3-Day Getaway: Best Long Weekend Travel Ideas

May 16, 2017
Written by: Meghan Palmer
Area Marketing Manager, New York

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the long awaited summer. The sun is shining, you can finally wear all of your favorite white wardrobe staples and the upcoming 3-day weekend is calling your name. Whether you prefer a healthy dose of adventure or lounging on the beach, we’ve got you covered with the best long weekend travel ideas to kick off your summer in #Worldofsbe style.

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip


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Photo: Bryan Sides

Day 1 – This ultimate scenic road trip should start with a day in San Francisco. Drive over the  iconic Golden Gate Bridge, down the winding Lombard Street, and then play tourist at Fisherman’s Wharf.  After a day spend exploring the city, wind down with dinner and drinks at Redwood Room.

Day 2 – Hit the road bright and early for a two hour drive to Big Sur. On your way, you’ll drive over the Bixby Bridge, one of the most photographed bridges on the West Coast. Spend some time to explore one of nature’s most incredible state parks before hitting the road again – this time you’re off to San Luis Obispo for a well deserved dinner at Jocko’s Steakhouse.

Day 3 – Grab a quick breakfast before heading down to SoCal, the last leg of your trip. The first stop of the day should be the Santa Monica Pier, where you can unwind on the beach, rent bikes and even take a trapeze lesson! Grab lunch at Umami Burger before heading to LA to finish up the day.

Necessary New York City Trip

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Day 1 – Dive right into the NYC bustle with a tour of a famous Naval ship as a part of Fleet Week 2017. To continue the nautical theme, head over the Hudson River Park for stunning views, an impressive selection of raw oysters and delicious cocktails at Grand Banks. End the day with a cozy bed and an Empire State Building view at The Redbury New York.

Day 2 – Start your day off by heading up town and enjoy a sunny afternoon exploring Central Park. Rent a paddle boat, lounge in Sheep’s Meadow and snap a photo on Gapstow Bridge. Swing by The Plaza for afternoon tea before heading to Sky Terrace for the quintessential NYC roof top experience, accompanied by cocktails and stunning views of the city.

Day 3 – You can’t leave New York without experiencing the famous pizza, so sleep in before heading down to lunch at Marta for a final taste of the Big Apple.

Beach Trip to Miami & Key West

Day 1 – Check in to your luxe digs at Delano South Beach to kick off your relaxing trip. Rent a cabana and spend the day soaking up the sun on one of Miami’s beautiful beaches. End your day with a Salt Air Margarita and iconic Spanish cuisine at The Bazaar.

Day 2 – Start your day with a refreshing Gold Rejuvenating Facial at Ciel Spa, followed by drinks on the Altitude Pool Deck. Now that you’re fully relaxed,  head to Lincoln Road to do some necessary summer shopping.

Day 3 – Wake up early and take a three hour drive down to Key West to experience Florida’s southernmost point. Be sure to grab a slice of the original key lime pie before ending your day at Smathers Beach.


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