Family fun in NH, non-stop flights from PVD and a Dante-inspired hotel in Italy
LAKEFRONT RESORT FOR FAMILY FUN AND ROMANCE
Spring is here and romance is in the air at Purity Spring Resort, a sprawling lakeside property nestled between the Lake District and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This family-friendly, family-friendly resort offers a wide range of warm-weather activities, including hiking, waterskiing, kayaking, canoeing, and lake swimming, and, in the winter, skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, ice skating inside their domed rink. , and cross-country ski and snowshoe trails at the Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Preserve. Spice up your getaway with the resort’s Romance Package. Stay in a premium lake view room and enjoy a box of locally made Kellerhaus chocolate truffles, a bottle of red or white wine (or non-alcoholic sparkling cider), and two souvenir wine glasses. Hostel flat rates start at $143; Mill or Lakeside Cottage rates start at $215. Call or book online with promo code ROMANCE. 800-373-3754, www.purityspring.com.
NEW NON-STOP FLIGHTS FROM PVD
If you like non-stop flights, and who isn’t? – pack your bags and head to TF Green International Airport in Providence, where 10 nonstop destinations have recently been added to its flight list. New cities with direct routes from Providence include Nashville, Denver, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah, Miami, Richmond, and more on airlines like Allegiant Air, Frontier, American, and Breeze. Driving to the airport? TF Green offers a variety of parking options for hourly and long-term parking. All airport car parks have 24-hour security, lighting and shuttle service from lot E Long Term Express. www.pvdairport.com
THE DANTE INSPIRED HOTEL LAUNCHES IN ITALY
Located in a lesser-known area of the Italian city known for its cultural richness, 25hours Hotel San Paolino spans an entire city block in the heart of Florence’s Santa Maria Novella district. Marking the first property in Italy for the growing German-founded 25hours Hotels brand, the new hotel was whimsically designed by Milan-based Paola Navone, who was inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. Sixty-six guest rooms are in the original monastery, next to the eponymous church of San Paolino, while 104 guest rooms with balconies debut in a new annex. The eclectic design themes of heaven and hell are playfully alternated and guide guests through the virtues and vices of Dante’s world with two unique room styles: Inferno, with intense red tones; and Paradiso, with colder and more ethereal colors. The property further features three food/drink options, a Finnish sauna, a fully equipped fitness room and Cinema Paradiso, a dedicated movie lounge. Are you going to heaven or hell? You decide! Rates start at $175. www.25hours-hotels.com/en/hotels/florence/piazza-san-paolino
LUXURY DESTINATION FLOURISHES IN THE VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS
Many resorts serve meals with award-winning wines, but the brand new Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards takes the concept up a notch. Guests at the 450+ acre property, located in the heart of the Virginia Highlands, will enjoy dining experiences curated by Chef Travis Milton (a James Beard nominee) featuring locally sourced cuisine paired with wines made from grapes grown on site, including Viognier, Chardonnay, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Rolling hills, farmland, and vineyards are the scenic backdrop to this staple destination, which has 28 highly-appointed rooms and suites; 950 square foot Presidential Suite; nine custom luxury yurts; two dining options (Hickory and Taste); inviting common areas; overflowing swimming pool ; Banquet hall for 300 people or more. Rates start at $350. 276-244-4466, www.nicewonderfarm.com.
ECONOMIC SIGHTSEEING MOBILE PASS
Sightseeing just got easier and cheaper with the Go City travel app. Simply choose a city from over 25 domestic and international destinations available, from Boston and Bangkok to Stockholm and Sydney, download the app and start planning the attractions you want to visit. For one low price, the pass provides access to a wide range of experiences and tours without further payment at the door. Perfect for pre-planned and last-minute getaways, giving you the freedom to do whatever you want with incredible savings. For example, the New York City 5-Choice Explorer Pass can save around 46% compared to buying individual tickets for five separate attractions. Users can browse curated lists of experiences useful for first-time visitors looking for top attractions as well as locals looking for low-key experiences. gocity.com/en-us
OUTDOOR CLOTHING KEEPS YOU MOVING
Elevate your spring adventure wardrobe with men’s and women’s outerwear from Ibex, a maker of high-quality merino wool performance products. Intended for use in all outdoor activities – skiing, hiking, running, fishing – tops, bottoms, sweaters, hoodies, jackets etc. multilayers are thermoregulating, anti-odor, breathable, moisture-wicking and anti-wrinkle. wearing. Merino is an active fiber that reacts to changes in body temperature, keeping you warm or cool as a result, and is gentle on the skin meaning it never itch or irritate. It also reduces light so you can wear it more and wash it less. In addition to 100% merino wool products, the company offers other innovative collections made of wool, nylon and elastane blends. Various prices. ibex.com
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