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We've curated a special collection of great summer adventures.

YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE SUMMER OF FUN!

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SUMMER IS BACK

Manor Vail Lodge - Vail, CO

From hiking to biking and everything in between, an escape to the mountains of Vail, Colorado this summer is just want you need!

Blue Tee Golf Getaway

YOTELPAD Park City - Park City, UT

Your ball always goes further in the clean mountain air and bright blue sky’s of Park City. Come and enjoy a round of golf at Canyons Golf Couse and a relaxing night at the YotelPAD Park City  

Summer of SoBe

Cardozo South Beach - Miami Beach, FL

Plan a getaway to Miami and experience the Summer of SoBe with unlimited sunshine, direct access to the beach, prime location in the Art Deco District, and complimentary breakfast for two on Ocean Drive!

Find Your Jackson Hole Summer Adventure

Snow King Hotel - Jackson Hole, WY

Calling all Explorers! Our Scenic Resort awaits. Experience slices of Wyoming & the wide-open West as only Snow King Resort can deliver. You pick your adventures & our adventure experts will see to it that you are immersed in the narrative until the story becomes a part of you. In addition, our chef's will pack a delicious picnic lunch for you to enjoy in the Instagram-worthy setting of your choice. Peruse the adventures below as you’re planning your trip, and let the anticipation grow until you arrive. We promise it will never leave you!

Destination Exploration - Vermont Adventure Awaits with up to 20% Savings

The Essex Resort & Spa - Burlington, VT

From the lakes, to the mountains, Vermont boasts fresh air, gorgeous views & so much to see & do for all types of travelers. Whether you are a foodie, naturalist, spiritualist, culturalist, beer enthusiast or an adventurer, let The Essex Resort's guest specialists help guide you to unique “Vermont-ing” Experiences. Summer in Vermont like you mean it, with exclusive discounts on your stay as well as select adventures including a hot air balloon ride, stand-up paddle board tour, axe throwing, SIM racing or even a scenic cruise on Lake Champlain.

Skamania Axe Adventure

Skamania Lodge - Stevenson, WA

Channel your inner lumberjack with Skamania Lodge Axe Throwing!

The Rock Star Retreat

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Explore a music lover's paradise with this all-inclusive rock star inspired package in Lake Arrowhead, CA.

Summer Adventure Package

The Inn at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA

Summer is back and it's time to celebrate! With countless outdoor activities to explore close by, The Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA is the perfect place to stay for your next adventure. Receive breakfast plus an Adventure Snack Pack to enjoy during your visit.

SWEET ESCAPE GETAWAY! DID SOMEONE SAY BREAKFAST IN BED?

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club - Colorado Springs, CO

Craving that “Zone-Out, Lazy Days Getaway”?   We Gotcha Covered This Summer Starting at $384 Per Night

SWEET SUMMERTIME

Bellwether Beach Resort

Indulge in the tropical atmosphere while enjoying a variety of amenities like beachside cabanas & stunning views at t\he all-new Bellwether Beach Resort. Reserve your summer escape and enjoy a little more fun in the sun with a daily $50 resort credit.

Summerzcool at Margaritaville Lake Resort

MARGARITAVILLE LAKE RESORT, LAKE CONROE-HOUSTON

Just outside Houston on Lake Conroe! Summers are made in Margaritaville. Enjoy up to 20% off when you stay 3 or more nights!

Cruz into Summer

Chaminade Resort & Spa - Santa Cruz, CA

Ready to Cruz into Summer? Plan a getaway to Chaminade and experience 300-acres of fun, relaxation and exploration!

Discover Lansdowne

Lansdowne - Leesburg, VA

Discover the best of the best in the mid-Atlantic area.  Swim, bike, hike, golf, spa or just relax by one of our three pools.  Explore nearby historic Leesburg, enjoy one of over 40 wineries.  Your choice and all are just 35 miles from our nation’s capital.

Stay More, Save More!

SARANAC WATERFRONT LODGE - SARANAC LAKE, NY

Explore. Dream. Discover. At the Adirondack’s newest lake front hotel rewarding your summer getaway with experience and savings!

Savor Summer Savings

La Cantera Resort & Spa - San Antonio, TX

Plenty of fresh air and wide-open spaces atop of one of the highest elevation points in San Antonio, hill country breezes, and spectacular views of nature provide a much needed escape. It’s time to plan that Summer vacation you’ve been longing for. Stay 4 or more nights, and recieve 30% off and complimentary Supergoop Sunscreen, and a plush beach towel! 

Treasured Summer Getaway

Costa d'Este Beach Resort - Vero Beach, FL

Escape to Florida’s Treasure Coast and uncover a hidden gem at Costa d’Este.  Enjoy exclusive summer savings, $25 in nightly resort credit, and get out on the water with watersports rentals now included with your stay!

Happy Feet Summer Rejuvenation Package

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center - Roanoke, VA

After a well spent day on the trails or in downtown Roanoke, a summer soak is just the relaxation you'll need and cherish to get back out there to explore more!

Ahh…More Offer

Cambridge Beaches

Discover a place where secluded beaches await around every corner; where the ocean views will leave you breathless and fiery sunsets bathe the landscape in a warm glow. Discover Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa – Bermuda’s most luxurious destination and the ultimate “Ahh” escape.

Bed & Brew - Vermont Summer Beer Trail

The Essex Resort & Spa - Burlington, VT

Summer in Vermont & hit the IPA Highway. What's your favorite Vermont Brew? Whatever it is, let us help you find a few more. Beer enthusiasts will love this getaway complete with a local craft beer served right at check-in, an Essex can cooler loaded with four cold mystery local craft favorites, a craft beer-flight & appetizer in The Tavern, daily breakfast & a map of all the local breweries. On your journey discover some Vermont's most interesting breweries including Zero Gravity, Foam Brewers, Foley Brothers Brewing, Queen City, Switchback, von Trapp Brewery & The Alchemist.

Life is Better at the Lake Package

Stonewall Resort - Roanoke, WV

Summer is back! Gather your loved ones and celebrate lakeside with a much-deserved getaway full of fresh air and open spaces in the seclusion of the great outdoors. This summer stay & play-style package includes 2 passes for all day access to our kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, road bikes and disc golf! Escape to nature and find out why life truly is better at the lake!

It's Electric!

YOTELPAD Park City - Park City, UT

Power your ride - Explore the town of Park City, Canyons Village and all our wonderful bike paths.  With over 7,000 acers of preserved open space both in, and surrounding the Park City area, biking is a fun way to get out and explore the Mountains this summer, and on an electric bike you will enjoy the ride!

Savings All Summer Long

Hawks Cay Resort

The Longer You Stay, The More You Save.

Land Rover- Reach for the Summit

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa -Manchester, VT

Savor this Half Day Summer Land Rover Adventure complete with a view and a customized gourmet picnic lunch to enjoy at the Top of Mount Equinox. Reach for the Summit and explore more challenging terrain while you refine your driving techniques under the guidance of an expert instructor. 

Check-In and Cruise

The Abbey Resort - Fontana, WI

Experience Lake Geneva from the water on our Check In & Cruise Package. On this exclusive package, you'll receive a $50 dining credit along with discounted tickets to Lake Geneva Cruise Line's popular Geneva Bay Tour. Get on the lake and learn about the historic estates dotting the lake shore from the deck of one of the beautifully restored boats in the LGCL fleet.

Summer in the City - Save Up to 30%

The Heldrich - New Brunswick, NJ

Sometimes a change of scenery & a little fresh air are all you need. Located just two blocks from the beautiful Raritan River, surrounded by Rutgers University, The Heldrich is the perfect place to relax & unwind. Savor dinner al fresco across the square or head to The Stress Factory for some comic relief. During the day, rent a bike or head out on foot & discover one of New Jersey’s most scenic trail systems.

Summer Sipnic

Willows Lodge - Woodinville, WA

Summer is back! It is time to celebrate at Willows Lodge in Woodinville Wine Country.

Unlimited Golf With a View

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa -Manchester, VT

Plan the ultimate summer golf getaway at one of the best courses in America with unlimited rounds of golf, luxury accommodations & a $50 in Resort Credit. Our Par 71, 6,423 yard scenic Walter Travis course, redesigned by Rees Jones, will test each player’s ability to hit a variety of shots to well-manicured, undulating greens. Whether you’re a beginner, scratch golfer, or just along for the ride, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Green Mountains & the crisp mountain air.

Operation Summer Vacation

SANDERLING RESORT - DUCK, NC

Escape to the Outer Banks for a summer full of fun, adventure, and togetherness. We're on a mission to have the Best-Summer-Ever. Join Operation Summer Vacation today and get your 5th Night FREE!

Orvis Fly Fishing Experience

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa -Manchester, VT

Catch this adventurous summer getaway with Orvis Fly Fishing School and The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa. Learn how to cast like a seasoned angler, from setting up your rod and selecting the perfect fly to catching and then safely releasing your fish. 

THE BARSTOOL RETREAT

The Beachcomber Hotel - St. Pete Beach, FL

Spend your days soaking up the sun, lounging in a beach cabana with a drink in hand from Jimmy B’s Beach Bar. Earn a nightly $50 party credit when you reserve our Barstool Retreat! We’ll save you a seat!

Experience the all-new Rise Uptown Hotel Phoenix

Come vibe with us. Receive a $25 nightly food and beverage credit.Experience a Desert Oasis in the heart of Phoenix at Rise Uptown. Soak in some fun in the sun at Lylo Swim Club, our midcentury poolside bar and restaurant, or watch a postcard-perfect Arizona sunset at our rooftop cocktail lounge at Don Woods’ Say When during your visit.  

Roanoke Mountain Adventures

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center - Roanoke, VA

The mountains are calling. Hit the trails and get out in the wild with the Roanoke Mountain Adventures package!

Coastal Maine Puppy Love Package

Spruce Point Inn

Vacationing with your four-legged friend to the Coast of Maine? With over 50 acres to run around, miles of trails to explore, and sparkling ocean water to splash in, there’s no shortage of opportunities for both of you to get a deep breath of fresh sea breezes. Whether dining together on our Grandview Deck, or out exploring the nearby pet-friendly attractions (including shops, cruises, Boothbay Region Land Trust Preserves, museums and more!), together you’ll create oceanside memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Dream Away in Virginia's Blue Ridge

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center - Roanoke, VA

Hit the trails or explore the beauty of downtown Roanoke and Virginia's Blue Ridge with our overnight accommodations and dream away with up to 15% off!

Summer Adventures

Forest Suites Resort - South Lake Tahoe, CA

Your Summer Adventure starts at the lake! Whether it be boating the crystal clear waters of Tahoe or hiking the beautiful trails of the Sierra Nevadas, we are ready to help you plan your mountain excursion. With countless experiences right outside our front door, Forest Suites Resort is the perfect place to choose your own adventure - you deserve it! 

MAKE A SPLASH IN AGGIELAND

Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center - College Station, TX

Get away and enjoy Texas-sized perks at the Texas A&M Hotel with our Summer in Aggieland package.

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As the weather continues to beckon with warmer days, people are heading outdoors to get their wellness fix. From a walk in the park to a backyard family BBQ, it’s all about being outside and enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer. While not everyone claims to be an outdoor enthusiast, most people recognize the benefits of getting outside. Nature therapy, also referred to as ecotherapy, is based on the idea that spending time in nature can have a positive impact on reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. In fact, there are various studies in recent years that show how nature can improve both mental and physical wellness.

Although we live in a society where people are increasingly tethered to their devices, it’s important that we disconnect from social media and instead reconnect with nature and the great outdoors. Just getting outside for a brief amount of time has been shown to help spark creativity and improve attention and focus. We’re not wired for the constant barrage of information we’re now expected to process every day. Fortunately, nature is the perfect antidote.

“Personally, I believe the only way we are truly able to ‘hear’ our inner wisdom is to give ourselves the space and time needed to receive the messages,” says Mary-Theresa Tringale, an accountability and money mindset coach. “Walking everyday outside has done just that for me.”

In Japan, forest bathing, also called shinrin-yoku, is considered preventative healthcare. The idea, which encourages people to immerse themselves in the forest to help improve their overall well-being, originated there. It has since been embraced here in the U.S., as people discover the therapeutic benefits of communing with nature. From breathing in the fresh air to listening to the sounds of birdsong, being in the great outdoors allows people to slow down and be present in the moment. Japanese research reveals that forest bathing can help reduce stress levels, enhance the ability to focus, and improve sleep quality.

In his book Secrets of Aging Well: Get Outside, author Martin Pazzani shares how walking outdoors is key to living a happier, healthier, and longer life. Citing numerous studies, he reveals how being outside for just two hours a week can boost serotonin levels, helping to elevate your mood and increase energy levels. Getting a daily dose of sunshine also produces elevated levels of vitamin D, providing a more robust immune system. Another little-known benefit is that getting outdoors and away from your digital devices can help improve your natural vision. According to Pazzani, excessive two-dimensional indoor screen time is not what we’re made for. Instead, we need to offset that time with three-dimensional time outside in nature.

“Taking big gulps of fresh air, seeing the expansiveness of nature unfold before my eyes, and feeling the sun on my face, I can literally feel my blood pressure drop and my shoulders un-hunch,” says Rona Berg, editorial director for Organic Spa magazine. “It quiets my mind and opens me up to more creative thinking. When the going gets tough—the tough go out for a walk.”

As we head into the summer season, many hotels and resorts are making the outdoors even more accessible and appealing with a host of activities that immerse people in the healing benefits of nature. At The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in southern Vermont, you can enjoy hiking the scenic Green Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain system, or take part in an Orvis Fly Fishing Experience. Fly fishing, a mindful and contemplative pursuit, deepens your connection with nature and is thought to provide many of the same benefits as meditation, such as reducing stress, minimizing anxiety, improving attention and concentration, and more.

You don’t have to be an outdoor enthusiast to understand the appeal of Jackson Hole. There, at Snow King Resort, the national parks are at your doorstep. Grand Teton National Park, just a 20-minute drive north, and Yellowstone National Park, one of America’s most prized outdoor treasures, provide plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, fishing, watching wildlife, and exploring the backcountry.

On the West Coast, the wellness benefits of nature abound at Lake Arrowhead, where Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa provides the perfect home base for getting outdoors and discovering all the area has to offer. Surrounded by Ponderosa Pines, the resort in the San Bernardino National Forest is at an elevation of 5,174 feet. Various hiking trails and fresh-water rivers are ripe for exploring. You can also visit Wildhaven Ranch, a not-for-profit wildlife sanctuary operated by the San Bernardino Mountains Wildlife Society. It’ll bring you up close and personal with the indigenous wildlife of the area. Also nearby is SkyPark, an outdoor adventure park with year-round mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, and open-air activities.

In upstate New York, visit the great outdoors that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Clemens (also known by his pen name Mark Twain), and Theodore Roosevelt with a stay at Saranac Waterfront Lodge, which is situated on Lake Flower’s Pontiac Bay. With its own marina, the lodge provides easy access to 24 miles of navigable waterways. Boating, kayaking, canoeing, and standup paddle-boarding are just some of the options for getting out on the water. And when you’re ready to hit the shore, the High Peaks of the stunning Adirondacks offers numerous trails to hike and peaks to summit.

For beach lovers, the Outer Banks in North Carolina provides plenty of natural wonders, thanks to pristine sandy beaches, wild dunes, and a beautiful coastline with various barrier islands to explore. At Sanderling Resort, you’ll take your cues from nature. There, the beach beckons and with it comes plenty of opportunities to exercise, soak up your daily dose of vitamin D, and enjoy the calming effects of sand, surf, and sun. For a Florida take on beach culture, head to Bellwether Beach Resort, opening this summer in St. Pete Beach. This new resort sits on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, giving you up-close-and-personal access to the revitalizing benefits of salt water and a chance to catch a glimpse of oceanic wildlife native to the area, including bottlenose dolphin and sea turtles.

“Connecting with nature is so important for our well-being and mental health,” says Tringale. “When we get outside, we are surrounded by abundance—trees, grass, water, plants, and animals. It’s a great way to remind ourselves that we are surrounded by so many miracles and so much natural beauty every day. It’s a great way to raise our vibe and celebrate what we do have access to.” Berg also finds inspiration and joy in nature. “When I’m outdoors, I enjoy hiking, taking nature walks, swimming, doing yoga, and horseback riding,” she says. “It makes me happy to push my physical limits and being surrounded by nature is humbling—and incredibly relaxing. We need to protect our natural environment not only so that we can enjoy it for future generations but also because it makes us feel good right now.”

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CAMBRIDGE BEACHES RESORT & SPA

RELAX. RECONNECT. RECHARGE. REKINDLE.

GEMSTONE COLLECTION

Whether you seek activity or tranquility, the resort beckons with a wealth of amenities, including an on-site marina, kayaks, croquet and putting greens, tennis courts, moped rental, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Not to mention the seemingly endless private coves, providing the perfect setting for a tranquil escape – Cambridge Beaches is your Bermuda home.

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Saranac Waterfront Lodge

Explore. Dream. Discover.

GEMSTONE COLLECTION

Saranac Lake, centered in the Tri-Lakes region between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, is a ‘decidedly different' Adirondack town. An artist's haven, seated between lakes and mountains, Saranac Lake maintains a quirky and fun vibe all its own, and at the center of it all is Saranac Waterfront Lodge. Whether guests are looking for a quiet, restorative wellness retreat or an adventure-packed getaway, our dedicated and knowledgeable Lodge Team will curate a unique experience that matches your interests.

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RISE UPTOWN

Staying in and going out are equally enjoyable.

GEMSTONE COLLECTION

Tucked into one of Phoenix's most iconic neighborhoods, Rise Uptown is a stylish desert oasis. Here, mid-century modern design meets contemporary amenities and some of the best cocktails you've ever had the pleasure to sip. Enjoy a drink poolside at Lylo Swim Club, cool off with a frozen treat from Pop Stand, or take in the sunset at Don Woods' Say When rooftop lounge.

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THE BEACHCOMBER HOTEL

THE BARSTOOL RETREAT

Spend your days soaking up the sun, lounging in a beach cabana with a drink in hand from Jimmy B’s Beach Bar. Earn a nightly $50 party credit when you reserve our Barstool Retreat! We’ll save you a seat!

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The Essex Resort and Spa

VERMONT ADVENTURE AWAITS WITH UP TO 20% SAVINGS

From the lakes to the mountains, Vermont boasts fresh air, gorgeous views and so much to see and do for all types of travelers.

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Snow King Resort

FIND YOUR JACKSON HOLE SUMMER ADVENTURE

Calling all explorers! Our scenic resort awaits. Experience slices of Wyoming and the wide open West as only Snow King Resort can deliver.

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Spruce Point Inn

COASTAL MAINE PUPPY LOVE PACKAGE

Vacationing with your four-legged friend to the Coast of Maine? With over 50 acres to run around, miles of trails to explore, and sparkling ocean water to splash in, there’s no shortage of opportunities for both of you to get a deep breath of fresh sea breezes.

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1780 Hughes Landing Blvd, Suite 400 The Woodlands, TX 77380

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