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Pre-Summer Vacation Getaways: Quick Weekend Trips for the Whole Family

If you're feeling a little out of practice when it comes to planning a big family summer vacation, these no-fuss weekend getaways will ease you back into the travel groove. | By Joanna Tweedy | February 19, 2022

Warmer weather is coming! You'll get the whole family smiling with a shorter, pre-summer getaway, escaping your everyday routine — ideally in sunny climes. If you’ve taken a break from traveling due to the pandemic, shake off those rusty suitcases and get back out there by taking a shorter, more manageable weekend trip with the family. These destinations allow you to dip your toes back into traveling and will help you fall back in love with discovering new places and cultures.

Cabo Itinerary: Sun, Sail and all the Seafood You Can Eat

For an international vacation that you can realistically do over a long weekend, consider Cabo San Lucas. Located at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, this balmy destination offers warm days, golden beaches and if you visit in early summer, the freedom to explore without the heavy crowds. Here are our top picks for a Cabo getaway:

Dallas Itinerary: The Down South Triple Threat

For a little taste of it all — untouched natural beauty, adrenaline-boosting attractions and spectacular museums and galleries — head to Dallas. The ‘Big D,’ as it’s affectionately called, delivers big on things to do without requiring a lot of extra coordination – which is exactly what you need out of a short trip.

San Francisco Itinerary: A Coastal Classic

A classic American city break may be the perfect way to get back in the vacation saddle. San Francisco never disappoints. There’s a bevy of iconic sights — Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Coit Tower — and acres of green space to explore on two feet or two wheels.

Atlanta Itinerary: Barbecue, Breathtaking Views and Beloved Attractions

With its big-ticket sights, hearty portions of irresistible barbecue and welcoming Southern hospitality, Atlanta guarantees an easy minibreak that everyone will enjoy. Scratch your travel itch and satisfy your barbecue cravings with these tips.

Miami Itinerary: Water Works — For All Ages

If you’re craving a tropical climate but don’t want to leave the country, Miami is your best bet. Its 35-mile stretch of soft-sand coastline, neon-lit Art Deco charm, family-friendly water-based adventures and beautiful state parks make it a great spot for a short vacation.

Make Your Destination Memory

From Mexico to Miami and everywhere in between, these easy family vacations are the perfect way to kick-off your summer travel and the world of memories that await.

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Joanna Tweedy is an award-winning travel writer and editor who lives in London.


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