U.S travelers looking to escape the cold winter lockdowns they’ve had to endure don’t need to wander the world to enjoy the great outdoors and stay safe. Below we highlight four domestic travel destinations and hotels that are perfect for Americans looking to travel this spring, including a Hawaiian paradise, New England wonderland, Washington DC hotel celebrating Cherry Blossom season, and a piece of sunshine in the southwest.
#1: Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Maui, HI)
Grand Wailea – an iconic beachside property nestled on 40-acres of lush, tropical gardens fronting Maui’s Wailea Beach – is the perfect place to soak up the sun. Supplementary lounging amidst the warm tropical air, Grand Wailea is offering a treasure trove of programming.
Guests who want to stay for a long period of time can opt to book the Extended Stay Package, which allows travelers to set up a ‘home’ at Grand Wailea, with an emphasis on making the travel experience as seamless and safe as possible. In addition to flying private from the continental US, each day starts with beautiful views from a private Ocean View room lanai, personal office and schooling setups, a dedicated concierge, personal fitness pods, and more. Those craving relaxations can choose from a selection of rejuvenating treatments — all reimagined to be in adherence to current health & safety guidelines — at Spa Grande, including a reading and healing session with a renowned astrologer, Juliet Doty.
#2: Mill Falls at the Lake (Meredith, NH)
Travelers seeking a mountain-setting spring break getaway can head to Mill Falls at the Lake, a timeless resort beautifully situated on the western shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in the small town of Meredith, New Hampshire. The town of Meredith offers classic mountain appeal, featuring a cozy, rustic atmosphere and family-friendly activities including guided nature hikes, bicycle rentals, fun lawn games, nightly lakeside campfires and s’mores, a Marketplace with boutique shops, an award-winning spa, and various dining options that offer something for everybody, from cozy comfort food to rustic Italian cuisine.
Guests can also enjoy offsite activities including tastings at the nearby Hermit Woods Winery, the Waukewan Golf Club, Mount Washington scenic cruises, and the largest arcade in the world, Funspot. Guests can also book the resort’s Family Spring Break… at the Lake package for a family getaway that includes luxurious overnight accommodations, a welcome amenity upon arrival, $50 dining credit to Camp or Giuseppe’s Restaurant, evening campfires with hot chocolate and s’mores as well as Exclusive discount booklet for the shops at Mill Falls Marketplace.
#3: Riggs Washington DC (District of Columbia)
Riggs Washington DC – a luxe, one-of-a-kind hotel in Penn Quarter, set in a historic building once home to Riggs National Bank – features 181 guest rooms and suites. Paying homage to the building’s legacy, each room is reminiscent of a private safety deposit box. This spring, guests can witness the nation’s capital during its inimitable Cherry Blossom season, where fluffy pink blooms are awash throughout the city.
Bookable between March 19 and April 26, the hotel’s Ida McKinley Cherry Blossom Package includes a stay in the Ida McKinley First Lady Suite. The suite is inspired by Ida McKinley, wife of William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, who had a deep love of flowers and plants, which she incorporated throughout The White House. Included in the experience is an expertly guide private tour of Washington, D.C.’s most iconic landmarks, giving ample opportunity to view and photograph the cherry blossom trees in bloom around the National Mall and Tidal Basin, and a Silver Lyan ‘picnic box’ to enjoy on the tour that includes the ‘Japanese Saddle’ seasonal cocktail along with snacks and further beverages. Guests’ suite will include fresh seasonal flowers, in tribute to the first lady, as well as a bottle of Laurent Perrier Rosé Champagne and Canapés. Rates start at $1,200/night.
#4: The Tempest Hotel (Tempe, AZ)
The Tempest Hotel – a 52-room boutique hotel in Tempe, Arizona seconds from ASU – is the ultimate base for those seeking warmth in the Southwest. Supplementary to outdoor activities such as an on-site pool and proximate nature preserves for desert hiking, travelers can book the hotel’s Around the World Beer Flight special, which offers an exclusive-for-Tempest-guests tour and enlightening global beer tasting at a local haunt, Pedal Haus Brewery. Additionally, they can book spa services on-demand through the hotel’s new partnership with A Magic Touch Mobile Massage. Guests can click here to book the packages.