{City Guides} Your perfect long-weekend plans! 9 great getaways recommended by FOFs

From a Washington State winery with breathtaking views to a storybook coastal town in Connecticut, FOFs know the best off-the-beaten path spots across the country for long-weekend travel.

Kenwood Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, CA
FOF nettie54 says, “This cozy winery is located in the beautiful Sonoma Valley. Kenwood’s grounds are just lovely with a picnic area for you to enjoy their wine while you have lunch. The staff is very helpful and have steered us towards wines we may not have ordinarily picked. I would recommend this little gem for anyone who is visiting the San Francisco area as a little side trip.” Read more.

Cave B Inn at Sage Cliffe Winery, Quincy, WA
FOF lifeiswonderful2 says, “Poised 900 feet above the Columbia River, Cave B Inn surrounded by estate vineyards & fragrant orchards, offers breathtaking views of sky, water and canyon. Comprised of 30 guestrooms, the inn includes a full service spa and a swimming pool…” Read more.

Crockett’s Run Luxury Cabins and Lodges, Logan, OH
FOF leej5 says, “Crockett’s Run is a very romantic place to visit. You can do anything from canoeing to antique shopping. I really enjoy relaxing in the hot tub right on the deck under the pine trees!” Read more.

Saranac Lake, Saranac, NY
FOF leej5 says, “How gorgeous the scenery is with the mountains around you in all directions, lively water beneath, a stillness that creeps up on you as you leave all cares behind. We read, ate, swam, played games. Slept so well! Ate so much! It’s my FAVE place to be, where I feel in harmony-mentally, physically, and spiritually- so alive.” Read more.

The Berkshires, The Berkshires, MA
FOF rokoren says, “We stayed at the Thaddeus Clapp House in Pittsfield, MA. It is located one street off of the main street and you can walk to many restaurants, the Performing Arts Theater and the movie theater. There is so much to do in the Berkshires.” Read more.

Old Saybrook, Ct.
FOF sp says, “Walk the beach at sunset, check out the boats from all over the country docked at the marinas at Saybrook Point. Play mini-golf with one of the best views you’ll ever find. History, antique shops, art galleries and natural beauty.” Read more.

Fort DeSoto State Park, St. Petersburg, FL
FOF maydaycolorado says, “The beaches are white sugary sand and the Gulf of Mexico water is that absolutely beautiful azure blue!  Spend the day watching boats go by, playing in the water, camping, having a barbecue…or just relaxing with a good book on the beach!” Read more.

Red Mountain Spa, St. George, Utah
FOF Jenni Lipa says, “Set in the midst of Red Rock country, Red Mountain Spa is one of my all–time favorite destinations. I’ve been there once a year for the past ten years, and I always leave feeling rejuvenated…” Read more.

The Beaches of Carmel, Carmel, CA
FOF Diane Danvers-Simmons says, “I’ll take my dog and walk along or just sit by the ocean.” Read more.


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5 Responses to “{City Guides} Your perfect long-weekend plans! 9 great getaways recommended by FOFs”

  1. Gail Barlow says:

    I would choose # 6. I can actually visualize myself enjoying a walk on the beach, checking out the area antiqe shops, eating meals of seafood in the cool evenings, watching the lovely boats go by. All this because it is within driving distance of where I live. I live 24/7 with my husband as his caregiver, who is in the later stages of Alzhimers disease and I know I could find temporary care for him while I get a much needed w/e R&R. I have just finished reading Gail Sheehy’s new book entitled “Passages in Caregiving” and she’s made me realize how important it is to take care of myself in order to be there for him and to know there is life after caregiving.

  2. Ruthanne says:

    We are recently retired and after a week-end job comitment for 39 years it would be so wonderful to enjoy a getaway.

  3. what a summer! says:

    Wow! How wonderful it would be to win a getaway for my hubby and me this summer!

  4. Patricia Assanowicz says:

    I would definatly choose Old Saybrook, Ct. This is a beautiful area, have lunch and look out the window as the boats pull in to dock and dine, if I was to win, this is where I would love to go

  5. Nancy Sasso says:

    I would love to win a weekend getaway. My husband and I have not gone anywhere overnight (except to visit my Mom) for 5 years. He was out of work for 9 months and we only have 1 car so I stay at home. We are still trying to get caught up on our bills and he still needs dental work done along with a new roof on our house.


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