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A Majestic Mountain or World-Class Golf

BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 12/30/13 -- Weekend getaways are a welcome break from your day-to-day routine and an excellent way to relax without using up precious vacation time. Two of the best weekend destinations, according to our new infographic, during the summer are Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Rapid City, South Dakota.

A Beach Getaway
Ocean activities and superb golf courses are why Myrtle Beach is perfect for summer weekend getaways. Just one afternoon spent deep sea fishing, or simply casting from the shore, helps ease your everyday worries and bring a smile to your face. You can glide out on the ocean on a sailboat or kayak, or simply sit and gaze at the clear blue water from a sandy beach. If you prefer spending your days on an award-winning golf course, Myrtle Beach is ideal; course designers include Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman.

Presidential Majesty
Rapid City is 25 miles from Mount Rushmore, but seeing the iconic presidential tribute is not the only reason to visit the area. There is nothing like a day spent in the outdoors to clear the mind and rejuvenate the spirit, and the Black Hills surrounding Rapid City offer plenty of fresh-air adventures. If you're a fishing enthusiast, the creeks are brimming with brook, brown and rainbow trout, and hikers have plenty of trails to explore. After a day in nature, you can retire to a comfortable hotel to dream sweet dreams about what the next day will bring.

Myrtle Beach and Rapid City are great during the summer and throughout the year. If you're looking to get out of town on short notice, you can find weekend getaway specials throughout the year.

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