Major Luxury Resorts Opening for Road Trippers
By Jon Bailey - May 18, 2020
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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.
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!
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
Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu – 45 minutes
The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach – 1 hour
San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara – 1.5 hours
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
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
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.
(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
Four Seasons Baltimore, Baltimore, MD – 3 hours
Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI – 3 hours
Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, NY – 5 hours
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
Shangri La Toronto, Toronto – 8 hours
Noelle Nashville Downtown, Nashville, TN – 7 hours
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)
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)
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)
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!