Wherever you live, there are abundant short term choices for mini vacations. From where you live in almost any direction within 200 miles there are all kinds of adventures beckoning for your attention.
Train trips by Amtrak can occupy less than a week, flights, at reduced rates, expiring this weekend, but frequently repeated can whisk you almost anywhere and back at a reasonable cost. Pack light, plan ahead, choose a hotel deal and your adventure will be a breather you deserve.
In Arizona and New Mexico there are driving trips which take you into all sorts of enchantment. One, discovered not long ago near Tucson, is Kartchner Caverns, a pristine cave full of magnificent visual wonders. Plan a 2 or 3 day trip to take in Tombstone, Bisbee and other surrounding quaint southwestern villages.