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52 weekend getaways: a year's worth of escapes

52 weekend getaways: a year's worth of escapes

We all need time to get away, whether that means to the shore, to the slots or to the slopes. Grab your favorites from these 52 nuggets -- one for every weekend of the year -- and start packing: a little R&R in Santa Cruz, adventure and fresh air atop Mt. Whitney or some good old Gold Rush history (and apple pie) in Julian.

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Click on the images below to find your perfect getaway, or click through them all here.

Hotels and Resorts
Terranea hotelHotel Maya
Ace Hotel & Swim ClubThe Shorebreak Hotel
Rest and Relaxation
Santa CruzSedona, Arizona
Catalina IslandTomales Bay

Outdoors and Adventure
Lake CasitasMt. Whitney
Sailing San FranciscoPalomar Mountain
Ski and Winter
Soda SpringsBadger Pass
Lost Trail LodgeMammoth Lakes

Food and Wine
Northern CaliforniaOld Edna
Phoenix and ScottsdaleFerry Building, SF
Gambling Getaways
Las Vegas CityCenterPala Casino Spa Resort
Laughlin, NevadaCatalina's Avalon Casino

Historical Trips
San Juan IslandsRamona's California
JulianHearst Castle
Traveling with Kids
LegolandNewport Dunes
San Diego ZooVision Quest Ranch
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