Back to school time is looming and now is the perfect time for parents to sneak away for some R&R before the return to class, sports and other after-school activities. Here are a few of the country’s most luxe properties offering accommodations, packages and experiences perfect for a weekend of reconnection and rejuvenation before the madness begins.
L’Auberge Del Mar | Del Mar, Calif. (pictured)
A coastal gem and staple in the Del Mar neighborhood, L’Auberge Del Mar is the quintessential seaside getaway. Offering luxuriously appointed accommodations, top-tier dining at the highly sought-after Adelaide, a pool scene with plush cabanas and healing treatments at Spa L’Auberge, the property is the perfect destination for those looking to take advantage of the calm before the storm. The property also offers a beach concierge and access to Zybra bikes to explore the area.
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa | La Jolla, Calif.
Nestled in the highly desirable Torrey Pines area of La Jolla, Estancia La Jolla is a garden enclave with 210 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites; a collection of award-winning restaurants including the signature Mustangs & Burros; an expansive pool area with plush cabanas and Spa Estancia, home to nine treatment rooms including an intimate couples’ bungalow with a private deck and outdoor soaking tub for two. The property is known for its garden-esque outdoor spaces which are perfect for taking in the SoCal sun and simply enjoying the magic of the surrounding setting.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa | Scottsdale, AZ
Embrace the heat of the desert with the Summer Lovin’ experience at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. The experience includes dinner for two (2) at T. Cook’s, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year; cocktails to go for two (2) from Mix Up Bar and a rose petal turndown. Guests who book the experience will receive a key at check-in to redeem their complimentary cocktail kit at which point they’ll be able to choose from an array of expertly crafted libations in addition to a complementary food menu. Guests can mix cocktails in their room or take them to-go and enjoy the property’s expansive grounds and can wrap up the getaway with a signature citrus-inspired treatment at the award-winning Alvadora Spa.
The Whitney Hotel | Boston, MA
The Whitney is known for being one of the most romantic, luxurious hotels in Boston and serves as the perfect destination for a rejuvenating getaway. The award-winning property’s Sip & Paint package encourages connection and outdoor exploration and includes a selection of canned cocktails from Rosé Water, a masterfully crafted charcuterie plate, and a luxury ChappyWrap blanket to use while exploring the neighborhood in addition to a specially curated painting kit.
The Rittenhouse | Philadelphia, PA
A premier hotel in Philadelphia, The Rittenhouse blends indulgence and relaxation with its Sip, Spa & Stay experience. The package includes overnight accommodations, a 60-minute Rittenhouse signature massage for two (2); a 30-minute Rittenhouse facial for two (2) and two cocktails at Library Bar. An intimate dinner at Lacroix, led by celebrated Executive Chef Eric Leveillee, is the perfect way to reconnect over an expansive wine and cocktail menu and a selection of French-inspired cuisine.
The Roundtree, Amagansett | Amagansett, NY
Set on two-acres of land along Main Street, just steps away from the East Hampton village of Amagansett, The Roundtree is a year-round 15-accommodation boutique hotel perfect for a getaway. Boasting a beautifully appointed collection of guest rooms and cottages and lush grounds perfect for rest, relaxation and enjoying the outdoors, the property offers nightly wine and cheese experiences, evening s’mores and a highly attentive property concierge that can arrange for private dining experiences at local restaurants, in-room massage, beach bonfires and more. The property is easily accessible via Hampton Jitney and Long Island Rail Road.
Palacio Provincial | Old San Juan, PR
Located in the heart of Old San Juan, Palacio Provincial boasts 43 guest rooms and suites, all regionally and residentially inspired with a modern approach to comfort and indulgence and is home to the signature restaurant, Consular, and a spacious rooftop with a bar and infinity pool. The property recently introduced its Sip & Savory Summer package which includes a mixology tour for two (2) adults, a sweet or savory welcome amenity and a branded hotel gift – the ideal experience for those looking to explore a stunning destination and unwind before the madness of back to school season.