There’s something amazing about adding a touch of luxury to your vacations. Whether it’s the sumptuous bedding and towels on offer in a luxury hotel or simply the convenience of room service, there’s nothing better than splashing the cash and treating yourself and your loved ones to a retreat somewhere amazing. But while international luxury destinations such as Dubai and St Tropez are widely known, there’s no obvious equivalent for those who want some luxury a little closer to home.
The good news for luxury lovers is that there’s a high-end experience available almost everywhere. From gorgeous hotels in the cities to country retreats in the middle of rural America, you can get waited on hand and foot, and enjoy a spa or pampering fix no matter where you are. This article will share some of the top domestic luxury destinations to consider.
If you’re a fan of skiing, Aspen in Colorado is a great place to choose for a high-end getaway. The slopes here are often frequented by celebrities, so you may well find yourself rubbing shoulders with A-listers on your way back from the mountain to the hotel. There are plenty of luxurious hotels to choose from in Aspen, although to get your research started, it may well be worth looking at the Viceroy Snowmass and The Little Nell, in particular.
Manhattan, New York City
As countless movies over the years have shown, the center of New York City is a prime place to go for an urban luxury trip. Some of the country’s finest restaurants exist here – and from the flagship stores of Fifth Avenue to the upscale boutiques of the Upper East Side, luxury shopping is never very far away. One of the beauties of Manhattan is that its large population and vast array of residential areas means you have a variety of choice in terms of where to stay. Hotels from all of the major luxury brands are represented here, while the penthouse apartments and chic modern houses for which contemporary New York City is famous can be found through platforms such as Airbnb.
San Diego, California
For those who are looking to combine a family holiday with a touch of class, San Diego is a good idea. There are plenty of Michelin-starred chefs here, but there are also family-friendly activities – such as Seaworld – to keep everyone entertained during the day. When it comes to actually finding a hotel, though, the Pinnacle Hotels range led by Bharat Lall is a great place to start. That’s because it includes the 1st Avenue-located Four Points by Sheraton – a name widely synonymous with a refined and decadent vacation experience.
Establishments in the Florida Keys have long been known for their opulence and attention to detail, making them an ideal destination if you’re intent on chilling out in a high-end environment for a while. There are plenty of hotels in this destination that could satisfy your need for luxury environments, including the Westin Key West Resort and Marina, and the Pier House Resort and Spa, which is also located in Key West. But perhaps the most relaxing aspect of this destination is the sheer range of seaside beach fun that you can indulge in here: if you’re planning to get a tan or simply relax by the waves with a pina colada, this is definitely the place for you.
Known as a holiday home for a number of politicians and other high profile dignitaries, Martha’s Vineyard is the place to go if you want to experience a dash of celebrity pizzazz while also relaxing in an environment that is recognized for quality. There are plenty of things to do here if you want a high-end nature holiday of a lifetime, including visits to the nature preserves on offer in places such as Cuttyhunk Island, as well as the many other pursuits available in the cliffs, walkways and countryside of the island. If you love getting out to sea and letting someone else make the effort, why not consider going whale watching? And by booking to visit this top-end location, you’ll be following in the footsteps of famous Martha’s Vineyard holidaymakers including John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama – so it’s certain to be a great experience!
Having a luxury experience doesn’t require that you travel to the other end of the earth. In fact, there’s likely to be a relaxing and high-end destination not too far from your home. From the top hotels of urban zones such as New York City to country lodges in the depths of states such as Colorado, finding yourself a top-notch place to stay and recharge your batteries here in the US is easily done.