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Well, it's starting. People are reaching that point where they are wigging out from too much time at home, and some are ready to venture out. The first travelers will take staycations close to home or travel via car to a destination within driving distance. Either way, resorts and hotels are starting to open back up to welcome guests. Here's a list of some luxury resorts open for road trips.

The Farmhouse Inn is one of the most beautiful resorts in Sonoma County

The Farmhouse Inn in Forestville, CA

Resorts Open for Road Trips

Thanks to the good folks at Magma Global Travel for putting together these lists of resorts open for road trips. We're so glad to see this list as we dream about where we want to visit first. Lately it's been a daily conversation in our house about where we will go when we are cleared to travel.

The lists are created for top destination markets in the US. Focus areas are: Los Angeles/Southern California; San Francisco/Northern California; Greater Miami; New York; and Chicago. It's important to note that each of these resort and hotel destinations have implemented stringent guidelines for cleanliness, safety and social distancing.

Check with your desired destination for specifics on how many guests are allowed on property, as well as other details about services and temporary adjustments in daily operations. Regardless, people are ready to hit the road for a change of scenery!

Stately villa at Wheatleigh Resort in Lenox, MA

Wheatleigh in Lenox, MA

Road Trips in the Los Angeles Area

There are quite a few resorts open for road trips in the Los Angeles area, with more reopening throughout Southern California every week. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it does give you a flavor of what is available for those travelers ready to go:

(Distances listed in minutes driving from West Hollywood to the destination).

Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills – 12 minutes

Hotel Bel Air, Los Angeles – 2o minutes

Loews Santa Monica, Santa Monica – 25 minutes

Poolside views of the Santa Monica Pier from the Loews Santa Monica Resort

The Loews Santa Monica Resort in Santa Monica, CA

Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu – 45 minutes

The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach – 1 hour

San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara – 1.5 hours

The San Ysidro Ranch is one of the most luxurious resorts in Santa Barbara

San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA

Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara – 2 hours

Lodge at Torrey Pines, San Diego – 2.5 hours

Road Trips in the San Francisco Bay Area

Although the Bay Area is vast and varied, there are plenty of locations reopening soon and getting ready to greet guests. For a list of resorts opening soon for road trips in the San Francisco Bay Area, check these out.

(Distances listed in minutes driving from San Francisco International Airport to the destination).

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, Half Moon Bay – 25 minutes

Opening June 1:

Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park – 20 minutes

Canyon Ranch Woodside, Woodside – 30 minutes

deck chairs and firepit overlooking the foggy woods at Canyon Ranch Woodside in Woodside, CA

Canyon Ranch Resort, Woodside, CA

Carneros Resort and Spa, Napa – 1 hour

Farmhouse Inn, Forestville – 1 hour 15 minutes

Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley – 2 hours

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur – 2.5 hours

Overlooking the rocky coast of Central California sits Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur

Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, CA

Road Trips in the New York Area

Perhaps nowhere in the United States do people need an escape more than in New York City. Luckily there are quite a number of opening resorts and hotels within driving distance that are prepared to greet guests.

Luxurious accommodations at the Abbey Inn and Spa in Peeksill, NY

The Abbey Inn and Spa in Peeksill, NY

(Distances listed in minutes driving from New York City to the destination).

The Abbey Inn & Spa, Peeksill, NY – 1 hour

Topping Rose House, Bridge Hampton, NY – 2.5 hours

At dusk the Topping Rose House in Bridge Hampton, NY looks stately

Topping Rose House in Bridge Hampton, NY

Four Seasons Baltimore, Baltimore, MD – 3 hours

Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI – 3 hours

Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, NY – 5 hours

Lakeside firepit and chairs at the Lake Placid Lodge in New York

Lake Placid Lodge, in Lake Placid in NY

Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, MA – 4.5 hours (opening May 20)

Wheatleigh, Lenox, MA – 3 hours (opening May 21)

Gurney's Montauk Resort, Montauk, NY – 3 hours (opening May 22

Road Trips in the Chicago Area

Just like other major cities across the country, the residents of Chicago are getting antsy to escape their own four walls as well. Here's a list of resorts open for road trips within driving distance that are welcoming roadtrippers from the Chicago area.

(Distances listed in minutes driving from City Center to the destination).

The Hermitage, Nashville, TN – 7 hours

Stately and gorgeous, the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN

The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN

Shangri La Toronto, Toronto – 8 hours

Noelle Nashville Downtown, Nashville, TN – 7 hours

The rooftop bar at the Noelle Nashville Downtown in Nashville, TN

The Noelle Nashville Downtown

Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN – 8.5 hours

The Heartland Wellness Retreat, Lake Geneva, WI – 2 hours (opening June 1)

Island House Hotel, Mackinac Island – 6 hours (opening June 15)

Iconic as always, the Island House Hotel sits lakeside in Mackinac,

The Island House Hotel in Mackinac

Road Trips in the Greater Miami Area

With so many resort destinations throughout Florida, Miamians have lots of choices for road trips as things start to open back up. More properties are coming back on line through June and July as the state starts to rev up their travel options.

(Distances listed in minutes driving from Miami International Airport to the destination).

The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Naples – 2 hours (opening May 21)

Waldorf-Astoria Orlando, Orlando – 3.5 hours (opening May 21)

The Breakers, Palm Beach – 1 hour, 15 min (opening May 22)

1 Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach – 20 minutes (opening June 1)

One of the most luxurious hotels in South Beach, the 1 Hotel is also environmentally conscious

The 1 Hotel in South Beach

The St Regis Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour – 30 minutes (opening June 1)

Four Seasons Hotel at Surf Club, Surf Side – 30 minutes (opening June 1)

Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton – 1 hour (opening June 1)

Cheeca Lodge, Islamorada – 1.5 hours (opening June 1)

The warm trade winds blow gently through the Cheeca Resort in Islamorada, FL

Cheeca Resort in Islamorada, FL

Four Seasons Orlando, Orlando – 3.5 hours (opening June 1)

Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC (opening June 4)

So Many Choices for Road Trips

This is just the start of a resort list stemming out from some major markets across the country. As restrictions start to relax and people feel more comfortable taking short distance trips, there will be more resorts open for road trips. Stay tuned for more announcements.

And thanks to the research team at Magma Global Travel for all this good information. As part of their affiliate network, we at 2 Dads With Baggage can help you book your travel to these destinations and more. Let us know if you'd like our assistance!


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