STIMULATE YOUR SENSES WITH THIS SEASON’S FRESH ADVENTURES. LEARN TO FLYFISH IN VERMONT, FIND YOUR WAY OUT OF AN ISLAND ESCAPE ROOM, AND DISCONNECT LAKESIDE ON A WEST VIRGINIA TACO CRUISE.
Here are a few unique destinations you should add to your wanderlust wish list.
Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
THE GREAT OUTDOORS ARE CALLING
Escape the Urban Frenzy
Experience the best of outdoor adventure with luxury lodging right on the lakefront. Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is a luxe mountain hideaway that is perfect if you’re looking for a place to reconnect with nature. Looking for views? Climb to the top of the Strawberry Peak tower, and you’ll get 360 vistas of the San Fernando Valley, including Mount Baldy and Cucamonga Peak. Want to skip the endurance game and get more instant gratification? SkyPark at Santa’s Village is a year-round eco-adventure park where you can rock climb, zip line, mountain bike, and hike through 150 acres of pure wilderness.
PONTOONS, CANOES, AND CRAIGCATS, OH MY!
Lakeside Living in West Virginia
A weekend of serenity on the water is what’s in store for you at Stonewall Resort. Here, it’s all about kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying time on the water. Look for local wildlife on a double-decker pontoon, where you’ll glide past otters, beavers, and maybe even spot a bald eagle. If speed is more your style, take an afternoon to zip along the lake on your own CraigCat, a mini 2-person powerboat. Then, of course, there’s unlimited tacos on the Little Sorrel, a 2-hour lake cruise with margaritas, chips, and salsa! In the evenings, take advantage of the resort’s outdoor patio where you can watch the sunset in an Adirondack chair and warm up with some s’mores at their fire pits.
Hawks Cay Resort
CREATE A DOLPHIN CONNECTION
Duck Key: Florida’s Island Getaway
Don’t let the name fool you—in Duck Key, the ducks aren’t the only wildlife you’ll get to lay your eyes on. Get a Flipper family fun experience at Hawks Cay Resort, the only resort on mainland USA that lets you interact with dolphins in their natural habitat. Take a dip in the resort’s beautiful saltwater lagoon and swim around with the pod of bottlenose dolphins that have made it their home. Participate in their Trainer for a Day program and you’ll get to be one-on-one with these friendly creatures while learning about the care and training that they get daily.
The Inns at the Equinox
RECREATIONAL COURSES FOR THE OUTDOOR AFICIONADO
School is in Session
If you thought you never wanted to go back to school, the Orvis Fly Fishing School, an extension of The Inns at Equinox, might change your mind. In just two short days, you’ll learn how to set up a rod, tie fly-fishing knots, select the right fly, and master your cast. After a day of learning, discover how quaint meets custom at The Inns at the Equinox. Here, you’ll get to tailor your stay by choosing between four styles of Vermont-inspired accommodations: Sugar Maple Townhouses, 1811 House, Dormy Cottage, and Meadow House. Each inn offers its own unique feel, from South Beach meets country chic to romantic country inn.
BENCHMARK'S LIFESTYLE JOURNAL
Ride the waves with some of the world’s most famous wakeboarding pros, savor the flavor of Modern Texas Cuisine with Chef Stephan Pyles, and explore the frozen cavernous chambers of Lake Geneva’s Ice Castles.