Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, sometimes you want to plan a few days away, and decide a weekend getaway is just the thing you need. But where to go when you only have a couple days to spend? And how do you make the most of the time once you are there? Keep reading for our top 5 suggestions on where to go to make the most of your short trip, and help you plan the best weekend getaway possible with HomeExchange Collection.

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New York City

A weekend getaway to the big city is sure to be exciting. With plenty of public transportation, you don’t have to worry about getting around. Explore the big apple and take in the sights on foot with a visit to the scenic Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park, or enjoy any of the numerous world-class restaurants, museums, before ending your day with an evening Broadway Show. With hundreds of indoor and outdoor attractions to see, come rain or shine you will have plenty to see and enjoy during your weekend escape to New York.

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A weekend in Paris is perfect for a quick, exciting, romantic getaway. Paris is best explored on foot, so try to pick your accommodations close to the myriad attractions so you waste no time on transit. Start your day by indulging in a classic French breakfast at one of the many delicious cafes, then stroll through the scenic Trocadéro gardens, and climb to the top of the famous Eiffel tower to take in the gorgeous views of Paris’ rooftops, the Seine River, and more. After that, the Arc De Triomphe, Louvre Museum, and Champs-Élysées are all waiting for you within walking distance for the rest of your day in Paris.

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San Diego

Spend the best weekend getaway in California enjoying San Diego’s year-round sun. It’s hard to go wrong on a visit to the place nicknamed America’s Finest City. Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, go snorkeling around sea caves and see Sea Lions at the cliffside beaches, and enjoy some of the never ending food options and authentic cuisine inspired by the city’s Spanish roots. And while you might never want to leave the beautiful city, San Diego’s location also makes it the perfect choice for making the most of your visit to the West Coast, since the city is only a two hour drive from Los Angeles, and a three hour drive from the Arizona border, and right next to Tijuana Mexico.

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Visit Barcelona for a weekend full of history, culture, gorgeous architecture, shopping, and amazing food from food markets and restaurants alike. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and sunglasses, because Barceloneta Beach is the perfect place to center at least one day of your weekend getaway around. This beach is close to the city’s center, only about 20 minutes on foot, and stretches alongside the boardwalk with numerous delicious restaurants, cafes, and bars to enjoy a cold drink and bite to eat. Once you’ve had your fill of lounging in the sun, walk or take the metro into the city center and enjoy the historic Gothic Quarter and its Museu d'Història de Barcelona, visit Park Güell and it’s bright entrancing architecture, get your fill of art at the Picasso Museum, or stroll through the idyllic Ciutadella Park.

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Sunny Miami is a great place to get away for a weekend and recharge. Start your weekend with South Pointe Park Pier, where you can take in the downtown Miami Skyline as well as scenic views of all of South Beach before swimming and lounging all afternoon on one of the best beaches in the country. Visit Lummus Park and get a break from the sun under the shade of its beautiful palm trees, then rent a bike to explore. Visit Little Havana for delicious food, then explore Ocean Drive and Collins Ave for some designer shopping and to take in the lovely Art Deco architecture the city is known for.

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