10 U.S. Cities Perfect For a Weekend Getaway

1. San Diego, California

Saturday: -Grab brunch in the East Village. -Get happy hour on the water in La Jolla and some fresh seafood eats.

Sunday: -Go to the beach and swim with leopard sharks (but no need to worry — they don’t bite!).

2. Chicago, Illinois

Saturday: -Take a boat ride on the Chicago River. -Go on a deep-dish pizza tour in the West Loop and crawl back to your hotel.

Sunday: -Check out some beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright houses.

3. Charleston, South Carolina

Saturday: -Go to a farmers market for some fresh produce in Marion Square. -Get some peeky toe crab at a seafood restaurant in the Upper King Street District.

Sunday: -Go kayaking near Folly Beach. -Walk around Elliott Street to check out all of the gorgeous, colorful homes.

4. Providence, Rhode Island

Saturday: -Scope out the food trucks near Burnside Park — you’ll definitely find some hidden gems. -Grab a lobster roll downtown and then go sit by the water.

Sunday: -Shop for some local artisan buys on Wickenden Street.

5. Austin, Texas

Saturday: -Head to the East Side and enjoy the best breakfast tacos you will ever eat. -Find a restaurant with a patio (and happy hour!) on South Congress for dinner.

Sunday: -Go to Barton Springs for a dip in the year-round 70-degree spring water. -Check out some amazing antiques just south of Barton Springs Road.

6. Portland, Maine

Saturday: -Eat some just-caught seafood near Calvary Cemetery and then go for a stroll around the beautiful rocky shores.

Sunday: -Take a ferry to the stunning Peaks Island. -Go to the Portland Museum of Art to get your culture dose for the day.

7. New Orleans, Louisiana

Saturday: -Get some beignets in the French Quarter: beautiful fried puffed dough from heaven! -Rent a paddle boat from City Park.

Sunday: -Wanna see some spooky stuff? Go on a haunted tour on Bourbon Street!

8. Savannah, Georgia

Saturday: -Walk around Forsyth Park. -Check out the historic Bonaventure Cemetery.

Sunday: -Walk around the Savannah Historic District to see some gorgeous homes. -Need some nature? Check out Skidaway Island State Park.

9. Seattle, Washington

Saturday: -Grab brunch in Fremont. -Take a ferry through Puget Sound.

Sunday: -Get some delicious Seattle coffee and walk around Cal Anderson Park. -Check out some live music in Belltown.

10. Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday: -Get some fried cheese curds near Edward Klief Park — they’ll definitely put a smile on your face. -Walk around the Capital.

Sunday: -If it’s warm, go to Lake Mendota and rent a canoe! -Sit outside on “the terrace” on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Grab food and enjoy some sunshine!