Every parent deserves to escape the grind of parenting.
This assignment for Travel + Leisure was one of my favorite projects. Instead of my usual quest for compelling family getaways, I foraged for 20 perfect parent getaways to revive fatigued moms and dads. Sans offspring. My guidelines? Properties are luxurious, low key and, for the most part, intimate in scale. Rooms are spacious and airy; the ambiance is decidedly anti-millennial. No dark lobbies, bathrooms, or rooms, and no music blaring from elevators or pool speakers. No incomprehensible design features hijacking the creature comforts of the room. All destinations are easy to reach, with a wealth of direct flights from major American hubs. Above all, each property boasts a sense of place, with notable décor, amenities like transformative spas or creative guest experiences, and of course, standout dining options.
So, banish the guilt and get away—and return to your kids relaxed and recharged. You deserve it.