The Best Weekend Trips in the US


America has some of the best weekend getaway destinations in the world. Whether you’re looking to soak in the sun at one of Florida’s tropical beaches, reinvigorate your mind and body in an Arizona desert oasis, or take on the slopes in the snowy mountains of Colorado, each state presents a unique experience for the perfect weekend getaway.

With ResortPass, you can visit spas and hotels for a day, find some relaxation, and enjoy the trip even more.

America’s Top 9 Weekend Destinations

The following select cities host some of America’s most excellent hotel resorts and spas to recharge your batteries during a fun-filled weekend. You can find top-quality fitness and spa facilities to book a massage or keep up on your workout routine and trendy restaurants to satisfy your appetite during your trip.

From cities with sprawling nightlife to ones with small-town charm, the following select destinations have something special for everyone’s best weekend getaway.

1. Los Angeles, CA 

As the film industry capital of the world, the must-see sights are endless in the City of Angels. Take a tour through Hollywood, enjoy a sunset over the iconic Santa Monica Pier, and squeeze in a game at Dodgers Stadium. 

California has hundreds of state parks and steep hiking trails with impressive city landscape views. Spot a celebrity on the Runyon Canyon trail or discover a waterfall at the end of the Eaton Canyon Falls trail. Uncover local breweries, as California is the leading producer of craft beer in America.

When the sun goes down, follow the sunset strip to take in the vibrant nightlife of West Hollywood. Pop into the Juniper Lounge for drinks at the 1 Hotel West Hollywood, a top-rated hotel with an elegant rooftop pool where you can enjoy warm weather from a cabana year-round.


2. Miami, Fl 

Bienvenidos to Miami! From Little Havana to South Beach, this tropical paradise offers shopping, great food, and breathtaking white sand beaches. There’s much adventure to be had with aquatic activities like kayaking in Biscayne Bay. 

Miami’s fiery salsa music and Cuban cuisine are inspired by its proximity to Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. Along the Miami coast is The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, where you can lounge in a private poolside cabana. 

Indulge in a romantic couple’s hot stone massage and dance the night away with live DJ entertainment on the weekends. This oceanfront hotel offers complimentary sunscreen, water, and a bottle of prosecco with select day passes for you and your friends to bask in the Florida sunshine.


3. New York City, NY  

The Empire State Building, The Brooklyn Bridge, and The Statue of Liberty are among the over a hundred American historical sites in NYC. Snap a picture kissing your honey in Times Square and Get lost in Central Park. The East Coast is famous for the best pizza joints and diverse culture.

The most recognizable city skyline in the world can be seen from the Penthouse Pool Deck at Royalton Park Avenue. The elevated 1,000 sqft pool deck is a special way to experience the city. Rush over to the Penthouse Lounge Bar for a refreshing beverage because the loungers are first come, first serve.

New York is home to the Finger Lakes and Niagara Falls. Plan a road trip from the city to any of New York’s natural gems. 

Escape to the Hamptons away from the crowded city at Capri Southampton. Let loose with the live music and hand-crafted cocktails served poolside. Take it up a notch with a reserved cabana for you and your friends to share a bottle of complimentary champagne in the city that never sleeps. 


4. New Orleans, LA

Considered the birthplace of jazz and Mardi Gras, New Orleans is rich in culture and Creole cuisine. The city’s culture is best seen through its architecture, which combines French, Spanish, and Caribbean styles. 

The largest river in the US passes through New Orleans, so hop on a steamboat and check the Mississippi River off your bucket list.

Explore the buzzing French Quarter and devour world-famous beignets. The historic Bourbon Street is lined with lively bars and clubs. Just a ten-minute stroll from Bourbon Street is the Virgin Hotels New Orleans, where you can delight in views of the downtown area from the rooftop pool. This hotel’s design is where tropical vibes meet southern charm. The Virgin Hotel New Orleans is ready to make it a party with VIP poolside treatment and a killer pitcher of Paradise Punch.


5. Chicago, IL

Chicago is best known for its spectacular neoclassical and art deco buildings like the glamorous Chicago Theatre and marquee. Catch your reflection at the must-see Cloud Gate, aka The Bean sculpture, located in the heart of the city. 

Revel in the only picture-perfect view of Lake Michigan beside the city skyline from a rooftop pool lounger at the Devereaux at Viceroy Chicago in the historic Gold Coast District. Deep-dish pizza is a Chi-town staple. One bite of an extra cheesy slice will have you begging for more. Do as the locals do and munch on a Chicago-style dog with all fixings at Wrigley Field. 

When the temperature drops, retreat from the windy city to a steamy sauna at the JW Marriott Chicago. Unwind with a massage or an aromatherapeutic shower. Catch up on self-care and treat yourself to a full-service spa and wellness day.


6. San Francisco, CA 

San Francisco is another California gem with activities for all ages to enjoy. The kids will be in Chocolate Heaven at the original Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop in Ghirardelli Square. The city is abundant with charming street art and art museums. 

You’ll recognize San Francisco’s iconic landmarks like Chinatown and the Painted Ladies. Presidio is a national park that offers a perfect backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge for memorable photos that will last a lifetime. 

Rest your legs from walking the city’s steep hills in the hot tub at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, a family-friendly hotel with the highest sky bar and lounge in town. Get your fitness on at this hotel and refuel with a meal at Herb ‘N Kitchen. Bonus: the best wineries in Sonoma are only an hour away!


7. Vail, CO

Escape to the villages of Vail tucked in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for a peaceful long weekend full of outdoor adventure. Lionshead Village and Vail Village make up the town at the base of the mountain, where you can find plenty of dining options for a tasty bite and shop ‘til you drop.  

Lace up your hiking boots because there are miles of trail paths to hike and mountain bike through. The scenic landscape views are worth it! Visit in the winter months to experience one of the finest skiing and snowboarding destinations in the world. 

After a long day on the slopes, you can warm your aching muscles in the steam room at the Well & Being Spa at The Hythe Vail. Snuggle up with a complimentary robe and slippers in the relaxation lounge, and book a grounding massage for maximum relaxation. A special feature at this wellness spa is the Himalayan salt therapy room to support a healthy respiratory system.

8. Austin, TX

Howdy partner! Austin is a trendy metropolis in the heart of Texas. It’s a hotspot for up-and-coming comedy and West 6th Street nightlife. BBQ is the main attraction in Austin. Sausage, brisket, and finger-licking ribs that fall off the bone, you’ve never had BBQ quite like this. 

Plan a day trip to Lake Travis at Austin’s west border to swim in the crystal clear freshwaters or, if you’re bravely adventurous, go zip-lining. Nestled along Lake Travis is Lakeway Resort and Spa, where you can take advantage of poolside service, and the kids can splash around the water park.

This resort has three swimming pools, including a waterslide pool and an adults-only swimming pool with a swim-up bar. The kids will be entertained for hours with mini-golf, bouncy houses, ping-pong, air hockey, basketball, foosball, arts and crafts, games, and special dive-in movies!


9. Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head is a small town in the southernmost part of South Carolina notable for its Atlantic ocean beaches and distillery. Hang like a beach bum or get active with recreational fishing, kayaking, and boating. 

Travel back into America’s history with a tour through the first neighborhoods of the Gullah Geechee people, then let loose with tropical island vibes and a tiki cocktail at the tasting bar in Hilton Head’s one and only rum distillery. 

X marks the spot for a Hilton Head treasure, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. Gain access to a private beach, fitness center, heated swimming pools, and lawn games for the whole family. 


Road Trip With Resort Pass

Tend to your health and wellness by giving yourself some much-needed time off from the office.  No matter what city you plan your dream weekend getaway in, you can count on ResortPass to guide you to the best hotel resorts and spas in the country for when you need a vacation from your vacation. 

Your weekend getaway is two clicks away.

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