Just because you didn’t plan a major vacay this summer doesn’t mean you can’t get away. We've whipped up five itineraries for jetting out of town for a long weekend--whether you’re in the mood for high-energy fun or just chilling by a pool.

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WANT AN ADVENTURE? TRY LAKE TAHOE

Coachman Hotel, the newly opened design lodge in South Lake Tahoe, offers easy access to all sorts of heart-pumping activities--from hiking and mountain biking to kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Once you’ve had your fill, post up at the hotel for happy hour and a game of cornhole. Then soak your tired muscles in the hot tub and end the day with s’mores by the fire pit. Did we mention Saturday-morning yoga on the beach? 

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WANT TO RELAX? TRY AUSTIN

Set high in the hills above Lake Travis, about 20 miles northwest of Austin, lies Travaasa, a 70-room campus-style resort nestled among a forest of live oaks--with the infinity pool of your dreams to boot. Let us suggest splitting your weekend by spending one day in Austin proper (stuff your face at Franklin Barbecue, go two-stepping at the White Horse and catch a show at the legendary Continental Club) and then spoiling yourself silly at Travaasa with poolside margaritas and a honey-and-ginger massage.  

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DESPERATELY SEEKING SUMMER? TRY SACRAMENTO

All you really have to do is cross a bridge to get out of SF’s frigid microclimate, but if you really want to feel summer’s highs, make a beeline for the capital. Yup, you heard us. Sacramento is home to the California State Fair (through July 24), which has been bringing us rides (Tilt-A-Whirl, anyone?), funnel cake and carnival games since 1854. The best part? You can wear your sundress from morning to night, nary a scarf in sight.   

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LOOKING FOR LIVE MUSIC? TRY NASHVILLE

Catch an incredible concert at the Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry, or just happen upon a free show at any of the honky-tonks along Broadway. Take a stroll through the 12th Avenue South neighborhood for brunch at Bartaco and window-shopping at cute boutiques (including Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James). Play DJ in the listening booth at Jack White’s Third Man Records. Then hit up Pinewood Social, a hipster playground, which has everything from a coffee bar to a vintage-inspired bowling alley, plus an Airstream-trailer bar by the pool. Thanks to United’s new nonstop service from SFO to BNA, you can do it all in three days or less.

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WANT WINE? TRY SANTA BARBARA

Sure, you could drive or fly, but we say go old-school instead and take the train for a trip where the journey is as important as the destination. (It might take nine hours, but what other Amtrak route winds along such a scenic coast?) Head to the Funk Zone (cheesy name, cool neighborhood) once you’ve arrived for a much-deserved glass of vino and ask for the skinny on the town’s Urban Wine Trail--a self-guided tour of 20-plus tasting rooms that you’ll need at least a weekend to take in. Rest your weary head at the nearby Hotel Indigo before starting day two of your grape-filled adventure.

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