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5 Weekend Getaways to Escape the Cold

Need a short vacation from reality? It’s never a bad time to plan a quick weekend getaway to refresh, renew and relax! Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a weekend with the girls, these destinations are sure to satisfy your wanderlust. Plus, its an excuse to treat yourself to Escapada Living's newest line of Resort Wear!

1. New Orleans, Louisiana

Looking for a weekend full of cultural bliss and history? New Orleans has it all. This city serves up some of the most distinctive food, with French, African and American influences.  It’s known for its vibrant nightlife and abundance of live music, which can be found at any hour of the night.  This city has no shortage of festivals and events going on throughout the year.  Some of our favorites are the French Quarter Festival, Jazz Fest and Bastille Day. If you’re looking for an fun, eventful weekend, New Orleans is your go to destination.

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{Photo via Joey Foxx}

2. Charleston, South Carolina

Named as the number one city in the world, this destination is gaining popularity fast, and for good reason.  From the palm tree lined streets, to the breathtaking sunsets, Charleston encompasses beauty in every essence.  Charleston is filled with wonderful people that give a new meaning to southern charm.  The historical architecture and award winning restaurants and hotels make Charleston the perfect escape. 

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3. Savannah, Georgia

Take a stroll down one of the numerous oak tree lined streets, or walk down the cobblestone road on River Street.  Everywhere you turn in Savannah, you are reminded of the city’s rich history.  The buildings are classically charming and streets filled with intriguing mystery.  Savannah is known as one of the most haunted cities in America, so a ghost tour is a must for those brave enough.  

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4. Miami, Florida

Want a weekend full of sun, shopping, and luxury? Miami Beach is a perfect get away that fulfills all paradise requirements.  Miami has a vibrant art scene, where the streets are lined with endless art galleries.  The Wynwood Walls encompass the advance of artistic talent in the city throughout the years.  This open-air gallery can be enjoyed year round.  Miami offers culturally diverse food, great weather, lively nightlife, and a blend of cultures that gives the city a unique vibrancy.

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5. Key West, Florida

Want a getaway that satisfies your island dreams?  Look no further than the most southern tip of the United States.  Key West Florida is widely known for its turquoise water and white sand beaches.  It is situated on the third largest barrier reef in the world, which makes snorkeling and scuba diving a popular attraction. This destination has a relaxed island vibe, and a culturally rich city worth exploring.

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{Photo via Sunset Key Cottages}