Enjoy a great escape at one of these relaxing spots—think of them as the grown-up spring-break destinations of your dreams.
White Elephant Palm Beach
Credit: Chi-Thien Nguyen/Elkus Manfredi Architects

Spring-break romps aren't just for undergrads. Sure, you might not have a dedicated week off each March or April like you did in college, but that doesn't mean you're not deserving of a vacation. As an adult, you'll like want to focus on R&R, and these four restorative, grown-up getaways absolutely fit the bill.

Palm Beach, Florida

Looking for the ultimate getaway? The White Elephant Palm Beach just might be it. At this luxurious new boutique resort in a renovated 1924 Mediterranean Revival landmark, you can soak up rays and old Florida glamour. From there, you can then check out some sleek physiques at the nearby Norton Museum of Art sculpture garden.

Charleston, South Carolina

Catch gospel concerts and "rosé and roses" at the Festival of Houses & Gardens through April 9. This event dates back to 1947, is centered around fundraising and education as attendees tour homes witness the city's architectural landscapes. Afterwards, relax on the roof deck at the Loutrel, a charming new hotel in the historic district.

Nashville, Tennessee

This March, the 112-year-old Hermitage Hotel unveiled a major refresh that includes Drusie & Darr by Jean-Georges, Chef Vongerichten's first restaurant in the South. The locale itself is known for its classical Italian and French Renaissance aesthetic. Back in 2020, the United States Secretary of the Interior named the hotel as a National Historic Landmark to keep it preserved for future visitors to continue to enjoy.

Joshua Tree, California

View wildflower season in Joshua Tree National Park from the Bungalows, three restored midcentury homes near the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Joshua Tree Retreat Center. (Yes, you can use the pools.) The campus features 140 acres of desert to enjoy and explore. Within this space, you can take wellness classes, such as yoga, crystal meditation, breathwork, and Qi Gong and indulge in delicious eats at the Food for Thought Café.


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