Radio up, windows down: hit the road for one of these nearby luxe vacation destinations.
Double your pleasure! Premier Beach House suites at Sanderling Resort look out on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound.
For such a hardworking town, DC is at the epicenter of ultimate relaxation. In fact, just a few hours’ drive from the DMV sit some of the East Coast’s most decadent resorts, awaiting your discovery just in time for an indulgent spring-break getaway.
Beach Bound For sand between your toes and an umbrella in your drink—in the most sophisticated way—Sanderling Resort in Duck, North Carolina, is just the place. An expansive renovation means new and updated accommodations throughout, a revamped artisanal dining program, and a new partnership with Kitty Hawk Kites that allows guests the unique opportunity to take late-night Full Moon Kayak Tours. After sunrise yoga on the deck, head to The Spa, now featuring luxurious Babor products and treatments. Pro Tip: For unparalleled views, opt for one of the two larger suites in the Beach House, flanked by Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound vistas. 1461 Duck Road, Duck, NC, 866-860-3979
Country Roads Rich with 235 years of history (it’s hosted 26 US presidents!), The Greenbrier Resort claims 10,000 acres in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains. The sprawling, regal estate offers a range of fine-dining options (nine restaurants, five bars and lounges, and 24-hour room service); more than 55 outdoor activities (we recommend off-roading!); designer shopping; championship golf; a massive, world-renowned spa; and a casino—not to mention the nearby natural mineral springs that made it so famous. Pro Tip: For the VIP experience, travel via The Greenbrier’s brand-new business-class Amtrak service from DC, chartered specifically for guests. The 18-seat private car features extra wide leather seats, a refreshment area, and complimentary baggage service. 300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs, 844-837-2466
Wine Country Deep in the heart of Virginia’s wine and horse country, Goodstone Inn is a tranquil option just an hour from DC at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The quaint space—only 24 rooms and guesthouses on 265 acres of countryside—is designed to encourage escape, with no detail overlooked. By day, enjoy a hike, gourmet picnic, or massage, and then refuel with a craft cocktail by the fire and a memorable meal at the onsite farm-to-table restaurant. Pro Tip: If you can’t carve out a weekend, it’s worth the drive for dinner alone. 36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, 540-687-3333