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7 Unusual Summer Breaks In The States (VIDEOS)

Posted: 06/04/2012 7:00 am

Sure the beach is an obvious choice for your weekend getaways, but beaches can get old right? And besides you crave originality.

Well we've selected seven spots from around the USA that will offer you that much needed break and a unique experience to boot.

With international airfares skyrocketing, these destinations won't break the bank either.

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  • Ann Arbor

    One of the top five most livable cities in the US, Ann Arbor is charming and loved by its inhabitants. So see what all the fuss is about and follow this guide for the best burger, martini, park and, of course, dive bar.

  • New Orleans

    New Orleans gets a lot of buzz during Mardi Gras, but if you are no stranger to the heat, check it out in the summer. With a plethora of outdoor eateries, river boat excursions and open container policies, New Orleans will bring the party all summer long.

  • Bar Harbor

    An idyllic port town with breezy nights, ice cream shops, cobbled streets, microbrews and lobster -- what more can you ask from a summer getaway? Get up to Bar Harbor, Maine for the weekend.

  • San Antonio

    Don't forget the Alamo! This canal city has tasty Texan treats, picturesque river walks and of course, the Alamo.

  • Seattle

    To beat the heat, sometimes it's best to go underground. Strange you say? Yes, but the tour of Seattle's downtown is much the same as in the 1930s and all two stories beneath street level!

  • Orange County

    A fun summer day trip can be as hassle free as taking a walk. And if you are in Orange County, head to Peter's Canyon which has a lovely park and an easy hike that offers stunning views.

  • Coney Island

    A trip on the subway brings you to this iconic New York City boardwalk. It's seen a lot of changes in the past but it's always a sure bet for a wacky, wild and fun filled day of rides, games and NYC nostalgia.


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