The charming city of Charleston is basking in the end of a sunset
Charleston will charm you with its cobblestone streets, boulevards lined with trees dripping with Spanish moss, and quaint boutiques.

There's Always Time to Travel: 5 Weekend Getaways in the US

Charleston, South Carolina

The ideal city for a romantic getaway, Charleston will enchant you with its cobblestone streets, boulevards lined with trees dripping with Spanish moss and elegant centuries-old mansions. The gas lamps lighting the streets and the horse-drawn carriages will almost make you feel like you have gone back in time.

Not able to go away with a special someone? Charleston also makes for the perfect destination for a girlfriend getaway weekend.

You can even visit Fort Sumter, which is where the first shot of the Civil War was fired. However, there’s more to Charleston than just history — it is a thriving modern city too.

There are many exciting new contemporary art galleries and innovative restaurants to discover.

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Bistro tables with colorful umbrellas are lined up by the river at night for people to enjoyThis Texan town is full of history, from historic missions to the most famous historical attraction the Alamo.Photo Credit: iStockPhoto / f11photo

San Antonio, Texas

The most famous historical attraction to explore in San Antonio is the Alamo, where the legendary Davy Crockett perished in 1836. However, there is a lot more to enjoy in San Antonio.

You can visit several other historic missions within the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. Also, there is plenty of history to discover at the San Fernando Cathedral.

This city also has a fascinating Mexican influence, which reveals itself in the form of local cuisine, artwork and colorful parades. Stop by the Market Square (El Mercado) to find a range of delicious Mexican foods and homemade goods.

San Antonio is great for weekend visits, as the business travelers cause hotel rates to be more expensive during the week — so you will save by staying on the weekend.

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