Rooftop cocktails, warm weather getaways, sunset sails and sundresses—summer's easily our favorite season. Want to know how to get the most of those precious days? Let us do the planning for you—below are some of the coveted sunny getaways our editors are planning on taking this year. 

By Arushi Mehra

BROWN'S HOTEL, A ROCCO FORTE HOTEL

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Founded in 1837 by Lord Byron’s valet, Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair is one of London's most storied hotels—Rudyard Kipling completed The Jungle Room here (and there’s a suite to honor that). Today, the property is full of old-world British charm, but it’s been perfectly brought into the present with 21st-century tech and a full makeover by the Rocco Forte Group in 2003. Definitely don’t miss the fabled Brown's Afternoon Tea in the English Tea Room—a long-time tradition that even Queen Victoria’s enjoyed here.

HOTEL HERMITAGE MONTE-CARLO

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO

Timeless and elegant, Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is the stuff that dreams are made of. Right in the glamorous heart of Monte-Carlo, guests of the hotel are close to the area’s finest restaurants and boutiques—and they’re also given privileged access to Monte-Carlo’s famed casinos, the Monte-Carlo Beach Club and the Thermes Marins spa with its Olympic-sized outdoor pool. 

PARK HYATT AVIARA RESORT

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA

Eat, sleep, golf, spa, repeat—welcome to your daily routine at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club and Spa, a picturesque retreat in sunny SoCal. Practice your swing on the 7,000-yard Arnold Palmer golf course, enter a deep state of bliss with a signature Carlsbad Sea Stone Massage and make sure to swing by the hotel's lively lounge in time to catch the sunset. Traveling with the kids? Legoland and The Wave Waterpark are just a short drive away.

HOTEL BRUNELLESCHI

FLORENCE, ITALY

Springtime in Florence! We can’t think of anything lovelier. Where to stay? Hotel Brunelleschi. The hotel sits inside a restored Byzantine tower and a Medieval Church, just steps away from the coveted Uffizi Gallery—this is the perfect getaway for families and couples alike. Check-into the spacious Tower Suite for views of Giotto’s bell and Brunelleschi’s dome and an expansive jacuzzi. Don’t miss the hotel's Osteria Pagliazza—one of our favorite restaurants in Florence. 

AZOR HOTEL PORTUGAL

THE AZORES, PORTUGAL

With Delta now offering direct flights between NYC and the lush Portuguese archipelago, it's never been easier to stay at the chic, modern Azor Hotel—a hidden gem overlooking a marina in the Atlantic Ocean. With 123 spacious sea-facing rooms, a rooftop pool and an in-house restaurant serving delicacies like dry-aged steak with summer truffles—this lux addition to the bustling Ponta Delgada area is sure to be all over your Instagram feed this summer. 


THE CARILLON HOTEL & SPA

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

Fresh off a multi-million dollar renovation, The Carillon Hotel & Spa is just as shiny and brand-new as its spa offerings—steam rooms with large clear quartz crystals and aromatic essential oils, facials that feature organic grape stems and kombucha, and signature detox massages that use mud brought over from hot springs in Tuscany.


SIX SENSES KAPLANKAYA BAY

BODRUM, TURKEY

With the Aegean Sea crashing against the cliffs below and evergreen, wild olives and cypresses blanketing the surrounding hills—Six Senses Kaplankaya Bay instantly educates guests about Turkey’s unmatched beauty. Get ready to soak up the coastal breeze from your private, oceanfront plunge pool and remember to make an appointment to indulge in the signature Six Senses Massage—a soothing, 90-min sensory experience that targets muscle tension, boosts circulation and improves mobility.