San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico frequently tops magazine readers’ polls as one of the best cities in the world. Its colorful houses, cobblestone streets and UNESCO World Heritage historic center make it a perfect destination for the Instagram age. The foreign retirees who settled here are now joined by the young and cool visiting from urban Mexico, so there’s a nice mix of options after the sun goes down.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
SOME HOTELS TRY TO WOO FEMALE guests with offers that include shopping expeditions, afternoon tea and, perhaps, a free yoga class. Not Grand Velas Los Cabos. Guests who book the resort’s five-night Alpha Female Getaway can look forward to power hiking through the Sierra de la Laguna biosphere reserve, with a stop to swim in one of the reserve’s mineral-rich hot springs; a three- hour private yacht adventure with time for snorkeling and paddle boarding; free use of electric bikes; and a four-hands tequila massage, an 80-minute treatment that uses ancestral stretching techniques to release muscle tension and a tequila rubdown to heal inflammation.