Make the most out of this summer season with a trip to the mountains, sea, or city using our guide for a weekend away to several locations across America.
Highlands, North Carolina
This idyllic town boasts some of the best hikes the state has to offer, like the famous Whiteside Mountain with its impeccable view of the shadow of the bear. Stay at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, which sits in the center of town in proximity to restaurants and shops. Enjoy a spa treatment during the day and a night out at Cyprus Restaurant, which serves cuisine from around the world and offers live music from local musicians.
Huntington Beach, California
Known as Surf City USA, the community hosts fairs and museums dedicated to surfing and a laid-back lifestyle. There is a multitude of activities to partake in, including whale-watching, biking the ocean strand, or simply relaxing on the sand. The iconic pier is one of the most popular attractions—great for enjoying the sun, rising or setting. Just a short walk away are countless restaurants and coffee shops.
Boston is a classic destination for history aficionados. Discover the city’s attractions through one of America’s first historic walking trails, the Freedom Trail, which passes by the Old Corner Bookstore, Paul Revere’s House, and Old North Church. End a day of exploring with dinner at Neptune Oyster, a quintessential New England seafood spot. For the complete experience, stay at The College Club of Boston, a Victorian bed-and-breakfast with a chronicled past.
Text Nicole Caston
Image courtesy Old Edwards Inn & Spa