The Best Long Weekend Getaway From Your City

Nothing will ever compare to the hustle and bustle of your home city, but we all need to get away every once in a while. A change of scenery, a breath of fresh air and, okay, maybe a glass or two from an out-of-town winery can do the mind and body good. But with busy work schedules, family obligations and endless errands to run, it’s not always easy to hop on plane for a week-long getaway. Luckily, every city has its own home away from home that’s easily a train, bus or short car ride away.

So find your city’s neighboring sweet spot, and pack your bags. Here are some of the best short weekend getaways for you to check out:

Austin

Getaway: Travaasa Austin Resort
Distance: 30 minutes
Want to get out of the city without really getting out of the city? You’re just a 30-minute drive away from facials, horseback riding and even juicing classes at this experiential resort.
Visit this studio before you go: Resolute Fitness – S. Lamar Blvd.

Atlanta

Getaway: Toccoa Falls
Distance: 1.5 hours
When in need of a quick road trip getaway, you can’t go wrong visiting a place whose name literally translates to “beautiful.” Not only are the falls gorgeous, but also you’re only a quick trip from a downtown filled with antiques, art galleries and local restaurants.
Visit this studio before you go: UFC Gym Perimeter 

Baltimore

Getaway: Tilghman Island
Distance: 2 hours
An island filled with wining, dining and lots of relaxation? Yes, please! Enjoy a wine tasting at the country store before relaxing at a bed and breakfast overlooking the water. Sold yet?
Visit this studio before you go: Yoga Love

Boston

Getaway: Block Island, R.I.
Distance: 1.75 hours
Your cycling classes have prepared you for this weekend getaway. Hop on a rental bike and travel from massages at the spa to horseback riding at the farm—all while taking in the beautiful scenery.
Visit this studio before you go: Charlestown Cycling Club

Charlotte

Getaway: Airlie Gardens
Distance: 3.5 hours
Sure, Airlie Gardens require a few hours in the car, but trust us, the drive is well worth it. This getaway is a vacation for your mind and taste buds. Get a taste of fresh air by walking through these European-style gardens before tasting fresh oysters at a nearby restaurant. 
Visit this studio before you go: McClure Sports at CrossFit Surgo

Chicago

Getaway: Crystal Lake
Distance: 1.25 hours
Get a fresh perspective—and wardrobe—in this eclectic town filled with shops, dining, and a gorgeous lake to walk or bike along. Don’t want to deal with losing your parking spot? No problem! You can reach this paradise on the Metra train, which leaves straight from downtown Chicago.
Visit this studio before you go: CorePower Hyde Park

Columbus

Getaway: Inn Walden
Distance: 2 hours
This upscale country getaway has everything you need in one breathtakingly beautiful place. Cooking classes? Check. A bar to go out at night? Check. Spa treatments, golf outings and brunches? Check, check and check.
Visit this studio before you go: barre3 – Upper Arlington 

Dallas/Fort Worth

Getaway: Texas Hill Country Wineries
Distance: 4 hours
With 46 unique wineries to explore, this decadent getaway is an oenophile’s dream. Enjoy sampling the local varietals while taking in live music and feasting on some of the best barbecue around (because Texas). Work it all off afterward with a self-guided wine trail. 
Visit this studio before you go: Classic Pilates – Uptown/Turtle Creek

Denver

Getaway: The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera
Distance: 2.5 hours
You’re sure to relax and unwind at this luxe lodge, which boasts one of the top 10 spas in North America. Try one of the 11 treatment rooms, hot tubs and salon to get the full spa treatment.
Visit this studio before you go: Samadhi Yoga Colorado Blvd

Houston

Getaway: Fredericksburg
Distance: 4 hours
Grab your besties and head out to Fredericksburg for the ultimate girls’ getaway. Choose between the wineries or biergartens (or, even better, both!), and dance the night away to one of their many live music performances.
Visit this studio before you go: Yoga EaDo

Kansas City

Getaway: Eureka Springs
Distance: 4 hours
Whether you’re looking for a romantic B&B or a cozy cabin in the woods, Eureka Springs, Ark., has you covered. Beat the traffic by leaving early on a Friday, and clear your mind of your growing to-do list and just let yourself relax. You’ve earned that zen.
Visit this studio before you go: Fit Formula 

Las Vegas

Getaway: Zion National Park
Distance: 2.5 hours
Ready to swap the sound of slot machines for the quiet of nature? Pack your bags and head straight to Zion National Park. This sweet getaway offers gorgeous views, incredible food and endless activities to explore.
Visit this studio before you go: Barre Las Vegas

 

Los Angeles/Orange County

Getaway: Newport Beach
Distance: 50 minutes
Make your getaway weekend an unforgettable one by watching whales and dolphins migrate from gorgeous, sunny Newport Beach. Tip: Charge up your phones because this weekend will definitely be Instagram-worthy.
Visit this studio before you go: Set and Flow Yoga

Miami

Getaway: Bahia Honda State Park
Distance:  2.5 hours
It’s pretty tough to beach the sugar-white beaches and blue-green waters of Miami, but the Bahia Honda State Park may just do it. Known for some of the best snorkeling and beachcombing in the state—plus an award-winning beach and historic bridge—this stunning spot in the Florida Keys  is the adventure of a lifetime.
Visit this studio before you go: The House of Movement

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Getaway: Lutsen Mountains
Distance: 4 hours
Need for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Escape to the scenic Lutsen Mountains. In just four hours, you can be skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding on some of the most beautiful (and highest!) slopes in the area. Don’t be surprised if you never want to come back home.
Visit this studio before you go: Tiger Fit

Nashville

Getaway: Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
Distance: 3.5 hours
Make your getaway fit your needs at Deer Ridge, where you can choose between romance, adventure and golf packages. And see firsthand why this expansiveresort has the best view of the Smokies.
Visit this studio before you go: Studio Novo – Cool Springs

New York

Getaway: Mohonk Mountain House
Distance: 45 minutes
Ready to escape the pressure cooker of the city? We hear you. Hop in a car (or on a Metro North train) and enter the serene, pastoral, relaxing Hudson Valley. The castle-esque Mohonk Mountain House is infamous—five U.S. presidents have stayed here—and views are just as memorable.
Visit this studio before you go: Yogamaya New York

Orlando

Getaway: Tarpon Springs
Distance: 2 hours
Known as the Sponge Capital of the World for the abundance of natural sponges found in its waters, Tarpon Springs is also home to 51 miles of waterfront beauty (and plenty of opportunities for fishing). In between boating trips and beach excursions, be sure to check out the charming downtown and galleries and specialty shops of the brick-lined Historic District.
Visit this studio before you go: Bikram Yoga – West Orlando 

Philadelphia

Getaway: Bucks County
Distance: 1 hour
Rolling hills and working forms may not be the first you think of when you’re in the City of Brotherly Love, but savvy residents know such beauty is a mere hour away in Bucks County. Explore any of the 15 picturesque towns—each is steeped in history and culture.
Visit this studio before you go: Joltin’ Jabs -Manayunk 

Phoenix

Getaway: Sedona
Distance: 2 hours
Think stone formations don’t sound like much? You’ll change your mind within minutes of entering Sedona. Its awe-inspiring views and jaw-droppingly beautiful stone formations have earned the city a spot on the list of Most Beautiful Places in America.
Visit this studio before you go: Re-Barre – North Scottsdale

Portland

Getaway: Mount Rainier National Park
Distance: 2.5 hours
Impress your co-workers on Monday morning by telling them you visited an active volcano over the weekend. (P.S. While you’re there, be sure to also check out the wildflower meadows, forest and six rivers.) Now that’s water cooler talk!
Visit this studio before you go: StarCycle

Raleigh

Getaway: Asheville
Distance: 4 hours
Calling all foodies: This place is for you. Asheville’s Foodtopia is filled with culinary experts, food adventures, and wine and craft outings. When you’re not busy tucking into meals, explore the unforgettable Blue Ridge Parkway, considered one of the most scenic drives in the country.
Visit this studio before you go: TML Turn Me Loose Fitness

Sacramento

Getaway: Empire Mine State Historic Park
Distance: 1.5 hours
You guessed it: This getaway is home to the infamous Gold Rush that defined one of the most important times in American history. Travel to a blast from the past and explore Empire Mine State Historic Park, where you can visit the gold mines themselves.
Visit this studio before you go: Spotlight Ballroom

San Diego

Getaway: Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards in Temecula Valley
Distance: 1 hour
Spend the weekend wining and dining! This magnificent resort offers wine tastings and wine tours galore, perfect for that girls’ weekend or a romantic getaway.
Visit this studio before you go: Pilates Plus – La Jolla

San Francisco

Getaway: Hotel Yountville Resort & Spa
Distance: 1.5 hour
Napa Valley is a getaway in itself, but the breathless views this resort offers take things to the next level. Explore the charming town of Yountville, where activities ranging from the theatre to ballooning make this spot a must-see.
Visit this studio before you go: Rogue and Saint

Seattle

Getaway: TreeHouse Point
Distance: 30 min
It doesn’t get more “getaway” than staying in a treehouse (and no, this one is nothing like the one you built in elementary school). Take your sweetie to this rustic but surprisingly luxurious retreat. Sleep in a hand-hewn bed tucked in the forest near the Raging River, enjoy a homemade breakfast, and snuggle up in front of the outdoor fire pits.
Visit this studio before you goLUFT

St. Louis

Getaway: Raphael Hotel
Distance: 4 hours
This historic hotel dates back all the way to the 1920s but is thoroughly modern, thanks to a recent $15 million renovation. When you’re ready to leave the impeccably kept grounds, head to the Country Club Plaza for upscale shopping or take in one of the many museums nearby.
Visit this studio before you go: NutriFormance

Tampa

Getaway: Plantation on Crystal River
Distance: 1.5 hours
When the going gets tough, the tough head underwater! Spend the weekend in the crystal-clear water, swimming with the manatees, kayaking in the waterways or spending the day fishing on a charter boat.
Visit this studio before you go: SOHO Cycling Studio

Toronto

Getaway: Collingwood’s Scenic Caves
Distance: 2 hours
If you’re feeling restless and in desperate need of a little adventure, plan your trip to the scenic caves ASAP. With caves to explore, night skiing and zip lining, you’ll get your adventure fix all in one weekend.
Visit this studio before you go: Yoga Tree – Yonge & Eglinton

Vancouver

Getaway: Okanagan Wine Country
Distance: 4 hours
Take a tour through the picturesque wineries all while sipping on some delicious vino. For an extra splurge, you can even explore the wine country via helicopter. Now, that’s a getaway.
Visit this studio before you go: Distrikt Movement Inc.

Washington, D.C.

Getaway: St. Michael’s
Distance: 1.5 hours
Considering this coastal Maryland town was voted one of the Top 10 Best Coastal Small Towns in the U.S., the number of activities to do there is pretty big. Among the offerings? Explore the boats and marinas, relax at the spa or go shopping at the many boutiques.
Visit this studio before you go: Good Vibes Yoga

 

Stephanie Limiti is a born and raised New Yorker living out her dreams of palm trees and sunshine in Los Angeles. When she's not zenned out in yoga class, she's reading biographies and volunteering at dog rescue shelter. Follow her on Instagram.