While a two-week holiday would be nice, the reality is that most of us don’t have that many vacation days to spare. But never fear! Turns out that a four- to five-day getaway can provide just as much rest and relaxation, and planning it around a long holiday weekend (like Memorial Day) means that you’ll only need to use one to two vacation days at most.
Here are five destinations that are perfect for extended holiday weekend fun.
Austin “rocks,” and it’s not just because there are so many different things to do. Texas’ capital is known worldwide for its hopping live-music scene rooted in blues, country and, of course, rock music. The city’s food scene is also not to be missed: we recommend noshing on some breakfast tacos at “Juan in a Million.” Once you’re done, head to one of Austin’s many parks and lakes (we recommend Barton Springs) for some outdoor activities like kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.