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    Washington State's <a href="http://www.visitsanjuans.com/" target="external">San Juan Islands</a> feel a world away from hustle and bustle of Seattle, yet they are only a quick seaplane or ferry ride away. Popular activities on the San Juan Islands include whale watching by kayak or boat (about 90 orca whales live in nearby waters), bicycling through rolling farmlands with beautiful water vistas, touring the Whale Museum and spotting bald eagles while hiking at Moran State Park.
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    The wineries and vineyards of California's Napa Valley have appealed to weekend warriors for decades. While the crowds have grown, the allure is still there. And why drive through the valley when you can relax aboard the <a href="http://winetrain.com/" target="external">Napa Valley Wine Train</a>. The antique train runs on 25-miles of track in the heart of the valley, serving up lunch and dinner, paired with wine of course.
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    <a href="http://www.visitsanantonio.com/index.aspx" target="external">San Antonio</a>, Texas is the country's seventh-largest city and features wonderful attractions that will fill a weekend getaway. The San Antonio River Walk is a renowned urban retreat downtown with lush landscapes, quaint pathways, majestic hotels, tinkling waterfalls, quiet pools, outdoor art and relaxing outdoor patios. But not all is new, remember, this is the home of the Alamo.
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    <a href="http://www.wallawalla.org/" target="external">Walla Walla</a>, Wash. is the perfect small town getaway for foodies and wine enthusiasts. Home to more than 100 wineries, several of which have garnered national awards for Cabernets and Syrahs, Walla Walla is building a reputation as the rising star of Washington wines. Downtown Walla Walla features a historic shopping and dining district, including several excellent restaurants that focus on locally grown and organic ingredients. Home to three local colleges, Walla Walla also has a thriving arts community, including the oldest symphony orchestra in the West.
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    The <a href="http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BrettonWoodsMountWashington.aspx" target="external">Omni Mount Washington Resort</a>, located at the base of Mount Washington in Bretton Woods, N.H. just completed a comprehensive renovation. The 200-room resort caters to snow bunnies with an array of activities throughout the year including sleigh rides, snow tubing, skiing, and dog sledding in the winter; fishing, swimming, mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking in the spring;. It is also home to the longest zip-line tour in New England.
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    Looking to get away from it all? Then consider <a href="http://www.amanresorts.com/amangani/home.aspx" target="external">Amangani</a> in Jackson, Wyo. Nestled on the edge of a butte, encircled by snow-capped peaks with elk and moose grazing in the alpine meadows of the valley below, this resorts feels incredibly peaceful but is within easy reach of the town of Jackson. Nearby Grand Teton National Park offers great hiking and wildlife spotting. In winter, the area's ski resorts provide some of the most challenging terrain in the country.
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    Nestled in one of nature's most stunning locations, adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, <a href="http://www.estesparkcvb.com/" target="external">Estes Park</a> is the perfect weekend escape. Located just an hour and a half from Denver, it is an outdoor-lover's paradise offering year-round pursuits including hiking, cycling, horseback riding, fly fishing, wildlife and bird watching.
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    <a href="http://www.lakepowell.com/" target="external">Lake Powell</a> in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers miles of spectacular shoreline with towering red rock sandstone cliffs, more than 90 major canyons, brilliant blue-green water and beautiful sandy beaches. A weekend in Lake Powell can be spent on houseboat or in one of the two resorts, Lake Powell Resort or Defiance House Lodge, and is best accompanied by the plethora of water activities. Visitors can water ski, jet ski, parasail or set sail on the Rainbow Bridge Cruise and celebrate the awe-inspiring natural wonder's centennial.
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    <a href="http://baltimore.org/" target="external">Baltimore</a> is a city rich in history, culture and family fun, with a touch of hometown hospitality. The tourist centerpiece is the Inner Harbor, a waterfront surrounded by attractions and museums, restaurants and hotels. You can explore exotic jellyfish at the National Aquarium, dinosaurs at the Maryland Science Center, or wander through the pop culture icons at Geppi's Entertainment Museum. Baltimore also boasts an abundance of historic sites and museums including the Fort McHenry, the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and the B&O Railroad Museum. For art lovers, there's the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, the American Visionary Art Museum and the Contemporary Museum.
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    The <a href="http://www.facebook.com/FingerLakesTravel?ref=ts" target="external">Finger Lakes</a>, eleven pristine lakes spread like fingers across central New York, encompasses 9,000 square miles of outdoor adventures and bucolic scenery with a nice mix of urban hot spots to boot. The region is easily accessible from key hubs like New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Toronto, making it the ideal weekend getaway destination. In addition to an abundance of Thoreau-esque lakeside retreats, the region offers world class vineyards, farm to table culinary delights and internationally acclaimed annual festivals.
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    The <a href="http://www.fontainebleau.com/" target="external">Fontainebleau</a> hotel has been a Miami landmark for more than 50 years. In its heyday, the 22-acre hotel was the place to be seen. It played host to entertainment legends Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Judy Garland, Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis, Marlene Dietrich, Debbie Reynolds and many others. It was also featured in numerous movies including Goldfinger, Midnight Cowboy, Scarface and Police Academy 5. Tony Soprano even stayed there in one episode of the HBO series. To bring the hotel -- listed on the National Register of Historic Places -- back to its glory days, the owners spent $1 billion in renovations, reopening the 1,504-room property in November 2008. It once again became one of Miami's hottest hotels.
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    The <a href="http://www.bedfordpostinn.com/" target="external">Bedford Post</a>, a 14-acre retreat, is home to an eight-room luxury inn, two distinct restaurants and a yoga studio. Owned by partners Richard Gere, Carey Lowell, and Russell Hernandez, the Bedford Post offers understated elegance and warm, gracious hospitality making it the perfect getaway to one of New York's most charming areas. Built in the early 1760s in Dutch Colonial style, Bedford Post is one of only three original structures from the 18th century that remains in Bedford today.
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    <a href="http://www.visitcatalinaisland.com/" target="external">Catalina Island</a> is just an hour-long ferry ride off the coast of Southern California but feels ages away. This picturesque, small, historic Island is easy to navigate without a car. Temperate weather makes it a great year-round destination for a romantic or relaxing weekend. Plus, the weekend is often filled with dolphin and sea lion sightings.
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    The <a href="http://www.crystalcoastnc.org/" target="external">Crystal Coast</a> -- North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks -- is a favored Atlantic beach destination for generations and with its sandy, sparkling beaches makes for a perfect weekend getaway. Here you can dine on fresh-from-the-docks seafood and explore historic haunts in a 300-year-old town. Plus with 85 miles of silken shoreline and plenty of diving, how can you go wrong? Accommodations range from seaside cottages to massive beach mansions.
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    With four acres of pools , a lazy river, slide, Segway tours of the resort grounds, dive-in movies, golf and tennis, the <a href="http://www.jwdesertridgeresort.com/" target="external">JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa</a> in Phoenix has it all. But what really makes this place a great getaway are the fiery Arizona sunsets and the picturesque, cactus-studded Sonoran desert.
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    Known as the "Pink Lady", the iconic <a href="http://www.lavalencia.com/" target="external">La Valencia Hotel</a> in La Jolla, Calif., is close to beautiful beaches and outdoor and recreational activities such as surfing, kayaking, and the Birch Aquarium. While at La Valencia you can also sip a cocktail while watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean's crashing waves and indulge in a tasting dinner with wine pairings.
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    <a href="http://www.menemsha.com/" target="external">Martha's Vineyard</a> has long been a favorite weekend destination. But to really get a different feel for this Massachusetts island, head to Menemsha, a tiny fishing village. Here draggers come in with their great nets, fisherman and lobstermen off-load their catches and charters to the Elizabeth islands and elsewhere depart. Seafood to eat and take home is available at several colorful, iconic seafood shacks along the harbor.
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    The <a href="http://www.arizonabiltmore.com/" target="external">Arizona Biltmore</a>, is renowned for its Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous. But the Biltmore is more than a legend -- it's also one of the most fun resorts anywhere. A 92-foot waterslide splashes into the Paradise Pool. There are also pool cabanas, a swim-up bar and "Dive-In Movies" watched while floating in the water. There are two championship golf courses an award-winning spa and an extensive schedule of kids activities.
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    <a href="http://www.mammothmountain.com/" target="external">Mammoth Mountain</a> in California's Eastern Sierras by Yosemite National Park offers plenty of summer fun (and skiing in winter). During warm weather, adventure seekers flock here for world-renowned mountain biking, hiking, camping and rock climbing. After a tough day out on the mountain, relax in the natural hot springs.
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    Just a stone throw away from New York City is the charming, yet constantly innovative small city home to Yale University: <a href="http://www.infonewhaven.com/" target="external">New Haven</a>, Conn. Yes, we know it doesn't have the most glamorous reputation and probably isn't the first vacation destination you would think of. But the city has been at the forefront of culinary trends for years. You haven't had pizza until you've had it here. Chefs downtown have emerged as leaders in the farm-to-table movement, with many developing weekly menus based directly on the produce available from local farmers. Before your meal, visit art galleries scattered around the city and check out Yale's impressive campus.
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