Weekend Getaways

Best Weekend Getaways

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Nov 13th 2013 04:00 PM
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Looking to plan a weekend getaway, but don't know where to start? Great weekends are all around you! Our local experts hit the town, the beach and everything in between. Check out the guides below for our "Best 48 Hours" travel ideas.

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48 Hours in Denver, Colorado

by Eric Peterson. Posted Nov 5th 2013 12:00 PM
City Park Pavilion In Front Of The Rockies And Denver Skyline
Denver's a mile high and its popularity is rising. It's just the city to mix an urban adventure with a trip to the wild. While there's plenty of the latter in those hills to the west, you'll have no problem finding both within the city limits. Take 48 hours to check out the good food and great beer, and explore some of the hippest 'hoods in Colorado.
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48 Hours in Ann Arbor, Michigan

by David Kiley. Posted Nov 5th 2013 11:00 AM
Construction at Michigan Stadium (the Big House) - University of Michigan's Football Stadium
While Detroit endures nonstop bad publicity, nearby Ann Arbor thrives. It remains not only the home of the University of Michigan, but the center of research and technology for the entire automotive industry, including Asian brands like Toyota and Hyundai. It is a magnet town for people transferred to the area from abroad or urban centers like New York and San Francisco to work in the auto industry or for the university.

Open up the Ann Arbor Observer's monthly calendar and you will find a river of musical performances, lectures, classes, theater and social connections for every possible niche group or interest - from quilters and beekeepers to LGBT. It all adds up to a great place to live and visit.
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Points of Interest: Alligator Found at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, Pappy Found at These 75 Bars

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 4th 2013 12:08 PM
An alligator in an airport, bars serving Pappy Van Winkle (maybe) and the real-life locations for horror movies are just a few of today's points of interest:
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Baltimore Ravens Vs. Denver Broncos -- 48 Hours In Their Hometowns

by Jake Thiewes. Posted Sep 5th 2013 11:35 AM
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The Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos play their season opener tonight (8:30 p.m. ET, in case you weren't sure). Fans will be flooding the stadium in Denver, and for those who can't catch the next flight to Colorado, a local bar with the game on will do just fine, too.

Our friends at MapQuest Discover have found the must-visit bars, restaurants and venues should you find yourself in Baltimore or Denver this season.

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Step Back In Time On The Upper Peninsula's Mackinac Island

by MapQuest Discover. Posted Jul 9th 2013 09:11 AM
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, on the Upper Peninsula's Lake Huron, is where transportation has been limited to bike, foot, or horse and buggy since 1898, and is getaway that will relax you the minute you land there.
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Get Rowdy: Top Daddy Getaways In The U.S.

by MapQuest Discover. Posted Jun 11th 2013 02:52 PM
Porsche Cayman racetrack

Do any dads out there really want another tie, pen, cigar cutter, or power tool for Father's Day? We didn't think so. Instead, drop hints about a short mancation, recruit a couple buddies, and skip town.
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Southern Comfort: A Blue Ridge Parkway Adventure

by MapQuest Discover. Posted Jun 3rd 2013 10:24 AM
Blue Ridge Parkway

For the ultimate Appalachian road trip, hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway for the best of Southern mountain culture and views from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whether you're planning a long weekend, or a relaxing week, here are some suggestions for seeing, doing, eating and sleeping along the historic 469-mile stretch.
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15 Reasons the Best Place in America to Start a Road Trip is Louisville, Kentucky

by Zach Everson. Posted May 7th 2013 08:00 AM
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Louisville, Kentucky? Road trip hub of America? Yes. The city's location and attractions make it America's premier launching pad for a road trip. Here are 15 reasons why:

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Everydayer: Get Racey At Churchill Downs

by MapQuest Discover. Posted May 4th 2013 06:00 AM
Churchill Downs Louisville horse racing

Home to the most exciting two minutes in sports (aka the Kentucky Derby), experience a day at Churchill Downs and its high stakes horse races during the spring and fall meets (late April through July 1, and late October through Thanksgiving weekend).
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