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Weekend Getaways That Are Only a Southwest Flight Away

Annie Gabillet

We love a European adventure just as much as anyone, but there are some exciting places to visit right here in North America. And unlike going overseas, you just need a long weekend off work to escape your daily grind. To make it even easier, Southwest Airlines flies to various tropical or romantic locations perfect for a weekend getaway. Whether you want to relax at a spa in the desert or hit the Mexican beaches, here are four types of weekend trips that are only a Southwest flight away. Since you get two free bags with your ticket, we have suggestions for the perfect pieces to pack, too.

A Spa Getaway

Image Courtesy of Unsplash // Sidney Pearce

Enjoy a truly relaxing weekend by heading to the desert for some spa and pool time. You can explore what Sedona has to offer by flying directly into Phoenix from:

  • Albuquerque, NM 
  • Atlanta, GA 
  • Austin, TX 
  • Nashville, TN 
  • Boise, ID
  • Buffalo/Niagara, NY 
  • Burbank, CA 
  • Baltimore/Washington, MD 
  • Cleveland, OH 
  • Columbus, OH 
  • Cincinnati, OH 
  • Dallas (Love Field), TX 
  • Denver, CO 
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Detroit, MI
  • El Paso, TX 
  • New York/Newark, NJ
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
  • Spokane, WA
  • Houston (Hobby), TX 
  • Wichita, KS 
  • Indianapolis, IN 
  • Las Vegas, NV –
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Little Rock, AR 
  • Kansas City, MO 
  • Orlando, FL 
  • Chicago (Midway), IL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul (Terminal 2), MN 
  • New Orleans, LA 
  • Oakland, CA 
  • Oklahoma City, OK 
  • Omaha, NE 
  • Ontario/LA, CA 
  • Portland, OR 
  • Philadelphia, PA 
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Raleigh/Durham, NC 
  • Reno/Tahoe, NV 
  • San Diego, CA –
  • San Antonio, TX 
  • Louisville, KY –
  • Seattle/Tacoma, WA 
  • San Francisco, CA 
  • San Jose, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT 
  • Sacramento, CA 
  • Orange County/Santa Ana, CA
  • St. Louis, MO 
  • Tampa, FL 
  • Tulsa, OK 

New Mexico is also filled with wellness retreats that you can access by flying directly into Albuquerque from:

  • Baltimore/Washington, MD
  • Dallas (Love Field), TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston (Hobby), TX
  • Las Vegas, NV 
  • Los Angeles, CA 
  • Kansas City, MO 
  • Orlando, FL 
  • Chicago (Midway), IL 
  • Oakland, CA 
  • Phoenix, AZ 
  • San Diego, CA 
  • San Antonio, TX 
  • San Jose, CA 

What to Pack

The lava, hibiscus, and white sand colors of The Marina one-piece mimic the colors of a desert sunset. This suit is Summersalt’s twist on the universally-flattering wrap dress and comes with diagonal seaming that highlights the smallest part of your waist. You can pair it with The Long All Buttoned Up Cover Up for trips between a massage and the pool.

A Wine and Food Extravaganza

 

Unsplash // Ales Me

Southwest flies to various domestic culinary epicenters. Whether you go with a big group or just a friend or significant other, a food-centric getaway will indulge your senses. You can easily get to California Wine Country by flying directly to Oakland or San Francisco from:

  • Albuquerque
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Nashville
  • Boise
  • Burbank
  • Baltimore/Washington
  • Columbus
  • Dalla
  • Denver
  • New York/ Newark
  • Spokane
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Long Beach
  • Kansas City
  • Orlando
  • Chicago
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • New Orleans
  • Kahului (Maui)
  • Ontario
  • Portland
  • Phoenix
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Reno/Tahoe
  • San Diego
  • San Antonio
  • Seattle/Tacoma
  • Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos
  • Salt Lake City
  • Orange County/Santa Ana
  • St. Louis

Or, try gumbo, crawfish, and beignets by flying directly to New Orleans from:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Nashville
  • Baltimore/Washington
  • Columbus
  • Cancun
  • Dallas
  • Washington
  • Denver
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York (LaGuardia)
  • Kansas City
  • Orlando
  • Chicago
  • Oakland
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburg
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Diego
  • San Antonio
  • San Jose
  • St. Louis
  • Tampa

Another option: sample the legendary restaurants of Chicago by flying directly from:

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Albany, NY
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Hartford, CT
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Nashville, TN
  • Boise, ID
  • Boston Logan, MA
  • Buffalo/Niagara, NY
  • Burbank, CA
  • Baltimore/Washington, MD
  • Charleston, SC
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Cincinnati, OH  
  • Dallas (Love Field), TX
  • Washington (Reagan National), DC
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Panama City Beach, FL
  • New York/Newark, NJ  
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL  
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Houston (Hobby), TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York (LaGuardia), NY
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica  
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Orlando, FL
  • Memphis, TN
  • Manchester, NH
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Omaha, NE
  • Ontario/LA, CA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Portland, OR
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ  
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Punta Cana, DO   
  • Providence, RI   
  • Portland, ME   
  • Raleigh/Durham, NC   
  • Reno/Tahoe, NV
  • Ft. Myers, FL   
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Louisville, KY
  • Seattle/Tacoma, WA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, MX
  • San Juan, PR
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sacramento, CA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa, FL
  • Tucson, AZ

What to Pack

Dress up or dress down The Globetrotter dress, an easy summer staple that you can wear to brunch or cocktails. Pair it with The All Wrapped Up Scarf, which will double as blanket when you plan a picnic in the park or among the vineyards.

A Girlfriend Beach Trip

Karina Carvalho

A girls beach trip gives you a chance to catch up with your friends while you read your favorite magazines on the sand or float on rafts in the sea. Consider checking out Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with your bffs, or even Miami, which is just 30 miles south. You can fly directly to Ft. Lauderdale from:

  • Albany, NY
  • Atlanta, GA  
  • Aruba, Aruba
  • Austin, TX
  • Hartford, CT
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Nashville, TN
  • Boston Logan, MA  
  • Buffalo/Niagara, NY
  • Baltimore/Washington, MD
  • Belize City, Belize
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Dallas (Love Field), TX
  • Washington (Reagan National), DC
  • Denver, CO
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Houston (Hobby), TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Long Island/Islip, NY
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • New York (LaGuardia), NY
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Orlando, FL
  • Chicago (Midway), IL  
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • Punta Cana, DO
  • Providence, RI
  • Raleigh/Durham, NC  
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Louisville, KY
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • San Juan, PR
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa, FL

If you’re on the West Coast, Hawaii is always an option for a long weekend. Think: sipping mai tais with your best friends or hiking lush trails to waterfalls. You can fly directly to Honolulu from:

  • Oakland, CA
  • San Jose, CA

You can fly directly to Maui from:

  • Oakland, CA
  • San Jose, CA

What to Pack

The Sidestroke Bikini Top features an asymmetrical style with a cutout at the back. It will stay in place while you snorkel and look chic while you lounge with your girls. Pair it with The High Leg High Rise to get that leggy look.

A Romantic Mexican Retreat

Image Courtesy of Unsplash

Mexico is always a good idea when you want a quick, international getaway with your significant other. Check out Cancun or nearby Playa del Carmen or Tulum by flying directly to Cancun from:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Nashville
  • Baltimore
  • Columbus
  • Denver
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Milwaukee
  • New Orleans
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh / Durham
  • San Antonio
  • St. Louis

Closer to the West Coast? You can fly directly to Puerto Vallarta from:

  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland
  • San Diego

Or, try Cabo San Lucas by flying directly from:

  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Oakland
  • San Diego
  • San Jose
  • Sacramento
  • Orange County /  Santa Ana

What to Pack

The Causeway is sexy, slimming, and comfortable: exactly what you need for a romantic trip. The playful cutouts and mesh overlay show off just the right amount of skin, and the high-cut leg makes for a flattering silhouette. For after-beach fun, throw on The Easy Breezy Sarong in Sea Urchin & White Sand as a wrap skirt for some extra glamour.

Since these weekend getaways are so easy, there’s no need to pick just one!