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3 Summer Weekend Getaways + What to Pack

Our top three picks for mini summer vacations, complete with our full itinerary recommendations.

If you’re anything like us and using this summer to make up for lost travel time, quick weekend jaunts are the perfect way to recharge and hit refresh. You get to experience a welcome change of scenery without the ordeal of planning a bigger international trip. And oh what a difference just a few days can make! Wherever you travel, Truffles are a must-have for organizing your essentials and making packing effortless. They’re an easy way to upgrade your travel style and make even the shortest vacations feel special.

These are our top three picks for mini summer vacations, complete with our recommendations for activities, accommodations, and packing lists. We did the research so all you need to do is pick a weekend, grab your Truffle, and go!

The Beach Town: Nantucket, MA

This New England escape off the coast of Cape Cod has a charming small-town feel that’s rich with maritime history. Soft sandy beaches and quaint cottages provide a picturesque backdrop for exploration. And, as of May 29th, all COVID restrictions are lifted.

What to Pack for Nantucket, MA - 3 Summer Weekend Getaways + What to Pack

 

WHAT TO PACK

 

Clarity Tote and Clarity Clutch (Small) 

Keep all your accessories organized and your makeup and skincare spill-proof in our Clarity Clutch and toss it in our Clarity Tote when heading to this summer weekend getaway.

Clarity Packing Cube Trio

Going from beach to barside will require lots of looks. Wondering what to pack for this weekend trip? Save space and err on the side of efficiency with these clear packing cubes. 

 

WHERE TO STAY

 

White Elephant

A waterfront resort steps from Children's Beach, the Brant Point Lighthouse, and Nantucket Town.

Hotel Pippa

Located in the heart of downtown Nantucket and close to all the action—galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and more.

 

WHERE TO EAT (& DRINK)

 

Galley Beach Restaurant

Originally a clam shack, this Nantucket landmark is now a culinary destination with a seasonal menu of fresh seafood and 5,000-bottle wine cellar.

Lola 41

A chic sushi and bistro restaurant specializing in cuisines from the 41st parallel. (“Lola” stands for longitude and latitude.)

Cisco Brewers

Founded in 1995, Cisco Brewers is Nantucket’s first and only craft brewery. Its open-air beer garden is the perfect setting to connect over a pint.

 

WHAT TO DO 

 

Surfside Beach

Clean sand and clear waters make Surfside one of Nantucket’s most popular beaches. Parking is easily accessible and, if you’re lucky, you may even spot some sea lions.

Sconset Bluff Walk

This cliff walk takes you off the beaten path and through the backyards of Nantucket’s quintessentially quaint homes. Enjoy gorgeous ocean views the whole way!

Boat Taxi to Wauwinet

Cruise Nantucket Bay while taking in breathtaking scenery aboard the Wauwinet Lady. This complimentary water shuttle service runs several times a day but be sure to make reservations.
 

Outdoor Adventure: Lake Powell, Utah

If fresh air, open sky, and adventure are your MO for a weekend away, Lake Powell is the destination for you. It’s the second largest man-made lake in the U.S. and the surrounding town is home to scenic red rock trails and high mountain forests. 

What to Pack for Lake Powell, Utah - 3 Summer Weekend Getaways + What to Pack

 

WHAT TO PACK

 

Clarity Pouch Large

The best roadside assistant in our opinion, perfect for all your summer weekend getaways 

Clarity Pouch Small

Just the right size for tossing in your backpack before heading out for an adventure. 

Clarity Backpack

Perfect for fitting your Clarity Pouches and more. 

 

WHERE TO STAY 

 

Red Mountain Resort

This retreat is embedded seamlessly into the red rock cliffs and has all the spa and wellness amenities you need for the ultimate self-care weekend.

Amangiri

A 600-acre luxury hideaway deep within the canyons of Canyon Point makes the perfect secluded escape.

 

WHERE TO EAT

 

Sunset 89

Sitting at the edge of a canyon, this eclectic Pacific Rim restaurant and bar offers unparalleled views of Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam.

Big John’s Texas BBQ

Relaxed atmosphere, retro vibes, and amazingly delicious brisket and ribs. You’ll feel like you managed to squeeze in a Texas getaway too.

 

WHAT TO DO 

 

Hike Zion National Park

Hiking in Zion requires some planning ahead, but trust us, the views are worth it. The most popular trails include Angels Landing, The Narrows, and many others.

Kayak Lake Powell

If you’re looking to give your legs a break from hiking, rent a kayak and prepare for breathtaking canyon views. 

The Plateau on Horseback

Experience the sweeping Utah desert on horseback. Did we mention the views? It’s a theme here.

 

Summer City: Charleston, SC

A popular destination for bridal parties and bachelorettes, Charleston is known for its Southern hospitality, ornate architecture, and lush gardens. Let's not forget the eclectic art, food, and style scenes that are sure to inspire repeat visits.

What to Pack for Charleston, SC - 3 Summer Weekend Getaways + What to Pack

 

WHAT TO PACK

 

Clarity Convertible Belt Bag

With all the walking you’ll surely be doing, this hands-free bag is a must-have for carrying your essentials.

Privacy Card Case

Keep your important cards tucked away and safe for care-free travel.

Clarity Packing Cube Trio

Save space in your suitcase and maximize organization with these Clarity Cubes.   

 

WHERE TO STAY  

 

The Dewberry Charleston

Come for the incredible mid century architecture, stay for the convenience of being close to all the shopping and dining in downtown Charleston.

Emeline

A boutique hotel that beautifully reflects its historic downtown location beside cobblestone streets and brightly colored row houses.

 

WHERE TO EAT (& DRINK)

 

The Obstinate Daughter

A Southern restaurant with French, Italian, and Spanish influences featuring a seasonal menu of pizza, pasta, small plates, and a raw bar.

Daps Breakfast & Imbibe

The perfect casual neighborhood spot to grab breakfast or enjoy a brunch cocktail on the patio.

The Ordinary

This popular oyster bar combines Southern hospitality with coastal charm. If you can’t swing reservations, we highly recommend dining at the bar.

 

WHAT TO DO

 

Walking Tour

Link up with a local tour guide and stroll through the city to get a historic view of the surrounding architecture and sights.

The Charleston Museum

A great way to cool off indoors from the summer heat while also gaining important insight into Charleston’s history. 

Isle of Palms

Take a break from the bustle of the city proper and travel just 16 miles away to this expansive shoreline.

Kiwah Island

If you love the outdoors, Kiwah Island is a must-see. It boasts 10 miles of beaches, preserved maritime forests, sand dunes, marshes, and more.

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