Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

Gulf Coast

The warm waters and white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico entice visitors year-round. Spend the weekend learning a new watersport—such as paddleboarding—or park your toes in the sand with your favorite beach read.

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Pensacola, Florida

Weekend in Pensacola

This 450-year-old city on Florida's Gulf Coast is feeling brand-new, with a walkable downtown, great theaters, and up-and-coming neighborhoods.

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The beach in Anna Maria Island

Weekend in Anna Maria Island, Florida

Small and simple, Anna Maria Island’s vibe is decidedly more artsy paddleboard-and-cruiser bike than exclusive yacht club.

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About town in Rockport, Texas

Weekend in Rockport, Texas

Reinvent your days in this Gulf-front community where affordable housing makes living on the water an easy—and exciting—possibility

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