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It’s not too late to book a last-minute weekend getaway for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. If you move quickly, there are luxurious spots with space available – and who doesn’t want to kick the summer off right? Our correspondent Meredith Lepore has curated a list of 7 Memorial Day 2022 luxury travel destinations best to book right now.

7 luxury Memorial Day travel destinations you must book right now

Memorial Day is just around the bend which means the official kickoff of summer. It means long weekends, beach days, summer dresses, and, of course, rose all day. But it also means, for the first time in two years, a true summer of travel. Last summer travel was still in a tumultuous state, but it will look quite different this summer.


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A recent AAA report revealed there are twice as many bookings of flights, hotels, cruises and rental cars for the 2022 Memorial Day weekend, compared to last year. “We’re hearing from travelers who are eager to return to a sense of normalcy, and it appears that time is finally here,” said Debbie Haas, Vice President of Travel for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Travel bookings are surging, with people who are tired of being home, are ready to explore new destinations and reconnect with family and friends.” This upswing is expected to continue into the summer.


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So join the trend and start planning your first trip of the summer with a few helpful ideas we found for you.

7 luxury Memorial Day travel destinations you must book right now

1. The Inn Spot, Hampton Bays

You’ve probably been to the Hamptons. But have you been to Hampton Bays? And now the team behind EHP Resort & Marina in East Hampton has launched The Inn Spot which will open Memorial Day Weekend.

Top Memorial Day luxury travel destinations perfect for a last-minute weekend getaway for the holiday. Ponquogue Bridge, Hampton Bays, Lond Island.

It is a collection of newly renovated waterfront bungalows that welcome travelers to a chic and breezy setting on Shinnecock Bay with incredible sunset views. You’ll have your own patio, kitchenette and you will love all the surf-inspired decor. You can hit up the brand new Crash Cantina restaurant for food(helmed by Dane Sayles, also of Sí Sí and formerly of Gurney’s.) You will get your fill of delicious tacos here.

Starting rate: $438/night

2. Wayfinder Hotel, Newport, RI

Get your pickleball and roller skating on at this new hotel in iconic Newport. Apparently Newport was the site of the first roller skating rink in the world way back in 1866. So that is why the new hotel is launching Roll with Wayfinder where guests can hit the streets on wheels after renting a pair of skates from the front desk. Then they can head to all-day eatery, Nomi Park, serving up a range of elevated classics, refined coastal cuisine, and craft cocktails.

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Memorial Day travel destinations: Wayfinder Hotel. Courtesy Photo.

And if roller skating isn’t your thing, they also have America’s fastest-growing sport pickleball! Paddles and pickleballs can be borrowed at the front desk on a complimentary basis.

Rates start at $120 / night

3. Yours Truly, Dupont Circle (Washington, D.C.)

Take an educational trip to our nation’s capital and stay at Yours Truly, the boutique hotel in DC’s West End. Families looking to explore the capital in all its glory can take advantage of the hotel’s larger accommodations, including two-and-three bedroom suites with over 950 square-feet for larger or multi-generational families while younger children can take advantage of the Yours Truly Kids program.

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Memorial Day travel destinations: Yours Truly. Courtesy Photo.

The hotel’s South American–inspired restaurant and bar Mercy Me, is reopening its patio doors to kick off the summer and firing up the new outdoor grill to introduce a new menu of South American inspired grilled dishes. The new grill menu will be available for indoor and outdoor dining, and visitors on the patio will be immersed in a true grill-to-table experience.

Rates start at $178 / night


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4. The Loutrel, Charleston, SC

It may be a little hot in Charleston but you will be sitting breezy in the Veranda lounge at The Loutrel hotel which includes an indoor porch swing. If it isn’t too hot move up to the rooftop terrace and soak in the views. And if it is too hot just hang out in the Clubroom and play some board games while you snack.

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Memorial Day travel destinations: The Loutrel. Courtesy Photo.

Referred to as Charleston’s “Finest Hour,” this intention will be fully realized through the hotel’s thoughtful partnerships, on-site events, high-level of service and extraordinary attention to detail – curating “experience inclusive” programming that captures the spirit of the Holy City.

Rates start at $386/night

5. 52 Union, Nantucket, MA

Is there any place that captures quintessential New England summers than Nantucket? And the launch of 52 Union would be an extraordinary trip for anyone. This June, Greydon Hotel Group (the team behind the Roman and Williams-designed Greydon House) will launch 52 Union, a standalone residence in the heart of Nantucket’s historic downtown that will offer exquisite and unobstructed views as well as a private backyard.

Memorial Day travel destinations: 52 Union. Courtesy Photo.

Originally built in 1930, this one stands out a bit as it is a mid-century design instead of the typical 19th century buildings. This is perfect for a group trip or large family as the residence offers a spacious kitchen, fully furnished backyard, and open plan living room. And for any decor fanatics, Greydon House debuted the Blue & White Room with John Robshaw Textiles (JRT) – outfitted with textiles and artwork from JRT’s new spring 2022 collection. If you ever manage to leave the house you can also stop by Hill House Home’s popup and buy yourself a nap dress or two.

52 Union’s rates start at $2,000 / night


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6. The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village – Cape Coral, FL

If you want to venture south The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, which recently underwent a $15 million renovation, could be the place for you. With enchanting waterfront views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Caloosahatchee River and San Carlos Bay, guests can choose to lounge at one of four exceptional resort pools throughout their stay.

Memorial Day travel destinations: The Westin Cape Coral Resort. Courtesy Photo.

Try a different pool depending on your mood!  This is the perfect place for a water-loving family with more than 400 miles of navigable canals, marinas and waterways surrounding the resort, summer travelers can also dive-in to the property’s aquatic guest services, with access to private fishing charters, kayaking, paddle boarding, and exclusive water taxi services to and from Fort Myers Beach.

7. Elwood Hotel & Suites, Lexington, KY

Want to go away but hate to leave all your precious plants? You are in luck! Welcome to the world’s first plant-friendly hotel experience at the destination’s newest boutique hotel Elwood Hotel & Suites.

This spring Elwood debuted a collection of specially-outfitted “plant-friendly” suites and some fun experiences to go along with it. Travelers who book a stay in one of the hotel’s King Suites will have the option to enjoy The Gardener’s Premier Corner Room Package, including:

  • A selection of Instagrammable in-room greenery from Pemberton’s Greenhouse
  • A selection of locally-made botanical toiletries from Kentucky Soaps & Such
  • A complimentary potted succulent as a take-home gift
  • A handwritten welcome note and specially designed botanical door hangers
  • Additional plant-centric perks include a Garden Mojito cocktail special at the downstairs Fiddletree Kitchen & Bar, as well as a special nourishing “tea” for plants served in Elwood’s signature pink mugs

Memorial Day luxury travel destinations: Elwood Hotel & Suites. Courtesy Photo.

Room rates start at $122

7 luxury Memorial Day travel destinations you must book right now

Those are our top picks for Memorial Day luxury travel destinations perfect for a last-minute weekend getaway for the holiday, including Newport, Nantucket and more. Where are you heading, dear reader?

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Meredith Lepore is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire Magazine, Women’s Health, InStyle, Architectural Digest, The Observer, and Travel & Leisure. She earned her Masters in journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Meredith resides in New York full time, and enjoys reading, jogging, spinning, and playing with her small dog, Otis.

Julie Murphy

Julie began her career in fashion as a design intern at 3.1 Phillip Lim after graduating from Parsons School of Design. As the fashion editor at Dandelion Chandelier, she brings over a decade of experience as a designer and marketing creative to cover trends and styling.