With spring break just around the corner, get ready to unleash your inner explorer and embark on that long-awaited adventure. From scenic waterfront getaways to awe-inspiring mountaintop experiences and captivating urban culture and cuisine, check out some of the hottest destinations of the season from Benchmark Resorts & Hotels.
The water is calling. Whether you’re a beach bum or a lake lover, nothing says spring break like relaxation (and luxuries) by the water.
If the beach is your haven, Sanderling Resort stands as the ultimate Outer Banks oasis in North Carolina, offering not just sun and sand but also unique family-friendly amenities, from beach bonfires to kayaking adventures. Meanwhile, Spruce Point Inn crafts an iconic coastal experience in Maine, where seaside charm meets luxury, and you can explore hidden coves or savor lobster feasts with breathtaking views.
For those seeking the serenity of lakeside retreats, The Abbey Resort on Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva beckons with 90 acres of lakeside paradise, where guests can revel in nature’s beauty. Slip into a pair of flip-flops and let the fun unfold at Margaritaville Lake Resort, where a vibrant atmosphere and the Jolly Mon Water Park await in Texas. On the West Coast, California’s Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa offers a lakeside haven with its own distinctive charm.
Adventure and thrill-seekers, along with the outdoorsy traveler, are in for an exhilarating spring break at properties like Lanier Islands Resort in Georgia. Dive into a mix of activities, from heart-pounding zip-lining to water sports, promising an action-packed getaway. Head to The Preserve Resort & Spa in Rhode Island for hiking trails and outdoor activities against a backdrop of lush landscapes, providing the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation.
In California, Bishop’s Creekside Inn invites travelers to explore nearby national parks and embark on scenic hikes. Meanwhile, The Sandman, also nestled in Northern California, serves as the ideal launchpad for exploring Sonoma Wine Country. At Red Mountain Resort in Utah, savor an adventurous experience by rock climbing amid breathtaking red rock scenery. And for a tropical twist, venture to Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa in Bermuda, where snorkeling and water activities await.
Embark on an alpine adventure for a snow-filled spring break. Experience spring skiing at Manor Vail Lodge in Vail, where crackling fireplaces and après-ski delights create a cozy retreat. Elevating the experience in Vail, Tivoli Lodge offers panoramic views and gourmet dining, adding a touch of luxury to your mountain getaway.
In Jackson Hole, Snow King Resort seamlessly blends mountain adventure with vibrant town life. Explore the lively Jackson Hole town center for eclectic shops and dining beyond the slopes. Journey to Utah for YOTELPAD Park City, a modern alpine escape perfect for families with its accommodating room setup. Alternatively, delve into the charm of Black Mountain Resort, only minutes from Park City, with stunning views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and Deer Valley. Beyond skiing, relish in snowshoeing adventures or unwind with a scenic sleigh ride through the winter wonderland, while Forest Suites Resort in Lake Tahoe invites spring breakers to immerse themselves in lakeside bliss.
Cultural & Culinary Explorations
Set out on a cultural and culinary journey for a spring break filled with enriching experiences. Immerse yourself in Texan hospitality at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, where Southern charm and culinary excellence converge. The Heldrich in New Jersey invites travelers to explore the vibrant cultural tapestry of New Brunswick and for those craving the flavors of Boston’s diverse culinary scene, the Boston Harbor Hotel is the perfect destination.
Meanwhile, The Old No. 77 Hotel in New Orleans offers not just a comfortable stay but a gateway to the sounds and flavors of the Big Easy. In Seattle, Hotel Theodore creates a cultural haven where Pacific Northwest charm harmonizes with culinary innovation. The onsite restaurant, Rider, promises a culinary experience that captures the essence of the region.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a golfing novice, prepare for an unforgettable golf getaway this spring. Tee off at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in Vermont, where the lush Green Mountain views from the greens create a picturesque setting. In Virginia, Lansdowne offers a unique golfing experience against the scenic backdrop of the Potomac River.
For a blend of skiing and golf, Pine Mountain Ski & Golf Resort in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula provides the best of both worlds. In Tampa Bay, Saddlebrook Resort invites guests to perfect their swing under the warm Florida sunshine, while Mountain Shadows in Arizona offers a golfing adventure amid the scenic desert landscape. At Hawaii’s Turtle Bay Resort, oceanfront championship courses await, providing a golfing paradise in the heart of the Pacific.
Escape to pampering paradises for the ultimate spa getaway this spring. Discover the allure of La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, where Texas charm meets world-class spa treatments. Surrender to tranquility at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and rejuvenating experiences for the mind, body and soul.
Find solace at Flamingo Resort & Spa, a serene escape set against the backdrop of Northern California’s wine country. Experience coastal elegance at Chaminade Resort & Spa, nestled amidst California’s redwoods. Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa in Florida offers a coastal retreat, with oceanfront beauty and top-notch spa amenities.
Willows Lodge in Washington promises a spa sanctuary in Woodinville wine country, creating the perfect retreat in the heart of the Pacific Northwest.