Summer weekends beg for epic road trips to visit far off places. Whether you go away with a car full of your best gal pals or on a romantic weekend away with the significant other, these 7 cities are a must visit this season.
I’ve rounded seven of the best weekend city guides that will help guide to a fun filled weekend of adventure. Have a city you would love to visit? Let me know!
:: Charleston, SC – Hither and Thither ::
Charleston is a place rich with culture and southern hospitality; a perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself. For foodies, Charleston is a culinary hotspot filled with southern fusion food. For those of you who prefer a relaxing weekend on the waterfront, the city provides you with so many great places to put down your beach towel and relax.
:: Traverse City & LeeLanau, MI – The Fresh Exchange ::
Michigan might not be a state that comes to mind when you think of a good time but Traverse City will change your mind. Home of the “Michigan Cherry Festival”, Traverse city is filled with beautiful beaches, delicious homegrown food, and towns that look like they were built out of a Normal Rockwell painting.
:: Chicago, IL – The EveryGirl ::
For you mid-westerners that are looking for the “big city” experience, look no further than Chicago. Chicago offers art, culture, beaches, and city life wrapped up into one amazing area. This weekend city guide by Chicago based website The Everygirl hits all the “must see” places of the city along with a few local hidden gems. Come find out the real reason that Chicago is called “The Windy City”. hint: it’s not because it’s windy here!
:: Nashville, TN – Keiko Lynn ::
Weather you call it “Music City” or “Nash Vegas”, Nashville has become the must visit destination on everyone’s bucket list. Nashville is a huge city with so much to offer. Why not cut down on the research and use this travel guide by frequent Nashville visitor and blogger Keiko Lynn.
:: Palm Springs, California – A Beautiful Mess ::
Home of Lily Pulitzer and dessert sunshine, Palm Springs has transformed itself from “retirement village” to “retro style vacation destination”. This Palm Springs guide gives you the scope on the best places to stay, visit and eat. Don’t forget the palm print dress and sunscreen!
:: Portland, Oregon – Charmingly Styled ::
Nicknamed “the city of weird”, Portland has become a culinary destination on the west coast. Make a stop at the famous Voodoo donuts while you shop the local fare for a unique gift to bring back home. This guide to Portland by Maya will be your bible.
:: New Orleans, LA – Design Love Fest ::
The Big Easy boasts a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. Spend a weekend in the French Quarter, a night on Bourbon Street, or take a tour of the historic cemeteries – there is something for everyone. Enjoy the food, drinks, and culture with this weekend travel guide to make it easy!
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