Can’t believe it’s almost May? Same here. With flowers blooming and spring in full force, we’ve decided to round up the hottest (and coolest) destinations for you and your crew to check out. Whether you’re celebrating a family member’s graduation, an engagement, or just simply need a vacay ASAP, we’ve got you covered with this roundup.
Told you once, told you twice, take a trip to Telluride. This gem of Colorado has all you need for a proper decompression session and more with its laid-back vibe and scenery that’ll make you feel like you’re living in a postcard. With over 2,000 acres of ski terrain, you can shred the slopes ‘til your heart’s content. When you’re done, kick back with a craft beer and soak in the hot tub – à la mountain style.
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Nestled in the heart of wine country, Paso Robles is the perfect spot for a little R&R (that’s “rest and rosé,” if you’re wondering). With over 200 wineries to choose from, you can sip your way through the region like a true sommelier. When you’re not busy eating and drinking your weight in wine and cheese, try a hot air balloon ride, soak in some hot springs, or just kick back by the pool.
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Picture this: you’re surrounded by stunning rock formations, the sun is setting in the distance, and you’re vibing out to some sick tunes. Sounds perfect, right? Well, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Joshua Tree is a playground for adventure-seekers. You can go rock climbing, hiking, or just get lost in the desert for a bit (please bring a compass and a map, and please don’t actually get lost). And if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of some desert wildlife. Plus, the stargazing here is out of this world (literally). So grab your fave pair of sunnies, your camera, and your sense of adventure, and get ready to live your best desert life in Joshua Tree.
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Boujee, in the best way possible. Head to Sonoma to be surrounded by rolling vineyards, lush gardens, and some of the most incredible farm-to-table restaurants you’ve ever experienced. You can sip on award-winning vinos all day long while soaking up the NorCal sun. When you’re not busy sipping, explore the charming downtown area, hike through the redwoods, or just enjoy a day in the sun by the pool with your besties.
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Catch you on the flip side! The Oregon Coast comes complete with cliffs, lush forests, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Here you can go hiking, whale watching, or just vibe out on the beach with your book of the moment. When the sun starts to set, cozy up by the fire with a cup of cocoa and watch the waves crash. Grab your Birkenstocks, your flannel shirt, and your sense of adventure, and get ready to experience the ultimate coastal getaway.
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Extra, in the best way possible. Take a trip to Los Angeles where you can stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, hit up some trendy rooftop bars, and snap some IG-worthy pics in front of those iconic palm trees. From In-N-Out to fancy sushi joints, your taste buds will be in for a ride. And when you need a break from all the hustle and bustle, hit up the beach or take a hike in the nearby mountains.
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Packing list: hiking boots, a GoPro, and a sense of adventure. This place is so underrated, it’s practically a hidden gem. Come to Central Oregon where you can go hiking through the stunning Cascade Mountains, kayaking on the crystal clear lakes, stargazing at an observatory, or just vibe out in the charming small towns.
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Come to Lake Arrowhead to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Go paddleboarding on the pristine lake, hike through the surrounding forests, or just chillax by the fireplace in one of the cozy cabins. Don’t forget about the food – from mom-and-pop diners to fancy gastropubs, your taste buds will be in for a treat. Watch the sunset over the mountains and feel like you’re in your own fairytale.
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Ready to show off your new swimsuits? Take a trip to Hilton Head where you can bask in the sun on the peaceful beaches, sip on a refreshing drink with your toes in the sand, and feel the ocean breeze caress your skin. When the night falls here, the party heats up – you can dance the night away at one of the many beachside bars or hit up a swanky lounge for a nightcap.
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Hit the slopes on world-class ski runs, cozy up by the fire in a luxurious cabin, and feel the adrenaline rush as you speed down the snow-packed hills. Sip on a hot toddy by the fireplace or hit up a lively après-ski sesh and get ready to conquer the mountains in Big Bear.
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The inspo doesn’t stop here. Apart from its seamless group travel experience and a plentiful selection of luxury in-app upgrades, AvantStay homes are in primo locations – even more than what we just covered in this article. Click here to see all of our destinations and we’ll see you soon!