By-Erika Semprun

With only four weeks of summer left, it’s time to make one last memory that’ll last a lifetime. What better way to do that than to take an unforgettable trip? Santillana has compiled a list of five must-see U.S. locations that are great to explore on a long-weekend trip!

#1- Washington, D.C.

There’s no doubt that our nation’s capital is worth checking out. With landmarks such as the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, you’re sure to have your hands full with dozens of spots for sightseeing. However, reserve some time to check out D.C.’s night scene too. The district offers delicious cuisine and tons of hip bars and clubs that are perfect for a night out. Also, don’t forget to add one of D.C.’s fascinating museums to your itinerary!

#2- Boston

Looking for a history-rich location? Visit the city to check out dozens of notable locations, such as the Paul Revere House, Quincy Market, and Boston Common. But that’s not all! Boston is the perfect blend of historic and modern. Check out the Freedom Trail if you’re eager to learn, or visit the Museum of Fine Arts for some great exhibits. Don’t forget to stop and hang at one of the local cafés or roam around one of the most popular public libraries!

#3- Lake Tahoe

One of America’s most beautiful destinations, Lake Tahoe is favored all year around! Although this is a great winter location, visitors across the nation have fallen in love with its summer trails, water activities (such as kayaking and paddle boarding), and its scenic views, perfect for a drive or mountainside picnic. Book a trip to Lake Tahoe for a nature-filled summer adventure!

#4- New Orleans

There are very few cities in the U.S. as culturally rich as “NOLA.” Offering the perfect blend of Caribbean and European cultures, this lively city is filled with exquisite cuisine and captivating music. Visit the French Quarter, Crescent City, and Bourbon Street to learn about colonial times, get a taste of mouth-watering beignets, or dance to live jazz!

#5- Charleston

Looking to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the south? Take a trip to Charleston, South Carolina! Charleston, known for its stunning southern architecture and beautiful beaches, is the perfect summer destination. The city not only offers delicious food, it’s home to renowned sites as well. Spend the day scouting historic landmarks and mansions or take a stroll down the city’s picturesque streets and avenues. If you’re looking for an aquatic adventure, the beach isn’t your only option! Explore the city by taking a boat ride through Charleston’s scenic waterways.

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