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August
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Unfortunately, school is quickly approaching for students across the United States. Luckily, there is still a little time to fit in one last quick vacation before it’s time to hit the books again. Take a look at the top spots for a short or weekend getaway!

Austin, Texas

Austin is well-known for hosting SXSW in March, but the city has a lot more to offer as well! The city is jam packed with both man-made swimming pools and natural swimming pools for those families who have fish for kids! Those kiddies might want to spend some time at one of the sprinkler parks in Austin too! More outdoor activities in Austin include biking, and hiking at one of the many state or county parks or a trip to the Austin Zoo or Zilker Botanical Gardens.

Baltimore, Maryland

When it comes to cities with a lot of history, Baltimore isn’t usually one that comes to mind, but the city is never a disappointment for history buffs. The city is best known for its Fort McHenry National Monument and Historical Shrine, which costs a small fee, but taking in the grounds is also a good way to check it out. Baltimore’s Civil War Museum is another great option for history fans to check out while in the city.

Indianapolis, Indiana

For sports fans, this is a great weekend getaway since there always seems to be some athletic event going on. Between the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers stadiums in downtown, you also have the Indianapolis Motor Speedway nearby. Indianapolis is also great for exercise enthusiasts with trails that let you take in the sights of the city while getting your workout in. If you’re traveling with kids, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a must! Adults traveling alone and on more of a budget can enjoy a free winery tour at Easley Winery starting at noon on the weekends.

Pine Mountain, Georgia

Just because you haven’t heard of Pine Mountain doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit. Pine Mountain is a vacation destination that will give you the best of both worlds. With Atlanta only being an hour away, you can visit for the day and hit all the major tourist attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, Coca-Cola Museum, and more, before retreating to the quaint town. And just because it is quaint, doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do. Explore the town’s village shops and eat some delicious home-style grub, partake in some outdoor activities such as horseback riding and hiking at F.D.R. State Park or just simply relax.

About the Author

Jada is a mom, travel enthusiast, and guest blogger from America by Rail. America by Rail’s known for it’s rail tours, which show you North America and Europe like you’ve never seen it before! Visit their website to learn more about their train vacations.

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