14 June, 2024, 11:45

Summer Lovin’: Six Dreamy Destinations to Explore

Summer is the perfect time for new adventures and destination exploration. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels presents six stunning destinations to satisfy every traveler’s wanderlust.

  1. Sunkissed in St. Pete Beach

On the shores of St. Pete Beach, Bellwether Beach Resort beckons with its pristine white beaches and crystal blue waters. Explore nearby activities, from the Pier Aquarium to the botanical gardens, satisfying both your curiosity for marine life and appreciation for nature. When you’ve had your fill of the beach, meander through Corey Ave Shopping District, pulsating with the energy of a Florida seaside town. Stop for delicious seafood at Shells, browse for unique keepsakes at Wings and keep an eye out for events like the St. Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival.

  1. Adventure Sanctuary in Vermont

Nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountains, The Equinox Resort Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for both adventure and tranquility. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Vermont’s countryside with the exhilarating Land Rover Experience where you’ll master the art of off-roading and conquer challenging terrain in style. Alternatively, The Orvis Experience allows you to hone your fly-fishing skills with expert instructors on the famous Battenkill River.

  1. Oceanfront Bliss in the Outer Banks

Ideal for families or individuals seeking refuge in the beautiful landscapes of North Carolina’s Outer Banks lies Sanderling Resort. Explore the Audubon Sanctuary or try water activities like surfing and paddleboarding. For a deeper connection with nature, set out on guided kayak tours through the Currituck Sound, spotting wildlife along the way. After a day of adventure, stop by the Sandbar where you can watch the sunset and enjoy beachside cocktails, cold beers and tasty bites.

  1. New England Charm in Newport

Located in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island, The Wayfinder combines contemporary design with the timeless allure of New England, offering a one-of-a-kind coastal escape. Explore Newport’s storied past and maritime legacy with leisurely strolls along the waterfront or touring iconic sites like the Cliff Walk and any of Newport’s historic mansions. Adding to The Wayfinder’s culinary offerings is Nomi Park, an upcoming dining experience featuring retro vibes, innovative twists on coastal favorites and expertly crafted cocktails sure to delight.

  1. Sporting Oasis in Florida

Just outside of Tampa, Saddlebrook Resort is a paradise for sports enthusiasts, boasting exceptional facilities for tennis and golf. At the renowned Saddlebrook Tennis Center, players of all levels can hone their skills with expert instruction. Meanwhile, golfers can tee off on the Arnold Palmer signature course, enjoying the challenge and beauty of championship-level play. When seeking a respite from the action, the Superpool offers a vibrant hub for watersports and relaxation, while the adults-only Serenity Pool provides a tranquil oasis for unwinding.

  1. Desert Dreaming in Scottsdale

In the heart of Arizona’s desert, Hotel Valley Ho transforms poolside lounging into an art form. Surrounded by palm trees and breathtaking mountain vistas, the pool at Hotel Valley Ho provides the ultimate retreat. Yet, Scottsdale’s allure extends beyond the hotel’s grounds. A short stroll away lies Old Town Scottsdale, featuring vibrant art galleries and charming boutiques. For outdoor enthusiasts, the desert awaits, offering scenic hiking trails and awe-inspiring views.