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12 Best Weekend Getaways Across The Globe
Tourists of all ages can have a fun weekend in the Dutch port city of Amsterdam, whether they’re traveling by foot, boat, tram, or making like the locals and hopping on a bicycle. Amsterdam is filled with many earthly delights (be sure to smell the flowers during tulip season in April and May), great food, and can’t-miss sites like the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Want to dip your toes in the beautiful blues of the Caribbean without using a U.S. passport? Beachfront properties await in San Juan, Puerto Rico, many of which are minutes from the airport. Stroll along the cobblestones of El Viejo, tour San Felipe del Morro Castle, and get Instagram-worthy photos under Calle Fortaleza’s umbrellas.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
An endless list of activities awaits in Vancouver, Canada, where you can walk through Stanley Park or along its seawall, shop in historic Gastown, or go over Capilano Suspension Bridge. Visit the top of Grouse Mountain by Skyride or hike “Mother Nature's Stairmaster,” sail on an aqua bus to Granville Island, or see a Canucks game.
Vancouver, Canada
For a quick, sun-drenched weekend of relaxing under palm trees along crystal blue waters, head to Mexico's Riviera Maya and one of its many all-inclusive resorts that dot the 80 miles of the Yucatán Peninsula coastline. Whether you're taking the kids with you or not, there are plenty of options for all ages and activity levels.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Break out your best French accent in Québec City, a true winter wonderland, where you'll feel like you're in Europe without having to cross the Atlantic. As one of North America's oldest cities, you can learn some history while walking around the historic walled city, or by climbing up and down some of its memorable sets of stairs.
Québec City, Canada