Despite nearly perfect year-round weather, sometimes Los Angelenos just need to get away. For more sun, sand and surf, they head south to Secrets Marquis Los Cabos
for a beachside weekend. Those looking for something more low-key drive up to the neighboring Santa Barbara and check into the San Ysidro Ranch
, where guests hole up in romantic hideaways for days at a time. And if the only way to unwind from a stressful week is to blow of some major steam, a trip to Las Vegas’s Bellagio Towers
(complete with a casino and shopping mall) will afford every amenity under the sun.
While Singapore is a major metropolitan city, it boasts many untouched beaches practically in its backyard. For most of the world’s residents, a weekend trip to Indonesia would be out of the question, but for Singaporeans, Bali’s The Legian
is a nearby option for a last minute beach getaway. For a weekend of seclusion, Santiburi Beach Resort, Golf & Spa
in Thailand’s Koh Samui envelops guests in a peaceful embrace in its 23-acres of manicured gardens. Nature- and luxury-lovers appreciate The Datai Langkawi
, which has both beach and rainforest, as well as an excellent onsite spa.
As exciting as the British capital is, London’s pace can sometimes be a bit hectic, making its proximity to other tempting – and perhaps lower key - destinations a blessing. Couples hole up fireside at The Merrion
in Dublin, a charming hotel with traditional accents like Rococo plasterwork and a marble adorned lobby. For those looking to escape to the English countryside, The Grove
in Herfordshire is just a 45-minute drive from London, and has guests feeling at home in no time. The Stables restaurant serves hearty comfort food from winter pies to wood-fired pizzas, sure to warm up the frostiest of days.