If Memorial Day has crept up on you, but you still want to take advantage of the long weekend, fear not! We've rounded up some of the best destinations for a memorable getaway, whether you're looking for a few days of wine tasting, gallery hopping, or spa-going. These 6 trips will help you relax and celebrate the holiday weekend, whatever your travel style may be.
...and want to go on an art tour: The Berkshires, Massachusetts
If you’ve already made your Dia:Beacon pilgrimage for the year but are yearning for another culturally-rich getaway, the Berkshires is your next unlikely stop.
Just over three hours by car from New York City, North Adams is Massachusetts’ smallest town and home to , an impressive contemporary and performance art museum inside of a converted 19th-century factory. That weekend is the opening of exhibitions from James Turrell and Jenny Holzer.
Although you can easily spend an entire day wandering the museum, there are a number of excellent galleries in town. Explore the region’s lush natural beauty and New England charm by staying at a historic lodge like the in Lenox.
...and want to practice your French: Quebec City, Canada
With menus that read in French, 400-year-old buildings, and the deliciously lazy cafe culture, you’d swear you were wandering the streets of a European City.
Quebec City does everything with cues from the French, from the decadent food to the nightlife’s joie de vivre, all while maintaining a distinctly Canadian pride.
Whether you’re driving or flying, make sure to pack your passport because although the Queen City isn’t that far of a trek for many east coasters, you are still border-hopping.
...and want a weekend of wine-tasting: Anderson Valley, California
If you’re seen all there is to see, and drank all there is to drink in Napa, spend the weekend exploring Northern California’s Anderson Valley. It has a much slower pace, but with an excellent roster of wineries to try.
Just over San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge you’ll find Sausalito, the California equivalent of Nice--this coastal town is a perfect stop for a little shopping and lunch by the water.
Spend the evening in one of the region’s luxury lodges, like the glamorous , before hitting the vineyard. Some of the area’s best (and most photogenic) wineries include: , , and .
...and want to escape to the mountains: Breckenridge, Colorado
Although Colorado is known for some of the country’s best slopes, those same ski towns make for a perfect mountain retreat during the warmer months.
Hiking, beer tasting, and meandering around the adorable boutiques is on the itinerary for this high-altitude town. Usually packed with tourists during the winter season, Breckenridge will be just sleepy enough to truly relax.
Make a stop at the world’s highest distillery, the , for a low-key afternoon of whiskey tasting with a view. Just under two and a half hours from Los Angeles by plane, Breckenridge is well worth the trip.
...and want to see the desert: Scottsdale, Arizona
With posh resorts, exceptional local cuisine, and iconic architectural gems (like ), Scottsdale is hardly the Wild West anymore.
If you’re looking to enjoy the climate with a little bit of luxury, check into the for gorgeous desert views and access to incredible hiking.
The area is not without a bustling downtown, full of must-try Mexican eateries, a number of museums and galleries, and some stellar shops you won’t want to miss.
...and need a spa weekend: Bluffton, South Carolina
has all the trimmings of your usual luxury spa experience—except they offer a Southern spin. The property boasts 50 white cottages scattered alongside the water, each one with a gas-burning fireplace and cozy Southern decor. Indulge in one of their spa treatments, from caviar facials to reflexology, many taking place in open-air rooms