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52 Weekend Getaways

Whether you want to hike, snorkel, stargaze, or spend time with the family, here are 52 great (and quick!) escapes—one for every weekend of the year.


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Cultural tours

13. Downtown Los Angeles
Forget Silver Lake and Venice; the buzzy Arts District is where the best stuff is happening. Grab your cuppa at Handsome Roasters before exercising that credit card at quirky gift shop Poketo. And to work off the Italian meal at Bestia? Archway Studio/Theater offers a Sunday morning yoga workshop—and stages theatrical shows at night. It’s no wonder Ace Hotel recently opened an outpost here.
Distance: 2 hours by car

Ace HotelAce Hotel

14. Mexico City
Mexico’s capital is a hub for art, culture, and eclectic neighborhoods. Visit the enormous flea market Mercado de la Lagunilla Comestibles, a Greenwich Village-like area known as Condesa, and Museo Frida Kahlo, which was once the artist’s own studio and living space.
Distance: 3.5 hours by plane

15. Pasadena
This city is more than the Rose Bowl flea market. It’s also home to antiques in Old Pasadena, the Pacific Asia Museum, the only organization in SoCal dedicated to Asian art, and the Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, a sprawling showcase with an original Canterbury Tales manuscript and four art galleries.
Distance: 2 hours by car

Neon MuseumNeon Museum

16. Las Vegas
For art of a different variety, check out the Neon Museum, which displays vintage Vegas signs, and the Mob Museum, created by the same team behind D.C.’s International Spy Museum. At the Mirage, take a yoga class among dolphins in Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
Distance: 5 hours by car or 1 hour by plane

17. Portland
The trendy West End neighborhood is a perennial favorite thanks to food carts along 10th Avenue, Powell’s flagship bookstore, and the Multnomah Whiskey Library.
Distance: 2.5 hours by plane

Cavallo PointCavallo Point

18: Sausalito
Italian Riviera or Bay Area harbor? It can be hard to tell in this bougainvillea-draped hillside town, just a 30-minute ferry ride from San Francisco. If the views aren’t therapeutic enough, a stay at the Cavallo Point is sure to soothe. Set at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, the property offers an organic tea bar, cooking school, yoga classes, and healing treatments like acupuncture and hypnotherapy.
Distance: 1.5 hours by plane + 20 minutes by car

19. New Orleans
Beginning this month, you can skip the time-consuming layovers and fly direct to the Big Easy via Southwest Airlines. Spend those precious hours on a tour of the city’s literary history, which includes greats like Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote; taking in some authentic jazz at the Frenchmen Street Corridor; or throwing back a few stiff Sazeracs. Party too hard? A cup of Café du Monde’s strong chicory coffee and plate of its classic beignets should do the trick.
Distance: 3.5 hours by plane

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20. Hearst Castle
What was once newspaper impresario William Randolph Hearst’s 250,000-acre playground—er, home—in San Simeon is now a design spectacle for tourists. Architecture aficionados will notice the Italian, Spanish, and Moorish styles, not to mention the property’s many gardens, pools, libraries, and bathrooms. Guided tours only.
Distance: 6 hours by car

21. Santa Fe
After you’ve gallery-hopped, turquoise-shopped, and Hatch chile-dined, kick back at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, New Mexico, a beautiful property bathed in terracotta hues and historical Native American décor.
Distance: 3.5 hours by plane


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