2021 LuxPin Weekly Travel Abstract from the Latest News W5 May

Week 05, May 2021

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” 〜 Hilaire Belloc

By LuxPin Team

A blue whale model with a bandaid on its fin hangs above a pop-up vaccination site at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, on April 23, 2021. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

1. From cathedrals to strip-clubs: Photos show the most unique vaccination centers around the world

◆ As the world’s largest vaccine drive is underway, governments are transforming public spaces into pop-up vaccination centers. Governments around the world are transforming shopping malls, museums, and strip clubs into makeshift vaccination centers. Photos show some of the most unusual vaccination sites around the world.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF BAHA MAR

2. Baha Mar’s New Oceanfront Water Park Will Have 24 Slides, a Coaster, and an Outdoor Casino

◆ The water park, featuring 24 water slides, a dueling water coaster, a 500,000-gallon wave pool, and a winding river, will open July 2 for guests of the Baha Mar resorts: the Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF LEGOLAND NEW YORK

3. Legoland New York Announces Opening Date and Special Discounted Tickets

◆ Legoland New York will begin welcoming guests on May 29. The theme park, located just over an hour from New York City in Goshen, NY, will first open for previews with access to six of the park’s seven lands. The Legoland hotel and the final land, LEGO Pirates, are expected to open later this summer.

CREDIT: ALEXANDER SPATARI/GETTY IMAGES

4. It Just Got Cheaper to Visit New York City This Summer

◆ Looking to save a bit on a glamorous Manhattan hotel room? Your time is now. Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order suspending the city’s 5.875% hotel occupancy tax from June through August.

CREDIT: DAVID DEE DELGADO/GETTY

5. New York City Marathon Will Return November 2021 With 33K Runners

◆ The New York City Marathon is scheduled to return this year. The New York Road Runners announced on Monday that the 2021 New York City Marathon will be held on Nov. 7 with a modified field of just 33,000 runners. Additionally, the fourth annual Virtual New York City Marathon will also return in October, with registration opening on June 10.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF KIMPTON VERO BEACH HOTEL + SPA

6. Go Stargazing on the Sea With a Local Astronomer at This Florida Hotel

◆ The Stargazing on the Sea experience is complimentary for guests staying at the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa. The Kimpton Vero Beach has partnered with Paddles by the Sea to offer this new experience, which takes up to six guests on a private nighttime riverboat cruise.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF TRINETTE + CHRIS

7. This Napa Valley Suite Comes With Free-flowing Dom Perignon — and Feels Just Like a French Countryside Château

◆ Napa Valley is often considered one of the most luxurious escapes in the country — but the over-the-top suites at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, California take the Napa experience to the next level. The adults-only hotel has just 50 rooms on their 33-acre slice of wine country heaven. Their Private Maisons are some of the most coveted hotel rooms in all of Napa Valley, complete with a complimentary bar stocked with six exceptional local wines and reserve Dom Perignon.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF BLUEBIRD BY LARK

8. This Boutique Hotel Brand Is Bringing Motor Lodges Into the 21st Century — But Keeping the Nostalgic Vibes Intact

◆ When Rob Blood, the founder of Lark Hotels, bought an old motel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., he had a vision where road trippers could step back in time and enjoy a sense of nostalgia with the sophistication of a modern-day stay at the same time. Cue the Spa City Motor Lodge — the first in what will eventually be a series of properties under the Bluebird by Lark brand aimed at capturing the spirit of road trips and a bygone era — that will open on June 4 with 42 guest rooms and suites all surrounding a shared indoor courtyard and coffee bar.

CREDIT: G. CRAWFORD/COURTESY OF VICEROY L’ERMITAGE BEVERLY HILLS

9. This Beverly Hills Hotel Package Combines Private Flights and an Epic Suite With 5 Balconies and Gorgeous California Views

◆ This California vacation package is all about pampering — private flight, beautiful views, and epic hotel suite included. If you’re looking to make a glamorous return to travel, this luxury hotel in California has a vacation package for you. The Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is offering a Red Carpet package that includes private jet flights to and from Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles.

CREDIT: NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

10. Norwegian Cruise Line Resumes Selling Voyages to Alaska for This Summer

◆ The move comes as The Alaska Tourism Restoration Act has been introduced to allow cruise ships to head to the state. Cruise passengers hoping to go to Alaska can now book their next trip on the Norwegian Cruise Line as soon as August, sailing directly from Seattle to Ketchikan. The company has listed several Alaskan cruises on its website for sale in August, September, and October.

CREDIT: FRANCIS DEAN/CORBIS VIA GETTY IMAGES

11. Cruise Lines Announce Itineraries to Alaska After Legislation Allowing Ships to Avoid Canada Passes

◆ Cruise lines achieved another major milestone in making their way back to Alaska on Thursday as a bill allowing large cruise ships to bypass Canadian ports on their way to the state passed in the House of Representatives. Cruise lines including Princess and Holland America debuted Alaska sailings slated to start in July.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF VIKING

12. Viking Announces July Return for European River Cruises

◆ Viking is bringing back river cruises to Europe in July. The cruise line announced the return of select itineraries in Portugal, France and along the Rhine as part of its “Welcome Back” collection of trips, on Wednesday, for vaccinated passengers.

CREDIT: SEAN PAVONE/GETTY IMAGES

13. The Most Charming Small Towns in Florida

◆ From coast to coast, here are 10 of the best small towns in Florida with populations of 15,000 or less.

1. Palm Beach

2. Anna Maria Island

3. Cedar Key

4. Mount Dora

5. Florida Keys

6. Micanopy

7. Sanibel

8. Cypress Gardens

9. Cape Canaveral

10. Fernandina Beach

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