From deadlines to appointments and everything in between, you deserve a weekend respite from your weekly agenda. Here are five locations within a three hour radius where you can escape from reality.
Bundle up in a cozy sweater and wander alongside Atlantic waves before the hustle of summer begins. You’ll find peace in the preseason Jersey shore when you stay at The Reeds at Shelter Haven (reedsatshelterhaven.com), Stone Harbor’s sole year-round, luxury boutique hotel, which is only a ten minute walk from sandy dunes. Then, enjoy a bayview dinner in town and wake yourself up to gourmet breakfast in bed.
Intermingling modern comfort and 200 years of history, the Logan Inn (loganinn.com) provides visitors with a unique, relaxing stay. New Hope offers endless spots to eat, learn, and relax the way country folk do it, but if you choose to stay on hotel grounds, there’s an onsite farm-to-table eatery and nurture spa, as well.
The Lodge at Woodloch (thelodgeatwoodloch.com) is a destination spa nestled in the Poconos, a woodland retreat from the city. Find comfort in relaxing massages and sleep treatments that will rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit and provide a better headspace for everyday functioning back at home.
Seeking a lively crowd and touch of warmth? The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort (hyatt.com) is the place for you. Relax by the pool with a cold drink in-hand, and venture to one of the two restaurants on the property for delicious seafood dishes and waterfront views.
And sometimes, you just need to refresh the way you look at your own city. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia (ritzcarlton.com) is a historic and opulent establishment on the Avenue of the Arts, providing guests with direct access to the best theater shows in Philly. Dine at the highly acclaimed Aqimero and get a facial at Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon for the ultimate staycation without being too far from reality.
Photography by: Photograph of The Reeds at Shelter Haven. Photograph Courtesy of Matt Klein.