Though it may be tempting to laze your summer days away by the pool, August’s warm temperatures make it a prime time to hit the road and explore. Luckily, these seven stays around the globe are hosting hot events, including outdoor concerts, wine dinners and tennis tourneys, to get you moving all month long.
If you can’t make it to the U.S. Open at the end of the month, get a glimpse of the competition during the Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic from August 18 through 22. Hosted by Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Stowe Mountain Lodge, the five-day tournament sees eight prime contenders — including world No. 16 Roberto Bautista Agut and No. 41 Frances Tiafoe — square off on the court just weeks before the season’s last Grand Slam event.
The event kicks off with a VIP Player Party, where you’ll get the chance to meet the athletes, savor signature sips from Whistlepig whiskey, nibble on gourmet bites and take home a sweet swag bag as a memento.
Escape the city heat with a daycation to Rancho Palos Verdes’ Four-Star Terranea Resort, just 30 miles from downtown L.A. Head to this luxe oceanfront resort on August 25 to take part in the property’s Immersive Wellness series and enjoy a full-day itinerary of rejuvenation.
Start your morning with seaside yoga and a wellness workshop followed by an afternoon of aromatherapy, kayaking, mandala painting and a revitalizing marine massage that will leave you feeling refreshed.
Turn your one-day getaway into a weekend escape, and treat yourself to a round on the property’s oceanfront links, sensational seasonal fare at Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Mar’sel and a sundowner on your private patio.
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Summer is prime outdoor concert season, and nowhere will you find more scenic surroundings for your serenade than at the historic Biltmore Estate.
Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the former home of George Vanderbilt is kicking off its 22nd annual Biltmore Concert Series on August 2 with a classic rock performance from Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Night Ranger. Other notable acts taking the stage throughout the month include comedian Jay Leno (August 3), Lyle Lovett (August 11) and The Temptations and the Four Tops (August 16).
When you’re done rocking out for the night, simply check into one of Four-Star The Inn on Biltmore Estate’s Chateau Tier rooms for a stately stay, access to the snack-filled Chateau Tier Lounge, late checkout and farm-to-table fare for breakfast each morning.
With two retreats on offer in August (14 through 18 and 24 to 28), this boutique getaway is designed to leave you feeling recharged with activities like tai chi and yoga, seminars about essential oils and a host of plant-based meals in between.
And with the hotel’s healthy list of other delights — including salt scrubs at the spa and Club Level accommodations — you’ll feel plenty pampered, too.
One of the City of Light’s most iconic properties has just unveiled a spectacular new look. Hotel Lutetia has occupied a unique spot on the Left Bank for more than 100 years, but after a four-year, $234 million renovation, it reopened its doors in mid-July to debut a beautiful blend of past and present.
When you set foot inside this storied stay, you’ll find 184 spacious rooms and signature suites (reduced from the original 233 accommodations), the stylish Bar Joséphine (named for one of the hotel’s legendary guests, Josephine Baker) and a modern Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre.
Book The Reveal of Lutetia grand opening offer to be one of the first to stay in this reimagined icon and be spoiled with complimentary daily breakfast, a room upgrade and a private tour of the luxurious hotel’s historic neighborhood.
Gourmands will definitely want to book a return trip — the popular Lutetia Brasserie is slated to reopen in September under the watchful eye of renowned French chef Gérald Passedat.
Savor the sweet sounds of this scenic Southwestern locale during the first Santa Fe Music Week, taking over the city from August 24 though September 3. The 10-day festival will feature an array of live performances around town, spanning jazz, Latin, rock and country. Headliners The Mavericks and Santana tribute band Smooth will be interspersed with free shows on the Plaza and the artistic Railyard district.
Between sets, rest your head at eclectic Four-Star The Inn of the Five Graces to enjoy unique, plush accommodations and quaint, historic surrounds — the hotel is in the oldest neighborhood in the U.S., just a 15-minute walk from the aforementioned Railyard.
Helmed by Dan Giusti (formerly of Copenhagen’s renowned Noma restaurant), this chefs collective is changing the way school lunches are prepared and served to students across the U.S. by training existing kitchen staff and food service directors on how to offer nutritionally balanced, scratch-made meals that fit within the school’s budget.
To raise funds for this phenomenal program, a slew of culinary stars — including the venue’s own talented toque Christopher Kostow, La Brea Bakery founder Nancy Silverton and Portland-based Top Chef Masters competitor Naomi Pomeroy — will prepare a collaborative menu at the Napa eatery inspired by the childhood dishes that sparked their interest in cooking.
Not only will you nosh on a nuanced and nostalgic meal in a gorgeous setting, you can feel good about it knowing that 50 percent of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Brigaid’s pilot program in New London, Connecticut.