From Last-Minute Gifting to Last-Minute Entertaining, StyleCaster now brings you the best Last-Minute Winter Getaways.
Give yourself a brief respite from the hectic holiday season and start the new year by planning a last-minute getaway. Those enrolled in American Express Membership Rewards can treat themselves by taking advantage of all those points accumulated and putting them towards a well-earned vacation. Card members with Membership Rewards who book their next getaway through American Express Travel can earn two points for every dollar spent on flights, pre-paid hotels, rental cars, cruises and more—the perfect excuse for a spontaneous trip to the Bahamas. Or, if you’ve been saving points for something special, use Membership Rewards points to pay for all or part of your travel! So for the indecisive amongst our readers, we have compiled a well-curated list of the top last-minute winter destinations. From a romantic Caribbean escapade to an Alaskan adventure, there’s surely something for every type of winter traveler in the list.
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Miami Cruise to the Bahamas: Studies show that you need a healthy dose of vitamin D to
maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle. Snowbirds can get their solar fix by
booking a last-minute weekend cruise to the powdery beaches of the Bahamas—you
won’t need to take time off of work or spend time stressing over your
itinerary. Just book a ticket or a three-day cruise with
Royal Carribean, and let them sail you out of Miami to CocoCay, their private island in he Bahamas,
and Nassau, before returning to Miami.
Royal Caribbean; 866-562-7525; Prices start at $130; Make your reservation here
Ski in Utah: Not everyone wants to escape the snow this season. For those seeking to revel in winter’s greatest gift, head out to Utah to ski on some of the best slopes in the U.S. We recommend booking a room at the chic St. Regis Deer Valley. The hotel offers access to Deer Valley’s 1,825 acres of slopes, a private ski beach, a split-level infinity pool and hot tubs. Not to mention, the resort is just two miles away from Park City.
Deer Valley, 2300 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, Utah 84060; From $200 a night; Reserve a room here
Rest and Relax in Vermont: For a more intimate, east-coast based snowy haven, we recommend booking a stay at Woodstock Inn in Vermont. The well-equipped offers ski packages, but we’re more interested in their 10,000 square foot spa facility. Treat yourself to the Hot Chocolate Body Wrap or the seasonally-appropriate Hot Peppermint Leg & Foot Therapy. What’s more, AmEx cardholders can reserve a room with the American Express Stay More Package, which includes 20% best available rates and a complimentary bottle of private label Woodstock Inn Wine.
Woodstock Inn; 14 The Green, Woodstock, Vermont 05091; Reserve a room here
President’s Day in Philly: History buffs can celebrate President’s Day—which falls on February 18th this year—in style by booking a stay in one of our nation’s most historic cities. Loews Philadelphia Hotel is located in Center City Philiadelphia, the heart of the “City of Brotherly Love.” You’ll be located mere minutes away from Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Betsy Ross’ house—every patriot’s dream.
Loews Philadelphia Hotel; 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Rooms around $169 per night; Reserve a room here
Golf in the Arizona Desert: With its signature Saguaro cacti and sonoran wildlife backed by candy-colored sunsets, Arizona’s desert terrain provides a unique landscape for golf aficionados to bust out their best moves. Book a room at the luxe JW Marriot Desert Ridge, and gain access to the resort’s Wildfire Golf Club and its 316 acres of land to explore. Voted one of the Best Courses You Can Play by Golfweek and one of America’s Top Golf Courses by Zagat, this course will exceed your expectation. For those serious about the game, check out their Inclusive Unlimited Golf Package which includes unlimited golf for two with a golf cart (GPS included) and much, much more.
JW Marriot Desert Ridge; 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85054; Reserve a room here
Romance in the Catskills: Sneak away to upstate New York with your loved one for a cozy, unforgettable getaway. Mohonk Mountain House—a castle-like resort nestled in the heart of the Catskills—offers an all-inclusive Special Occasion Package through March 31st . With rates beginning at $675 per couple per night, the package consists of a welcome gift of fresh flowers and few wine, nightly turndown service with chocolate, breakfast in your room and a variety of complimentary couples activities including ice skating, yoga, and more.
Mohonk Mountain House; 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561; Rates start at $675 per couple per night; Reserve a room here
Romance in the Caribbean: Looking for a romantic escapade with a little more heat? Book a room at the charming and quixotic Secrets Resorts St. James Montego Bay. Start your day with breakfast in bed, arrange for a mid-day massage and end with a private candle-lit dinner on the beach. We’d say this adults-only playground is the perfect spot to reignite your relationship.
Secrets Resorts St. James Montego Bay; Lot 509A Freeport, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica; Reserve a room here
Jaw-Dropping Views in Juneau: True adventurers that want to take in all of Mother Nature’s winter beauty should head to Alaska’s capital for a memorable vacation. From the Mendenhall Glacier to the Tracy Arm Fjord, the Last Frontier offers plenty of natural bounty to keep your mesmerized during your stay. Book a stay at Best Western Grandma’s Feather Bed—the smallest hotel of the chain—a charming, Victorian-style lodging right in the middle of all the action.
Best Western Grandma's Feather Bed; 9300 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, Alaska 99801; Winter rates begin at $139 for a Deluxe Queen Room with an in-room Jacuzzi; Reserve a room here