Work is busy. Guess what it always will be. What you can't do is let that be an excuse not to get you and your significant other a ticket and get away for a weekend. In most of these cities, you don't need to have a plan. You can just go and most likely you're going to find something incredible to do.
Here are 2019's best places for a quick getaway.
1. New York City. The city that never sleeps is a great place to visit. You will be able to squeeze a whole vacation's worth of fun into just a weekend and you won't have any problems getting there.
2. Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is another great city for a weekend away. From checking out the music scene to barhopping to professional sports, Nashville has it all. Once you've visited once, you'll definitely want to go back so you can do everything that you put on your list. I love the area downtown with all the honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum.
3. Austin, Texas. Austin is another city that has a great music scene. Many people will go for a weekend festival or just a chance to unwind. Either way, you will have no trouble finding great things to do in Austin.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is another place where you won't have any trouble finding things to do. From relaxing to taking in the local culture, this is sure to be a trip that will keep you busy and leave you wanting more.
5. Ashville, North Carolina. Asheville is in western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. It's known for a vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, including the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence and the vast 19th-century Biltmore estate. The Downtown Art District is filled with galleries and museums, and in the nearby River Arts District, former factory buildings house artists' studios. And they have good beer.
6. Charleston, South Carolina. I'm a little partial to Charleston because it's my home town but it is legit. It's a great place to visit for a quick trip to the beach and some wonderful colonial architecture. I'm a certified foodie and music junkie and I have to say Charleston does not disappoint.
7. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is a beautiful city that will leave you wanting time to do everything. If you get a chance to do a sporting event there is no better city in America to cheer on the local team. Check out the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Phipps Conservatory, Botanical Gardens, and the Andy Warhol Museum if you sports isn't your thing.
8. Washington, D.C. A visit to Washington could mean any of a number of things, but be sure to include a sightseeing tour and a chance to visit the many museums that are available to everyone. The summer and spring are the best months in my opinion because there is so much to do outside.
9. Seattle, Washington. Visiting Seattle will be a different experience than most are used to. Plan to put this city at the top of your list if you're looking for something that will give you a different cultural feel than most big cities. The city is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Bring your walking shoes.
10. Savannah, Georgia. For a more relaxing getaway, Savannah is perfect. You can still get history and culture but have some time to really rest and recharge your batteries. I've been known to sit in the bars along river street for an entire weekend.
11. Boulder, Colorado. For something more active, Boulder is a definite must. If you want to have breathtaking mountain views and a community that is going to support your desire to get out and be active, this is definitely the weekend place for you.
12. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Unless you're looking for cold weather, you might want to avoid visiting Sioux Falls in the winter, but you're going to have a great time no matter when you go. The city is small enough to be able to explore in its entirety in one weekend but gives you plenty to do as well.
13. Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City, Utah's high-elevation capital, is bordered by the buoyant waters of the Great Salt Lake and the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Range. I've been out there several times in the last couple of years for meetings and have really enjoyed an extra day or two to hang out in town.