The 10 Best Detox & Wellness Spa Retreats in America 2020

When the time comes to begin a new chapter in your personal health, booking a retreat for rest and relaxation is just what the body needs. Every year guests rejuvenate their mind, body and soul while receiving expert care at luxury spa retreats across the country. Dive into the amenities that each has to offer and choose these wellness spa retreats that are the best fit for your needs.

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Amangiri – Canyon Point, Utah

The Amangiri Resort is an oasis among nature surrounded by Utah’s beautiful red rock terrain. Its luxurious treatments utilize the landscape and culture with traditional Navajo healing techniques and Sedona clay to revitalize your body.

 

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Mii Amo Spa – Sedona, Arizona

Simplicity is key at the Mii Amo Spa located in the spiritual city of Sedona. A clay wrap will draw out all your toxins while psychic massages and even hypnosis tap into the subconscious of open-minded guests.

 

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We Care Spa – Desert Hot Springs, California

Spend as many as eight days at this desert oasis where lymphatic massages, an infrared sauna and specialized beverages are made to help you sustain your serenity. Mud wraps complement your liquid diet along with yoga, dance classes and meditation to round out your stay.

 

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Red Mountain Resort – Ivans, Utah

A more adventurous cleanse at Red Mountain might be for you if activities like hiking and kayaking sound like a peaceful escape. Their trained outdoor guides will deliver their expertise in nature while the resort itself is a picture of Southwestern beauty.

 

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The Ranch – Malibu, California

Well-known for its celebrity clientele, The Ranch is the perfect place to detox and clear your mind of bad habits during an up to ten-day stay. Fitness classes and hikes keep you active while a specialized meal plan and medical testing ensure that the rejuvenation process is unfolding.

 

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Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, Texas

This intimate retreat boasts a lakefront locale with lavish spa treatments to set your mind free. Their dining options are both healthy and delicious, with cooking classes available to teach you how to live and eat holistically.

 

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Golden Door – San Marcos, California

Mostly a women’s-only destination, this luxurious Southern California retreat takes its inspiration from Japan with serene gardens and wooden accents throughout the space. Detoxing is key with hikes, fitness classes and fresh, local cuisine to help you de-stress.

 

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Cal-a-Vie Health Spa – Vista, California

You’ll get a customized wellness program from a nutritionist if you decide to visit this elegant spa destination North of San Diego. After just one week, you’ll undergo a number of spa treatments to help you relax you as you enjoy the well-kept European-style hideaway.

 

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Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa – Catalina, Arizona

Escape to the foothills of the Catalina mountains with your own adobe-style casita at Miraval Arizona. With hot stone massages, horseback riding and botany tours, there’s something for everyone whether you’re exploring alone or with a group.

 

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Canyon Ranch – Lenox, Massachusetts & Tucson, Arizona

The Canyon Ranch experience uses cutting edge medical wellness programs to transform your mind, body and spirit. You’ll have exercise therapists, energy healers, and spiritual counselors all at your fingertips to help you unearth your inner peace.

 

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10 Ways to Spend Your Family Vacation in Los Angeles

If you’re escaping to Los Angeles for a family getaway, there are plenty of sights to see that are great for children and parents alike. With a reputation for fun and entertainment, LA offers up a variety of activities that are sure to create long lasting memories for you and your family. Bring the kids along to experience any of these exciting ways to spend your family vacation in Los Angeles.

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Universal Studios

Doubling as a fully-operational film and television studio along with a theme park, you’ll get an exciting Los Angeles experience at Universal Studios in Universal City. Whether you’re a fan of Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, or The Simpsons, Universal Studios has unique film and TV-inspired attractions that you won’t find anywhere else. Don’t forget to take the iconic studio tour for a behind the scenes peek of the back lot.

 

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Santa Monica Pier

Take advantage of Los Angeles’ perfect weather by visiting the Santa Monica Pier. About 40 minutes from Hollywood, Santa Monica is a famed destination known for its beautiful beaches and California casual living. Take the family to ride the ferris wheel and play carnival games on the pier while enjoying the scenic view overlooking the Pacific ocean.

 

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The Grove

If you’re in need of some retail therapy, take the family along to The Grove shopping mall in the Fairfax neighborhood. With shops like the American Girl Place and kids outlets of J. Crew and Pottery Barn, you can freshen up the whole family with a new wardrobe. Catch a movie at the Pacific Theatres or grab a bite at the Farmer’s Market, offering up a diversity of dishes to satisfy your cravings.   

 

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

It won’t be a true Los Angeles vacation without a waltz down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Stretching from Gower to La Brea and running up and down Hollywood Boulevard, you’ll see your favorite entertainers lining the streets with their names emblazoned on the iconic stars. Along the way, visit the Chinese Theater to see the A-list handprints in the pavement out front, or the Madame Tussads wax museum for uncanny sculptures of your favorite celebrities.

 

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Olvera Street

Experience a part of Los Angeles’ cultural history by visiting Downtown’s Olvera Street. Channeling the early roads of a city built by Spanish settlers, the Olvera Street marketplace has a variety of vibrant, handcrafted goods for sale including artwork, clothes and jewelry. Tasting the authentic Mexican food from the outdoor cafes is also a must while listening to Mariachi singers evoke the sounds of LA culture.

 

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California Science Center

Take the family to an interactive destination by visiting the California Science Center in Exposition Park. The enlightening exhibits are sure to be a learning experience with hands-on ways for kids to learn something new. From nature to technology to space travel, everyone in the family will get an education at this fun museum.

 

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Venice Beach Boardwalk

An iconic part of LA culture, visit the Venice Beach Boardwalk for a trip down the quirky and exciting beachfront walkway. With a diversity of vendors selling artwork, clothing and décor, you’re sure to find a quality souvenir for the kids to take home. Performers are also a part of the Venice Beach experience with musicians, roller skaters, dancers, and one-of-a-kind acts always impressing crowds with their unique talents.

 

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Griffith Observatory

One of the best places to get a great view of the Hollywood sign is from the Griffith Observatory. Enter from the Los Feliz neighborhood to drive up to the scenic peak with a view of the whole city. This memorable Los Angeles landmark (famously featured in James Dean’s classic “Rebel Without a Cause,”) is home to a planetarium with educational information about the stars, along with telescopes to see out into the skyline.

 

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The Getty Center

The Getty museum houses thousands of priceless works of art at the top of a hill in the Santa Monica mountains off the 405 freeway. With a breathtaking view of the city, this site is a landmark all on its own with a modern design that’s a feast for the eyes. With plenty of free events for kids, and a Family Room for parents to learn and play alongside their children, the expansive center is a fun environment for adults and children alike.

 

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Knotts Berry Farm

Take a day trip to Buena Park to visit Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park. An hour drive from Hollywood, this classic Peanuts cartoon-themed destination offers up fun for the whole family. With roller coasters and rides for both younger children and teens, everyone will get a thrill out of the exciting destination.

 

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Explore a Desert Oasis with a Palm Springs Getaway Vacation

A favored piece of California history, Palm Springs is known for its signature mid-century modern architecture and design, along with being the preferred vacation spot for the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The city currently acts as a desert oasis for visitors seeking warm weather, shopping and a setting to relax as the palm trees sway in the breeze. Take in California’s desert sun with a worthy Palm Springs getaway vacation.

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Rent a Villa

To make the most of a Palm Springs stay, a private villa is essential to enjoy the architecture of the city and beautiful mountainous backdrops.  Enter the Contemporary Dream property to be swept away by a peaceful retreat with a modern, earthy flair. A full wall of glass gives guests a view of the immaculate backyard where entertaining is a breeze thanks to the sparkling pool, jacuzzi and lounge space. The Spanish influence of the Smokewood Palms brings a contemporary charm complemented by a rustic feel that extends into the lush backyard, complete with a private pool. It’ll be hard to leave the California Palms estate, with a quintessential mid-century look right out of a magazine. The bright and airy space is filled with plush furnishings and modern accents to create a world of luxury and style.

 

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Book a Hotel

If a hotel stay is preferred, the selection of resorts is unparalleled, offering lavish amenities that create the perfect desert retreat. L’Horizon Resort & Spa is a perfect example of how Palm Springs history joins with its present to create an unforgettable experience. Formerly a playground for Hollywood celebrities of the 1950s, it now stands as a departure into luxury with private bungalows for ultimate seclusion. The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs will also impress with a serene ambiance and beautiful sunset view from the rooftop pool terrace. The stylish furnishings and decor at Parker Palm Springs place guests in an atmosphere of artistry. Their well known drinking and dining outlets pair with beautifully-designed rooms to offer everything guests can dream of in a vacation.

 

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Wine & Dine

Pleasing the palate is a necessity while relaxing under the warm sunshine, and Palm Springs boasts a satisfying selection of restaurants for travelers to choose from. One of the favorites for locals and visitors alike, Workshop Kitchen + Bar sits in the Uptown Design District and has a James Beard-winning menu of refined dishes. 4 Saints is another favorite, being the only rooftop venue in the Coachella Valley. The location provides a dazzling view while delectable bites are served both indoors and outdoors. Guests also get an outdoor experience at Birba, an al fresco dining destination with handmade pastas and wood-fired pizzas that make it a go-to hot spot.

 

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Experience Bars & Lounges

The city’s variety of bars and lounges provide just the right amount of nighttime buzz  for guests to mix and mingle under the starry skies. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club is a popular destination with an artsy crowd of patrons enjoying The Amigo Room–a cavernous bar that connects to the hotel’s outdoor pool terrace. Have a speakeasy experience at Seymour’s, an upscale lounge hidden behind a nondescript door and serves up delicious craft cocktails. Dive into classic Palm Springs culture by visiting one of its many tiki bars, with Bootlegger Tiki, Tonga Hut and The Reef being popular choices that evoke an idyllic tropical ambiance.

 

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Explore the Desert

When guests aren’t swimming laps in the hotel pool or toasting drinks during an al fresco brunch, there are a bevy of activities to indulge in to create a well-rounded stay. Get ready for tee time with Escena Golf Club being ranked within the top ten golf courses in California. The stunning landscape of the San Jacinto Mountains surrounds each game providing a memorable golfing experience. Hit the shops along North Palm Canyon Drive to browse unique boutiques along with luxury and designer outlets. The Agua Caliente Casino is an attraction for those feeling lucky, while wellness lovers will enjoy visiting natural hot springs like Two Bunch Palms, home to a 600-year old mineral water spring.

 

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Experience the Outback at a Luxury Australian Resort

If you’re in the mood for a luxury vacation, head down under to visit a luxury Australian resort. With plenty of coastline to take advantage of, there are destinations all across the continent that provide beachside stays in tropical environments. With stunning views from every angle, book an Australian getaway for beautiful weather and natural landscapes that will make for the trip of a lifetime.

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Southern Ocean Lodge – Southern Australia

Overlooking a panoramic ocean view at the top of a secluded cliff, Southern Ocean Lodge mixes the shoreline with the wilderness in a clean, modern design. Each of the 21 suites offers views of Kangaroo Island’s beauty along with lavish furnishings that are built for rest and relaxation. The eco-friendly design with artwork from local artisans integrates the landscape of the destination with all the comforts of a luxury stay. The abundance of wildlife is sure to entertain while the rich soil of Southern Australia lends to fresh, organic ingredients incorporated into the resort’s dining menus.

 

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Longitude 131 – Northern Territory

Enjoy a tranquil escape when you visit this resort in the beautiful Uluru-Kata Tjuta. You’ll get to enjoy breathtaking views of the sacred Uluru mountain alongside the World Heritage-listed national park. Learn about the traditional culture of the indigenous Anangu Australians while exploring the terrain to get in touch with the natural environment. Guests can take in the elements by lounging on the balcony deck in each of the resort’s luxury suites to get the full experience of the outback.

 

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Saffire Freycinet – Tasmania

The luxury suites and private pavilions at this resort will help you relax through taking in the views of Tasmania’s East Coast. The stunning landscape of greenery and rolling hills will transport you to another place and time with modern architecture placing you in the middle of a contemporary escape. The resort also offers one-of-a-kind experiences including cooking demonstrations, private guided hikes, or activities like kayaking and beach biking to keep your island adventure exciting.

 

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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa – New South Wales

This retreat in the Greater Blue Mountains is home to over 40 luxury villas that promise privacy and seclusion while you get in touch with the natural surroundings. Watch the sunrise on the veranda or take a dip in the pool with the backdrop of a the scenic valley. Situated in between two national parks, the resort only accounts for 1% of the expansive site boasting a 7,000-acre wildlife reserve. Enjoy elegant Australian cuisine at either of the onsite restaurants, and toast glasses at the intimate bar featuring a walk-in wine cellar.

 

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Qualia Resort – Queensland

With an unparalleled view of the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia gives the ultimate luxury experience with a private location on Hamilton Island. Each of the resort’s 60 pavilions provides an escape into an elegant getaway with amenities like private plunge pools and outdoor showers. The Hamilton Island Golf Club, the only island championship golf course in the country, keeps guests entertained with dazzling views of the ocean as the backdrop to each round.

 

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7 Winter Travel Destinations for a Getaway Trip

Winter travel season is one of the best with snow-capped mountains and cozy luxury hideaways making for a perfect vacation. Whether you’re planning to hit the slopes for an active trip, or get away to a place where winter months are filled with sunshine, you can take advantage of your vacation time by booking a trip at these winter travel destinations for a change of scenery.

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Belize

Who needs freezing cold temperatures when you can book a stay on this beautiful Caribbean Island? Sandy, white beaches are guaranteed with the weather perfect for diving into the sparkling blue ocean. Explore Belize’s ancient Mayan ruins or hike through lush jungles for an adventurous trip to remember.

 

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St. Barths

Head to this French West Indies Island for boating, kayaking, and numerous other ways to enjoy their sunny winter days. You’ll have plenty of time to experience the ocean with 14 public beaches to choose from for your preferred place to lounge. The historical island has museums and 17th century architecture that will let you take in some culture alongside your time relaxing.

 

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Colombia

Explore beautiful architecture, amazing restaurants, and bustling marketplaces when you visit Colombia. Their busy season starts in December and lasts throughout the winter with many travelling from all over the world to take in the picturesque landscapes. If you’re a fan of nightlife, head to the capital city of Bogota for a night out on the town in this exciting South American country.

 

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Rome

While it doesn’t offer warm weather or ocean waves, visiting Rome during winter means you can avoid maneuvering the crowds to make the most out of your travel time. Experience Rome’s rich culture through visiting the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and all the city’s best landmarks while indulging in authentic Italian cuisine that’s sure to make your mouth water.

 

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New Zealand

If you’re looking to avoid any hint of winter during your vacation, New Zealand is the place for you. With opposite seasons to North America, their summery months beginning in December will keep you nice and warm enjoying their bright, sunny days. The breathtaking scenery throughout the country is unmatched with rainforests and gardens to natural coves providing a feast for your eyes.

 

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Moscow

For those who want to embrace winter wholeheartedly, try visiting Moscow for an unexpectedly perfect place to have a great winter experience. With weather similar to U.S. cities during the winter, you’ll appreciate the change of scenery with palatial buildings as a backdrop and a tourist-free experience. Winter is the height of Moscow’s theater season, allowing you to take in some cultural Eastern European entertainment.

 

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Costa Rica

Try your luck in this coastal getaway that ranges from dry to rainy during North American winter months. This tourist hot spot will be all yours with beautiful shorelines ready for surfing and a one-of-a-kind selection of wildlife that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. The vibrant greenery will make its mark as you take in the sights of this Central American locale.

 

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The Monaco Grand Prix 2020: Luxurious Tradition of Celebration

An extravagant French tradition, the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 highlights the best of the best Formula One drivers as they show off their talents in the French Riviera. Since its start in 1929, the race annually draws in thousands of visitors to Monaco to be a part of the festivities and culture that surrounds the prestigious event. From celebrities to socialites, guests gather to celebrate the start of summer and experience the excitement of motorsports by witnessing the 78 laps around the impressive Circuit de Monaco racetrack.

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The History

Winning the Monaco Grand Prix is considered one of the highest honors in motor races alongside the Indy 500 and 24 Hours Le Mans. With the three forming the Triple Crown of Motorsport, the race continues to be one of the most popular among Formula One enthusiasts. Normally a modest city of 30,000 citizens, Monaco’s population inflates to an average of 100,000 people as spectators travel from all over the world to cheer on their favorite drivers. The over 160-mile race is driven by dozens of talented Formula One drivers who head to Monaco each May to see if they have what it takes to win the hefty prize fund.

 

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The VIP Guests

With high society being an integral part of the race’s audience, the rich and famous are drawn to the event every year to wine, dine and throw parties in celebration of the world-renowned event. From movie stars to politicians, the well-known attendees can be spotted living it up alongside the rest of the lively spectators. Reminiscent of a Hollywood red carpet event, guests like Hugh Grant, Ron Howard, Bella Hadid, and Kris Jenner can be seen mixing and mingling throughout the weekend. Even Royalty like England’s Prince Harry and Monaco’s own Prince Albert have graced the grounds with their presence. Whether they’re avid racing fans or just coming to socialize and celebrate, the VIP guests help make the event ticket all the more attractive.

 

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The Exclusive Parties

Aside from the race itself, there are plenty of ways to spend time enjoying the French Riviera during a Grand Prix stay in Monaco. The infamous yacht parties thrown throughout the weekend are invite-only and often feature live music from A-list DJs, free-flowing Champagne, and plenty of caviar for your palate. Olympian Nicholas Frankl hosts an opulent annual yacht event where even the most well-known socialites and celebrities aren’t always able to snag an invite. With celebrities Kim Kardashian and Kanye West having been turned down in the past, Frankl’s exclusive 120-max guest list is limited to a hand-picked crowd of notable attendees. Last year’s Billionaire Club Champagne party held on the rooftop of the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo was also a sought after invite. With stunning views of the Mediterranean acting as a backdrop to the poolside event, guests got to take in the seascape while popping bottles ‘til dawn.

 

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The Nightlife

Aside from the parties, event attendees can also take advantage of Monaco’s nightlife venues that get filled to the brim with partygoers during the popular travel weekend. Amber Lounge at the Le Meridien Plaza Beach Hotel is known to be a hot spot during the Grand Prix. A prime after-party location, the venue sees non-stop celebration by key players in fashion, entertainment and even European royals. La Rascasse has enough of a reputation that a part of the Grand Prix track has been named after the iconic bar. You’ll get a view of the race by day and an enviable indoor-outdoor place to party by night. If you’re looking for a day party getaway, The Fairmont Monte Carlo plays host to Nikki Beach–a pop-up pool club that overlooks a challenging bend in the race track. Cabanas and sunbeds fill the space while DJs keep the party going well into the night.

The Monaco Grand Prix’s rich history and continuous draw of thousands of racing fans has made it one of the most important Formula One races in the world. The week’s worth of festivities leading up to the race will have attendees enjoying their travels and indulging in luxurious dining, transportation, and revelry.

 

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Discover the Top 12 Most Luxurious Hotels in Paris

A city known for romance, Paris a place filled with elegance and awe-inspiring architectural history. Luxury is a necessity with five-star hotels across the city delivering world-class service, impeccable design and an extravagant place for rest and relaxation. Explore the stunning city with a lavish home away from home at any of these pristine, luxurious hotels in Paris.

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The Peninsula Paris

Oriented in the center of Paris, this 16th Arrondissement luxury hotel is located near world-famous monuments like the Arc de Triomphe. You’ll stay in one of 200 extravagant rooms with options for unique spaces like the beautiful Rooftop Garden Suite. With six onsite places to wine and dine, along with an expansive swimming pool, you’ll live in the lap of luxury at The Peninsula Paris.

 

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Shangri-La Paris

With 100 rooms and 37 luxury suites, the European and Asian influences of Shangri-La Paris provide an opulent design for a dreamlike stay. Located on the Avenue d’Iéna, the restored historic building now houses guests with an unparalleled view of the Eiffel Tower, and is one of the few named Palace hotels in Paris.

 

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Photo: Shangri-La Paris

Four Seasons Hotel George V

The trendy 8th Arrondissement district is home to this lavish hotel that brings even more luxury and style to the Golden Triangle. From the moment you see their signature striking floral arrangements throughout the lobby, you’ll be swept away by elegance with Renaissance art, sparkling chandeliers and historic, Parisian accents. Three restaurants, sharing five Michelin stars between them, will make your dining experience unforgettable along with sipping wine from their 50,000-bottle cellar. 

 

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Photo: Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

Le Bristol Paris

Almost a century’s worth of history gives Le Bristol Paris the experience to provide warm, personal service to its luxury clientele. The award-winning destination was the first French hotel to be distinguished as a Palace hotel, and lives up to the name through offering a unique stay with artistic events, informative workshops and indulgent amenities.

 

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Photo: Le Bristol Paris

Hotel Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

This luxury hotel is refined yet whimsical, created with the artistic traveller in mind. An onsite contemporary art gallery displays works alongside the hotel itself featuring unique details like drawings on furnishings, large photographs and mirrored walls. The bright and airy rooms call forth a chic ambiance where guests can revel in Parisian style.

 

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Photo: Hotel Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

Hôtel Ritz Paris

After a day of shopping in the 1st Arrondissement, you’ll enter a dreamlike escape at this ornate hotel that was restored to pay tribute to its 19th Century historical significance. Some of its more prominent regular guests now have elements of the hotel named after them, such as the Coco Chanel and F. Scott Fitzgerland prestige suites, along with Bar Hemingway. The extravagant space is museum-like in opulence with a beautiful indoor swimming pool and many bars and restaurants.

 

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Photo: Hotel Ritz Paris

Mandarin Oriental Paris

Recently awarded the official Palace distinction, this exclusive, five-star hotel is one of the most prestigious in Paris for its stunning vibrance and stylish design. With a prime location near the Louvre and some of the city’s best shopping boutiques, the Mandarian Oriental provides a central location for a luxurious Paris stay.

 

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Photo: Mandarin Oriental Paris

Hotel Plaza Athénée

A fashion-centric locale makes the Hotel Plaza Athénée a destination that has attracted artists, socialites and designers since its 1913 establishment. The grand display of timeless design along the famous Avenue Montaigne makes for an elegant visual along with attractive art deco-inspired rooms to lounge in luxury.

 

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Photo: Hôtel Plaza Athénée

InterContinental Paris le Grand

The City of Lights has been graced with the presence of the InterContinental Paris le Grand since its construction in 1862. Guests of today get to travel back in time through witnessing the exquisite architecture and stay in one of 470 rooms with a royal design. Four onsite restaurants offer intimate spaces with menus of French gastronomy that are sure to impress.

 

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Photo: InterContinental Paris le Grand

Sofitel Paris le Faubourg

Situated in the stylish 8th Arrondissement, Sofitel Paris le Faubourg is a sophisticated and luxurious place for enjoying the quintessential French art de vivre. Rooms with high ceilings, elegant furnishings and artistic accents draw in guests to a prestigious stay made for a Paris getaway. A charming experience is in store for each guest who arrives to the Sofitel Paris le Faubourg, with the allure of fashion and style throughout the hotel creating a trendy atmosphere.

 

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Photo: Sofitel Paris le Faubourg

La Réserve Paris

This haven of luxury is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Paris, boasting ultimate privacy with 10 refined suites discreetly tucked away off the  Champs-Elysées. Your own apartment suite provides a home away from home with an attentive butler, simplistic, modern furnishings and a view of the Eiffel Tower. The discreet setting draws guests to this subtly chic, destination perfect for an intimate getaway.

 

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Photo: La Réserve Paris

Le Meurice

Establishing itself as a “living work of art,” the luxury hotel Le Meurice has influenced artists like Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol, and continues to present itself as a welcome habitat for the artistry of Parisian heritage. Inspired by Versailles, the recently-restored Palace hotel mixes tradition with modernity with period-style furnishings and contemporary touches, surrounded by the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre, and Place de la Concorde.

 

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Instagrammable Travel Experiences: Our Top 10 Destinations

If you’re in search of the perfect place for an photo-filled vacation, there are a number of locales around the world that will bring eye-catching scenery to your timeline. From lush, tropical beaches to lively, cultural landmarks, a getaway filled with unique snapshots will create unforgettable memories you can recall for years to come. Pack your lenses and tripod to visit these beautiful destinations for Instagrammable travel experiences.

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Patagonia – Chile

Some of the world’s most enlightening natural landscapes reside in Patagonia, like the photo-worthy Marble Caves made up of swirling, blue formations. The glasslike waters along the Route of the Seven Lakes are sure to provide impressive pictures, or visit Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico for an unparalleled, mountainous backdrop to your stay.

 

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Photo: Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico

Costa Rica

The diverse, ecological landscape of Costa Rica makes for a never-ending supply of paradise-like scenery. Pack a waterproof phone case to swim in Santa Teresa beach and take in the lush scenery or hike the Rio Celeste waterfall for a photogenic adventure. The Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa offers a volcanic backdrop to your getaway while you enjoy their relaxing hot springs.

 

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Photo: Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Greece

Santorini’s signature blue dome Oia churches and vast caldera are just some of the many reasons to snap a photo in Greece. Visit the Cavo Tagoo hotel in Mykonos and book a stay in its Instagrammable cave pool suite, or explore the ancient ruins of Athens.

 

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Photo: Cavo Tagoo Hotel Mykonos

Arizona – USA

Get in touch Arizona’s nature with Sedona offering the dazzling Red Rock State Park, or visit the northern region to hike to The Wave–a rare rock formation that will leave you awestruck. Stay in Phoenix’s luxe Royal Palms Resort to be surrounded by a garden oasis that will create the perfect backdrop to your stay.

 

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Photo: Royal Palms Resort

Iceland

This mystical region offers one of the best views of the Northern Lights during winter months. From waterfalls to glaciers to volcanoes, Iceland has a rich, natural landscape including the Strokkur geyser near Reykjavík that provides a dramatic show. Stay at the ION Adventure Hotel to watch Iceland’s colorful, starry skies from a luxurious property.

 

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Photo: ION Adventure Hotel Iceland

Havana – Cuba

Cuba is known for its cultural heritage which includes an abundance of vibrant buildings, classic cars and a lively music scene. Walk the streets of San Miguel de Allende to see beautiful, Instagrammable houses in Old Havana or traverse the stunning El Bosque de La Habana covered with natural foliage. Book a reservation at La Guardia restaurant to snap a photo on their storied rustic staircase.

 

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Photo: El Bosque de La Habana – Instagrammable Travel Experiences: Our Top 10 Destinations

Paris – France

Paris isn’t just filled with the Eiffel Tower’s romance, but also a variety of eye-catching locations perfect for adding a touch of glamor to your scrapbook. Roam the green, Tuileries Garden or waltz down the Rue Cremieux, known for its pastel-colored homes. If you stay at the Ritz Paris you’ll also experience a historical building with extravagant architecture and Instagrammable furnishings.

 

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Photo: Hotel Ritz Paris

Thailand

With big cities and personable villages, Thailand is a dynamic country filled with photo-worthy destinations to explore. Head to James Bond Island in Phuket, named after being featured in one of the iconic films, for a beautiful ocean backdrop. See the opulent architecture of the Wat Arun temple in Bangkok, or enjoy the Jungle Club Hotel in Koh Samui for a breathtaking view from their restaurant’s unique vantage point.

 

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Photo: Wat Arun Temple – Thailand

Tokyo – Japan

Fans of bright, neon lights will love taking photographs in Tokyo, where places like Akihabara shopping center create vivacious shots. During the daytime, admire the blooming cherry blossoms in Inokashira Park or lounge in the Instagrammable rooftop Sky Spa at the trendy Candeo Hotels Tokyo Roppongi for a stunning setting.

 

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Photo: Akihabara, Tokyo – Japan

Marrakech – Morocco

The Sahara Desert is an unforgettable background in Marrakech, known for its mystifying scenery and architecture. Barter with vendors at vibrant local souk markets like the popular Jemaa el-Fnaa. The plunge pool at the Riad Yasmine hotel is a known Instagram hot spot if you decide to book your stay at this lavish destination.

 

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Trendy Paris Restaurants with a Fun Social Scene

Paris is one of the best destinations in the world to enjoy pristine architecture, dazzling hotels and most importantly, renowned fine dining. For those looking to enjoy the city’s vibrant social landscape, there are plenty of lively Paris restaurants where artists, designers and trendsetters flock to mix and mingle over delectable cuisine. Breezy afternoons turn into buzzworthy evenings at these trendy Paris restaurants that promise a sociable night out.

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Verde by Yeeels

This multi-level paradise on Avenue George V is filled with lush greenery surrounding the glamorous furnishings and decor. Mirrored walls and jewel toned accents create a flashy setting to dine from the Mediterranean menu. Tapas with seasonal ingredients and delicately-crafted cocktails draw in guests who especially appreciate the live DJ on weekends at this Paris restaurant.

 

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Photo: Verde by Yeeels Paris

Girafe

The unforgettable terrace view of the Eiffel Tower is just the cherry on top of this chic, elegant space in the Palais de Chaillot. The art deco design unites marble, leather and velvet to create a stunning atmosphere of modernity. With a classic, minimalist menu of fresh seafood and delectable desserts, Girafe a must-try destination in Paris.

 

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Photo: Girafe Paris

RAN

If you’re hunting for a Japanese hot spot in Paris, look no further than RAN–a modern domain for French gastronomy in a glamorous, Tokyo-inspired setting. Sky-high ceilings, wood panels, and neon artwork surrounds as you dine from the menu of robata shared plates. Paris’ elite flock each evening to take in the elegant extravagance of RAN.

 

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Photo: RAN Paris

Beefbar Paris

Surround yourself in the nostalgia of the lavish, art deco design of Beefbar Paris. Joining the brand’s other locations including Mykonos, Hong Kong and Dubai, the Paris restaurant feels like a trip through time with restored ornate artwork adorning the walls alongside extravagant, contemporary furnishings. Enjoy a beautifully-marbled steak with a timeless view of the Eiffel Tower in this awe-inspiring destination.

 

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Photo: Beefbar Paris

Froufrou

The vivacious energy of Froufrou is evident from the moment you walk through the door. Glimmering chandeliers and colorfully elegant decor fill the space with an inviting ambiance as you share mouth-watering dishes with your group. Inspired in part by the Roaring Twenties, the basement cocktail bar is one to be remembered with everything from burlesque dancers to illusionists entertaining guests into the early morning.

 

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Photo: Froufrou Paris

LAvenue

With a storied reputation for its celebrity clientele, L’Avenue is a must-visit restaurant to experience the trendsetting scene of Paris dining. Fashion designers, jetsetters and socialites fill tables on the terrace for people-watching, while the dimly lit interior gives a sultry feel that lasts well into the evening. DJs begin spinning as the clock strikes 12 in this attractive space along Avenue Montaigne.

 

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Photo: L’Avenue Paris

Costes

Located on the ground floor of the buzzworthy Hôtel Costes, this opulent Paris restaurant boasts a refined, traditional style with baroque accents, plush red seating and fresh flowers adorning surfaces throughout. Toast drinks near the fireplace at the intimate bar while enjoying relaxing live serenades by day and talented DJs each night.

 

Photo: Costes Paris

Photo: Costes Paris

La Société

Indulge in La Société’s stylish setting of glass walls, contemporary artwork and marble furnishings. This fashionable hot spot is filled with a bevy of artists and Left Bank socialites who stop by to dine in a grand setting. Enjoy an appetizing dinner then head to the basement for a club-like atmosphere with a bustling social scene.

 

Photo: La Société Paris

Photo: La Société Paris

Monsieur Bleu

Located in the Palais de Tokyo, one of Paris’ most renowned modern art museums, Monsieur Bleu brings a chic but welcoming liveliness to the otherwise quiet 16th arrondissement neighborhood. This glamorous brasserie highlights seasonal ingredients through a playful menu of international dishes, including French classics. The restaurant is elegant and fun, giving an intimate view into the Parisian lifestyle.

 

Photo: Monsieur Bleu Paris

Photo: Monsieur Bleu Paris

Le Mini Palais

The opulent Mini Palais sits along Winston Churchill Avenue inside the Grand Palais museum. Fashionable and artistic guests regularly stop into the bright, expansive space to enjoy a quick bite or full dining experience from daytime well into the night. Sit between the grand columns on the terrace while tasting the rotating modern menu of French dishes.

 

Photo: Le Mini Palais Paris

Photo: Le Mini Palais Paris

Ralphs

Ralph Lauren’s fashion expertise translates into the culinary world in the sophisticated Ralph’s restaurant in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, serving classic American flavors in a vintage yet modern setting. Lounge on a banquette in the courtyard as jazz melodies set the scene while you’re served Lauren’s favorites–hamburgers, Maine lobster and steaks straight from his Colorado ranch. Toast a classic Western cocktail during this picturesque fine dining experience.

 

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Photo: Ralph’s Paris

Matignon

Right off Champs‐Elysées, the refined Matignon brings vibrance to the Golden Triangle with a cozy, sensual atmosphere filled with mirrored and wooden accents. The restaurant, lounge and nightclub is a staple in Parisian nightlife with luxe furnishings and the bustling basement Club Matignon. Live DJ events draw in influencers and jetsetters to experience the eclectic elegance of this modern venue.

 

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Photo: Matignon Paris

Victoria

Head to the Place de l’Étoile to find Victoria, a chic and welcoming Paris restaurant featuring romantic woodwork, majestic marble and seductive velvet furnishings that create an ambiance of mystery. Settle into Victoria on a cozy evening to enjoy the fresh and healthy Mediterranean cuisine as house music brings an energy to the spirited crowd each night.

 

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Photo: Victoria Paris

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7 Tropical Winter Holiday Destinations

Sometimes the best way to spend the holidays is to escape the cold by staying inside during dropping temperatures. However if you’d really like to get away, escape altogether by choosing a tropical destination for a warm-weather winter. Spend the holiday season having some fun in the sun during at these tropical winter holiday destinations.

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Antigua

Slowly becoming a star in the Caribbean Islands, Antigua’s selection of modern and luxurious resorts will have you forgetting all about the brisk winter back home. Their impressive Hermitage Bay Resort gives you options of a beachside suite or hillside cabana depending on your preferred landscape for relaxation.

 

Photo: Hermitage Bay Antigua

Photo: Antigua

Australia

Fly across the Pacific to Queensland, Australia and experience their unique Lizard Island Resort. Located right on the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll have the ultimate privacy to spend quality time celebrating your holiday. The island also boasts some of the best snorkeling in the world, so prepare for some underwater exploration to get the most out of your stay.

 

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Photo: Great Barrier Reef – Iborisoff/Istock

Indonesia

Any tropical escape should include palm trees and a clear blue ocean—head to Indonesia for the best of the best when it comes to a serene vacation. Bali is a popular hot spot for crystal-clear waters and white, sandy beaches. Book a room at The Mulia to relax and take in infinite views of the sun setting over the horizon.

 

Photo: The Mulia – Bali

Photo: Bali, Indonesia

Fiji

Travel to the South Pacific and explore Wakaya Island in Fiji for a holiday getaway to remember. The Wakaya Club & Spa is a secluded locale filled with outdoor gardens growing fresh vegetables and herbs, and finely decorated interiors that will place you in the lap of luxury.

 

Photo: The Wakaya Club & Spa

Photo: Wakaya Island

Mexico

Who needs a white Christmas when you have a private blue plunge pool right outside your villa? If you book your stay at the Viceroy Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen you’ll be able to rejuvenate as you get some sun on your private deck, or take on an adventure with diving lessons and horseback riding.

 

Photo: Viceroy Riviera Maya

Photo: Viceroy Riviera Maya

Dominican Republic

Since the holidays are a time for family, The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real may be the right resort for you if you book a trip to Punta Cana. Their luxury yet family-friendly space offers restaurants, spa and yoga amenities along with babysitting services to ensure some well-needed private time.

 

Photo: The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort

Photo: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Anguilla

This small island is considered one of the best in the Caribbean for any time of year, but their 80-degree winter temperatures make it a go-to for those seeking warm weather. If you book your stay at the Frangipani Beach Resort on Meads Bay, you’ll have an intimate holiday getaway overlooking the sparkling blue ocean.

 

Photo: Villa, Frangipani Beach Resort

Photo: Anguilla

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