THE TOP U.S. TRAVEL SPOTS
Here, we’re spotlighting America’s top vacation spots to travel to.
1) Miami and South Beach, Florida
The East Coast’s own warm-weather escape, Miami and South Beach top out the 2015 list with their travel must-sees including beaches, the famous Art Deco District and a major nightlife scene.
Where to stay: Metropolitan by COMO
Located in the heart of South Beach, COMO’s Miami hotel occupies an original 1930s art deco building. The building today, however, doesn’t just boast a chic art design; it also has a rooftop hydrotherapy pool, a poolside juice bar, Asian-inspired spa treatments and over 40 artisanal gins at The Traymore Bar. It’s a must-visit for those looking to immerse themselves in the core of Miami’s scene.
2) New York, New York
For the second year in a row, The Big Apple lands on the top spot of Virtuoso’s list. From the art exhibitions and shopping destinations to the view from the top of the Empire State Building, New York remains the top must-see U.S. spot.
Where to stay: The Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt’s new flagship opened last year at 157 West 57th Street, nestled in the heart of Midtown, right across from Carnegie Hall. Highlights of the stay include the Spa Nalai ”where the pool has underwater speakers playing music from Carnegie Hall” the living room bar equipped with a large selection of champagnes and the new Back Room restaurant. Plus, you’ll be close to all of the city’s hot spots”from shopping on Fifth Ave to drinks on the Top of the Rock.
3) Maui, Hawaii
Perfect for travelers craving a tropical getaway, the second-largest Hawaiian island has it all, from beaches and waterfalls to gorgeous national parks and hiking trails.
Where to stay: The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
The Ritz Carlton’s Maui resort boasts a tri-level pool overlooking the ocean and fully equipped with cabanas and a 20,000 square-foot sun deck. The luxury resort offers a spa, fitness center, horseback riding, water sports and hiking explorations that range from rain forests to the coastal trails.
4) Napa Valley, California
One of the world’s premiere wine regions, Napa Valley’s Mediterranean climate and plethora of wineries make it the ultimate adult getaway.
Where to stay: Meadowood, Napa Valley
Secluded by forests of redwood groves, Meadowood’s 250-acre luxury resort is Napa Valley’s hidden retreat. Featuring pools, wineries, golf, tennis, fine dining restaurants and a fitness program in coordination with its health spa, Meadowood is a luxurious escape for anyone visiting Napa Valley.
5) Las Vegas, Nevada
Coming as no surprise, Sin City was also names one of America’s top spots to jet off to this year. Whether you’re looking to lay by the pool, play at the casinos or hit the infamous Vegas strip, there’s something for everyone to do at this destination.
Where to stay: SLS Las Vegas
SLS is one of the newest upscale hotels to hit the Vegas scene. Comprised of three towers ”Lux, Story and World” that each offer a unique stay, the hotel also features floating luxury daybeds in its pool and the Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, which provides an array of different cuisines and cocktails within the hotel. And of course, no trip to Vegas would be complete without nightlife, which SLS offers much of thanks to its several clubs, lounges and luxe bars.
By Lauren Fisher