10 Weekend Getaways To Enjoy Before Cool Officially Weather Sets In

October 5, 2016  |  
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It’s officially fall, but we can’t seem to let those beautiful summer days go just yet. While we probably only have a few more weeks before the weather takes a drastic turn for the worse (and by worse we mean anything requiring a coat), that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy a late summer vacation. Here are a few suggestions you might want to jump on if you have a free weekend on the horizon.

New York

The city that never sleeps doesn’t miss a beat even when there is several inches of snow on the ground. But we strongly suggest visiting New York before it comes to that. Now is the perfect time of the year to swing by NYC for a fun weekend getaway. The weather is pleasant and there are far less tourists than at the height of summer. Whether you’re looking to catch a show or just spend a casual weekend eating and drinking your way through the city, it’s definitely at the top of our list.


Charleston is the type of city that is fun all year long, but with an average temperature in the low-to-mid ’80s around this time of the year, we thoroughly like this getaway suggestion to help extend those summer vibes just a wee bit longer.


Chi-town is one of the country’s most underrated weekend destinations. Not only can you snag flights for very affordable rates, but the city has so much to offer for the low once you land. From mind-blowingly delicious food to incredible tours along the river, Chicago has a little something for everyone. One gem that we strongly encourage you to take advantage of is a show at comedy powerhouse Second City. Trust us, you won’t be sorry.


Another underrated gem is Raleigh. The south is chock-full of gorgeous cities, but Raleigh is undoubtedly one of our favorites. It’s a casual town on the come up. From amazing restaurants to a fun music scene, Raleigh is a one-stop-shop for a good time. Not to mention, North Carolina really has some amazing weather this time of the year. Cool breezes, rampant sunshine and a downtick in humidity all make it a wonderful spot to visit post-summer, but before it gets too cold.


Whether you decide to catch a Red Sox game, head to Boston Common or any number of incredible attractions, Boston is always a safe bet for a good time. It expertly balances big city sensibilities with a suburban feel that might not be as overwhelming as a city like New York. Not to mention, if you want some beautiful leave-changing action, it doesn’t get much better than Beantown.


Rhode Island might not be the first destination to pop into your head, but we can’t speak highly enough of Narraganset. Is this the type of locale where the action will be non-stop? Not at all. Will you experience sensory overload with big-city awesomeness? Not even close. But if what you’re looking for is a laid back weekend where you can truly enjoy some peace and quiet amid beautiful landscapes, Newport is the place for you.

Atlantic City

The absolute polar opposite to Narraganset, Atlantic City is Las Vegas’ younger sister. Its younger, trashier, dirtier sister. And we couldn’t love it more if we tried. While it may not have the amazing club and pool party scene that Vegas boasts, you can still have quite the time in one of AC’s standout hotels: The Borgata. With incredible food options, a brand new club and plenty of tables and slots, The Borgata is a great option for a quick weekend away.


So Nashville’s standing as the home of country music might not be an immediate draw for you. We get it. But hear us out. Nashville is one of the most fun, laid back and unexpectedly cool places to visit in these United States. A great music scene is only one aspect of Nashville, which offers visitors a number of interesting historical sites, great food and a laid back vibe.


Who are we kidding? Miami is an incredible destination year round, but particularly around this time of the year, it’s perfect to extend the summer time just a wee bit further. Granted the weather can sometimes be a little dodgy in terms of rain, but with temperatures in the low 80s, this city is perfect for those unwilling to give up their beach time.

Martha’s Vineyard

A relatively quiet destination to round out our list, but Martha’s Vineyard is a wonderful weekend getaway if you’re looking to really just kick back and chill. We couldn’t recommend Martha’s Vineyard more highly than to couples for a romantic retreat.

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