Being a mom is not always easy. Sometimes, in order to rejuvenate, you need a little time away. If you’re looking for a great weekend escape, then look no further. Here are some wonderful places to spend a few days without the kids.
Get Lost in a Big City
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Looking for excitement and lots of choices? Try New York City for a weekend. Check out the museums like MoMa and the Met. Catch a Broadway show then try one of the popular restaurants for a late dinner. Walk around Manhattan and admire iconic landmarks, the towering skyscrapers, and the twinkling lights of Times Square. Plenty adventures await you in the city that never sleeps.
Chicago also offers a weekend full of culture and entertainment. Visit the aquarium or the Field Museum of Natural History. Ride the giant Ferris wheel on Navy Pier and browse through the shops. Then cap off the night with a comedy show at Second City or iO. For a relaxing change of pace, take the architectural boat tour. The ride offers a splendid view of downtown and the lakefront. While in town try some deep-dish pizza or a Chicago-style hot dog. The city offers something for every taste.
Take a Step into History
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For the history buff Savannah, Georgia is a perfect getaway. Savannah offers historic homes and ghost tours of the many haunted landmarks. Park in the historic district of this small town and walk to most everything, including museums, restaurants, and shops. The Savannah College of Art and Design gives the city an artsy spin and Tybee Island offers a beach with over a quarter-mile walk into the ocean at low tide.
Visit Europe without leaving the continent as you travel to Quebec City, Canada. You feel like you’re in France with cobblestone streets, towering cathedrals, and the wonderful smell of freshly baked goods emanating from one of the many bakeries and pastry shops. Journey through the fortified walls of the old city and step back to the 17th and 18th centuries. See the city’s heritage on every corner of this city once considered New France.
Soak Up the Sun
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Relax and lie on the beautiful white sand beaches of St. Petersburg, Florida for a weekend. This destination offers fun without the crowds of other, better known beaches. The city is also the home to a Salvador Dali Museum and offers plenty of restaurants and bars. Described as the East Coast’s answer to San Diego, relax and enjoy a weekend in the sun.
For West Coast sun, check out Monterrey, home of one of largest aquariums in the world. Visit the Lonely Cypress tree at Pebble Beach or shop and eat at Fisherman’s Wharf. Then take an enjoyable cruise around the bay and watch seals, otters, and migrating gray whales. And there’s always soaking up rays on the beach.
Being a mom is plenty stressful, and sometimes you need a short break. Take a weekend and check out one of these destinations and return to your home feeling rested and ready to take on whatever comes your way.