By the time August comes around, everyone is searching for a new way to spend their summer weekends. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious hotel getaway or just an exciting way to spend your Saturday afternoon, our list of staycation spots has you covered.
If you want the feeling of relaxing under the palms in Miami, make a reservation at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Water Club. Arrive early to reserve a cabana, relax in the sun, cool off in the infinity pools, and sip on tropical piña coladas. Borgata Hotel, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, 609-317-1000
Visit Philly’s luxury Rittenhouse Hotel for an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. Book a Rittenhouse Luxe Ritual— complete with a shea butter massage tailored to create a state of Zen, and follow it up with a delicious brunch at Lacroix, overlooking the picturesque Rittenhouse Square. The Rittenhouse Spa and Club - Hair by Paul Labrecque, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215-790-2500
You might not think of Bucks County as the destination for luxury shopping and delectable eats, but the town of New Hope could change your view in an instant. Eat Marsha Brown's five-star entrees in a renovated church before window-shopping the strip. Whether you’re searching for an ensemble to wear for the next charity ball, or just a new addition to your fall wardrobe, New Hope’s eclectic shops and restaurants have something for everyone. New Hope, PA, 267-742-2279
The Peace Valley Nature Center is the perfect local retreat for an afternoon on the lake. Miles of hiking trails weave through forests around Lake Galena, offering exquisite views of the pristine waters from every angle. If hiking isn’t your idea of fun, the grounds have plenty of open spots for picnics to watch the boats sail by. 901 E. Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne, PA, 215-348-6114
Larger-than-life sculptures are nestled in the breathtaking landscape at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey. The 42-acre park features a blend of modern sculptures as well as interpretations of classical paintings in a three-dimensional mode. 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, 609-586-0616
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