We’re already halfway through winter. We know what that means… our favorite vacation of the year is just around the corner! Its time to ditch our puffy coats and wear bikinis instead. These are some of our favorite places to go relax and catch some rays. Don’t forget to pack your Hampton Sun sunscreen!
The Ritz-Carlton South Beach is truly the ultimate Miami experience. With a huge pool and private beach, you’ll feel pampered and reluctant to leave. The art-deco scene in South Beach is hard to beat. And the Ritz is right in the center of it all! Take a tour of historic Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive for 1920s and 30s Great Gatsby architecture. Once your day of relaxing is over, you’ll only have to walk a few steps to experience Miami’s booming nightlife. The nearby Coconut Grove is the perfect place for a more laid back night out. If you’re looking for the ultimate spring break experience, Ultra Music Festival is taking place on March 24-26, 2017. This electronic music festival takes place in downtown Miami and is the ultimate experience for any music lover. The DJ lineup includes David Guetta and Martin Garrix. If that’s not enough, slip on your bikini at the world famous Nikki Beach and dance the day away at the Electric Beach Music Festival taking place on March 18.
Also located on Miami’s South Beach, Soho Beach House offers a colorful and exciting escape from the ordinary. The private beach has reserved chairs and waiter service for members and guests. On the top floor, there is a rooftop pool and tequila bar with a creative cocktail menu to satisfy even your wildest happy hour cravings. Order some tequila to begin your night or for a unique experience, try the mescal. Sip on a refreshing watermelon and cucumber cocktail or try the heavier Dulce de Yessness with house-made fireball whiskey, mango and guava.
This desert escape is the perfect destination for those who want a balance of adventure and relaxation. After a day of hiking in one of the numerous parks surrounding the resort, book a reservation at the spa, which is inspired by the naturally occurring ingredients of the desert. With expansive hiking trails, the regions around Scottsdale have options for avid hikers and for those who want a more relaxed stroll. In fact, Scottsdale was listed as one of National Geographic’s top 15 hiking destinations in the country. Four Seasons resort also offers an once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the Arizonan desert from land and sky. After your day exploring the wilderness, enjoy a meal at any of the delicious restaurants at the resort. One look at their Instagram page left us craving the pies and burgers at the American canteen, Proof.
Who can resist this Las Vegas icon? With five pools, there will never be a dearth of choice. Have a bite of tuna tataki at Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant before catching a showing of Circque de Soleil. As Las Vegas goes, that will be just the beginning of your night. Spend the rest of the evening at one of the numerous nightclubs that line the Las Vegas strip.
For those looking for a more relaxed seaside escape, look no further than the One&Only Palmilla. Staying at the resort gives you access to one of the only swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, Pelican Beach. If that isn’t enough reason to go, One&Only partners with Michelin-starred chef Jean-George Vongerichten to give guests amazingly delicious dining options. The Ocean Front room features a private terrace overlooking the Sea of Cortez. If you want to go all out, book the Villa Cortez. The Villa boasts a private spa, gym, and pool with four bedrooms. The entire property is modeled after traditional Mexican architecture and gives the ultimate authentic experience.