Spring Break 2021: Our Top Picks
If you’re used to jetting off to Mexico or the Caribbean for spring break, you may be second guessing your plans right now. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite resorts right here in the United States so you can still have a wonderful vacation without the hassle or worry of leaving the country. And remember, when you book with us you get access to exclusive perks like room upgrades, resort credits, daily breakfast, and more!
South Carolina: Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island is an idyllic island a short 25 miles from Charleston, and The Sanctuary is a gorgeous property to call home base while you’re there. After you explore the beautiful beach resort, head to Charleston where you have your choice of exquisite hotels! Our picks are Belmond Charleston Place, Hotel Bennett, The Dewberry, and Zero George Street Hotel.
South Carolina’s low country is such a scenic and naturally beautiful region, and Kiawah is no exception: the acres of marshland, palmetto trees, and live oaks draped in Spanish moss are truly a sight to behold! The island’s ultra-wide beach consistently ranks in the top 10 beaches in the US. It’s also a golfer’s paradise, with five championship courses. The best way to see all of this? Cruising the 30 miles of bike paths.
The Sanctuary features three pools, 22 tennis courts, and a luxury spa. If these don’t keep you busy, the nature programs (including dolphin cruises and ocean kayaking) certainly will! And of course, the younger ones will stay preoccupied with Kamp Kiawah.
Charleston, a short 45-minute drive from Kiawah, is a no-brainer to visit before or after Kiawah. Steeped in history and overflowing with top-tier culinary options, the city is a hot travel destination for good reason. From shrimp and grits to she-crab soup to BLTs with fried green tomatoes, you will savor every minute in the Holy City. But we’re warning you now: bring your stretchiest jeans!
Utah: Montage Deer Valley
Montage Deer Valley is a fabulous ski-in/ski-out resort that guarantees a good time for the whole family!
Located a quick 40 minutes from Salt Lake City Airport (SLC), Montage Deer Valley has it all: prime ski access to Deer Valley, snowmobiling, bobsledding, and mountain hosts to store your gear and arrange lift tickets and ski lessons. In the warmer months you’ll stay busy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, fly fishing, kayaking, rafting and more!
If that’s not enough, the property even has an indoor bowling alley and arcade at Daly’s Pub, one of the five onsite food and beverage outlets! No matter how you spend your day, you can enjoy winding it down at the 35,000-square-foot spa.
From guest rooms to suites to multi-bedroom residences with full kitchens, we’re sure to find the perfect fit for your travel party.
Arizona: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and Enchantment Resort in Sedona
Arizona is a family-friendly domestic destination where you can easily spend a week with the kids. Our picks are Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (25 miles from PHX airport) and Enchantment Resort in Sedona (125 miles from PHX airport).
The former has six pools; six retail stores; four restaurants; two waterslides; and a 9,000 sq. ft. white-sand beach. The latter sits at the base of Boynton Canyon and has more than 100 weekly activities, including hiking and biking, stargazing, photography classes, and various arts and crafts for all ages. Both resorts have kids clubs, unbelievable spas, and prime access to incredible golf.
Did we mention the proximity of the Grand Canyon to both resorts? The iconic landmark is a 2.5-hour drive from Enchantment and a 3.5-hour drive from the Fairmont, so it’s an easy day trip from either property.
Florida: Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
The upscale Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is a great domestic option located in South Florida.
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is a beachfront all-suite property perfect for families. With room categories ranging from junior suites to two-bedroom residences, we’re sure to find your ideal accommodations! The younger guests will be kept occupied at the kids’ club, and the older guests will stay busy with wellness programs, a spa, and plenty of nearby golf.
Hit the beach for the day or lounge by the pool at the 20,000-square-foot Sky Deck. Cycle around on the complimentary bespoke Republic Bikes cruisers, or grab a drink at the Atlas Cocktail Lounge. Enjoy dinner at Takato, a Japanese-Korean fusion restaurant headed by acclaimed chef Taek Lee, or take your pick from one of the many eateries on nearby Las Olas!
Only five miles from the Fort Lauderdale airport (FLL), the Conrad is sure to be a hit with the whole family. While you’re there explore more of the region: Palm Beach, Miami, and the Florida Keys are all around the corner!