Published: July 2009
A Long Weekend Away
Long Weekends Intro Boat
Tranquil waters typify the southern reaches of the Connecticut River.
Photo by Kindra Clineff

Short trips needn't be quickly forgotten travel compromises. As these 46 stay-in-the-U.S.A. jaunts underscore, a thin slice of time is all that's needed for rich rewards.

Northeast: Colonial Connecticut

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Southeast: Virginia Town+Country

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Midwest: Good-time Kansas City

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Southwest: Flagstaff's Many Faces

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West: Coastal Bellingham Beckons

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Published in the May/June 2009 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

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