Best Long Weekends in the Country

Do you need to get away for the weekend? Could you use some fresh air, a green countryside, delicious food, and a really comfortable hotel? Here are four places to escape for a long weekend. A drink awaits your arrival.

Photo: Fuchun Resort
Photo: Fuchun Resort

Fuyang: Take a break in China with a massage, a tour of a tea plantation, and visits to temples.

Photo: Beniya Mukayu
Photo: Beniya Mukayu

Kaga: Soak in an open-air tub, drink freshly pressed apple juice, and ride a gondola along the Daishoji River in Japan.

Photo: Lonezor (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via nl.wikipedia
Photo: Lonezor (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via nl.wikipedia
Wachau: Pedal around small towns, Baroque churches, castles, a lush river valley, orchards, and vineyards outside of Vienna.

Photo: The Wild Rabbit
Photo: The Wild Rabbit

Kingham: Sleep in late, visit a farm, eat a gourmet dinner, and drink at the local pub in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds.

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