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Seven Weekend Trips You Should Take This Summer

Summer Weekend Trips
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park (Photo: jsorbieus via flickr/CC Attribution)

Here’s the secret to having the best summer ever: Put an amazing weekend trip (or three) on your to-do list. You’ll have extraordinary travel adventures without using precious vacation days. And your friends will be totally jealous when they see your Facebook photos of beautiful canyons, sprightly harbor seals, and Gilded Age mansions. Here are seven ideas for easy, unforgettable weekend trips that are within a day’s drive of major U.S. metropolitan areas.

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