With red rock to the south, mountains in the north and world-class scenery all around, Utah is a great place to be. But we all need an occasional break from the daily, and Utah is also a great point of departure. Whether you leave from Salt Lake’s recently spiffed-up airport or pile in the car for a road trip, it’s an easy jump to a whole new reality. Here are some of our favorite destinations for a three-day escape. 

Click the links below for complete three-day itineraries of these getaways.

Beercation in Portland
Culture and countryside in Cedar City
Green River, rock on
Coasting California's Central Coast
Farm fresh in Delta County
Ghost hunting in Elko