10 Best Cities for a Weekend Getaway

London or Vienna tops, depending on whether you're bringing the family
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2017 12:24 PM CDT
Victory Column and Tiergarten Park in Berlin, Germany. The city is No. 2 in the 'weekend getaway' rankings.   (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)

(Newser) – Those in need of a mini-vacation might check out new rankings from travel app weekenGO, which looked at 1,000 cities to figure out which were best for a weekend getaway. Note that these are ambitious getaways, with London at No. 1. The site crunched factors such as accommodations, traffic, safety, cost, attractions, etc., per Lonely Planet. Here are the top 10:

  1. London
  2. Berlin
  3. Vienna
  4. Hamburg
  5. Paris
  6. Amsterdam
  7. New York City
  8. Munich
  9. Barcelona
  10. Madrid

For those with kids in tow, the site also ranked the best cities for family getaways:

  1. Vienna
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Prague
  4. Tokyo
  5. Zurich
  6. Hamburg
  7. Berlin
  8. Edinburgh
  9. London
  10. Munich
Click for the full rankings, which include different breakdowns for millennials and baby boomers. (Read more Travel stories.)

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