- Sometimes you just want to take a trip last minute.
- Many destinations are perfect for this type of trip.
- We rounded up cities, parks, and more for you to visit.
It can be easy for a long weekend to sneak up on you. Even if one is looming a little sooner than you thought, there are plenty of destinations perfect for a short trip on even shorter notice.
We rounded up some perfect weekend getaways in every state in the US that you can plan last minute.
Alabama: Red Mountain Park
Just south of Birmingham, Red Mountain Park is a perfect getaway for outdoor lovers. The 1,500-acre park offers trails for hiking and biking, treehouses, a dog park and, for the especially adventurous, zip-lining and a treetop challenge course.
Admission to the park is free, but the price tag for extra activities ranges from $29 to $54.
The best chances to gaze upon one of Alaska’s best natural attractions — the aurora borealis, aka the northern lights — can be found in Fairbanks and above the Arctic Circle, according to Alaska Tours. Book a guided one-day tour (rates starting at $279/person) or choose an overnight stay for a potentially once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Arizona: Grand Canyon
No day trip in Arizona is complete without a visit to the Grand Canyon, of course. From ranger-guided activities and unguided bike tours to endless photo opportunities and wildlife, there’s something for everyone here.
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