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Summer's Most Luxurious Hidden Travel Gems

Posted by Gina-Maria Garcia on Jun 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Luxury-summer-vacationToday marks the first day of the summer season!

From sunbathing on beautiful white beaches to enjoying a relaxing spa day at 5-star hotel, many are eager to pack up their bags and enjoy a long a lux summer away from home. But while most people opt for traditional summer getaways to Key West or Miami, Magellan Jets has sat down with Luxury Travel Magazine to provide you hidden-gem destinations that are just as luxurious and beautiful as Maui or the Hamptons this summer.

So where will you be vacationing this season? Here are 3 destinations you should consider jetting off to this summer. 


Scottsdale, Arizona

What to expect: Scottsdale offers a sunny desert oasis filled with outdoor activities, shops, restaurants, galleries, arts, culture and activities abound in Arizona’s lush Sonoran Desert. It’s a place where you can pamper your body at a luxurious spa, take in some of the world’s finest golf or relax by a spectacular resort pool. Downtown Scottsdale is made up of Old Town, the Main Street Arts and Antiques District, the Contemporary Arts District, Fifth Avenue Shops, and the new Scottsdale Waterfront.

Where to stay: Hotel Valley Ho, the legendary hip hotel and celebrity hideaway in downtown Scottsdale, is an ideal place to stay for summer where their chic OH Pool is featuring live bands and local DJs. They offer Happy Hour Friday, Session Saturday, and Recovery Sunday. Enjoy a poolside cabana, delicious cocktails and a Recovery Sunday Spa Package at their VH Spa.

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La Jolla, California

What to expect: La Jolla is a jewel of a Southern California beachside city that offers beach culture to high culture. There is always something interesting going on from world-class shopping and museums to one-of-a-kind dining and galleries. Each day, there's a new experience waiting for you. Visit first class sights and attractions throughout the village and around the cove. Indulge in all the beauty the city has to offer, which is only a few minutes from downtown San Diego. 

Where to stay: The area’s most luxurious place to stay is five-star, five-diamond The Lodge at Torrey Pines where top golf stars like Tiger Woods have played some of their most historic games. This hotel takes this timeless sport and pairs it with luxurious amenities that take things to a whole new level. If golf doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s more than enough entertainment with the spa, dining and accommodation perks. The Northern European feel of this resort evokes feelings of Scotland where you’ll be greeted by doormen in traditional Scottish kilts -- so say cheers to summer with a Guinness or a whiskey!

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Destin, Florida

What to expect: The Destin, Florida area is one of the country’s best kept secrets, and summer kicks off high season on Florida’s Emerald Coast where summer months are filled with sunny days and average temperatures in the mid-80s. TripAdvisor recently named Destin the No. 3 U.S. destination on the rise and Travel + Leisure named Sandestin beach ‘One of the best on Earth for families’. This area is home to the storied 30A coastal road which follows the stretch of dazzling powdery white sand beaches along NW Florida’s Gulf Coast connecting charming coastal communities each with their own unique character from traditional beach retreats to eclectic artist colonies. The Destin area is also a shopper's paradise with hundreds of stores and boutiques.

Where to stay: The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa just completed a 3-year, $30 million transformation and offers stunning ocean views, the award-winning Seager’s restaurant where Emeril Lagasse is a frequent visitor, recreational activities such as golf and tennis, and miles of powdery white sand beaches. The calm water is crystal clear and emerald-green making this stretch of coast truly mesmerizing! The resort’s 'Serenity by the Sea' is the only full service Spa in the area. The newly renovated Spa Tower includes 2 Presidential Suites and 4 Ambassador Suites.

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