Summer camps aren’t just for kids. From racing cars at one of the world's elite road courses to an epic road trip around the West, infuse your next trip with moments you'll remember for years to come. These bucket list vacation ideas will have you packing your bags—adventure is calling!
Porsche Taycan Driving Experience at Monticello Motor Club
Put pedal to the metal for a day with the Porsche Taycan Experience at the Monticello Motor Club. The famed 4.1-mile driving track was designed by world-famous driving champion Brian Redman in partnership with Bruce Hawkins—a preeminent architect of next-generation racetracks—featuring hairpin turns, loops, and race-grade asphalt.
This thrilling half-day experience puts you in the driver's seat of a fully electric Porsche Taycan to zoom around MMC's track. A professional driving coach will be along for the ride, too, offering education on how to improve your skills to drive like a professional. Feel the rush of going from 0 to 60 in under three seconds, and then hop in the passenger's seat while a professional driver does a "hot lap" on the full course. All experience levels are welcome, from complete novices to racing veterans. Participants must be 21 and have a valid license to book.
Improve Your Golf Game at Sea Island Resort
Tucked away in Georgia’s famed Golden Isles, Sea Island Resort has a heritage of world-class golf, including three championship golf courses and instruction from seasoned professionals. The resort is rated #4 of the 75 Best Golf Resorts in the U.S., and after any amount of time there it's easy to see why. Chip, putt, and drive the days away on the Seaside, Plantation, and Retreat Courses. When you’re not on the course, hone your skills at the 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center. Work with your Exclusive Resorts Concierge to take advantage of their Golf Package, which includes pre-arranged rounds of golf, green fees, carts, and forecaddie; shuttle transportation to and from the courses; unlimited use of practice facilities; and daily club storage. Your only decision? Which course to play.
Private Sailing Lessons in Miami
Take to the seas and explore the waters of Miami with private sailing lessons from Olympic gold medal sailor Magnus Liljedahl. Liljedahl, who won his gold in the 2000 Sydney games, owns Team Paradise and lets participants pick their boat of choice from his fleet: the 23-foot Sonar, 16-foot RS Venture, or 12-foot RS Feva. From there, it's time for 10 hours of one-on-one instruction, so you learn all the skills you’ll need to feel confident on a boat. Choose between a full, one-day session or two five-hour days.
Learn About Wine in Napa Valley
Founded by Napa Valley winemaker Bill Harlan, the Learning Center serves members of the Napa Valley Reserve and guests of Meadowood Napa Valley, a five-star resort owned by Harlan. Educational lessons with Kelli White and Sarah Bray from the Learning Center often take place in comfortable, informal locales (think poolside cabanas or picnic tables overlooking vineyards). The various programs take a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and incorporate sessions with thought leaders from non-related wine fields such as art or music, as well as a healthy dose of creativity: the art of a wine label or the role wine played in World War II.
Due to the 2020 Napa Valley fires, several areas of Meadowood resort require renovation. The hotel is planning to re-open this summer.
Explore the Wild West with All Roads North
There's no better way to experience America's grandeur than on a road trip, and there's no better road trip itinerary than one planned by All Roads North. Take to the Western roads for two weeks this summer, starting in Jackson, Wyoming, and ending in Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The trip includes private river guides to lead you on a scenic two-hour float, a private stargazing session with an astronomer inside Grand Teton National Park, two days with a professional naturalist guide in Yellowstone National Park, and fly fishing in Yellowstone River (one of the greatest trout streams in America). Other Instagram-worthy stops include Devil’s Tower National Monument, the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, and the twisted spires and pinnacles of the Badlands.
Restore at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Escape from the craze of everyday life and find your center at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa. Located just north of Tucson, Arizona, on 400 acres of serene desert landscape, Miraval has been a top wellness destination for relaxation, energy work, and rediscovering one's sense of self since 1995. The Miraval journey takes a holistic approach to wellness and includes programs and experiences to balance physical wellness (spa treatments, nutrition courses, yoga, fitness classes), spiritual wellness (guided past-life regression, Ayurvedic therapies, crystal healing), and mental wellness (meditation and quantum consciousness lectures. Every program, treatment, and meal is designed to help guests build a personal sense of balance, and guests leave feeling renewed and awakened.