While our favorite luxury hotels are lovely to lounge in all day and night, sometimes we’re up for something a little more exciting. Luckily, this summer a few hotels are offering both high-end accommodations and heart-pounding adventures.
Here are four experiences at top-of-the-line hotels to get excited about now:
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
This massive, 2,000-acre resort in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands gives adventure seekers exactly what they want: infinite opportunities to take advantage of all there is to do on the spacious property.
The Unlimited Adventures Package is exactly what it sounds like — you’ll get the chance to try as many activities as you want throughout the day. Deciding where to begin is no easy task, with 14 adrenaline-spiking adventures, such as twilight golf, rock climbing, target paintball, a zip line, an air rifle range, a fly-fishing clinic, group horseback riding and archery on the docket.
Overnight accommodations are included, plus discounts at the Kidz Klub and many other resort activities not listed among the package’s offerings.
There are a few lodging options to choose from, but for a touch of class after a day in the woods, we recommend Chateau Lafayette with its marble bathrooms, vaulted ceilings and crystal chandeliers.
Die-hard tennis fans have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy in England’s storied Wimbledon Championships with The Stan Smith Wimbledon Experience at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Lanesborough.
When you book the package, which is only available during select dates in July, you will score an overnight suite stay, eat breakfast at Lanesborough’s acclaimed Celeste, get two Centre Court tickets for a day at the tournament and have a meet and greet with tennis icon Stan Smith complete with photo ops and private Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club tour. You’ll even receive chauffeured transportation in a luxury car to and from the high-profile event.
The stately hotel recently underwent a renovation and debuted a stunning new spa and fitness club, making it an apt place to go after the action to indulge in a massage or participate in a serious HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout in one of the small group classes.
The Milestone Hotel
Another elegant hotel in London is taking advantage of the excitement of Wimbledon as well. Check in on July 5 to enjoy The Milestone Hotel’s Wimbledon Package, which consists of two nights at the Four-Star boutique property in a suite or studio, English breakfast daily and private transportation to and from the venue.
There you’ll enjoy two Centre Court tickets for the second round of men’s and ladies singles matches. Entry also affords you exclusive access to the Centre Court Debenture Lounge and its restaurants and bars throughout the day.
Once you’re back at the historic London hotel, head straight to Cheneston’s, the property’s restaurant, where you’ll sit down to a three-course dinner complete with a bottle of wine to toast your exciting day.
And to get your own workout in while you’re in town, check out the resistance pool in the basement of The Milestone or grab a jogging map from the concierge and hit nearby Hyde Park’s running trails.
Your excitement begins with VIP transportation from the airport to the hotel and continues with a spacious suite with all the perks.
But the real thrills come with the Sea Safari Tour. During this day-long excursion, you’ll explore the Bay of Banderas by cruising the Pacific in a speedboat to a beautiful beach where you can kayak, lounge around and dine on freshly grilled Mexican eats.
You’ll also have the chance to go horseback riding in the mountains, swim under waterfalls and snorkel a cove. Just remember to fuel up at the expansive breakfast buffet before heading out to sea for the day.