Weekend Getaways Travel Guide

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Monterey Family Weekend Getaway
Monterey makes for a great weekend getaway from the Bay Area...just a two hour drive from San Francisco, and not much more than an hour from San Jose. We went in December to celebrate some family b...  [Read more]

Submitted by dad

Birthday together at the Carneros Inn – Napa
We had spent a lot of time going back and forth about what to do for a MAJOR birthday for one of my closest friends. How were we going to make this the birthday party to remember? Rent a hall, hire...  [Read more]
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Submitted by young at heart

Miraval Spa
Super luxury mellow trip that challenges you about life, balance, and choice. If you want it to, it can challenge you physically and emotionally as well as financially, but it's all worth it. We w...  [Read more]

Submitted by scott58

Guy's Trip to Las Vegas for the NFL Playoffs
I do this trip every year and it's the best time to be in Vegas if you're a huge sports fan. Two weeks before the Super Bowl is the divisional playoffs. That means there are two NFL playoff games o...  [Read more]

Submitted by scott58

Yosemite
My two colleagues, Sheila, Sue and I went to visit my brother who was one of the Head Rangers in Yosemite at the time. We wanted to hike up Half Dome as none of us, my brother included, had done it...  [Read more]

Submitted by Charley Ehmann

Santa Barbara Weekend
We rented a house in Santa Barbara with 2 other couples for a weekend wedding of our friends. We had a blast. It is amazing how much fun getting away from it all for a weekend can be - even when th...  [Read more]

Submitted by k in sf

All Girls Birthday Bash Palm Springs
Well the trip started out a little shaky when my best friend and I showed up to the airport about 50 minutes prior to our flight and saw a line out of the door to check-in. 30 minutes later we were...  [Read more]

Submitted by Joan

Death Valley Christmas
Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A superlative desert of streaming dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and three million acres of wilderness. Dealth Valley is home ...  [Read more]

Submitted by Brent

Sun Valley - Memorial Day Weekend
A large group of friends from college (a couple dozen) gathered in Sun Valley for Memorial Day weekend festivities in a resort setting. The weather was fantastic, though it's certainly not guarante...  [Read more]

Submitted by brian

Toronto Reunion
We just completes a weekend get together of college friends. Of course, BBQ, beers, dinners, beers, and just generally catching up were all part of the experience. Guys came in from London, Paris,...  [Read more]
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Submitted by Mark

Family Birthday Trip, Palm Springs
With money being tight the idea of taking a vacation of any length seemed completely out of the question this year for my birthday. But, when I found an offer for the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho...  [Read more]

Submitted by Campbell

To escape from the city, four busy New York women who are close friends, vacation in sunny San Diego for a weekend. The weekend was full of adventure, with endless water sport options to choose fro...  [Read more]

Submitted by demo-fineliving

California Caverns
It was a few years ago but a story worth telling. The group I cave, raft, camp and scamp with is the White Water Playboys. We have had twelve years consecutive with each other and every year it get...  [Read more]

Submitted by Buck

Annually, for three days at the end of July or beginning of August, between 10 and 12 men from four states venture to St. Johnsbury, Vermont for a weekend of golf. Eighteen holes are played on Thu...  [Read more]
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Weekend Getaway Outlet Shopping
If your weekend getaway travel passions include shopping for incredible deals, definitely take a road trip geared toward hitting some of the nation's top outlet malls. With good planning and clear ...  [Read more]
Ideas for a Quick Girlfriend Getaway
A quick getaway can be the best way to really recharge the batteries and rejuvenate the spirit with a group of your female friends. With only a few days to take off, a weekend excursion, or even a ...  [Read more]
Enjoying America's Pastime Together
Whether going to see your favorite baseball team play their storied rivals in the next city, or taking the pilgrimage to visit every major league park in the U.S., seeing America from her cathedral...  [Read more]
Music Festivals
As a teenager, did you ever borrow a parent's car, cram it full of your friends, and head to the local sports stadium for an all-day rock festival? The world of music festivals has grown up a lot s...  [Read more]
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California
There is a great diversity of accessible weekend getaways from Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay Area. Explore the California Coast and/or wine country and enjoy the diverse outdoor activities a...  [Read more]
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Las Vegas
For buddies travel, few destinations match up to the excitement of Las Vegas. Buddies making the trip to Sin City together can enjoy gambling, cabanas by the pool, man-sized meals, all-night action...  [Read more]
New York City Shopping Together
For group travel, New York's energy, entertainment, colorful locals, and diversity of food create great opportunities for shared experiences with your girlfriends. But, there are ultimately three t...  [Read more]
Arizona
Group travel to Arizona's Valley of the Sun is popular among golfers for good reason. Among the Valley's desert landscapes and dramatic mountain scenery, golfers can enjoy high blue skies, dry dese...  [Read more]
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Santa Fe with Friends and Family
If your group is looking to travel to experience the beauty, nature, history, and culture of the Southwest, head to Santa Fe for an unforgettable weekend getaway. Explore the attractions in the ar...  [Read more]
Mammoth Mountain
Ski groups from Southern California have long known the joys of skiing Mammoth Mountain. It's a 5-hour drive from Los Angeles, but it blows away the skiing in the San Bernardino Mountains and is ...  [Read more]
New Orleans Area
New Orleans serves up an abundance of festivals, restaurants, all night bars, architecture, and incredible music, making it a blast for a weekend getaway. Those interested in delving deeper into ...  [Read more]
Las Vegas Spa Vacation
There are lots of reasons to make Las Vegas the destination for your girlfriend getaway: high-end and discount shopping, great nightlife, world-class dining, entertainment, and, of course, the chan...  [Read more]
Orlando, Florida
A weekend trip to the Orlando area should definitely include visiting one or more theme parks like: Disney World, Epcot Center, Disney Animal Kingdom, Universal, and Sea World — all...  [Read more]

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Monterey So Close But So Far Away.
We had spent a lot of time going back and forth about what to do for a MAJOR birthday for one of ...  [Read More]
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Roughing It Never Felt So Good.
Better Than Canyon Ranch?
Half Dome With My Brother The Ranger.
Destination Weddings Are So Much Fun!
Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A superlative desert of streaming dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicol...  [Read More]
Beauty, Fun, Golf With The Guys.
Canadian Trip With Our College Friends.
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With money being tight the idea of taking a vacation of any length seemed completely out of the q...  [Read More]
To escape from the city, four busy New York women who are close friends, vacation in sunny San Di...  [Read More]
Down Stream Circut, Dark Holes, Mud And Much More.
Annually, for three days at the end of July or beginning of August, between 10 and 12 men from fo...  [Read More]
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If your weekend getaway travel passions include shopping for incredible deals, definitely take a ...  [Read More]
A quick getaway can be the best way to really recharge the batteries and rejuvenate the spirit wi...  [Read More]
Whether going to see your favorite baseball team play their storied rivals in the next city, or t...  [Read More]
As a teenager, did you ever borrow a parent's car, cram it full of your friends, and head to the ...  [Read More]
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Explore The Pacific Coast, Wine Country, And Joshua Tree
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Gambling, All Night Action, Live Entertainment, And More Gambling
Fantastic Department Stores, Unique Specialty Shops, And Much More
Challenging Golf In Dramatic Desert Landscapes
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Pueblo Ruins, The Rio Grande, Vibrant Art Scene
Lots Of Sun And Snow, Remote Ski Getaway
Plantations, Cajun Bayou Communities, Sporting Activities
Vegas Emerges As A Top Spa Travel Destination
Space Exploration History, Sublime Wildlife, Gorgeous Beaches

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