Getaway Compass

United States

The United States is made up of 50 states that vary in landscape, climate, and culture. You can visit the many vibrant and exciting cities around the country or spend time exploring the varying landscapes and national parks. There are 63 National Parks that offer incredible nature and unique experiences. Relax on one of the many beaches in Maui, go skiing in the mountains in Colorado, or shop in Soho in New York City. There is so much to see and do in the US that it can get overwhelming to plan a trip. Choose a state below and read the guides to help you plan your next trip.

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Prescott Arizona

15 Best Day Trips from Phoenix

A day trip from Phoenix is the perfect way to escape the heat without spending too much money. During the four years I’ve lived in Phoenix I have taken many incredible day trips from Phoenix to lakes, national parks, and

Big Sur Weekend Road Trip

Big Sur Weekend Road Trip Itinerary

Big Sur, California has the most incredible coastline with redwoods, bright blue water, large cliffs, and waterfalls. A weekend road trip in Big Sur offers the perfect getaway to relax, hike, and explore. Big Sur is made up of several

Jerome Street

Day Trip To Jerome: Arizona Ghost Town

About 2 hours north of Phoenix you can find Jerome, an old copper mining town. Jerome is located on top of Cleopatra Hill overlooking Verde Valley which is at 5,000 ft elevation. Since Jerome is cooler than Phoenix so it

Temecula Weekend Getaway Itinerary

Temecula Weekend Getaway Itinerary

Temecula Valley is a beautiful wine region in southern California. Located not far from San Diego, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles, Temecula offers a great weekend getaway. Temecula Valley is smaller than the popular Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley, but

Grand Prismatic Spring

Yellowstone National Park Weekend Itinerary

Yellowstone National Park is a unique national park that protects an area where large volcanic eruptions happened over 631,000 years ago. The park has diverse wildlife including bison, wolves, bighorn, elk, grizzly bears, black bears, and moose. Within the park

Portland Sign

Best Things To Do in a Weekend in Portland

This vibrant city has unique cafes and boutiques, markets that make you feel like you’re in Europe, and countless microbreweries. I lived in Portland for a summer and completely fell in love with the city. Below was what I usually

Spur Cross Trail

10 Best Hikes Near Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix is in a valley surrounded by scenic mountains and lakes, offering unique hikes with great views. One of the highlights of hiking near Phoenix is seeing the Saguaro Cactus which grow to reach an average height of 40 ft.