Visiting the granite paradise of Yosemite National Park is a must for any traveler. The park has some of the highest cliffs in the world, including El Capitan, featured in the 2018 documentary Free Solo. A visit to Yosemite can be as relaxed or active as you choose. You can largely stay in the comfort of your car while taking short walks at vista points, take rewarding day hikes from a home base hotel or campsite, or go on a multi-day backpacking adventure in the wilderness. No matter what style you chose, a trip to Yosemite will make lasting impressions.
The United States 3-Day Tours & Itineraries
Take a long weekend to experience the classics of Central California: the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur. After a beautiful bike ride along the coast of Monterey and Pacific Grove, you'll explore the artist's colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea, get your fill of photo opportunities along the Big Sur coast, and wrap up with a relaxing outdoor spa day before heading home.
This is the ultimate indulgence weekend. Start by tasting the spectacular Napa varietals as you drive and cycle through beautiful wine country. Relax your muscles with a soak in Calistoga's geothermal hot spring pools, and stroll through its Main Street, visiting the quaint stores and cafes downtown. Savor the flavors and fresh ingredients at some top-notch wine country restaurants.Head home full of good food and good vibes.
The White Mountains in northern New Hampshire is New England's top hiking destination, easily accessed from the Boston area (only 2 hours away). Hikes in this region are steep, but rewarding with gorgeous views of the wilderness. Introduce yourselves to "The Whites" with a shorter hike along the Welch-Dickie Loop, which offers great views for (relatively) minimal efforts. On your other days, climb to either side of Franconia Notch to hike along the ridgelines. Spend your evenings back in Lincoln or North Woodstock enjoying great local food and beer. You could also consider camping in the Notch or a bit further east in the heart of the Whites.This trip can also be easily extended with a few more days by exploring Pinkham notch to the east (home to Mount Washington).
The rugged, isolated coastline of Northern California is perfect to explore over a long weekend. This route showcases the best of this remote feeling, yet accessible, stretch of shore, from Bodega Bay north to Mendocino. Say goodbye to cell service and hello to spectacular natural beauty and incredible modernist architecture as you explore The Sea Ranch, then make your way north via Point Arena Lighthouse to the charming village of Mendocino. Stop off for a tasting of pinot noir in the Anderson Valley as you make your way back to San Francisco.
Explore the Florida Keys and enjoy all that the tropics have to offer in a long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Miami. Snorkel the coral reef, lounge on a white sand beach, and kayak through mangroves on this three-day road trip to Key West.
Just a short drive away from the city of Los Angeles, Temecula offers the perfect escape for a long weekend. Nestled in a valley surrounded by sprawling vineyards and mountainous backdrops, this area offers a scenic spot to spend a few nights recharging. Explore the historic Old Town, taste award-winning wines, and enjoy the incredible natural beauty of the area.