5 Beautiful Weekend Escapes from Atlanta

Escape the city with our top destinations just a short drive from Atlanta.

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Escape the city with our top destinations just a short drive from Atlanta.

Need an escape from the city? Consider visiting one of these locations near Atlanta for a relaxing weekend getaway. Watch the video above to see our picks, from North Carolina to Florida.

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Weekend Adventures

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Go back in history and explore the ancient Luxor Temple in Egypt.

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Located beside Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle is over 1000 years old, possibly holding more stories of siege and conquest than any other ruins in Scotland

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Escape for a moment to the historic home of the Navajo people at Monument Valley which is an iconic backdrop for some of Hollywood’s most famous Western films.

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Be transported back to the 19th century as you stroll among the sprawling 25 acres of Oak Alley Plantation. Restored to its original glory over several decades, the estate is named for its long, tree-lined path, perfect for a contemplative walk as history appears around you.

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Escape to the 'Princess Garden', a tranquil retreat from the bustle of busy Berlin.

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Escape for a moment to watch the sun set over Sulu Sea in the Philippines.