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February 22, 2023

Top Weekend Getaways in Spring

As temperatures rise and winter comes to a close, now is the perfect time to get out and explore. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to take an extravagant week-long vacation. That's where spring weekend getaways come in.  

A two-day excursion gives you all the excitement of seeing a new place without putting your life on hold. Not sure where you want to go this season? Here are some of the best mini-vacation spots in the country.  

Hudson Valley, New York  

Just 150 miles from Manhattan, Hudson Valley is famous for its stunning natural landscape. Visitors to this region have an endless array of outdoor activities to choose from, including hiking, biking, and kayaking.  

Direct access to the wonders of nature makes Hudson Valley the perfect springtime destination. Visit orchards to pick apples, go wine tasting at luxurious vineyards, or float down the river on a raft — here, you can do it all.  

For the indoor-inclined, Hudson Valley also boasts numerous restaurants and museums to enjoy. And if you start missing the city, jump in the car for a quick ride to New York City.  

Cape Cod, Massachusetts  

Cape Cod is one of the best mini-vacation spots in the country. Though it's a popular summertime spot, this peninsula shines just as bright in the spring.  

Cape Cod's iconic beaches span over 500 miles, giving you plenty of space to enjoy the water and relax on the sand. Birdwatching, hiking, and biking opportunities are a nature lover's dream and give you plenty of time to soak in the sunshine.  

Embrace the seaside lifestyle by visiting the plethora of breweries and seafood restaurants Cape Cod has to offer. Or swap the coast for the city by venturing into Boston, which is less than 2 hours away by car.  

Muskoka, Ontario  

One of the best spring weekend getaways can be found in Muskoka, just over 2 hours from Toronto. For those looking to connect with nature after a long winter, this district is the perfect destination.  

Numerous lakes make Muskoka a great place to get out on the water. Visit Lake Muskoka for a boat cruise, head to Lake Joseph for stand-up paddleboarding, or go rafting along the Muskoka River. Or head back indoors for some fun in Muskoka's art galleries and museums. 

Ready for a season filled with spring weekend getaways? Zipcar makes it easy to rent a car for any quick trip — simply book your ride and return it when you get home. Visit Zipcar today to find cars near you.  

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