5. Minneapolis/St. Paul
The twin cities have not been explored by a majority of Americans because of their reputation for snow and cold weather. During the summer months, Minneapolis - St. Paul blooms, making it one of the most beautiful spots in the U.S., especially for those looking to escape the tortuous summer heat. Make sure to enjoy a baseball game at the Twins new downtown outdoor digs, Target Field.
Southern charm awaits in the city of Savannah, Georgia. The least explored southern city by northern Yankees, Savannah is a jewel of beauty, history, vibrance, food, and culture. Savannah is also a great spot to treat the lady in your life to a second honeymoon, or for the younger generation to impress the future misses with a romantic weekend getaway.
3. Santa Fe
A world-renowned and often ignored treasure of the American southwest, Santa Fe offers unparalleld richness in history, arts, and culture. Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the foothills of the Rockies, and immersed in natural beauty, Santa Fe enjoys 325 days of sunshine and blue sky a year. Some of the country's best galleries, including those devoted to Native American and Spanish art, can be found in Santa Fe. Last minute weekend vacation packages can be found for $500 or less a person. Be sure to bring your sunglasses!
2. Philadelphia & its Countryside
Often ignored for the larger New York metropolitan area 90 miles up the turnpike, Philly is a great place to spend the weekend. One of the few true walking big American cities, Philadelphia can be explored by foot. Philadelphia has some of the finest cultural and historical destinations in the world. Philly is also a foodie paradise. Skip the cheesesteaks and go for Philly’s lesser known, but better tasting, roast pork sandwiches, or visit one of the dozens of world class eateries that dot the city's landscape. Philadelphia is easily accessible by car, train, or bus, by the 46 Million people who live within 200 miles. As an added bonus, 3 of our top rated manufacturing tours are located within driving distance of the city.
1. New Orleans
A perfect weekend getaway for those that want to experience Creole and Cajun culture firsthand, New Orleans is more than just the French Quarter and Mardi Gras. New Orleans has some of the finest, most affordable restaurants in the world, along with historical sites and a unique bayou culture that cannot be found anywhere in America. Last minute packages can be had for $500 or under.