Is it possible to have a weekend trip or a summer vacation in New York City this year with your entire family in tow without sacrificing style and luxury? Are there actually things to do and places to stay that will satisfy the glittering Manhattan dreams of all the generations, including yours? Why yes, dear reader, there are. After years of experience and lots of research, our crack team of correspondents have developed a guide for how to tackle a summer weekend (or week) in the Big Apple – including everything you need to know about where to stay and our top 5 picks what to do – all without compromising sophistication, style or fun. Let’s go!
Can the Lowcountry of South Carolina deliver a high luxury experience? Oh, yes, dear reader. Case in point? The fabulous Montage Palmetto Bluffs, often cited on lists of the most romantic hotels in the world. We first stayed there a few years ago, and fell completely in love with this gracious resort. A couple of years ago, a $100 million renovation made it even more magical. If you want to leave every manner of urban care behind – especially if you’re traveling with small children, or a large group – this serene hideaway is an answered prayer.
How will you spend the longest day of 2018 (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least)? In some countries, the Midnight Sun will only set for a handful of hours, meaning that the celebrations will last all night (and day) long. It’s the official start of summer, so you may opt to spend it lounging by the pool. But if you’re feeling more curious and adventurous, the world awaits.
It’s one of the best moments of the summer: The Fourth of July. Fireworks, ice cold beer, hot dogs and burgers, cotton candy and joy. Where should you spend it if you want to have a truly luxurious Independence Day? We think you have three options for this holiday: the seashore, the mountains, or a smaller American city where you can get around easily on foot. We’re steering away from places that are iconic and lovely but way too hot at this time of year (we’re looking at you, Savannah).
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Travel Calendar highlights select luxury hotel and resort openings and new travel experiences around the world in June 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For our list of the top 10 luxury travel destinations in June, click here.