Travel is an exercise in optimism. Especially during Covid-19, the prospect of planning a weekend escape is an enticing brain break in and of itself; a moment to fantasize about the majesty of Arizona’s canyons, or (CDC-guidelines permitting), floating your tush around a Hollywood pool designed by David Hockney, on whatever may be the 2020 equivalent of the ye old Pool Swan.
To bring those daydreams a little closer to reality, we consulted with the Tripadvisor data team to get the details on 10 of their most bookmarked hotels and experiences in some of our favorite cities, near and far. These weekend escapes and day trip excursions range the budget, from an under $20 comedy mecca to a sprawling wellness retreat (paddleboard yoga, ahoy!).
Read on so that when it's finally time to spread your wings (like, as in actually board a plane) you'll know exactly which oceanside cabana pod to book. Even if you don't want to follow the crowds, it's great to know what your fellow humans are clicking on, so you can head in the opposite direction too.
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