When life-weary humans need a break, there’s nothing like a long weekend to soothe the nerves. For those who want something more than spending an extra day in their pajamas, the perfect solution for the extra downtime is a fun getaway. Whether it’s panoramic views, romantic accommodations, or tasty cuisine you need, there’s no shortage of American destinations that will rejuvenate and replenish your psyche. And, luckily, many of the destinations won’t drain your bank account.
In the mountains of western Massachusetts, there’s a rural region bursting with orchards, museums, art galleries, spas, antique shops, cafes, and endless scenic vistas. The Berkshires has long been a place where writers and artists find inspiration in the area’s natural surroundings. Outdoor adventures and fresh air are plentiful, with year-round hiking trails, skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, and fishing, whitewater rafting, and canoeing in the warmer months. Visitors discover a perfect balance of nature and cultural offerings for a perfect long weekend away from home.