Why wait for Labor Day weekend to sneak in a quick trip or staycation during these last days of summer? We’re so fortunate to have access to several airports, as well as incredible resorts right here that make last-minute plans a cinch. Here are some fun destinations to consider, whether flying solo or traveling with a significant other, friend or group.
Hudson River Valley, N.Y.
Art lovers from near and far are heading to the second edition of Upstate Art Weekend in New York’s Hudson River Valley from August 27-29. The program features dozens of regional participants such as museums, sculpture parks, galleries and art fairs including the two-day NADA x Foreland with 81 exhibitors.
Located in the tony ski town, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail unveiled its multimillion-dollar renovation. The new contemporary décor’s lodge-inspired materials like local wood and stone adorn 121 guestrooms and 24 private residences. Enjoy onsite amenities (Flame steakhouse, Remedy bar, the Spa) and outdoor activities (fly fishing, mountain biking).
The Hamptons, N.Y.
Hotter than ever, the Hamptons brims with possibility. For art and design, check out Robert Longo’s retrospective at Guild Hall and the Invisible Collection’s pop up at Phillips’s auction house in Southampton (pictured). Wellness seekers stay at Shou Sugi Ban House and Topping Rose House. Soon, the Hamptons Classic brings premier equestrians.
Santa Fe, N.M.
Bordering Santa Fe National Forest and dating back to pioneer days, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection reopened after an extensive makeover. The 317-acre property touts a historic chapel, multiple room categories such as a spacious bunkhouse of reclaimed barn wood, and SkyFire restaurant by Southwestern cuisine-affiliated celebrity chef Dean Fearing.
The visionaries behind Blackberry Farm luxury resort in Tennessee are among new owners of High Hampton mountain retreat in western North Carolina. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1,400-acre property’s updated inn maintains its beloved, rustic ambiance. Amazing new restaurants and amenities further delight patrons and first-timers alike.
Many Florida resorts are enticing state residents and visitors with promotions through September 30. Fort Lauderdale’s LauderDeals invites everyone to take advantage of perks from free nights to upgrades at properties like the W and Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Eau Palm Beach extends discounted rates and other special treatment to Floridians.