It’s a question that’s probably crossed everyone’s mind at some point during a period of restlessness: “I need to get away for a long weekend. Where should I go?” Finding the perfect weekend getaway is harder than it sounds, especially since time is limited. You need to choose somewhere that’s cost-effective, not too far away, and gives you plenty to do within a small window of time. These factors are especially important for solo travelers, who don’t have the safety net of a friend or spouse and may be looking for a solid social scene. Redditor dallaskd posed the question on r/solo_travelers that’s on everyone’s minds: “Solo travelers, where are your favorite 3-4 day weekend locations in the US?” While the poster is based in Dallas, the responses apply to anyone looking for a refreshing long weekend in the US — or nearby Canada. Here are some of our favorite suggestions from users on Reddit.
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