Weekends in the West
Make the most of your wild, wild west weekend with a day trip to one of our favorite spots out of the city.
Shop till you drop with our Four Points Holiday Shopping Guide. Whether you’re in search for clothing, home décor, or something in between, we’ll help you find whatever you’re shopping for and so much more. Follow us through our exclusive guide to your upcoming shopping spree. Enjoy all of the holiday spirit as you tour some of the most festive shopping spots.
The renowned concierge at The Adelaide Hotel Toronto have unveiled Exquisite Experiences, a carefully curated assortment of luxury excursions which take hotel guests “behind-the-scenes” for an enchanting exploration of the hotel’s surrounding region with local tastemakers and artisans. The first experience to be introduced November 20, 2017 is Uncork Niagara, Toronto’s first luxury wine excursion.
Your Tennessee vacation is not complete without tasting the best brews and barbeque of the town. With thousands of options to choose from you want to make sure you're experiencing the best pulled pork and pints around, which is why we've created your go to guide to the best BBQ and craft breweries to check out in Nashville and Memphis.
Experience the most festive season of the year in the City that Never Sleeps. New York City has every holiday activity imaginable right at your fingertips. Looking to take a plunge into the Atlantic with other brave souls? Or embark on a mission to find the best winter village in the city? Or simply drink hot chocolate, ice skate and take in the holiday spirit? New York City has all that and more to make this winter season one for the books.
Jacksonville, with balmy temperatures year round, is the vibrant city in the Sunshine State that's perfect for your Florida adventure. From world famous museums, to pro sports, music festivals, and breweries, there's something for every type of traveler to enjoy in Jax.
From Detroit’s glamorous automobile history to Traverse City’s charming cherry orchards, Michigan is gorgeous from top to bottom and the perfect destination for a Midwestern getaway. Featuring beautiful outdoor adventures, quaint college towns, beer trails, antique shopping and more, there is so much going on in the Great Lake State that a weekend away, if not a weeklong trip, is certainly in order. Read on for five of our favorite cities in Michigan.
The most important meal of the weekend is brunch. Whether you are recouping with the Saturday night crew or meeting Mom for a much-needed catch-up, Sunday’s are simply not complete without the promise of French toast, good conversation, and perhaps a mimosa or bloody Mary (or two). Read on for top spots in Milwaukee to enjoy a soul-soothing, problem-solving, blissful brunch experience and make your reservations now. Image above via Stella Van Buren
From rugged mountain peaks and lush forests to pristine beaches and cityscapes, there are plenty of opportunities to get active in North Carolina and South Carolina. Take advantage of the diversity of the terrain to plan one of these eight outdoor adventures. Driving? You may even be able to hit up a few adventures in one trip!
It should come as no surprise that when you visit Chicagoland, it is best to bring your appetite. While the city is bursting with culinary talent, the suburbs also have quite a few restaurants worth visiting. From casual favorites to fine dining, there is something for everyone.
No trip to the South is complete without experiencing the food. Local favorites might change from one region to the next but all Southern food has one thing in common: It’s delicious! Explore these eight dishes for a true taste of the Carolinas.
The iconic Panama City Beach is a popular vacationing spot for everyone from retirees to families, and more. The pristine white sand beaches and many miles of oceanfront across the famed Emerald Coast are just a few of the reasons why this spot is famous amongst so many tourists. Follow our PCB travel guide to get the most out of your next trip!
You are off to the races—but which kind? In Indianapolis, you are heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where the very best of Indy car drivers compete in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indy 500. Find yourself in Louisville, and it’s a given that you’re visiting Churchill Downs for a look at where horses and their jockeys make history year after year. But each city has so much more to offer than just that rush of adrenaline you get watching your favorite Indy car driver or jockey bring home the trophy—from dining to outdoor excursions, get to know each city a bit more below.
If you are looking to venture off of the beaten path and discover local favorites during your visit to Detroit, it’s best to do a bit of research to find the very best of what each neighborhood has to offer. Rather than simply sticking to the tried and true tourist destinations, take an unexpected turn and you may discover your new favorite café or bookstore. Whether you are looking for five star restaurants or the new up-and-coming hipster hangout, Detroit’s varied neighborhoods have so much to see and do, you may want to extend your trip by a day or two. Image via (Punch Bowl Social, above): Crain's Detroit
Detroit was once a glamorous industrial hub, a city that stood as a shining example of American innovation. Beginning in the late 1970s however, beloved establishments felt the oppressive force of economic downturn, leaving them to sit empty for many years. Now in a state of rebirth and bursting with exciting local energy, a few places still offer a glimpse into the past of what the city once was. These buildings are historical and beautiful, and they will not last long—the city is already in the process of rebuilding. A visit now ensures a dramatic before & after photoshoot. Image via (Belle Isle Zoo, above): Detroit Turbex
If you are looking for cultural insight and an inspirational experience during your next vacation, you have come to the right place. Spend a long afternoon wandering through the halls of one of Detroit’s many wonderful museums, and learn about the history and future of Motor City while doing so.
At either end of Interstate 70 in Missouri, you will find a city bursting with foodie finds, cultural wonders, and history. At the west lies Kansas City on the border of Missouri and Kansas, and on the east you will find St. Louis, bordering Illinois. We recommend a road trip to both, but read on for our top picks in each.
Always historic and never conventional, Pittsburgh has single-handedly turned its culinary scene on its head with its mix of creative, modern, and adventurous cuisine. From established favorites to incubators of ‘what’s next’, Pittsburgh’s restaurants are serving up the perfect blend of originality to match the city’s diverse culture.
One of the largest LGBTQ2+ Pride celebrations in the world, Vancouver Pride is celebrated with events throughout the summer that culminate with Pride weekend in August. With Canada also celebrating its 150th birthday this year, and the city celebrating a three-day BC Day weekend, August 5-7, you can expect this year’s Pride weekend to be especially epic.
Milwaukee, although famous for its snowy winters, is a delightful destination for your midwestern getaway this summer. Take in the cool breeze of Lake Michigan and create your own tropical oasis right in Wisconsin. Make it a Milwaukee summer you'll never forget with beach days, bikes, and brews.
An exciting Midwestern destination for spectator sports, Chicago is one of few US cities to offer an abundance of games throughout the year, as major teams from all four professional sports are represented, including football, basketball, hockey and baseball.
Basalt, Colorado is a place to thrive. Located between Aspen and Glenwood Springs, this ideal retreat offers many options of activities year-round. Here are our top five outdoor activities you don’t want to miss when you stay at Element Basalt - Aspen.
Seattle marches to the beat of its own drummer. Like nearby Portland, this colorful seaport city in the Pacific Northwest has an eccentric style that makes it stand out from the pack. To help make your next visit a bit more unique, here are seven of Seattle’s most delightfully odd attractions. Some of them are magical and mysterious, others are playful and charming, and a few are just plain weird!
A true mecca for sports fanatics, the city of Baltimore, Maryland is an authentic destination for those who enjoy cheering on professional teams and soaking in the atmosphere of iconic venues. Fans in Baltimore are energetic and always show devotion to their favorites, so whether you are a long-time resident fan or visitor who wishes to enjoy a day of sports in Baltimore, you can share in the excitement of rooting for the home team.
No other city in the world takes sports and craft beer as seriously as Boston does. So whichever team you root for, and whatever style of ale you prefer, you’re sure to find a new favorite among this list of Boston’s finest bars and brew pubs.
If you are looking for a low-key weekend that doesn’t involve taking out a loan, look no further than Chicagoland. The suburbs offer a quiet respite from the city, plenty of fresh air experiences and more, all costing you next to nothing. See below for a list of exciting things to do that won’t cost a fortune, if anything at all.
Whether you call it the Big Apple or the Big City, New York is known for being big—from the buildings to the attitudes, and certainly, the big experiences. Every day, visitors to the city are making big things happen. Discover some of the ways people are creating unforgettable New York City experiences, and start planning your visit to tell your New York story.
There are no two cities in the U.S. full of more vibrant history and pride than Boston and New Orleans. From the strong Creole roots in NOLA to scenes of the American Revolution in Boston, the diverse culture and storied pasts of each city are evident from the moment you step out of your hotel.
Magic City has topped travel lists on Zagat, Lonely Planet and the Travel Channel for the past two years in recognition for its growing Southern foodie scene, hip craft brewery trail and top-notch live-entertainment venues. Plus, Birmingham boasts plenty of parks and preserves for golf, running, biking, climbing and all your adventure needs. Magical, indeed.
When it comes to historical cities in the U.S., there’s nowhere quite like Savannah, Georgia. The best part? There is a multitude of ways to explore this timeless city - by foot, trolley, riverboat, kayak or helicopter. The possibilities are endless. We picked out some of the best kinds of tours to take during your next visit:
After a few months of snowfall and windy weather, spring has finally taken over New York. While the city is a beautiful destination every season, there is something extra special about springtime. Not only are flowers blooming and parks peeking out from under the snow, but the people are a bit chirpier, too. From festivals to flower shows, here's why spring is arguably the best time to experience New York.
From gorgeous architecture to serene nature preserves, there is plenty of beauty to take in throughout the Chicagoland suburbs. Capture your relaxing weekend in the ‘burbs via Instagram, and recall memories of your Midwestern getaway for a lifetime. Read on for our list of the best spots to Instagram in the suburbs.
These two cities have more in common than a bustling Union Square. With a long celebrated food culture and indie art and poetry scene, there are surprises and delights around every corner. With warmer weather on the horizon, there is no better time to compare local favorites and see how these two coastal cities stack up on their love of food, art, and city views.
There are many charming cities in the Midwest worth visiting. Boasting culture and personality, there is something particularly special about exploring them from behind the wheel. Read on for a few Midwestern cities to make more than just a pit stop in.
Whether your destination is downtown or deep within the Rockies, Colorado’s winter is sure to send a (good) chill up your spine. Take advantage of some of the country’s best skiing and snowboarding — just a few hours from Denver — then, explore the city center for its famous food and beer scene.
The Mile High City has been raking in the accolades lately. It was named one of AAA’s Top Ten Summer Travel Destinations, as well as ranked #9 on Travelocity’s list of the best places to visit this season. No doubt about it — Denver is one cool city. From its ever-expanding number of cultural institutions to the always bustling LoDo District —experience it for yourself over a fun-filled weekend in Denver. Fly into Denver International Airport for a quick Denver weekend getaway. Experience all the action of the famous Mile High City.
In this East Coast favorite, there’s enough to delight kids and adults alike throughout the city. Whether you’re exploring outdoors or indoors, everything is within easy reach of the city limits and is sure to charm the socks right off you.
For many globe-trotters who enjoy tasting while traveling, the city of Paris is synonymous with tremendous food offerings and unique culinary experiences—as well as exceptional breads, sweets and pastries of all kinds. From legendary French delights—such as croissants, macaroons and Éclairs—to new twists on the beloved classics, these bakeries will certainly add some memorable flavors to your next vacation in the City of Light.
The great American road trip is a rite of passage for any traveler. It can be the perfect romantic getaway or a family vacation that will evoke nostalgia for years to come — and few roads inspire awe like the Pacific Coast Highway. If you're looking for mountains, beaches, wine country and vibrant cities, this trip delivers all of these and so much more.
Orlando is home to many of the world’s most beloved theme parks, making it every child’s vacation dream come true. For adults, the sophisticated city of Miami beckons with its stunning beaches and Latin-inspired cuisine. Together, these two iconic Florida destinations — separated by a 3.5 hour drive — offer a family vacation unlike any other.
As the saying goes, everything's bigger in Texas, and that’s certainly the case for food, fairs and festivals. Whether you’re planning a winter getaway or week-long summer beach break, the Lone Star State is set to impress. From live music and local artisan markets to beer festivals and outdoor film screenings, Texas proves the perfect year-round escape for every interest.
Most know Baltimore as Charm City, but the locals love to call it Smalltimore — a city as diverse and exciting as a major metropolis, while still ensuring that you’ll run into a couple of friends at the local bar. Follow our guide to 48 hours in Baltimore, and you’ll leave feeling befriended by this big city with a small town feel.
Spread out far and wide across the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and islets. While most of them are uninhabitable, those that can be experienced are as close to heaven on earth as we may ever find. But with so many islands and so little time, it can be hard to know where to start.
Denver is rightly celebrated as one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S. From beautiful city and national parks to accessible peaks and slopes, the Mile High City does the great outdoors on an epic scale. To get you started, here are six unmissable options.
With its tropical temperatures, lush rainforests and delicious cuisine, the island of Phuket tops the list of the most popular resort destinations in Asia—yet it’s the exquisite beaches winding gracefully along the coastline that have made it world famous. With more than 30 to choose from, they offer something special for every traveler. Whether you prefer a remote hideaway, an exciting surf spot, or something in between, here are ten of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket.
While a lovely gesture, planning one perfect Valentine’s Day date for your significant other is quite a bit of pressure for a date that, ideally, is a gift to both of you. Rather than stressing on every detail of the day, a visit to charming and historic Montreal means plenty of opportunities to celebrate with someone special, as the city offers romantic experiences for any day of the week. Read on for suggestions on how to create an itinerary fit for a romantic getaway to Montreal, and make this Valentine’s Day holiday feel genuinely special.
The Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes are the trifecta of horse racing and style setting. Setting the pace for the remainder of the racing season, the Triple Crown offers the best of racing and old-world fashion. From the hats, to the cocktails, to even more hats let us help you with all the essentials for a memorable weekend.
Experience Indy as a local and discover the neighborhoods and lifestyle of some of the city’s coolest and most historic districts. From shopping local labels to ponying up to the bar for a craft brew, Indy has the inside edge on crafting a memorable weekend. Here is a look at the vibrant neighborhoods to explore during your weekend in the Circle City: Image above via Comluxaviation
Cleveland Rocks. Home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and known as the true birth place of rock and roll, Cleveland offers many destinations for live entertainment, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Here’s where to go in CLE to anywhere from nationally known artists to local performers just getting their start.
Cleveland’s restaurant scene is a force to be reckoned with, and one you’d be mistaken to overlook. Some of the country’s best chefs have infiltrated Cleveland to make this city a serious dining destination. Read on for a few favorites to make the most of every meal. Above image of Greenhouse Tavern, credit to offMetro
If you’re planning an upcoming jaunt to our fine city and are hoping to experience some quintessentially CLE activities, you’ve come to the right place to get your wheels turning. Here’s a look at some of Cleveland’s most decked out experiences, all yours for the taking.
2017 is a very special year in Canada, as it marks the country's 150th birthday, and the True North has a lot of surprises in store. From culinary hotspots and art meccas to rejuvenating wellness retreats and outdoor adventure, here are 8 Canadian destinations for every interest.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a holiday, an engagement, or a baby shower, parties are time for sharing. They’re a precious moment when we come together as family and friends to create new memories, share old laughs and reconnect with the people who nourish our spirit when life gets too busy or stressful. Yet even the simplest gatherings require a bit of preparation. Here are some steadfast tips to help you throw the perfect party, every time!
Planning your next getaway? Whether you prefer an escape to the breezy tropics, an artsy urban sojourn, or a food-focused retreat, your perfect vacation awaits. With an abundance of exciting, intriguing (and relaxing) activities to choose from, these are three top destinations that you can start dreaming about right now.
America’s capital city is alive with historical landmarks, monumental museums and a sense of grandeur no other US city can match. And then, of course, there are the bars, the restaurants, and the nightlife. Cramming everything D.C. has to offer into two days is simply not possible, but plan your 48 hours with care and you’ll get a flavor of one of the greatest cities in the world. Here's our recommendations for 48 hours in D.C.
Long holiday weekends are the perfect excuse to get out of town and explore a new city. With just three days to spend in a destination, you’ll want somewhere just a quick drive or flight away. Why not make your way to one of these world-class cities for a little rest, a little adventure and a reboot for the new year.
Far more than an arbitrary date on the calendar, New Years offers us a brief moment to fondly bid farewell to the past, while confidently looking forward to what lies ahead. And one of the most wonderful ways to celebrate the upcoming year is to plan an exciting trip that will help inspire good fortune and happy returns in the days to come. Here are a few suggestions to help you choose the ultimate getaway.
Although the classic Christmas carol states that winter means there is "simply no place to go,” New York City proves otherwise. From December to February, the city explodes with holiday spirit and wintertime fun. Discover all the events and things to do in New York City during the winter.
Mont Tremblant’s known best for its slopes, and for good reason. After all, National Geographic ranked Tremblant — with its 96 pristine trails — one of the world’s Best 25 Ski Towns. But the Quebec’s town true charm comes through in warmer months, when locals and tourists mingle on picturesque patios overlooking the Laurentians and Lac Tremblant. For some of Canada’s best mountain adventures, golf links and locally sourced food, head just 90 minutes northwest of Montreal to Le Westin Resort & Spa, Tremblant.
Every corner of NYC tells a different story. From the bohemian style of the East Village to the glamour of Meatpacking, each neighborhood is a hidden treasure. We have written you a New York City neighborhood guide so you can experience and explore the entire city as a local.
When asked what binds us most to our home, our family, or our community, it's never simply blood or location, but rather something more active, more interdependent, more beloved - tradition. And there's no better time of year for traditions to be celebrated and honored than the holidays. Whether you live in the sunny tropics, the snow-capped mountains or in a bustling city, you have a set of customs that were passed down to you from generations before you. We’ve compiled a list below of traditions from across the globe, and while some are more quirky than others, they all give us reason to do what matters most this season; gather and celebrate together.
A modern marvel of American innovation and possibility, there has never been a better time to visit Detroit and experience for yourself the city’s vibrant past and renewed present. Recent revitalization efforts have enriched the spirit and energy of Detroit while leaving its historic charm intact. Our Weekend Guide features some of the most iconic attractions and activities Motor City has to offer for a memorable getaway.
Guests lists. Flowers. Menu tastings. Leave your to-do list at home for a weekend and get out of town. We know wedding planning is supposed to be fun. But anyone who tells you it’s all cake testing and fun favors is not telling the whole truth. If you’re feeling the wedding blues (and no, these don’t count for your “something blue”), it may be time for a little well-deserved R&R. Grab your significant other and head out for a quick vacation — or staycation! Sometimes a long weekend away is all it takes to remember why you’re getting married in the first place. Good food, cool cocktails and some much-needed massages won’t hurt, either. And if you’re feeling guilty for shelling out dough before the big day, don’t. Use the trip to find a special spot for your rehearsal dinner, wedding or honeymoon.
The end of summer is always bittersweet. As the days get shorter and nights get cooler, it comes time to trade in the swimsuit for a scarf, the lawnmower for a rake, and the lemonade for cider. And although summer may be coming to a close, vacation season is still going strong. Fall is on the horizon, and with it brings endless travel opportunities. Discover our top fall travel destinations to find the autumn escape that’s right for you.
If you’re planning on visiting Chicago, you better have your camera ready. The Windy City has no shortage of scenic spots, so why not give your Instagram a boost while you’re in town? From national treasures to local staples, Chicago is as photogenic as it is fun. Check out our list of the most Instagrammable spots in the city.
New Orleans is a city famous for letting the good times roll, and the culinary scene is one that must not be missed! Recently voted the top City for Food in the U.S., The Big Easy, birthplace of the cocktail, is also where historic cafés feature the best Cajun and Creole cuisine. With so many can’t-miss dishes and drinks, we’ve rounded up our favorites to get you started.
Each fall, college game day is a weekly celebration filled with good friends, good times and great eats. Every campus is famed for encompassing the game day experience. Whether you’re heading back to your alma mater or stepping onto a new scene, chow down at one of these local eateries in Madison, Chicago, Minneapolis and Columbus.
This year, the spirit of Halloween comes alive in Orlando. Offering festivities for all ages, Orlando is a spooktacular destination for a fall getaway. From vampires and villains to princesses and heroes, all are welcome to discover the magic and make frighteningly fantastic memories.
Who says you have to choose between convenience and comfort when selecting a hotel? Whether making a quick overnight business trip or enduring an unexpected layover, these five properties reimagine the airport hotel as a time-saving oasis. So take advantage of smart gastropubs, polished design and prime locations in the some of the country’s best cities.
It’s your first trip up to Toronto, and like any curious traveler, you want to know where to go. Lucky for you, as Canada’s most populous city, the T.O offers an impressive number of options. Boasting must-see historic sites like Casa Loma and the Hockey Hall of Fame, three major sports teams (NBA, NHL, and MLB), and stunning scenery on Lake Ontario, there’s a reason that Canadians and tourists alike flock to Toronto.
For a weekend well spent in Vancouver, exploring the city’s vibrant food scene is an absolute must. From Yaletown to Gastown and beyond, at every turn, you’ll find mouth-watering restaurants and eateries that combine fresh, local ingredients with authentic flavours from around the world. Don’t forget to pair your plates with a refreshing beer or glass of wine! BC is well known for its robust craft beer scene and local wines from the Okanagan Valley.
Holidays are about honoring traditions. And what better place to do it than Boston, one of America’s oldest and most important cities? This year, head to Boston Harbor, Harvard Square or Boston Common, among other spots, for quintessentially American celebrations.
Known for being one of the sunniest cities in America and home to more than 200 golf courses, Phoenix already has its selling points. But as the city is also becoming one of the fastest growing “foodie” destinations in the West, its restaurants, bars and “hidden gem” neighborhood spots are worth adding to the list of reasons to visit. In partnership with Phoenix Chef Aaron Chamberlin, we’ve curated a list of our favorites:
It’s no secret that the craft beer scene has exploded over the last few years. With microbreweries taking over cities like Portland, Asheville and Denver, brewery tourism has become part of their DNA. One city where you might not expect to find great IPAs and funky farm house ales? Charlotte. With a healthy dose of southern hospitality and a year-round temperate climate, Charlotte boasts welcoming biergartens perfect for relaxing and sipping with friends.
Calling all Bourbon Lovers: Taste your way through Kentucky’s famous Bourbon Trail. Book a tour; take a limo or bike – no matter your mode of transportation, tasteful times await in bourbon country. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Kentucky Bourbon, going back 200 years, from the beginning of bourbon's start.
Let’s face it, when you think of airport hotels, you may not necessarily think delicious beer. More than likely, you’re there for convenient access to the airport, and comfortable accommodations that provide you reprieve from a long day of travel. As frequent travelers, we've learned one very important lesson – airport hotels offer a treasure trove of skillfully crafted brews. So, pull up a bar stool and browse our list of favorite craft brews hiding throughout the country!
Orlando has its own magic, but there’s even more amusement to be found in the suburbs of Orlando North Seminole County, Florida. With close proximity to Sanford Airport and located right of the I-4 interstate, it’s not only easy to get to but also makes for a great weekend getaway. Visit soon and stay at The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North.
Adventure awaits! Discover some of our favorite kid-friendly activities in Arizona. From exceptional museums to splash pads and mermaid school (yes, mermaid school!) we've got your summer plans covered with a refreshing getaway to one of the desert's most popular cities.
Considered as one of the top food destinations in the U.S., Portland is on every food-lover’s list. It’s where the food truck craze began, craft breweries have taken flight, and home to several Top Chefs. With so many tasty restaurants and cleverly crafted libations, finding the perfect place to eat here can be a challenge, so we've rounded up our favorites to get you started.
After years of dreaming and talking about it, Victoria and Todd Thiessen decided to pack their bags and take their two children on a trip of a lifetime. The family is currently on a 7-month journey through 17 countries with their young daughters. We caught up with the adventurous couple for their advice on traveling internationally with kids.
John T Savage has worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts for over 25 years and has spent his career traveling around the world. He lives in San Francisco, has an intense passion for wine, a town home in Sonoma County and runs the travel website MySonomaCounty.com. We asked John for his best advice on ways to spot a great wine.
RunWESTIN Concierge, Chris Heuisler, a sub 3 marathoner who has traveled to races all across the country, can help with providing more than a few recommendations. But first, he asks an important question to help runners identify which type of race to sign up for next.
Amber Fillerup (creator of BarefootBlonde.com) knows a thing or two about travel. Together with her husband, they have traveled the world - from Greece to Bora Bora - and now they share their love of travel with their two children. Take a peek into some of her favorite family vacations.
While temperatures might be low, visiting Boston, Chicago and New York City during the winter has its perks. Smaller crowds, for one. Skating under a city skyline is pretty great too. The forecast calls for a fun weekend away in these three cities, and here’s why.
This year, Global Traveler Magazine ranked Westin Hotels the #1 leisure hotel brand in the world. So it’s no surprise that Travel & Leisure also recognized several Westin Resorts in their 2015 “World’s Best” Awards. See breathtaking vistas from 7 award winning Westin Resorts.
From breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains to the 300 days of sunshine, Denver is an unforgettable weekend destination. Now one of the healthiest cities in America has a new wellness focused hotel option for visitors -- The Westin Denver International Airport. Not only will guests enjoy on-property wellness amenities like the SuperFoodsRX™ menu items and WestinWORKOUT™, but the on-site commuter rail connects directly to Union Station in downtown Denver, providing access to explore all the city has to offer.
A toy, a sweater, a bauble, a tool… these things only last so long on our shelves and in our minds. But a vacation? Those are memories and experiences you’ll carry with you for a lifetime! Let Sheraton help you discover new places and ways to give to your loved ones this season, as we tend to be happier when sharing experiences as opposed to the exchange of more material things. From a mountain top or island beach, a shot of Southern hospitality or wine country panache, Sheraton has just the spot to swap your gift bags for carry-ons.
Texas may not scream holiday like New York City, but with tree lighting ceremonies, ice skating, New Year’s celebrations and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season in the Texas Hill Country. Check out some of our favorites in San Antonio and Austin below.
Give yourself the gift of some time away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season at one of these exciting U.S. cities. No passports, and in some cases airlines, are even required to get you out of town this December.
It’s an exciting time to be a foodie. Haute Cuisine was once the exclusive territory of European powerhouses like Paris, Lyon and Rome, but thanks to the widespread proliferation of foodie culture across the internet, more people than ever are enjoying amazing dining experiences in their own hometowns. Here’s our list of the six best American cities for the weekend traveler with an adventurous palate.
San Francisco might not get snow, but it’s still full of winter wonder. This is especially true during the holidays when Christmas trees light up the city and quintessential events set the streets aglow with a style unique to the City by the Bay.
Seattle takes its winter holidays seriously. From an enormous decorated tree downtown to an impressive fireworks display at the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve, there’s plenty to keep the entire family entertained in the Emerald City even if the weather outside is frightful.
Travelers often are tempted by mementos from their trips. Meet Julie Frank, design director of Le Méridien hotels in her New York apartment. She loves to travel and collect mementos from her trips. Here's how to make your items stand out when you return, and how to avoid buying the wrong thing.
The Blender Girl, Tess Masters, known for her creative and easy plant based recipes for anyone with a blender, stayed with Westin during her book tour. She shares her experience, excitement about all things fresh and healthy, as well as an energizing detox juice recipe that can be enjoyed at home or from Westin Fresh by the Juicery.
Greg Seider, author of 'Alchemy In A Glass,' is a New York-based cocktail maestro. He opened The Summit Bar, which New York Magazine named Best Cocktail Bar, and he co-owns the Manhattan Cricket Club. He also created the cocktail program for the lounge at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Le Bernadin. In this Q&A he lets us in on his favorite New York hangouts for spirits, oysters, pizza, wheatgrass and a little romance. What else is there?
A bicycle is a great way to explore a new city or experience your favorite destination in a new way. You’ll take in the sights, sounds and smells while covering much more ground than you could on foot. With the popularity of cycling soaring in big cities across North America, it’s safer, more convenient and more fun than ever. On your next weekend getaway, go by bike.
It’s human nature to daydream of distant destinations while overlooking the allure of your everyday surroundings. As SPG influencer, prolific commercial photographer and world traveler Pete Halvorsen recently learned, you can discover the exotic right in your own neck of the woods.
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