10 great 3-day weekend getaways near major cities

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Two-thirds of U.S. travelers prefer short trips, according to a study by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

“It tends to be easier to get away for just 3 days with much less preparation for leaving work for an entire week,” says Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor of the travel site Orbitz.com. “It also allows travelers to spread their vacation days out over more trips and is generally less expensive,” she says.

With that in mind and with the help of Orbitz’s Tornatore, Bankrate.com came up with these quick-visit, 3-day vacations.

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