In an effort to encourage more impromptu adventures, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite spots that are easily accessible by car or a quick flight to enjoy the end of winter and early spring, places where you can be sure to get out of the everyday norm and experience nature, culture, zen, snow, or sea. And guess what? You can book all these rad spots directly through us. We even have a white glove concierge service who will book your whole itinerary if you’re into it. Book it, book it real good.
There’s something so comforting about being tucked away in the mountains, surrounded by gorgeous trees and rolling hills. With 50 private lodges, minimally decorated and with just the right amount of sunshine pouring in, the rooms at Calistoga Ranch feel more like mini weekender homes than simple accommodations. The restaurant here is top-notch, the grounds are incredible in their au natural glory, and you’ll never want to get out of the pool.
Glamp under Montana’s big starry sky at this five-star hideaway that has traditional lodges and luxe canvas tents. Look to these guys for an easy weekend trip that'll have you feeling at one with nature immediately upon arrival.
With interiors designed by Oscar de la Renta, and a handful of award-winning restaurants on-site, Punta Cana’s sprawling resort will have you ready to be island bound in no time. This glamorous Westin hotel, complete with an Oscar de la Renta boutique, features 200 oceanview hotel rooms and a small enclave of beachfront villas at Tortuga Bay.
With its bustling food scene, famed museums, and charming residential neighborhoods, Chicago is one of those cities that are perfect for an impromptu weekend stay. Even if you’ve been to Chi-town a million times, something new is always popping up. A stay at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a must, with its rooftop bar overlooking the harbor and many amazing restaurants down below.
Sunrise surf sessions are a must if you’re staying at Hawaii’s eastern tip of Hana. With breezy beaches, rolling hills, and plenty of palm trees around, Travaasa Hana provides a stay that’s all about nature. Be sure to sign up for flight alerts on all your travel apps, because there are some really good deals out there for last minute flights to paradise.
Farmhouse Inn is a sweet little getaway for a quick weekend outside San Francisco. With a mix of suites and cottages, this 25-room property in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley is one of the best under-the-radar hotels we know of. With a Michelin-star restaurant, gorgeous grounds, and a luxe spa, you’ll be surprised how much time you’ll want to spend just soaking up the offerings on-site.
If a break from the hustle and bustle of city life is what you need, take a quick road trip to one of California’s quaintest towns. Among the olive groves, sprawling pastures, and rolling vineyards, Ojai Valley Inn and Spa offers up all the zen with no meditation required.
Proof that you don’t have to leave America to enjoy tropical paradise, Hawaii is destination numero uno for many West Coast peeps. A quick flight from coastal California, Honolulu is home to lots of cool hotels and The Modern is one of our faves. With minimalist décor and a dash of tropical spirit, this spot offers all the aloha energy you’ve been needing this year.
Enjoy horseback riding, infinity pools, and luxurious spa treatments from this perch overlooking Costa Rica’s lush landscape. For a quick getaway, Hacienda AltaGracia is easy to get to and bustling with outdoor activities, from mountain biking to sugarcane plantation hopping.
A quick trip to NYC fuels the soul with the city’s undeniable buzz. Filled with history, incredible architecture, and gorgeous rooms, the new Beekman Hotel in Lower Manhattan (aka “New Downtown”) is an easy getaway from the norm of everyday life.
Cabo, Cabo, Cabo! Say it with us, amigos. Esperanza touts 350 days a year of sunshine and we believe them. Make the quick trip, soak up the rays, sip on fresh margaritas, and set up shop at Cabo’s only private resort beach.
Activity seekers, it'd be impossible for you to run out of things to do at this Americana lodge and glamping spot. The Resort at Paws Up sits on the Blackfoot River and is home to over a hundred trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and more. If you’re thinking about heading out this way to soak up the last of winter’s glory, you can expect fresh snow for snow shoeing, snow mobiling, skiing, and sleigh rides.
Alright, party people. This is your jam. A rockstar-worthy hotel in Austin’s Rainey Street District, Hotel Van Zandt is a music-lover’s ideal weekend getaway. With a rooftop pool deck, cool restaurant and rad rooms, this spot is an easy place to celebrate the good life at the drop of a fedora hat.
If you’re considering a trip to Miami and want to be able to stay at your hotel all day every day, this spot is IT. The new EDITION hotel in Miami Beach has an insane rooftop penthouse, private bungalows, multiple restaurants by renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, indoor and outdoor bars, a nightclub, a bowling alley, and an ice skating rink (indoors, obvi, because it’s Miami). No shortage of excuses to hop off to this spot for a weekend of Miami livin’.
East Coast lovers, here’s a spot where you can spend the weekend getting pampered and enjoying a time-out with zero distractions. Hang in the gardens, wander the nearby trails, or just settle in with a good book at the Mayflower Grace, where the livin’ is easy and the spa is spectacular.
Plentiful in cute cafes, great ski spots, fine dining establishments, and quaint lodges, Aspen is an easy go-to for a long weekend. A luxury Auberge resort, Hotel Jerome dates back to the 1930s and has that perfect combination of historic grounds with modern interiors. Check it out if the last of the snow season is calling your name.
You don’t have to travel hours away to feel rejuvenated. A trip to Beverly Hills for a night or two away from your norm might be just what you and the mister need to relax and reconnect. Check out the views of LA at Mr. C and be sure to pack a swimsuit so you can go for a dip in the rooftop pool.
With its gorgeous ski slopes and hideaway feel, Jackson Hole is always a good idea. Easily the most luxurious and serene resort in the area, Amangani overlooks the stunning East Gros Ventre Butte and offers up a redwood library, incredible spa, heated infinity pool, and impeccable service. For those looking to recharge, consider this place your life line.
Unexpectedly popping down to Mexico for a weekend is at the top of our all-time favorite things to do list. An easily accessible destination, the One&Only Palmilla resort feels worlds away from your everyday norm. With gorgeous tropical beaches, a legit golf course, and amazing spa, this spot has R&R down to a T.
Worried that you’ve missed out on all the snow for this year? It’s not too late to book a jaunt out to Snowmass Village, where the ski-in/ski-out access is the best in town. With interiors by celeb designers Kelly Wearstler and Jean Michel-Gathy, everywhere you turn has some kind of cool installation of organic materials, from Aspen tree lined walls to solid stone tabletops.
One thing’s for sure about Miami: there’s always something to do in this crazy city. Whether you’re headed to Miami Beach to soak up some sun, go art gallery hopping, do a little retail therapy, or explore the nightlife, a last-minute trip is nothing to sweat over. Check out the Mandarin Oriental for a stay that’s not only luxe, but comes with access to their private beach. Trust us, privacy is key in this town.
For those looking to escape on an underwater adventure, the coral reefs at Paradise Island are worth planning a little impromptu trip around. Spend a few days diving, snorkeling, or deep sea fishing if you’re all about that marine life. For those who prefer to stay above water, private yacht bookings and tours of the Versailles style gardens and 12th century Augustinian cloisters are sure to keep you busy (but not too-busy) at the One&Only Ocean Club luxury resort in the Bahamas.
While most of us Americans head to Mexico when we want to get to the tropics fast and easy, Belize is just as accessible. Check out the Ka’ana Resort in Cayo, nestled right in an old Mayan city. This boutique hotel is small and stunning, with lush grounds and gorgeous swimming pools.
A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, The Roosevelt is an old New Orleans institution that’s as good for a staycation as it is for a weekend getaway. The epicenter of jazz, creole culture, and the best bars on the planet, we can’t think of one single reason you wouldn’t want to head to Nola for a long weekend. In fact, it’s probably the best place to go on a whim because it’s the kind of city where you just don’t need to have a plan in place to have a good time.
Puerto Rico is an awesome getaway option for an island experience that has that lovely Caribbean vibe with amazing beaches and an authentic culture all its own. Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, built by the same architects who designed Grand Central Station, has been around since 1919. How’s that for a cool, historic, luxury getaway on an island you can fly to directly from JFK.
Set on an old Puerto Rican citrus and coconut plantation, Dorado Beach wows with its seclusion and luxurious amenities. The rooms here are gorgeous and perfect for unwinding and recharging. If you’re traveling en masse, check out the 5-bedroom 1920s hacienda that’ll sleep your whole gang.
Nicaragua’s first luxury resort, Mukul Beach on the Emerald Coast gives guests a glimpse of the good life. If a weekend spent in rolling green hills overlooking coastline, enjoying soothing spa treatments and real good bubbly is what you’re after, book a quick hop over to this gorgeous destination.
Located on Land’s End, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, the Resort at Pedregal feels like its own private hideaway. A quick direct flight from the West Coast, this stunning resort sits beside coral reefs and sandy beaches, perfect for kicking off your flip flops and wasting away a few days by the seashore.
If you’re looking at planning a last-minute jaunt to DC for some museum trips and restaurant hopping, The Jefferson is a fab place to spend your nights. This 1920s Beaux Arts building is conveniently located at M Street and 16th and is a fave boutique hotel of many DC travelers.
When getting outta town for a minute means getting into all-out party mode, we say go for the gold and head to Vegas. Where the bubbles flow, poolside parties pop, and the people watching is SO good. When in Vegas, it’s all about where you’re staying and the Mandarin Oriental is number one for luxury and location on the Strip. Tough to beat those odds.
Just ten minutes from the beach, this historic Charleston getaway is all charm. A sweet spot for a couples getaway or a surprise weekend with your bestie, Belmond Charleston Place is easily accessible and a cozy place to settle in for some good wine and great walks.
Austin’s most stately hotel, The Driskill is the perfect place to go if you need to relax and unwind, and be totally pampered with southern hospitality. This old Texas staple is conveniently located for those who enjoy the nightlife, but it’s quiet and peaceful enough to steer clear of the crowds.
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