2019 may have just started, but the winter months inevitably seem to drag on forever. A weekend recharge is a perfect solution to kick the winter blues—especially when you don’t have to take a long flight. We chose four of our favorite places for a weekend jaunt from Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York or Chicago that are less than three hours away. Here, explore the best places to eat, stay, see once you get there, and, of course, no trip is complete without the perfect chic pieces to pack.
Wear: All you’ll need is a pair of chic sunglasses and a vibrant swimsuit for a stroll along the stunning Playa Paraíso.
Eat: WILD welcomes you to the jungle with their delicious fusion farm to table menu - don’t leave without tasting the organic beet gazpacho with jicama.
Stay: Feel like you are sleeping on the beach in one of Habitas Tulum’s 32 luxurious tents with chic accents- like kilim rugs and private covered terraces.
See: Explore the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and watch the glimmering lagoons and venture into the Mayan ruins.
Wear: Embrace Southeast’s light winter chill with a colorful knit top structured pants for a southern night out.
Eat: Experience the speakeasy style of Loft & Cellar with the “loft” upstairs serving delicious cocktails such as the “Double Agent” and downstairs' “cellar” serving up velvety steelhead salmon.
Stay: For a chic boutique experience try The Ivey’s Hotel, you’ll love the antique pieces and original art adorned throughout.
See: Culture is always in style at the Mint Museum Uptown- view its first large-scale exhibition, Under Construction, to explore the dynamic medium of collage.
Wear: Mix your Chicago-style with the Spring-esque weather of a New Orleans winter with these style staples.
Eat: Bust out of the French Quarter and dine at Herbsaint- once you taste their andouille gumbo, you’ll know why it’s a local best kept secret.
Stay: Fit for royalty with original antique elements, the 19th Century mansion-style of the Henry Howard Hotel is the perfect mix of traditional and modern-day design.
See: New Orleans and music go hand in hand, so you can’t visit the vivacious city without checking out the scene at Spotted Cat Music Club.
Wear: Be the best dressed on the island with easy feminine pieces.
Eat: Enjoy dinner with a view at Café Lido as you try the lobster while overlooking the breathtaking sunset of Elbow Beach.
Stay: Check-in at The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club aka “The Pink Palace”, for its pastel palette- it'll give you true island vibes.
See: Visit the iconic underground natural beauty of the stalactites and clear waters of the Crystal Caves.