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Four Fabulous Long-Weekend Road Trips

Quick trips through Cajun country, the Colorado mountains, rural Virginia and the Willamette Valley

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See our travel guide for inspiration for your next weekend road trip.

En español | Ready for a driving vacation off the usual path? Well, fire up the GPS and explore these lesser-known itineraries — from the Bayou to the Rockies and Oregon's Willamette Valley to Virginia’s Crooked Road. All offer beautiful vistas and an abundance of regional flavor that you can enjoy in a few days’ journey.

Louisiana

Take a delicious trip northwest from New Orleans, through Lafayette to Breaux Bridge (313.5 miles roundtrip)

Oregon

Wind — and wine — down at a few of the wonderful vineyards from Portland to Newberg (123 miles roundtrip)

Colorado

Travel a twisty mountain path between Durango through Silverton and Telluride to Cortez (241.5 miles roundtrip)

Virginia

Meander along the state’s Heritage Music Trail, from Rocky Mount to Bristol (257 miles roundtrip)

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