20 Unexpected Weekend Getaways to Plan This Summer
You're going to want to plan a trip ASAP to one of these under-the-radar locales that offer outdoor fun, unique attractions, and delicious eats.
Summertime, and the trip plannin' ain't easy. There's no shortage of tantalizing getaways and epic road trips to explore in America, but to make it a little easier to whittle down your list, we scoured the 50 states to find the best undiscovered gems, perfect for a warm weather getaway. Laconia, New Hampshire or Cape Charles, Virginia may not be on your travel bucket list yet, but you'll soon see why these under-the-radar jewels are ideal for a long weekend filled with outdoor adventures, antique galleries, picturesque beaches, and more.
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Start your day right with other-worldly biscuits and pour-over coffee at Greenhouse on Porter and end it with live music at Government Street Grocery. Everything else, we leave up to you. Though, if you're looking for some inspiration in this storybook town located next to the Mississippi Sound and dotted with live oak, here goes. First, book your time to count sheep at The Inn at Ocean Springs. Then, earn your supper by hitting the water for a stand-up paddleboarding session with PaddlesUp before treating yourself to Lola Fleur, where you can pack up a delectable spread for a waterfront picnic (okay, you earned a handmade fruity, herb-infused popsicle at Pop Brothers, too). That charming coastal picnic we speak of? Try the Davis Bayou Area.
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