One of the best things about the beginning of the year are the many long weekend breaks that provide the perfect opportunity for a quick, fun vacation. You can have a last-minute weekend escape without having to go the distance. All of these getaways are less than a 4-hour car ride away. Given the cultural, recreational and fitness options available at these chic spots, it will be well worth the short travel time!

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