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Interesting cities for weekend travel

I'm staying in the US for the next year and I really want to try and experience and see as much as I can. My best chance will probably be to travel on weekends. Since I'm on a tight budget I'd rather travel by bus if possible.

I live in New Jersey, and I can easily get to Newark and travel from there. I have been to NYC, New Orleans, Baltimore and Philadelphia.I don't mind traveling alone. I like cities where I can just wander around and get lost in the city, I also like small towns if you have any recommendations;)

I would be happy to read your suggestions! 

Thank you!:)

3 Answers

top answer by
Joanna from Oakland

From New Jersey, reasonable weekend trips (of places you haven't gone) would be Washington, DC and Boston. DC is a great place to walk around, wander, and get lost- especially good if you like history. Also, if you go to DC, take a short trip to Virginia, the bordering state. Arlington (Virginia) is about a smaller town about a 15 minute drive from DC. You can also bike there, as people commute from there to DC to work. You can walk around there, and it's not too touristy. Also, if you like the outdoors, I recommend Great Falls (Virginia) state park. Good for hiking (relatively flat trails), rock climbing, horseback riding, and canoeing. 

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answered by
Gerry from Boston

Chicago, love this city for a weekend away, nice people, great food, easy to get around, lots to do!!!

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answered by
Courtney from Los Angeles

Hi, Romy,

I'm going to put in a vote for Savannah I visited last year for the first time and absolutely loved it. It's somewhere between a small town and a city and it only takes about a weekend to see most of it. If you go, be sure to have a stroll through Forsyth Park which is kind of the heart of the city. Also, check out the Telfair Academy and the more modern Telfair Museums' Jepson Center. Both are wonderful museums with very disparate collections. 

If you go, you have to read the book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" which is the true story about a murder in the town. You can visit the Mercer House where the murder took place. They offer great tours. 

Finally, if you need a place to stay, the Historic Downtown Savannah is a great, convenient choice. 

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