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Pack a picnic and enjoy these summer getaways at close-to-home locales
Pack a picnic and enjoy these summer getaways at close-to-home locales
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Top 10 Quick Summer Getaways

Whether cities, beaches, or quiet country lanes are your idea of an ideal vacation, we have the perfect summer getaway for you

By ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

June 15th, 2011

It's hard not to love summer. With some of the longest days of the year, temperatures warm enough to spend all day outside, and the laid-back vibe that comes along with the season, it's no wonder kids and adults alike count late June through early September as their favorite time of year. Seven-day summer vacations are classic, but we contend that a long weekend away can be just as satisfying. For some, that means jetting to an exotic local (we like Portugal’s Azores Islands); others opt for fast-paced city scenes (we chose Chicago, for its urban beach and robust festival schedule); and still others retreat to peaceful mountain resorts (Jackson Hole is our top pick). Whatever your ideal vacation, we’ve rounded up 10 places that are just a quick flight from many U.S. cities, and we’ve even included information on how to get there. After all, everything about this season should be easy – including your quick summer getaways. 

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