May 10, 2022Travel Inspiration

7 Itineraries for an Easy Summer Getaway

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Move over, French Riviera. The United States has plenty to offer when it comes to summer vacation. From hiking in Woodstock to gallery-hopping in Philly, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite guides, created by the experts: our network of travel advisors.

Ready to get away? Connect with a Fora travel advisor to customize & book your trip today.

Cape Cod

Cape Cod

“A week-long break to the Cape is a summer tradition for many New England families. There’s plenty of activities to keep you busy – that is if you can pry yourself away from being a beach bum till sunset.”
- Fora advisor Nicole Sansone

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Nicole Sansone
expertise
  • Europe,
  • family travel,
  • weekend getaways

Don’t miss:
A boozy libration at one of the Cape’s many breweries, including Cape Cod Beer, Devil’s Purse Brewing Company, Hog Island Beer Co. and the Provincetown Brewing Company are also available. More of a vino-lover? Check out the Truro Vineyards, Cape Cod Winery and First Crush Winery.

See more of Nicole’s Cape Cod recs, and connect with her to book your trip:

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The Key to a Family Holiday in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Virginia

Virginia

“Virginia is one of the nation’s oldest states and America’s own best-kept travel secrets. With wine country, the Shenandoah mountains, the Chesapeake Bay and more, Virginia shares its splendor year-round. Virginia’s resorts make a great weekend trip for busy professionals looking to relax and reset within driving distance from Washington DC, Richmond, Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro. Looking to travel nationally? Consider the richness and romance of Virginia, a state with a welter of secrets to share!”
- Fora advisor Meredith Lynch

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Meredith Lynch
expertise
  • Spiritual wellness,
  • luxury self care,
  • celebrations,
  • romantic getaways


Don’t miss: Dinner at the Inn at Little Washington, a three-star Michelin restaurant inspired by American cuisine. 

Check out Meredith’s full itinerary and book your Virginia trip:

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Luxury Relaxation & Spa Holiday in Virginia State
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Upstate New York

Upstate New York

“Upstate New York has something fun to do during any season. With its vast amount of wineries, adventures and activities available, you will never get tired of upstate.”

- Fora advisor Michelle Zelena

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Michelle Zelena
expertise
  • Upstate New York,
  • chic getaways,
  • Miami,
  • south of France

Don’t miss:
Hiking Overlook Mountain in Woodstock. This hike is for moderate- to skilled-level hikers, with amazing views at the top for a reward. Looking for something easier? Try Poet's Walk in Rhinebeck.

Book your trip with upstate expert Michelle Zelena:

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Weekend Guide to Upstate New York
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Wyoming

Wyoming

“Jackson Hole and Yellowstone provide the perfect opportunity to make everyone in the group happy – outdoor adventure activities galore, space to relax and spectacular views. Take advantage of the great outdoors and allow yourself to experience a truly amazing place.”

- Fora advisor Patricia Cancio

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Patricia Cancio
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  • Mexico,
  • Spain,
  • NYC escapes,
  • luxury family travel

Don’t miss:
A bike tour. A half day with Teton Mountain Bike Tours is the perfect way to get out and experience the wildlife and scenery of one of the top cycling destinations in the world. The tour includes a mountain bike, helmet, free TMBT water bottle and your own personal TMBT bike guide! 

Connect with Patricia and check out her full Wyoming guide:

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Family Travel to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia

“There are so many things to do in Philadelphia that transform it into a luxury destination. Surround yourself with amazing works of art at the Rodin Museum, indulge in some fine-dining and enjoy a show at the Kimmel Center. This weekend in Philadelphia will feel like a breath of fresh air.”

- Fora advisor Alli Kozlof

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Alli Kozloff
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  • Luxury travel,
  • family travel,
  • adventure

Don’t miss: A day exploring the arts. Arrange for a private tour of the Barnes Foundation where you can also eat lunch at the Garden Restaurant. Within walking distance are also the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum

Check out all of Alli’s recommendations and book your trip to Philly:

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A Weekend of Food and Art in Philadelphia
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Brooklyn & Queens

New York City

“Everyone has their own Brooklyn, but here are some of my absolute favorite things to do when I am there – make sure you bring your walking shoes and your appetite.”
- Fora advisor Deb Swacker

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Deb Swacker
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  • Family travel,
  • Europe,
  • resorts

Don’t miss: Coney Island and the Brooklyn Aquarium. Hop on the A train, switch to the F and take it to the last stop.  

Connect with Brooklynite and Fora advisor Deb Swacker:

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Beyond Manhattan: Visiting Brooklyn & Queens
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Utah

Utah

“The closest feeling you can have to what it must be like on Mars is going to Moab. The scenery is just amazing, and there are tons of fun activities for families. For the active family, the hiking is incredible, especially around sunrise and sunset. Moab feels very remote, so you can really disconnect completely.”

- Fora advisor Gaya Vinay

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Gaya Vinay
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  • family travel,
  • luxury travel

Don’t miss: Pick up natural souvenirs at the Moab Rock Shop on the edge of town. They have bins and bins of different types of rocks, fossils and teeth. 

See more of Gaya’s Utah recs, and connect with her to book your trip:

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Family Adventure in Moab, Utah
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Looking for more getaway ideas? We teamed up with Flytographer for a list of our Top 10 Hotels in Europe to Book This Summer.

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