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Top 5 Long Weekend Destinations in the United States

Jenne Nelson
January 16, 2024

1. Big Bend

Location: Southwest Texas

If hiking and camping are what you seek, Big Bend is your answer! Take a dip in the Rio Grande, gaze upon the limestone cliffs, and camp under a blanket of stars.

Containing rivers, mountains, AND deserts, this National Park has something for everyone.

Big Bend National Park, Texas

2. Asheville

Location: Western North Carolina

Live music, craft beers, and nature adventures galore, a long weekend in the mountain town of Asheville will surely be a long weekend well spent.

Explore more of the surrounding areas on our Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains trip!

Asheville, North Carolina

Further reading: Extend Your Stay in Asheville

3. Denver

Location: Northern/Central Colorado

Whether you're looking for some fresh air or a spa weekend, the Mile High City of Denver is a perfect choice for a 3-4 day getaway.

Depending on the season, hiking trails or ski slopes are always in abundance!

Denver, Colorado

4. San Francisco Bay

Location: Northern California

Home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Area plays host to ample shopping, museums, and outdoor activities.

Want to extend your stay: Come on one of our two trips that visit San Francisco!

San Francisco, California

Further reading: Top 6 Hiking Destinations around San Francisco

The Catskills

Location: Southeast New York

A few hours outside of NYC, the Catskills make for an ideal quick escape. From hiking trails, to local boutiques and restaurants, to swimming holes, you can relax your worries away in this New York dreamland.

The Catskills Mountains, New York

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Jenne Nelson
Jenne is a nice human who likes other nice humans. She works with Under30Experiences in the Austin, TX office and is a big fan of traveling, fancy cheeses, and can recite the alphabet backwards.


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