Don’t let 65-degree forecasts and school bus sightings tell you that summer is over. According to our calculations, you still have a few more weeks before autumn comes along. You might as well enjoy the last few carefree days while you can. These hotels around the country are more than happy to help with a fun bag of packages that send the season out with a bang.
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.
This D.C. institution wants to help you recognize life’s big moments. To commemorate a birthday or anniversary, book the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s Celebration package and be welcomed with a bottle of champagne to toast with and treated to complimentary breakfast for two at Seasons restaurant or via room service each morning. And to further acknowledge a special occasion, have the excellent concierge team secure tickets to an event (Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves, September 8-10) or a stage production (Evita at The Kennedy Center, September 30 to October 19).
The Bernards Inn
Nothing says “I love you” quite like a scenic sunset helicopter ride while sipping some bubbly. Luckily, this rural northern New Jersey hotel offers just such an intimate incentive for visitors right now. Snap up the Go Fly! overnight promotion and you’ll not only get a 30-minute helicopter tour, but deluxe accommodations and a $100 food and beverage credit as well. If you want your ride over the gorgeous countryside to last a bit longer, opt for a two-hour, champagne-flowing trip.
Loews Atlanta Hotel
If you’re looking for a cocktail-themed getaway, book this Atlanta dazzler’s Stop, Drop and Roll package. For each night you stay at the Four-Star hotel, you will receive two complimentary cocktails and valet parking. We recommend Loews Atlanta’s own signature concoction, the Sage Blossom, which is a citrusy blend of Hangar 1 Mandarin blossom vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup that’s garnished with an orange wedge and floating sage leaf. Now, if Atlanta isn’t your destination, don’t worry: This package is offered at many other Loews Hotel locations, including the Four-Star Miami Beach outpost.
For a break from the city without actually leaving, check out this bit of sleekness in Seattle. With the Woodinville Wine Escape package, you’re provided with two tickets for a Woodinville wine tour, luxury accommodations in a deluxe water view king room, dinner for two at BOKA Restaurant + Bar, a mini-bar credit and a discount on services at Spaahh. Situated just 30 minutes outside of the Emerald City, Woodinville is home to more than 100 wineries. On the aforementioned wine country tour, you’ll hear about many of them while also learning about the area’s history and pleasing your palate with wine and local meats and cheeses.
The Townsend Hotel
Oenophiles and folks opening their first bottle will come together for this Detroit-area Four-Star hotel’s final Rugby Grille Patio Wine Series evening. The theme of the September 25 session will be “End of Summer Reds.” While you sip, you’ll also get to nosh on light appetizers. Staff will be available to discuss the labels, as well as field any questions you may have. As for any inquiries about The Townsend’s Platinum package’s worthiness, you can eliminate those once you hear about the luxury room, gratis Internet, late checkout and $100 dining credit that come with the deal.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Sometimes exercising the creative frequencies in the right brain is the best way to take a breather from the strain of work life. This Reno resort’s Art of Fun package will help you do just that. Make your way down from your deluxe tower room to the Picasso & Wine painting class, where you will sip on your preferred reds and whites while letting other colors flow in a light-hearted art session where an instructor takes you step by step to re-create the evening’s featured work. This weeknight-only offer will leave you relaxed, refreshed and redecorated, thanks to your latest masterpiece.