If you are like most individuals and couples, getting away for a weekend sounds quite nice and quite necessary. Regardless of what your tastes are, what your budget is, and where you live in the world, the choices are almost endless.

If you live in a state or a country that has an expansive big city, you are in luck. There are so many destinations to get away to around the world; you are never at a loss.

Paris France

One of the top weekend getaway destinations is, of course, Paris in France.

You can stay in the city for the weekend and see sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Exquisite shopping, sightseeing, and shows galore are all yours for the seeing. Of course, do not forget to enjoy a delectable dish of French Cuisine.

New York, New York

Life would never somehow be complete with a trip to the Big Apple. Visiting New York is an exhilarating experience in that you can pick and choose any experience you want and never come out with the same combination of events.

There are major attractions, of course, such as the Empire State Building, Broadway shows, and world-class shopping. Then there is the more cultural side such as museums, art galleries, and world-famous parks such as Central Park. Rockefeller Center during holiday season is a must-see for any traveler.

London, England

If you live in England in a more country setting, then perhaps you would consider a weekend getaway to this exciting city. Buckingham Palace, The Crown Jewels, Tea at Harrods, music, books, and world-renowned shopping all await you in this regal city, which can be yours for the weekend.

Rome, Italy

For those who live and work in Rome, perhaps a weekend stay there may shed a different light on the city. Sights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum are just to mention one or two. You can take in a leisurely cup of cappuccino or espresso or dine on hundreds of different types of pasta or take in the surroundings of an open-air plaza while sipping on a favorite glass or two of wine.

Of course, these destinations are from all corners of the world and just to name a few. However, if you are fortunate enough to live in one of these countries, but have yet to see their major cities “as a tourist” (such as many New Yorkers), then planning a weekend getaway to these cities is a wise choice indeed.