Celebrate the return of the warm weather and make unforgettable memories with a spring break getaway. We found 10 destinations from Boston to Bangkok that provide activities to help you kick off the season. Whale watching, skiing, honey tasting and much more await below.
Like many of us, whales like to migrate somewhere warm come spring, and the Five-Star hotel provides not one but two incredibly luxurious vessels for you to witness the majestic whales in their natural habitat. Hop aboard the Aviara, a modernized luxury sailboat, or opt for the VanDutch yacht for wine and dinner at sea.
Luckily, Carlsbad Ranch’s flower fields bloomed early, making a trip to experience the 55-acre technicolor wonderland of giant tecolote ranunculuses an unforgettable spring break. After your day at the ranch, stay at the nearby Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, a family-friendly escape with a recreation lawn, an 18-hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and spacious rooms.
Enjoy the best of spring skiing — excellent conditions and warmer weather — at Four Seasons Whistler without the hassle. The Four-Star resort will handle equipment rentals, boot fittings and ski school enrollment. After a long day on the slopes, warm up with a steaming mug of complimentary cocoa and the heated swimming pool.
Stay busy while still soaking up the sun and enjoying the crystalline waters of Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach with the Five-Star hotel’s roster of activities. Begin your morning balanced with a paddleboard yoga class, sail aboard a 65-foot catamaran to greet and swim among stingrays or harness the healing powers of the sea with a hammam experience at the hotel’s spa.
The bloom of the cherry blossoms marks the beginning of spring. There’s no better way to celebrate the season than the Five-Star hotel’s afternoon tea, an experience created in partnership with the Parisian perfume brand ELLA K. Two fragrances influenced by Kyoto inspire the delicate tastes of tea and treats. Enjoy the savory bites and seasonal desserts while overlooking the hotel’s weeping cherry tree in its courtyard.
Spend your break in the city that never takes one. The new NoMad hotel’s location makes for the ideal place to explore all that Manhattan has to offer and the panoramic view from the rooftop bar will make you feel as if you have conquered the city. If you want to splurge, the hotel recently unveiled its new Ritz-Carlton Suite, which comes with skyline vistas, a wellness room, living and dining areas and a media room.
Go full Hollywood glam with the help of the West Hollywood hotel. Luxuriate in a butler-drawn bath tailored to your liking and loosen up with a next-level 50-minute massage at local wellness destination The Now. Before hitting the town, book the Glamsquad for professional hair and makeup services from the comfort of your room, guaranteed to leave you camera ready.
Ojai Valley Inn, California
April showers might bring May flowers, but only with the help of some busy bees. Under the guidance of Ojai Valley Inn’s resident beekeeper, you will get a close-up look at the inner workings of a honeybee hive. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of the bees’ labor and taste the fresh cold-pressed honey.
Boston has museums fit for kids (and parents) of all ages and interests, with the Children’s Museum, the Museum of Science and the New England Aquarium just a stone’s throw away from Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street. With a concierge to assist you in planning your outings, an indoor pool and child-sized robes, the hotel guarantees a fun time for the whole family.
The Four-Star hotel offers a spring break destination for the entire family, including four-legged members, who are welcomed with open arms and treats with the Celebrate Your Furrrst Love package. The rest of the brood will enjoy delights like breakfast for two and pancake mix to take home. If you need some relief from long hours at work, opt for the Amaranth Spa package, designed specifically for tight necks, backs and shoulders.