Romantic travel experiences combining the use of a private jet with a dreamy hotel stay are tailor-made for those wanting to deliver the ultimate gift for Valentine’s Day or milestone romantic occasion. However, if you want to show your partner just how much you are into them, choose wisely, as there’s an experience suited for every interest, taste and personality.
California Wine Country Private Jet Experiences
The California wine country private jet experiences bring new meaning to “curated wine flights” when private jet company Surf Air partners with two of California’s newest Auberge Resorts Collection for a savory four-night itinerary with two nights at The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos and two nights at Stanly Ranch in South Napa.
The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern offers a pairing of history and luxury as it originally served as a popular stagecoach stop and, later, the social center of the Santa Ynez Valley through the 1930s. The contemporary, 78-cottage suite Stanly Ranch sits on more than 700 acres of rolling vineyards and farmland in the southern section of the wine-growing region. It features Spa Halehouse, market-driven restaurant Bear, and a heady range of thrilling adventures and immersive experiences.
The Sun Air Jet Experience at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs
La Quinta Resort & Club, a beloved Old Hollywood mainstay, delivers the backdrop of vibrant garden landscaping and Santa Rosa Mountains that first drew elites to the desert nearly a century ago. It sits on 45 lush acres of gardens and pathways, and features 620 elegantly appointed casitas and suites, 98 villas, 41 climate-controlled swimming pools, 53 hot spas, championship-caliber golf, 23 tennis courts, and seven dining options including fine dining at award-winning Morgan’s in the Desert.
While Surf Air Jets provides a luxury transportation experience worthy of Hollywood legends, guests can pull together a stay that incorporates a 5 percent discount on private jet travel and $100 resort credit with a stay for two or more nights, daily full breakfast for two and (when available) an accommodation upgrade at La Quinta Resort & Club.
Marfa Day Trip with Fly Volato, Commodore Perry Estate and Auberge Resorts Collection in Austin, Texas
Auberge Resorts Collection, Fly Volato and Commodore Perry Estate joined forces to offer guests and private social club members its signature Marfa Day Trip, suited for groups of four or more and staged Thursday–Sunday. The historic Commodore Perry Estate, set on 10 acres in Austin’s Hyde Park neighborhood, contains 54 spacious rooms and suites, including a collection of five signature suites and Lutie’s Garden Restaurant, the Estate’s signature restaurant.
During the stay, guests get luxury door-to-door transportation direct into Marfa Airfield, where they can savor a personally curated itinerary with hand-picked Marfa sites, shopping, art and culinary experiences. The property also partners with Austin-based art advisory duo Ellios + Forces, known for planning days complete with private collection viewings, artist studio visits and more.
After a stressful pre-holiday season and a busy work schedule, there was no better time for a relaxing spa experience than during my recent trip to Pasadena with the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team. We headed to The Langham Huntington, Pasadena for the 20th anniversary of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, which meant a jam-packed trip, but I managed to carve a little time out of our busy schedule to visit Chuan Spa at the hotel.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
You know what you’re going to get at an Aman hotel, and also you don’t. Expect peerless service, obsessive attention to detail, architectural elegance worthy of a fashion magazine, a holistic approach to wellness and astounding levels of comfort. But each property is also intimately connected to its setting, and that’s where the surprises lie. For instance, finding yourself on your knees on a sidewalk in Luang Prabang handing out sticky rice to Buddhist monks at 5:30 a.m. isn’t something we expected.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
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