A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
3 North American Destinations Perfect For Your Next Mini-Getaway
– By Faisal Sublaban
Given all the events of this year, we’re all feeling a bit eager to get out of the house and explore. Read on to discover a few of our favorite North American destinations to kick your cabin fever and explore somewhere new.
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is the capital of southern charm, made evident by its horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone streets and an abundance of elegant plantation houses, home to some of the oldest landscaped gardens in the country. After throwing on your polo and shorts, soak up the harbor views with a stroll along the waterfront, tee off on manicured golf courses or take a self-guided walking tour of the city’s many historic sites. This destination may be more casual than you’re expecting but manners are expected
If you’re feeling starved for live music and — let’s be honest — a strong cocktail, Nashville is the ideal place to find both. In Music City, home of the Honky-Tonk, you can truly find boot-stomping live music almost everywhere, with venues ranging from the behemoth Grand Ole Opry on down to the tiny neighborhood dive bar, such as Tootsie’s. Plus, Tennessee knows a thing or two about whiskey. Don’t miss the chance to take a tour and tasting at a traditional Tennessee whiskey distillery, such as Nelson’s Green Briar.
Park City, Utah
Park City, Utah might not be on your travel radar, which is one of the reasons it’s the perfect place to go to avoid the crowds. This year-round destination offers hiking and mountain biking (be careful), zip lines, high ropes courses and even a bobsled run at the Utah Olympic Park, originally built for the 2002 Winter Games. Head down historic Main St. for some great shopping and dining options but be sure to save room for ice cream at Java Cow. In fact, while most people think the winter sports are its primary appeal, the summer is what hooks travelers for a lifetime.
The following hotels provide a place for romance and relaxation as you discover the diverse experiences of North America. Plus, you’ll enjoy the bonus amenities available through SELECT.
SELECT HOTELS & RESORTS
• The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City
• Montage Deer Valley
• Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston
• Belmond Charleston Place
• Noelle, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Nashville