Traveling During COVID: Easy Domestic DestinationsCSB Travel
Life before the COVID-19 pandemic feels like a distant memory. After months of staying at home, travelers across the globe are ready to get moving again! Although many destinations are still off limits, there are plenty of wonderful options here in the United States worth checking off your list. From coastal California to sunny South Florida and everywhere in between, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite domestic properties. In short, yes, traveling during COVID is possible! Contact us now to customize your VIP experience!
California Riviera: “Where the ‘Endless Summer’ never ends”
Belmond El Encanto
Described as the “perfect hideaway on the California Riviera,” this Belmond property boasts incredible service, a serene ambiance, and a recent facelift. The seven-acre resort in Santa Barbara hosts more than 90 bungalows; a 4,500-sqaure-foot spa; a zero-edge pool; and a fitness center with group classes and personal training. For those seeking solace and serenity after a strenuous summer, this is the spot for you.
Rosewood Miramar Beach
This California-casual chic seaside gem in Montecito is sure to be a favorite of solo travelers, couples, and families alike. Consistency is key, and this property steadfastly delivers on service, food, views, accommodations…the list goes on and on. With a spa and wine tasting room, you may find yourself not leaving the premise; if you do, you can fill the days whale watching, visiting nearby art museums, hiking, or paying tribute to the famous Santa Barbara Mission. What are you waiting for?
Martha’s Vineyard, MA: “The Vineyard”
Harbor View Hotel
Located on the eastern end of the Vineyard in Massachusetts, the Harbor View Hotel has been an iconic landmark since its founding in 1891. Its proximity to Lighthouse Beach, the heart of Edgartown, and the notorious island of Chappaquiddick make this property ideal for a long weekend or weeklong retreat. Moreover, the recent refurbishment means all guest rooms, common areas, restaurants, and landscaping have never looked better – and with 129 years of history, that’s saying something!
Charleston, SC: “The Holy City”
Belmond Charleston Place
The South Carolina town of Charleston dates to the 17th century, and we can confidently say it has lost little of its original charm. The Belmond Charleston Place perfectly mixes Southern elegance and Georgian majesty. It’s located in Historic Downtown Charleston on famed King Street, meaning it’s easy to access the first-class food scene for which the city is known. If the property’s exclusive club level, spa, and saltwater infinity pool with retractable roof don’t do it for you, the picturesque pastel townhomes and Spanish moss draping live oaks should do the trick.
Sanctuary at Kiawah
You can easily spend a week in the Charleston area, and we recommend combining the city with a few nights at Kiawah Island, a 30-minute drive south. Truly a golfer’s paradise, the resort boasts five impeccably built courses designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. (We should mention they’re hosting the PGA Championship in May 2021!) For the non-golfers, a 10-mile private, pristine beach and nature-based luxury spa await. And for the kids, Kamp Kiawah bring the all-day action, with arts and crafts, pool games, and nature walks.
Montage Palmetto Bluff
If you’d rather fully immerse yourself in the state’s lowcountry region after visiting Charleston, look no further than Montage Palmetto Bluff. This incredible new property, located in Bluffton, was developed over 20,000 acres; it includes a nature preserve, walking trails, a marina with a 60-foot antique yacht, eight restaurants, and a golf course. Perfect for multigeneration family vacations, this resort offers it all: biking, crabbing, shrimping, fishing, kayaking, swimming, waterskiing, tubing, horseback riding, shooting, and spa-ing. (Is that a verb? It is now!) To top it off, it neighbors Hilton Head Island and is a stone’s throw from Savannah. For Southern hospitality, look no further!
South Florida: “The Gold Coast”
Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa
Missing Europe? Head to this five-star property in South Florida, where “Santorini meets Capri meets Palm Beach.” The Jonathan Adler-designed rooms ooze of a Mediterranean vibe, as bright blues and yellows pepper the guest rooms, perfectly complementing the sun and bright blue Atlantic Ocean in the backdrop. With four restaurants and a club level, Eau Palm Beach has it all. The service is unforgettable, and the younger ones will stay busy at the on-site kids club.
The Setai, Miami Beach
This property is a welcome change of scenery from the over-the-top hustle and bustle of South Beach. With its Asian-inspired traditions of elegance and simplicity, the Setai is a breath of fresh air. Three pools, two restaurants, and one heck of a view combine to make this hotel a showstopper. It’s no wonder Travel + Leisure named it the no. 1 hotel and resort in Greater Miami Beach in 2018 and 2019. Perfect for a romantic getaway or girls’ weekend, this property is sure to leave an impression!
Philipsburg, MT: “Prettiest Painted Place in America”
The Ranch at Rock Creek
A luxury all-inclusive dude ranch set atop 6,600 acres of Montana ranchland, this property houses a nine-room lodge; ten glamping cabins; a historic barn; and nine full-service homes. The Ranch at Rock Creek has it all and is perfect for multigenerational families. You can ski or ice skate during the colder months, and in the summer bike, fly fish, ride horses, or try your hand at the ropes course – and these are only a few of more than 20 options! Best of all, the on-site concierge staff is there to take care of your every need. Giddy up!
Jackson Hole, WY: “Playground of the Tetons”
The first Amanresort property in North America, Amangani (translates to “peaceful home”) is a 40-suite, three-story compound dripping with sophistication and luxury. With plenty of skiing in the winter and spring, and outdoor activities galore in the summer (biking, hiking, and fly fishing to name a few), you can’t go wrong here.