Planning a long weekend away with the dudes? Perhaps for a bachelor party? Spring break? A fishing trip? An adventurous birthday celebration? We have just the spots for you. We’re thinking great hiking trails, whiskey tastings, white-water rafting, classy hotels, and zip-lining with the redwood trees. And let’s be honest, even though these are labeled as guy trips, the gals can take note as well. Fun for all and to all a great trip!
For the guys that love the great outdoors and unspoiled wilderness, Anchorage is a great spot to explore. The Potter Marsh, at the southern end of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, is specifically a popular destination for birders. Moose can also be spotted here year round. This spot is located only about five miles south of The Alaska Zoo and 11 miles southwest of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport so it’s easily accessible. For more info, we suggest clicking here.
Where to stay: The Lakefront Anchorage. The beautiful hotel is located super close to the airport and offers stunning views of Lake Spenard. Also, this spot has daily flightseeing and fishing pickups from its very own dock and complimentary airport shuttle service.
Have you ever climbed a redwood? We understand this may be a loaded question to launch with, but the 1,500-year-old, 300-foot-tall redwoods of California’s Humboldt County are as breathtaking as they are real. And by climbing a redwood, we definitely mean trying an organized canopy tour. The Mount Hermon Adventures shimmy you seven stories up so you can spend 3 hours blazing through the Redwood Canopy Tour via zip line. Psst…it’s only $75 per person.
Where to stay: The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square. A historic landmark in San Francisco, the hotel was built in 1904, and is charming on every corner. Be sure to check out the Magneta Grandfather Clock in the lobby. Also, the hotel is steps away from the Financial District, Chinatown, and cable cars that stop at the front door.
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned ball game. The beloved Boston hometown team are such a gallant part of the city’s identity, it is worth the trip out east just to see a game. Fenway Park has been there since 1912, a historic charm that brings the community together. We recommend going in the summer (specifically in July) when the going gets festive and the historic landmarks are extra fun to explore.
Where to stay: Fairmont Copley Plaza. If you like rich history, this hotel has it all. Centrally located in the Back Bay neighborhood, it is a jaunt away from the Boston Common, Boston Public Library, and Beacon Hill. Anyone up for a history tour?
Learn a little thing about wine! Small hint: schedule this trip for September. Every fall, the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission and Sonoma County Vintners join up with Relish Culinary Adventures to hold a three-day Sonoma County Grape Camp. Here, you can take on the entire winemaking process with friends and wine connoisseurs and taste all the goodness throughout the rolling hills. Next time you’re hanging out at happy hour with a wine glass in hand, you’ll know all the grape factoids, just sayin’
Where to stay: Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma. More than 300 wineries are within driving distance of this spot and Petaluma is such a charming and historic town, you won’t want to ever leave. The rugged California coast is only a 40-minute drive away and every part of it is worth the breezy drive.
In all Las Vegas offers, this one is a giveaway. The Strip can keep anyone entertained for days and (hello) beautiful sunny weather and poolside lounging. Besides, you can paddle the Grand Canyon. This is a little bit of a road trip but definitely worth renting a car and making the trek. Here’s where you can find more information to dive right into the Colorado River and the roiling rapids. Also, if you’re the camping type, the Valley of Fire State Park offers many wonderful (and accessible) campgrounds that are home to epic sunrises, sunsets, hiking, and wildlife only 20 minutes outside of the city. Seriously, if you’re driving through, you might spot a mountain goat standing triumphantly on the side of the road. If you’re looking for a night out on the town, The Whisky Attic offers a World of Whisky seminar you won’t want to miss.
Where to stay: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. With its chic luxury allure, this upscale spot on the strip offers more than 20 dining options onsite, three pools, a world-class spa, and suites designed with state-of-the-art amenities. You could probably spend the whole entire vacation right here.
Brittany is the content and communications Marketing Manager for Sun Country Airlines. Her favorite things about Sun Country are the close-knit family vibe and the passion behind the people, as if the employees and customers grew up loving the “airline next door.” Her favorite destination? The whimsical forests and rain of Seattle’s coast.