12 May Weekend Getaway Ideas for the US
Whether you are looking to celebrate that promotion, a special birthday, your wedding anniversary or simply just want to go somewhere to clear your head, we have the perfect weekend getaway ideas in the US for special occasions. Many of these places are not only affordable, but they are also accessible, family friendly and best of all, some of them can even be found at your doorstep.
Although you can find the perfect gift for loves one online – even Golden wedding anniversary gifts can be found nowadays, some prefer to give the gift of experience over possessions. Sending a couple off to celebrate their wedding anniversary in a secluded location is not only thoughtful but extremely romantic. So, whether you are going yourself or sending someone close to you off to spend a beautiful weekend away, here are some ideas that should get you started on the right path.
Live the island life in Seabrook Island, SC
About 30 miles from Charlestown, Seabrook Island in South Carolina offers her visitors a chance to live the carefree island life within an idyllic beach-side community. Because this island is a private gated community, visitors can enjoy 3 miles of unpopulated, pristine white-sandy beaches. Perfect for honeymoons and wedding anniversary, you can expect to enjoy romantic beach walks or beach horseback rides as the sun sets on the horizon into the water. Golf, boat charters, tennis, biking and swimming are just some of the activities you can look forward to every day.
Visit Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks
Breathe the fresh, mountain air on Lookout Mountain, AL
Do you think that a bit of fresh mountain air will do you a world of good? Then look no further than Lookout Mountain in the north-eastern part of Alabama. As one of the most scenic locations in this state, this is a getaway for everyone, especially romantically involved couples. You can rent a cabin up in the woods and go hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, fly fishing, rock climbing, rappelling or just have romantic picnics as you enjoy each other’s company.
Go Wine Tasting in California
Maybe you want to bring the kids along for magical birthday celebrations somewhere warm without leaving the US. In this case, you want to head out to Napa Valley in California. Napa is the capital of wine in the US and offers some of the world’s best cabernet sauvignon – which I can attest too, as I used to bottle Californian wine. Home to over 400 wineries, Napa offers lavish resorts, charming bed and breakfasts’, and endless romantic experiences.
How about you take it easy in New Orleans?
Dubbed ‘The Big Easy’, New Orleans is one of the most interesting yet, budget friendly cities in the US. It has something for everyone. You can visit the world-class Audubon Aquarium, tour the Quarter and Garden District, explore the National World War II Museum and enjoy rides on the streetcar as you take in this majestic city. Or maybe you could take a cruise down the Mississippi River on a riverboat? There is simply too much to do in The Big Easy, for you and the family.
Take the time to explore our great country; go out for a romantic weekend away and take your mind off things. Recharge and come back a whole new person.