Didn’t find time to plan the international holiday retreat of your dreams? Never fear. Here, five last-minute vacation spots—and the hottest places to stay when you’re there—so you can sneak away with ease for a long weekend this season.
Whether you plan to explore the bustling city or stay inside sipping craft cocktails from the hotel bar, Hotel Palomar lets you do both. The Art Deco-style hotel offers easy access to thriving Center City, all while ensuring that you have a quiet slice of paradise waiting for you when you return from a long day of shopping or a night of fine dining. 117 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA, 215-563-5006
Only a few miles away from Shenandoah National Park, this historic B&B was made for guests who love a good hike and healthful fare to fuel the day’s activities. For larger groups, opt for their Garden Cottage: a private two-bedroom space that is pet-friendly and sits closer to the river. Prep for 2017 by reconnecting with nature and reminding yourself that you deserve a break every once in a while. 47 Main St., Sperryville, VA, 540-987-3383
From world-class museums to an incredible selection of restos, America’s sailing capital has plenty to offer for an unforgettable holiday retreat. When you’re not out exploring the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in the brisk winter air, keep cozy in one of Loews’ luxe suites that pay homage to the city’s seaport heritage. 126 West St., Annapolis, MD, 410-263-7777
If you love your vino as much as you love to sleep in, then book a stay at this 18th century vineyard that’s brimming with rich history and a whole lot of wine. Their inn offers a number of suite options that range from private cottages to cozy one-bedrooms, all of which will transport you to a different time and place. 17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA, 540-832-5384
Indulge in small town serenity as you soak in waterfront views at this charming manor-turned-resort that’s only a two-hour drive from DC. If you like to consider yourself a spa-fiend, then this St. Michaels retreat is definitely for you. Whether you opt to detoxify in the steam room, de-stress with a yoga session, or unwind with an herbal massage, you are guaranteed to return to work with a clear and happy mind. 308 Watkins Lane, St. Michaels, MD, 410-745-2200