13 Unique Weekend Getaways to Experience Something New in 2022

After two years of travel restrictions, 2022 could be the year to get out and enjoy all the travel dreams you've been putting on hold.

Even better, there are many unique weekend getaways to enjoy within the United States. These bucket list weekend getaways will allow you to break from the daily grind and lose yourself in a new world of fun – something that 75.8% of Americans are prioritizing with their travel this year.

Take Up a New Sport

The fastest-growing sport in the United States, pickleball is a relatively new paddle sport growing in popularity at rapid speed. It's not hard to see why; pickleball is fun, accessible to people of all fitness levels, and fueled by an enthusiastic community.

Hike One of the Most Beautiful National Parks

Enjoy an active challenge? The Mount Sterling Loop in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect hike for a weekend getaway.

Stay On a Ranch

Enjoy a quintessential western experience with fun activities for all ages, such as natural water swimming, river rating, hiking, and horseback riding.

Give Tiny Home Living a Try

Forget colossal resorts and over-the-top attractions. More than 50% of Americans say they would consider living in a tiny home, and a weekend getaway is a perfect way to try it out!

Hit the Skies in a Hot Air Balloon

You may want to consider getting a ticket to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! It will take over nine days, meaning there are two weekends when you can experience this see-it-to-believe-it event.

Unleash Your Inner Child at an Adult Summer Camp

If you miss the carefree summer camp days, you can relive the nostalgia at Dirtybird Campout. With games, sports, arts, crafts, and other kinds of fun you probably thought you'd left behind in childhood, this summer camp for adults is just like the good old days – only for grown-ups.

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