Labor Day is considered the official end of summer, even if many parts of the USA are still unbearably hot. Kids are back in the classroom, football is back on television and the fall fashions fill the stores. If you’re looking to send this summer out in style with one last sojourn then here are some ideas to consider for your last warm-weather hurrah.
Lake Austin Spa Resort
A far cry from the thumping music on Austin’s famous 6th street, Lake Austin Spa & Resort is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Tucked on the banks of what is technically the Colorado River, this resort is consistently recognized as one of the top spas in the world from the likes of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. Despite its accolades, there’s no pretense here, offering typical Texas hospitality. Feel free to stroll around in your robe without make-up. A stay at the resort includes accommodation, three healthy meals prepared by French chef, Stephane Beaucamp, snacks, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and unlimited fitness and discovery classes. No matter if your idea of a vacation includes SUP, yoga, and spin classes or something less sweat inducing like a boat ride, spa treatments and hammock lounging, Lake Austin Spa Resort is perfect for a variety of travelers.
BEST VALUE NOW:
Right now you can book a two or three night package and get one night free, or book four nights or more and get two nights free, plus an additional $300 spa credit.
Contact: Lake Austin Resort
St. Regis Aspen
Don’t think that Aspen is simply for skiing. In fact, this swanky Colorado town is a fantastic year around destination, and there’s no better base for exploring the surrounding Rocky Mountains than St. Regis. Located within short walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in Aspen, the hotel offers its guests an exquisite contemporary mountain setting with typical St. Regis luxury and service. Foodies and wine lovers will be more than pleased with Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE, while the award-winning Remède Spa is the perfect way to unwind after a game of tennis, mountain hike or round of golf. A Rocky Mountain backdrop creates a perfect setting for an afternoon of lounging at the outdoor heated pool.
BEST VALUE NOW:
If that weren’t enticing enough, St. Regis Aspen is currently offering 40% off every second night.
Contact: St. Regis Aspen
Fairmont San Francisco
For an urban retreat, it’s hard to go wrong when choosing San Francisco. There’s a reason why Tony Bennett left his heart in the City by the Bay. It’s easily one of the world’s best cities, combining iconic landmarks, quirky Californian character and an interesting culinary and arts scene. Add the fact that San Francisco is throwing distance to Sausalito and Napa Valley, and you’ve got yourself a splendid getaway. Having survived the great earthquake of 1906, the fully restored Fairmont is quintessential San Francisco. Perched on top off Nobb Hill, it’s the grande dame of hotels in the city. Having hosted presidents, royalty and movie stars, the Fairmont and its legendary Tonga Room is a great place for discovering Fog City.
BEST VALUE NOW:
And right now, they’re offering 15% off stays through September 30.
Contact: Fairmont, San Francisco