If you work 9 to 5pm, Monday to Friday, you’ll most likely spend your week looking forward to a relaxing, active, or fun weekend. If you’re tired of buzzing nightclubs, cool bars, or endless TV seasons, you might want to shake things up by booking a mini vacation alone or with your family or friends.

If you are unsure of the best activities to make the most of your free time, here are the very best weekend trips to consider.

New York City, New York

New York City is definitely worth a visit on a spare weekend. If you’re not too far away from the Big Apple, make your way to the city to catch a Broadway show, a basketball game at Madison Square Garden, or to simply browse the best stores, such as Macy’s and Bloomingdales. Also, as it’s the city that never sleeps, a weekend could feel much longer if you’re willing to sacrifice a little sleep to enjoy the best attractions, bars and restaurants New York has to offer.

Boston, Massachusetts

Sports fans would be smart to book a trip to Boston, as few things can compare to the atmosphere at Fenway Park, even if you’re not a fan of the Red Sox. If you’re looking for a weekend city break for all the family, there will be plenty of activities to keep the children busy, too, as you can visit the Boston Children’s Museum or the New England Aquarium. Head to Vacation Renter by Wilbur Labs to book a relaxing rental home for a weekend trip.

Charleston, South Carolina

If you appreciate small town living, coastal views, intriguing history, and feel-good southern food, go to Charleston this weekend. You’ll want to take plenty of money with you, as King Street is well-regarded for its boutique stores. Don’t forget to take your camera, too, as you’ll want to capture the colorful housing on Rainbow Row, and other architectural marvels dotted across “the South’s best city”.

Miami, Florida

If you plan to party in style this weekend, Miami is the place to be for couples, groups of friends, or solo travelers. It’s also the ideal destination to soak up the sun, as temperatures will vary from 70˚F to 80˚F all year long, so it’s the best place to escape to during a cold winter. The Cuban culture, cuisine, music, and dancing are also what make this city truly distinctive. You’ll definitely want to extend your weekend stay.

Austin, Texas

While Texas is synonymous with rodeos, you’re unlikely to meet any cowboys in Austin. It’s the ideal city to let your hair down after a busy week at work, as it offers some of the coolest bars in the south. It’s also known as the Live Music Capital of the World, and there is no better place to watch talented musicians perform than on 6th street.

While it might not offer the rodeos and cowboys, it does offer the state’s famous Tex Mex and BBQ cuisine. You can guarantee the flavors will linger on your tongue long after your weekend trip is over.