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21 Popular Cities for Summer Weekend Getaways

Whether it's family fun, a girl's trip or cultural activities you're after, these great American cities are the perfect getaways for a long summer weekend.

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In addition to deep-dish pizza slices bigger than your face, Windy City musts include cruising on a riverboat architectural tour, taking a "Bean" selfie at Millennium Park and catching an improv comedy show at Second City.

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Las Vegas

Make your 72 hours in Sin City count with pool parties, incredible shows and the infamous casinos on the strip. Venture out to the Neon Museum and tour the sign graveyard if you love vintage Americana. Skip the crowds in front of the Bellagio by staying at the Cosmopolitan. Most of their balcony rooms overlook the famous fountains and the view makes an incredible Instagram.

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New York City

If you've never been to the Big Apple, stay in Manhattan and check off iconic sights like Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National History Museum. If you're coming back, stay in Brooklyn and check out the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and tour the famous Brooklyn Brewery. No matter what borough, fresh-made bagels are a must.

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Whether you have kids or are a kid at heart, don't miss the Atlanta Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, and the World of Coca-Cola museum, where you can sample sodas from all over the world. Two Atlanta food halls, Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market offer a bevy of restaurants and shops, and a real city scene.

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