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The 25 Best U.S. Cities to Spend a Weekend

Updated On 05/07/2019 at 12:45PM EST Updated On 05/07/2019 at 12:45PM EST
Zilker Park, Austin, Texas
Zilker Park, Austin, Texas. | Thomas Allison/Thrillist
Scottsdale lies near the northern edge of the Sonoran Desert. | Kate Nelle Photography
Buffalo’s industrial past becomes a strength once again in Elevator Alley. | Elevator Alley Kayak
A bustling Downtown Boise rests at the base of snowy foothills. | Anna Gorin/Moment/Getty Images
Randy Gilson brought color to Pittsburgh’s Northside with his eye-catching art exhibit. | Randyland
Catch a game at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. | Joseph Sohm/shutterstock
Steve’s Prince of Steaks has some of Philly’s best. | Trevor Raab/Thrillist
The District’s new waterfront is a must-visit destination. | Wharf DC
Minneapolis is home to one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the USA. | photo.ua/Shutterstock
'Grammable drinks and dining at NYC's Gramercy Tavern. | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Denver and beer go hand in hand. | Matt Nager/Thrillist
Asheville’s farm-to-table dining options aren’t to be missed. | Tupelo Honey
The Heidelberg Street Project is a two-block public art display. | James Leynse/Corbis Historical/Getty Images
Find famous street art and colorful murals near the UT campus. | Thomas Allison/Thrillist
You can’t do Kansas City without barbecue. | Gates Bar-B-Q
Seattle's Pike Place Market is a must-visit for weekenders. | cdrin/Shutterstock
Drink up at beloved outdoor beer garden, Drake's Dealership. | Drake’s Dealership
Atomic Liquors in downtown Vegas. | Mona Shield Payne/Thrillist
Unparalleled sun and surf in San Diego. | Sebastien Burel/Shutterstock
Catch a great glimpse of the NYC skyline at Brooklyn Bridge Park. | Cultura Exclusive/Henglein and Steets/Getty Images
The Chicago River cuts right through the city. | Mlenny/E+/Getty Images
Charleston’s neighborhoods are perfect for roaming. | Education Images/UIG/Getty Images
Honky-tonks abound in Lower Broad. | f11photo/Shutterstock
Watch the sun go down from a waterfront bar. | Zeinab Kristen/Thrillist
A typical food pod in Portland. | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Mardi Gras morning in New Orleans. | EMILY KASK/AFP/Getty Images