Eureka Springs ArkansasMaybe you are contemplating taking a short trip somewhere in the United States.

Maybe you want to get away for a few days somewhere that is near to you in the United States.

We have highlighted some perfect mini-excursions for different areas and regions of the country.

1. Homer Alaska is a beautiful and economical way to visit Alaska. Homer offers boutiques, galleries and delicious food as well as affordable lodging.

2. Eureka Springs Arkansas seems to become better known with every passing year. Eureka Springs dates back to the Victorian Era so the historic benefits are numerous.

Eureka Springs is also known for its therapeutic benefits and spas. Accommodations are affordable and budget some money to take part in a chamomile and lavender scalp massage at one of the many available spas.

3. Breckenridge Colorado is absolutely breath taking, beautiful and unforgettable. Forget the idea that you have to ski to go to Colorado that is nonsense! Breckenridge offers bike paths and hiking paths, galleries, boutiques and a beautiful and quaint shopping district.

Affordable accommodations and a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains makes Breckenridge a definite must see mini-excursion for you in 2010.

4. Mackinac Island Michigan is known by some in the mid west but to those who haven’t been made aware of this treasure it is definitely one of the best kept secrets of the Great Lakes area. The island banned cars over 100 years ago and in place offers a beautiful eight mile bike trail along the coastline.

Accommodations can be affordable; however you can also opt to stay at the formal and classic Grand Hotel which is not so affordable. Couples make Mackinac Island in Michigan a romantic getaway, or a celebration of an anniversary or even a mini-honeymoon. Mackinac Island is beautiful at any time of the year.

5. Hermann Missouri is known to Missourians as wine country in the Midwest. Missourians have been taking weekend trips to this quaint winery town to stay in a bed and breakfast and escape the real world for decades.

There are seven family owned wineries in the Missouri River Valley which features the Hermann Wine Trail which is also a bike trail. Many of the bed and breakfasts offer views of the bluffs and river as well.


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