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Sometimes life can drag you down—four cities to visit when you need a refreshing vacation. Work and family responsibilities pile up and threaten your sanity. When this happens, consider planning a self-care trip, a refreshing holiday that allows you to relax, unwind, have fun, and escape from the daily grind, even for a weekend. Read on to learn about four cities that might provide what you need.
Cities to Visit
Summer along Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior is delightfully cool, and Duluth offers something for just about everyone. You might choose to walk along the lakeside, enjoying the breeze and watching the ships enter the harbour under Duluth’s famous lift bridge. You can learn about shipping history at the Canal Park Museum; go antiquing; visit historic sites, such as Glensheen Mansion; spend time at the Great Lakes Aquarium or Lake Superior Zoo; or take an excursion boat trip. Whatever you decide, you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed.
If you feel like going someplace a bit warmer, Augusta, GA, might be just right. If you’re a history buff, you can tour one of the city’s many historic districts, visit the Augusta Museum of History, or enjoy an afternoon at the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home or Declaration of Independence signer George Walton’s Meadow Garden. Don’t neglect the peaceful natural beauty of the area either. Play a round of golf at the Forest Hills Golf Club, or take a hike along the wooden paths in the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.
If you’re wondering about food and accommodations, you can’t go wrong with Ray’s Smokehouse BBQ and a night at the famous Partridge Inn Hotel that dates back to 1836. You’ll have a wonderful time exploring all that Augusta has to offer, and you’ll completely forget your stress.
If you’re a country music lover, Nashville, TN, is bound to be at the top of your list of travel options. You can’t miss the Grand Ole Opry, of course, or the famous Music Row, but don’t forget to visit Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage or the gorgeous Radnor Lake. Spend an afternoon at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and set aside time to visit Honeysuckle Hill Farm for some corn maze fun.
You might decide that you love Nashville so much you want to purchase a vacation home there. If such a venture is within your budget, talk to a local real estate agent, and see some properties. Be aware that purchasing a vacation home generally requires a down payment of 20% or more. You might have to get a home equity loan or take out a second mortgage on your existing home.
Finally, Newport, RI, allows you to experience the beauty of the Atlantic and the history of New England. You can go “sight sailing” and spend a day on the water, enjoying the ocean’s peace and the stunning coastal views. Also, visit the city’s many museums, Fort Adams State Park, and the famous Bowen’s Wharf. You won’t regret your trip.
Enjoy Your Trip
No matter where you go, focus on taking good care of yourself and regaining your balance. Visit the TriniInXisle website for more travel ideas.
Written by Cody McBride for TriniInXisle