Long weekend vacations

Boston Harbor 3

Good morning Loves.  It’s already the middle of August and soon we’ll be celebrating Labor Day.  Before we know it summer will be over.  If you’re like me you love summer and you try to soak up every last ray over the warm months.  I live in the north east so unlike my friends out in sunny California we don’t get to see the sunshine and warm weather all year round.  Since there are only a few weeks left of summer I for one plan to take advantage of every last minute.

There is something fun about planning a trip in advance and having something to look forward to over the next few weeks.  However, there is something very exciting about booking a last minute trip for an extra long weekend, packing your bags and jumping in your car or hopping on a plane.  Am I right?

Living on the east coast puts me in close range of several great cities such as Boston, New York City and Burlington, Vermont.  There are also some cities on the east coast that I have yet to visit but hope to get to soon such as Washington, D.C., Charleston, South Carolina and anywhere in Connecticut.  I’m not sure why I want to go to Connecticut, but it just looks so great on T.V. and by T.V. I mean on Gilmore Girls.

Where would you go for a last minute vacation?

Here are three places I would love to spend a long weekend:

Boston, MA

Boston Aquarium 3There are so many great things to do in Boston.  It’s the perfect combination of historic America and a modern big city.  The buildings are old, it’s on the coast and the residents are extremely patriotic.  The vibe in Boston is very laid back – maybe it has something to do with all the water, churches and green spaces.  Everywhere you turn in Boston there is a church and they are all old and gorgeous.

Some of my favorite things to do in Boston are visit the New England Aquarium, walk along the harbor front and of course eat mac and cheese at the Quincy Market.  I love walking the streets of Boston and listening to people have conversations – you know I’m a sucker for a man with an accent.

New York City

IMG_0375I absolutely love NYC and I try to visit as often as I can until I move there someday, hopefully someday soon.  You can visit NYC several times a year and never see the same thing.  There are so many different places to stay, so many vibrant neighborhoods to visit and so many great restaurants to eat at that it’s like taking a new vacation every time you go.

My favorite places to visit in NYC are Central Park, downtown including the financial district, Little Italy and Canal Street, the upper west side and the American Museum of Natural History.

Burlington, VT

Vermont 2If you want a quiet, relaxing long weekend then head to Vermont.  Burlington is the cutest little city I ever did see and it’s full of small town charm.  It’s quaint and it’s the perfect place to relax in a wood cabin or stay at a four star spa.

The shopping in South Burlington is great and it has all the stable stores you’ll need to finish off your weekend getaway with a little retail therapy.


    • Sometimes a stay-cation is good too, just get out of your routine and do something you’ve been dying to do. I’m headed to Toronto that weekend, they just opened a brand new aquarium and I’m obsessed with underwater so I’m looking forward to it.

  • Last minute trips are so, so much fun!! I do not have enough of those in my life, I should fix that! City getaways are perfect for them, too. We won’t be going away for labour day, but we have a surprise trip planned in Sept for someone’s birthday, which I am super stoked about.

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