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 $US29 to $US54. Alaska: Fairbanks The best chances to gaze upon one of Alaska’s best natural attractions – the aurora borealis, aka the northern lights – can be found in … [Read more...] about The best last-minute trip in your state
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Small towns in the US have just as much culture as big cities. INSIDER examined the best small town in each state across the US. On the East Coast, Blowing Rock, North Carolina; Hanover, New Hampshire; and Provincetown, Massachusetts, are among the best. On the West Coast, Los Alamos, California; Port Townsend, Washington; and Depoe Bay, Oregon, made the list. In the South, Eufaula, Alabama; St. Francisville, Louisiana; and Corinth, Mississippi, rank at the top. While cities are known for being culture hubs and centres of entertainment, small towns have just as much to offer. All across America, small towns are becoming art havens, fine dining meccas, and top travel destinations. Researchers even found that people living in small towns are happier than those who live in more urban environments. INSIDER went state-by-state to find small towns with a plethora of activities for both locals and visitors. While some of the towns and villages are bustling tourist destinations, … [Read more...] about Here’s the best small town in every state