The 16 best vacations to offer

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Can’t find the right gift for the frequent traveler in your life? Consider something a little different this holiday season and give the trip a gift: a vacation.

Of course, you can always give your loved one a passport holder or suitcase, but an even more exciting gift is the gift of the trip itself, such as a sunny beach break, a ski getaway, a weekend getaway. wine tasting or a mountain getaway. If you’ve run out of ideas, here are some of the best vacations you can give that special someone in your life.

Hilton Whistler Hotel and Spa, Canada

Hilton hotels

The Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

Ski enthusiasts should visit the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa for optimal skiing comfort. The resort is just a five-minute walk from the Whistler Ski Lift and Blackcomb Mountain Gondola. Skiers can warm up after a cold day on the slopes in the resort’s heated swimming pool, in the jacuzzi or by the fire in the cozy Cinnamon Bear bar. Rates start at $ 185 per night.

Arlo Hotels

Downtown Arlo

Give a cultural gift with a weekend in New York. Arlo Midtown is on the edge of the Big Apple Theater District, a short walk from many theaters. The rooms are compact but functional, and some have large terraces. The common areas are lively and trendy, ideal for coworking, going out or ordering cocktails. Pair this hotel with two tickets to shows like Wicked, The Lion King, Hamilton or The Book of Mormon. Room rates start at $ 134 per night, although theater tickets are at an additional cost.

MGM Park

MGM park

Formerly Monte Carlo, Park MGM revisits the typical Las Vegas hotel scene. The resort offers a smoke-free casino, quirky rooms with period furniture and personalized artwork, and a Lady Gaga Residence. For a very special festive experience, consider the Park MGM stay with Bruno Mars for the NYE package. It includes a credit for a three-night stay, a credit for food and drink, VIP entry to the Bruno Mars show on December 30 or 31, and other perks, starting at $ 3,049 for two. Otherwise, Park MGM room rates start at $ 85 per night, including a $ 39 resort fee.

Hannah Montana Vacation Homes Rental

The elk hut

Treat your favorite family to a relaxing rural adventure at this Montana chalet, which can accommodate up to 10 people. This comfortable home, available for booking through Vrbo, sits along the Yellowstone River, facing the mountains of Yellowstone National Park. Just a short drive from Chico National Park and Hot Springs, this family-friendly rental is perfect for a year-round outdoor getaway. The rates are approximately $ 225 per night.

Allegretto Hotels

Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paso Robles

This blissful wine getaway feels like a distant visit to Tuscany, although it is in fact in California. The Allegretto Vineyard Resort offers discounted wine tours for guests, wine tastings, on-site art tours, yoga classes, and even meditation sessions. Guests can also spend time by the pool, fire pits or bond with resident alpaca George. Room rates start at $ 249 per night.

Ace Hotels

The Ace Hotel New Orleans

Perfect for a student or young adult, the Ace Hotel New Orleans is located in the up-and-coming Warehouse District, a short walk from the French Quarter. With a trendy rooftop bar and pool and French-inspired rooms and suites, any visitor will feel right at home in the space. For solo travelers, there are plenty of fun events to participate in, such as movie nights, concerts, and DJ sets. Room rates start at $ 152 per night.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Hotel

This adults-only all-inclusive resort in Los Cabos is perfect for exhausted parents who need a kid-free getaway, or for your favorite couple who might enjoy a vacation in the sun. The hotel is located along the windswept white sands of Playa el Faro beach, giving it an intimate and intimate feel. From interactive dining experiences to tequila tastings to private dining on the beach, there’s plenty to do at this resort besides soaking up the sun. Room rates start at around $ 400 per night.


Maren Fort Lauderdale Hotel

This hotel, part of the Hilton Curio Collection, is an ideal gift for anyone with the winter blues and in need of some sun. Located directly on Fort Lauderdale Beach, rooms at the Maren all offer water views: either facing the ocean or overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The hotel has amenities that will cheer up any snowbird, such as a yoga studio and an oceanfront pool. Room rates start at $ 215 per night.

Baha Mar

The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

For a cozy winter getaway with the family, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a beach resort that is part of the Baha Mar family (which also includes the SLS Baha Mar and the Rosewood Baha Mar). The resort is adjacent to the Baha Bay Water Park, which offers free access to all resort guests. The whole family will love the artificial river, the various water slides, the FlowCurl surf simulator and the Baha Beach lagoon. Room rates start at $ 285 per night.

Robb Aaron Gordon / Sensei Lanai

The Sensei Lanai

Those in need of a truly luxurious wellness experience should visit the Sensei Lanai, a Four Seasons property. Guests over 16 can take advantage of the lavish hotel for a vacation or consider a wellness package. The five-day retreat packages include a deep focus on personal wellness goals (physical, mental, or both) with the assistance of Sensei nutritionists, mindfulness coaches, exercise physiologists and guides . Room rates hover around $ 800 per night and Optimal Wellness packages start at $ 1,300 per night, where a minimum five-night stay is required.

Loews Hotels

Loews Ventana Canyon

Is there anyone in your life who needs a little solitude in the desert? Loews Ventana Canyon is located at the foot of the Catalina Mountains in Tucson, giving visitors a taste of the Sonoran Desert. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets, play golf on the PGA courses and relax by the pool in this desert oasis. Military personnel and first responders receive a 20% reduction in room rates at this hotel, as well as a waiver of resort fees. Room rates start at $ 185.

Inn at Blackberry Farm

The Inn at Blackberry Farm

This Relais & Chateaux resort in Walland, Tennessee is perfect for anyone who needs to reconnect with nature. The 4,200 acre property is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains. From fly fishing and biking, horseback riding and paintballing, any outdoor enthusiast will appreciate this escape from the daily grind. True nature lovers can even stay overnight in one of the property’s luxurious treehouses. Room rates start at $ 800 per night with a three night minimum.

Marshall House

The Marshall House

This historic boutique hotel in the heart of Savannah, Georgia, was once used as a Union Hospital during the Civil War. Guests can explore the Civil War era exhibit on the third floor, which contains artifacts and information about the building. The hotel is also rumored to have various supernatural guests and is known as one of Savannah’s most haunted spaces. Room rates start at $ 110 per night, and special packages are available that also include ghost tours.

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Hotel Seelbach

Hotel Seelbach

One of America’s historic hotels, the Seelbach Hilton dates back to 1905. Any history buff will love exploring the nooks and crannies of the haunted hotel, and bourbon drinkers will find it the perfect base for hitting the trail. bourbon. For the total Kentucky experience, book the derby package – the hotel is just minutes from Churchill Downs. Room rates start at $ 150 per night, and the 2022 Derby packages, which include three nights ‘accommodation, start at $ 3,099 and include three nights’ accommodation, though derby tickets are not included.


President InterContinental Cancun

If your favorite traveler wants a hotel zone experience in Cancun but hates all-inclusive dining, consider the newly renovated InterContinental Presidente Cancun. The hotel offers the white sands, turquoise waters, and high-brand hotel vibes typical of Hotel Zone properties, but travelers can dine at their leisure at one of the hotel’s three restaurants or elsewhere in the hotel. outside the complex. Room rates start at $ 171 per night.

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