Your Guide to Summer Travel Destinations: US Edition

After exploring the must-visit international hotspots, it's time to turn our attention to the best travel destinations within the United States. From vibrant cities to serene natural landscapes, discover where to plan your next American adventure.

Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii, offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. From its famous beaches to historical landmarks like Iolani Palace, the island provides a unique experience for travelers seeking both relaxation and exploration. Nestled in this vibrant setting, Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head Hotel provides a luxurious retreat just steps away from Oahu's iconic attractions.

Island of Hawai’i, Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii beckons as a top summer destination, boasting dry and calm weather ideal for coastal adventures from June to August. Highlighting the season are prestigious events like the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament and the IVF Va’a World Sprint Championship. Along the sun-kissed Kohala Coast, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, offers a pinnacle of luxury with its recent additions including the Mauna Lani Beach Club opened on Memorial Day. Joining the festivities, the property hosts the beloved Turtle Independence Day on July 4th, celebrating Hawaiian honu releases, and culminates the season with the Labor Day Weekend Mauna Lani Culinary Classic, blending local flavors with James Beard-winning chefs.

Southern California

Southern California shines as a top summer destination with its blend of coastal charm, vibrant city life, and luxurious retreats. In Malibu, Calamigos Guest Ranch stands as a premier resort, offering expansive grounds perfect for romantic getaways, family adventures, and city escapes. From horseback riding and beachside lounging to rejuvenating wilderness massages and gourmet dining, the ranch caters to every guest's desires amidst Malibu's serene landscapes.  

Meanwhile, in West Hollywood, The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills introduces ‘Legend and LVE at The London WeHo Rooftop,’ a new dining sensation in partnership with LVE Wines by John Legend. Guests can indulge in delectable dishes inspired by Chrissy Teigen's bestselling cookbook, paired with LVE wines, while enjoying stunning views of the Hollywood Hills and city skyline from their private cabana or table.

Further south in San Diego, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina beckons with its stunning waterfront location and upcoming $100 million transformation. Set along San Diego Harbor, the hotel provides easy access to downtown attractions, the Gaslamp Quarter, and iconic sites like the San Diego Zoo and Petco Park. Guests can indulge in upscale accommodations across the Marina and Bay Towers, enjoy three pools, and savor diverse culinary experiences from Cali-Baja cuisine at Rumorosa to harborside drinks at Sunglow. For adventurous spirits, the hotel offers exciting sea life excursions with SD Adventures, including dolphin watching and kayaking, ensuring an unforgettable summer retreat by the California coast.

Northern California

Northern California offers an inticing blend of culinary delights, scenic landscapes, and luxurious retreats. Explore Napa Valley, a paradise for wine enthusiasts, where vineyard-dotted hillsides and world-class wineries await. Indulge in the epicurean wonders at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia in downtown Napa, offering hands-on cooking classes, vibrant culinary events, and a renowned garden-to-table restaurant. 

For a luxurious stay, Edward Anthony Lifestyle (EAL) provides unparalleled accommodations and personalized concierge services throughout Napa Valley. Whether you prefer the expansive Wine Country Ranch Estate in Calistoga, the intimate Modista in Calistoga with its serene setting, or the elegant Casa Rosa in St. Helena, EAL ensures a bespoke experience tailored to your preferences. Discover Napa Valley's charm with EAL's exclusive tours, from private tastings at local wineries to curated dining experiences and scenic excursions, ensuring a memorable and luxurious getaway in California's premier wine country.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe in August comes alive with "Indigenous August," highlighted by the Santa Fe Indian Market, now in its 102nd year, showcasing over 850 juried Native North American artists on August 17 and 18. This cultural extravaganza also features the return of Santa Fe Indigenous Fashion with a runway show on August 18. Alongside the historic SWAIA, younger galleries like Hecho a Mano continue to support Contemporary Native North American artists. Visitors can immerse themselves further by staying at the culturally rich Hotel Santa Fe owned by Picuris Pueblo and exploring Native American-owned studios and businesses like Kenneth Johnson Studio and Stan Nanchez Gallery.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Nestled between the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges, Jackson Hole offers a refreshing summer escape filled with wide-open spaces and Western charm. From mountain climbs to river floats and exploring the iconic Town Square, adventure awaits at every corner. Recently reopened after a 2019 fire, The Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa welcomes guests with the Body Sage Spa and Wild Sage Restaurant and Bar, blending seamlessly into Jackson's rustic landscape. Celebrate the reopening with the Summer Awakening Package, featuring a four-night stay, dining and spa credits, a trip planner consultation, and a National Parks Pass, perfect for exploring Jackson Hole's natural wonders in style.

Dunton, Colorado

Dunton Hot Springs, a revitalized Western ghost town, offers a hidden gem rustic getaway with picturesque views of 14,000-foot peaks, aspens, rivers, and meadows. Just 1.5 hours from Telluride, this 1800s-era mining town turned luxury Relais & Chateaux resort features 14 luxury log cabins and one insulated tent. Known for its remote location, meticulously prepared cuisine from seasonal and local ingredients, and its namesake natural hot springs, Dunton recently transformed several cabins and reopened its Saloon & Dance Hall. Ongoing upgrades continue to elevate the guest experience, blending timeless charm with modern elegance and celebrating local flavors.

New York Area

The New York area invites travelers in with a variety of enticing summer escapes, each offering unique experiences and luxurious accommodations. In Manhattan, Park Hyatt New York stands as an ideal family destination just steps from Central Park, featuring spacious suites and exclusive amenities like complimentary bike rentals for exploring the park. The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels NYC provides a tranquil oasis with its heated swimming pool, panoramic city views, and lively dining options.

For a coastal retreat, The Surf Lodge in Montauk promises a star-studded summer with its new chic restaurant, wellness programs, and vibrant music series, making it a hotspot for celebrities and travelers alike. In New Canaan, Connecticut, the Glass House offers a cultural escape with its historic architecture set amidst pastoral landscapes. 

Further north in Gardiner, New York, Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection invites guests to reconnect with nature at its 140-acre retreat in the Hudson Valley, complete with farm-to-table dining, spa experiences, and access to nearby outdoor adventures at Mohonk Preserve. Whether seeking city glamour, coastal relaxation, cultural exploration, or rustic retreats, the New York area offers something extraordinary for every summer traveler.

Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport, a quintessential New England town, enchants visitors with ocean views, historical attractions, Michelin-starred chefs, and exceptional accommodations. The Kennebunkport Resort Collection offers diverse stays, from serene Hidden Pond to pet-friendly Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club and the festive Tides Beach Club, celebrating its 125th Anniversary as the only full-service waterfront hotel on Goose Rocks Beach. Foodies can enjoy culinary delights at award-winning spots like Via Sophia by the Sea, Earth at Hidden Pond, and Rosella KPT.

Crystal Coast, North Carolina

North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, south of the Outer Banks, offers 85 miles of sandy coastline perfect for a summer getaway. With 11 waterfront communities like Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach, it features accommodations from cozy cottages to grand "sandcastles." Visitors can enjoy kayaking, jet skiing, seashell hunting, and savoring fresh seafood at over 100 locally-owned restaurants. Known as the “Napa Valley of Oysters,” it also hosts the largest producer of Russian Osetra Sturgeon Caviar in the U.S. Cape Lookout National Seashore, an International Dark Sky Association certified location, offers exceptional stargazing cruises. Unique excursions include viewing the wild Spanish Mustangs of Shackleford Banks by ferry or private charter.


Miami beckons as a vibrant summer destination, where sun-drenched beaches and a dynamic cultural scene await. Explore the city's iconic attractions, from the vibrant Art Deco District in South Beach to the lively atmosphere of Wynwood's street art and galleries. For a unique experience this summer, visit Superblue, which just reopened Memorial Day Weekend, to experience interactive art installations by renowned artists like JR and Es Devlin.

Break a sweat with a visit to Reserve Miami Seaplane, featuring luxurious padel courts and stunning bay views, offering a perfect blend of sport and relaxation in Miami's energetic atmosphere.

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