Sometimes we just need a weekend getaway, and not to a booming city or on a high intensity adventure trip, but instead to a place that will nourish and rejuvenate our souls, so that we’re ready to get back into the week when Monday rolls around. If this sounds like you, then check out our list of the Top 3 Small Town Travel Getaways.
1.) Savannah, Georgia
It’s a city with a small town feel. In historic Savannah, Georgia, there is much to do no matter your interest. For the foodie, take a leisurely walk around town and indulge in some signature Georgia peaches or step outside your comfort zone and try some fried Alligator meat, another Georgian specialty. For the shopaholic, hit the boutiques and admire the Southern architecture and history that is so deeply ingrained in the city of Savannah.
And don’t forget about the museums and art galleries, perfect locations to admire the culture. If you’re in the market for some spooks, take a ghost tour around America’s most haunted city. Check out the haunted buildings, and if you’re really feeling brave, opt in for a graveyard tour in search of ghosts. You’ll learn how to hunt for spirits through your I-Phone and discover even more spooky spots. When you’re ready for a break from the spooky stuff, head to dinner at Tubby’s Seafood River for some classic seafood and a jam session with the live band, present almost every night.
Savannah also has a top-notch nightlife scene, head downtown to dance the night away after a day of sightseeing, spooks and fried alligator!
When you’re ready to rest your tired feet, head on back to the Andaz for a good night’s rest.
2.) Hartford, Connecticut
In the charming small town of Hartford, Connecticut, guests can feel right at home staying at the warm, cozy, and yet totally modern Goodwin Hotel.
It’s not a visit to Hartford without a stop at Mark Twain’s Gothic Style Home ,which has become a hot spot for literature & history lovers alike, as well as anyone who admires beautiful architecture. This historic home, which has transformed into a museum, offers tours and special events you don’t want to miss.
Make sure to check out the Connecticut Science Center to view their exceptional Butterfly exhibits, movie showings, and beautiful rooftop garden. If you’re looking to see nature in a more relaxed setting, visit Bushnell Park for a tour of the historic grounds and striking architecture, or Wadsworth Atheneum to see even more architecture and various styles of art.
After a long day of history, nature, and art, enjoy a meal at the famous Zinc, a dining experience perfect for those who love modern American cuisine. Enjoy happy hour Monday through Thursday, and be prepared, it goes on all night long! When you’ve had enough, head back to the Goodwin Hotel for the beauty-rest you so deserve.
3.) Cape May, New Jersey
Although summer has said its goodbye, in the charming beach town of Cape May, New Jersey, it’s never truly gone. Guests can enjoy a quaint beach town getaway even as Fall creeps in. At the Hotel Alcott, you can get the experience of a traditional bed and breakfast right at the Jersey Shore. This charming town, although calm and relaxing, won’t bore you, for there is much to do. Spend time shopping downtown or get a bite to eat in the local cafes and bakeries lining the streets. Head to the Promenade for a traditional Jersey Shore experience filled with funnel cake and ice-cream cones. Enjoy a meal at the top ranked 410 Bank Street Restaurant, a dining experience meant to make you feel as though you’re in the Caribbean! Two getaways in one!
Cape May is a family town that prides itself on being clean and safe, so this is the perfect spot for just about anyone looking to escape, and fun fact, both Tina Fey and Anne Hathaway have been known to vacation here from time to time. Celeb search anyone?!
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