25 February, 2024, 05:42

Your spring adventure by land, sea and air

As the days get longer and our minds begin to wander, spring is the perfect time for an outdoor adventure. Step outside into all that nature has to offer – from scenic Vermont hot air balloon rides to zipline tours in Wisconsin’s resort city. Get your travel plans off the ground and find yourself exploring newfound adventures this spring.

Where to start? Find inspiration on Benchmark Resorts & Hotels’ Spring Adventures deals page, and let the following ideas spark your wanderlust.


Stay: Nestled between the Adirondacks and Green Mountains, the area surrounding The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa is a playground for Vermont adventurers.

Adventure: Vermont like you mean it, with nearby journeys including spring skiing, stand-up paddle board tours, SIM racing, scenic cruises on Lake Champlain and a hot air balloon float above it all.


Stay: Enjoy luxurious accommodations at Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s, Cardozo South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla.

Adventure: Explore south beach with complimentary beach cruiser bicycle rentals in the heart of the iconic, colorful Art Deco District.

Stay: Discover the ultimate off-road getaway at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa set amidst Vermont’s scenic Green Mountains.

Adventure: Discover the adrenaline pumping action of an exciting adventure with the Land Rover Experience as you push your personal limits and challenge yourself, driving the newest Land Rover on a  dynamic 80-acre course.


Stay: There’s something for everyone at West Virginia’s premier lakeside resort, Stonewall Resort.

Adventure: Take a slow exploration of Stonewall Jackson Lake while paddling your own kayak or jet off aboard a high-performance CraigCat catamaran.

Stay: Head to Willows Lodge and enjoy a beautiful Pacific Northwest spring adventure in Washington.

Adventure: Take in the sights of Lake Washington on a two-hour self-captained electric Duffy boat excursion – complete with a deluxe charcuterie board for two.


Stay: Make it an overnight experience at The Abbey Resort, the only full-service resort on the shores of Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva.

Adventure: Venture into the canopies with Lake Geneva Ziplines and Adventures where you’ll be able to experience their full zipline tour and take a unique look at the Lake Geneva area from above.


Stay: Nestle into The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center after a day well spent on the trails.

Adventure: Book a blissful massage at the Salt Foot Sanctuary after conquering an adventurous hike in downtown Roanoke. Soak in the Blue Ridge Mountain salt while you sip on a local Virginian craft beer and relax away your tensions.

Stay: Head to the Texas Hill Country at La Cantera Resort & Spa for the ultimate family fun this spring break.

Adventure: Kids always know how to adventure! Set off with the little ones to explore the rural countryside on a Kid’s Club guided nature hike.

Stay: Get away to nature and reserve a stay at Skamania Lodge surrounded by views of Washington’s native Old-Growth Forest.

Adventure: Focus on your wellness with a morning hike on three different property trails through the scenic Columbia River Gorge.

Stay: Elevate your vacation adventure at Santa Cruz, California’s 300-acre mountaintop retreat, Chaminade Resort & Spa.

Adventure: Start your day in the refreshing mountain air with a morning hike through Redwoods State Park, nestled along the San Lorenzo River.