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Where to Travel on MLK Weekend

Eliya Brennan, writer
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It doesn’t matter that you’re still on your holiday vacation. That’s pretty much the right time to start planning your next trip. Thank goodness for Martin Luther King Jr. — for many reasons far more important than vacation. But now that we mentioned it, here are five ideas for where to travel on MLK weekend for the ultimate getaway.


The Destination:  Jackson Hole, Wyoming

If there’s one thing that brisk January weather is perfect for,  it’s getting on the slopes. Advanced skiers will find no better place for where to travel on MLK weekend than on Jackson Hole’s famed mountains.  From the peaks to nearby Grand Teton National Park, endless outdoor adventures await you.


Where to stay:  The Four Seasons

Situated right in Teton Village, you can’t get closer to the powder than this.  The Four Seasons is the perfect place to spend cozy nights by the fire or in the spa after a long day on the peaks.  Get your fill at Westbank Grill or The Handle Bar to recharge and fuel up for an action-packed spot for where to travel on MLK weekend.


The Destination:  Montecito, California

Montecito is the place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living.  If you’re looking for some much-needed R&R during for travel on MLK weekend, Montecito’s tranquil beaches are just what the doctor ordered.  We recommend you visit Butterfly Beach, one of the best beaches in California to catch the sunset.


Where to stay:  The Belmond El Encanto

The Belmond El Encanto knows how to elevate the natural serenity of Montecito.  Situated on seven acres of gardens, this hideaway will melt away all of your troubles.  Enjoy a glass of local wine overlooking the Spanish-colonial architecture. Treat yourself to a wellness or skin care treatment in the spa after relaxing in the zero-edge pool.


The Destination:  Palm Springs, California

It’s no secret that Palm Springs is a go-to destination for a weekend of leisure.  Get indulgent and dine outdoors at iconic restaurants such as Las Casuelas Terraza and Sandfish. Don’t forget to pack your golf clubs and a pair of loose-fitting pants.

Where to stay:  The Parker

If you’re traveling to the desert this MLK weekend, The Parker is the place to be. With its bright, artistic decorations and philosophy of decadence, you’ll never want to leave. Choose from six on-premise food and drink options. Enjoy the three pools, borrow a bicycle, or hang out with their resident Yogis.


The Destination:  The Berkshires

The Berkshires are the quintessential New England getaway.  Take in the fresh air, the history, and the Massachusetts countryside. Get in touch with nature and enjoy the culture of arts and wellness for travel on MLK weekend.

Where to stay:  Miraval

Miraval is a device-free environment.  This is where to travel on MLK weekend if you’re looking to unplug and recharge.  Let them take you on a wellness journey that is all about finding your balance.  Don’t just explore the Berkshires, explore who you are.

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