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Top FIVE Must Visit Cities On Your Long Weekend

The weekend can be a rejuvenating, relaxing, boring, busy or crazy time of your week. Your weekend should be a highlight and time away from work. This means different things for different people. By planning your weekend you build intentionality and remove distractions from your rest, reading, adventures, and family time.

Plan Your Weekend With These 10 Steps In Mind

Excerpt from Fast Company

1. Do make a plan.

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Some people want to be at home reading and spending time with family. Others want their weekend to be full of new restaurants, cities, movies etc. No matter your preference Fast Company discuss the why “For Successful People, Planning The Weekend Is Just As Important As Planning The Week”.

2. Don’t fill every minute

3. Do stretch yourself occasionally

4. Don’t forget to exercise

5. Do schedule downtime

6. Don’t give in to the Sunday-night blues

7. Do make the most of other people’s schedules

8. Don’t do too many chores

9. Do spend time planning your week

10. Don’t work every minute

If you would like an adventurous time on your three or four day weekend, read below for our most suggested trips.

Top FIVE Cities To Visit For A Long Weekend

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is a great place to get away for the weekend. With so much history, architecture, and food you won’t be bored. Philadelphia is long since known for it’s cheesecake. A few places to try while there are John’s Roast Pork, Butcher & Singer, and Holmesburg Bakery. When you’re ordering your cheesecake, ask them how Philadelphia style differs from New York style cheesecake. You may learn something new! For activities during the day, we suggest a City Trolley Tour that takes you sightseeing around the city on an old fashioned trolley. philly museumThe Philadelphia Museum of Art is a must see; “the world’s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp, and the greatest collection of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture in the US”. And the best part?? It’s FREE on Sundays! Finally, you have to go to the City Hall Tower and Observation Deck! The view of the city and architecture is beautiful.

San Francisco, California

Known for the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars, San Francisco is a perfect weekend getaway. We recommend if you make it to this city wander around Union Square. This is a huge mall that istwin peaks fun to explore. As evening approaches, head over to Ghiradelli Square, this is the perfect evening night out, with chocolate, ice cream, artistry, and a view of the port. During the day stay active by walking Twin Peaks and overlooking the beautiful city of San Francisco. Stop and get lunch at Pica Pica-known for their Venezuelan arepa and featured on Food Network. Get an afternoon pick me up with a cup of coffee at Blue Bottle Coffee.

Chicago, Illinois

With so many famous “must-sees” in Chicago, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Our suggested travel in Chicago is a mix of sightseeing, eating, and visiting historically rich places. Of course, we suggest you visit the Navy Pier and the Skydeck in Chicago. sky deckThe Skydeck allows for an amazing view of the city, and the Navy Pier is a fun place to walk with family, friends, or spouse. For a more historical outing, we recommend the Art Institute of Chicago or the Field of Museum of Natural History. When is comes to food, you have to stop by for brunch at Lula Café. This locally sourced café takes food right from the farm to your plate. Spend the evening at Madison Vine Wines doing a tasting- their tasting room even allows you to bring your pets!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

buterflyPittsburgh is more than just the Steelers. Our “must-sees” include the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: with gardens and a butterfly forest this is a beautiful place to visit, especially in the spring and summer. Then head over to the Heinz History Center. This unique museum- a Smithsonian Affiliate- walks you through 250 years of Pennsylvania history. If the weather is nice walk around PNC Park with a cup of coffee from Crazy Mocha, and enjoy the city. Finally dine at Altius for an elevated view of the city and water front while you eat from their diverse menu.

Columbus, Ohio

Of course, we’re biased, but we think their are so many reasons to spend your weekend in Columbus. Spend the day walking around the Short North looking at boutiques and drinking coffee from One Line Coffee. Spend Sunday in the Columbus Museum of Art. Visit the Book Loft– a book store with over 30 rooms. End your evenings dining at Milestone 229  in the middle of downtown over looking the river, for the perfect date night.scioto mile


Where is your favorite city to spend a weekend? We’d love to hear your suggestions!