This year, mix up your Memorial Day festivities with some weekend travel — our FTG inspectors believe there’s no better way to honor the country than to see it. And since it’s a three-day weekend, it’s the perfect time for a short but memorable trip. Ditch the backyard barbecue for an ultimate getaway with these three luxury packages:
The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas. This Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star resort has a grand total of seven pools, and we know just the one you should lounge by — its new Azure pool. March 23 marked the pool’s re-opening, and it’s now decked out with 11 cabanas with over-the-top amenities like iPads, gaming consoles and even outdoor massages from the therapists at Canyon Ranch SpaClub. You will be pampered throughout the day with your own personal concierge, sunscreen application, fresh fruit and frozen grapes. And in the evening, you can head up to your luxury Las Vegas suite, complete with a Roman soaking tub, large living room (with optional full-sized sleeper sofa), a dining table that seats three and a king-sized bed. While you’re here, be sure to book a dinner reservation at one of the restaurants from celebrity chefs like Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse. The Azure Pool Package includes a two night minimum for $189 per night.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, Chicago. There’s no better way to see Chicago this Memorial Day weekend than by boat. This package takes care of everything from your stay (in a Deluxe King Guestroom at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago) to your to-do list (two 75-minute Chicago River Architectural Boat Tours on Wendella). See Chicago’s famed architecture while you cruise along the Chicago River, sipping chilled water or the local Goose Island microbrew. Your one-night stay for two also includes a welcome amenity, a Trump canvas backpack with two waters and two protein bars. Summer in Chicago is all about being outdoors, so spend warm evenings taking in some of the best views of the city at the Terrace at Trump. The Explore Chicago Like an Architect Package is $495 a night.
Four Seasons Hotel, Miami. When you book the Miami Getaway Package at this Four-Star Miami resort over Memorial Day weekend, you’ll get 20 percent off and still experience the same luxurious accommodations and amenities. You’ll stay in the Deluxe City-View Room with skyline views, a king-sized bed, deep-soaking tub and free Wi-Fi. Throughout the day, you can bask in the South Florida sun or head to the seventh-floor terrace to sit poolside or in a private cabana, where attendants will offer up Evian spritzes, cool towels and complimentary sunglass cleanings. Relax in the 50,000-square-foot splash spa or unwind with a mojito on the patio of Edge, Steak & Bar, which opened this past January. You’ll have views of Biscayne Bay, downtown and the hotel pool. The Miami Getaway Package is $319 a night.
Photo courtesy of The Palazzo.