Five Weekend Getaways 2011

Capture the last tastes of summer—or the first of early fall—with any one of these last-minute, long weekend getaways.

Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard is a dreamy New England getaway that is as rich with its historic whaling and maritime past as it is with its gorgeous beaches, quaint shops ranging from nautical novelties to high-end boutiques, eateries that are either finger-licking crab shacks or jacket-required dining and sparks of live music to work off the afternoon cocktails.
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Lake George

“The air in the Adirondacks is just so bright and clean,” enthuses a gentleman who’s waiting for his gin and tonic on a dock overlooking an exploding sunset that basically has the entire area suffused in shadowy flames.
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The Berkshires

Setting your sights on the Berkshires is a way to capture sweet old Americana and first-rate fall foliage, just a few hours to our north.
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Cape May

If you are looking for a getaway that will slow you down and make you feel good, that will recharge and positively stimulate you, that will offer you simple, sweet, quiet days with the potential for exciting, colorful nights, Cape May, NJ, is probably just what the doctor ordered.
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Certainly there’s a flood of lobsters in mid-coast Maine and a great many lighthouses that dot its rocky emerald coastline, but perhaps what’s most inviting and inimitable about this once idealistic fisherman’s town is the brilliant-calm that gathers throughout the area.
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