venture a couple of hours north for the afternoon or for an overnight. Go glamping at the Liberty View Farm, kayak on the Hudson River, or go paddle boarding with Hudson River Expeditions. Visit Fahnestock National Park for a stroll in the woods. Cold Spring is also close to Beacon, an art-filled community popular with New York City residents who want to get away for a day. To book your New York trip, check out Hipmunk’s guide to NYC hotels.

Hartford, CT

Once home to some of the most influential writers in the U.S., you can now tour their homes in Hartford. Stay in an Airbnb castle that has a Romeo and Juliet room. Don’t miss a tour of the Mark Twain house. You can also visit the Victorian mansion where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived!

Willamette Valley, OR

There are over 400 wineries in Willamette Valley. Plus, you’re just one hour from Portland in case you want to visit the cool city for a day. Stay in a room with views of Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood. Take a walking wine tour while you’re in the valley, too.

Santa Cruz, CA

Complete with both surfing and mountains, Santa Cruz is just an hour and a half from San Francisco. Stay in a tree house in the Sequoia forest, located in the Santa Cruz mountains. Take a surfing lesson or stroll down the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk, too.

No matter what coast you live on, there’s a great getaway to take advantage of.