Summer Travel Tips 2023: Where to Go & Stay

From Thailand's stunning beaches to the charming streets of Nantucket, there's something for everyone.

From idyllic beach getaways that shimmer like jewels against azure waters to serene mountain retreats where the air is as crisp, our travel experts have meticulously curated a collection of destinations that cater to every traveler’s dream. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker in search of adrenaline-pumping escapades, a culture enthusiast yearning to immerse yourself in the local traditions, or simply someone who craves a tranquil respite from the daily grind, INK Magazine is your compass to navigate the boundless possibilities of summer exploration.

Tropical Escape to Thailand

Thailand’s pristine beaches and warm hospitality make it an ideal summer getaway. Explore the vibrant city of Bangkok with its bustling markets and awe-inspiring temples. Then, head to the southern islands like Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, or Krabi for breathtaking turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and thrilling water sports. Indulge in mouthwatering street food, witness vibrant nightlife, and rejuvenate with Thai massages. Thailand offers an enchanting blend of natural beauty and cultural wonders. Plan your trip with our client, the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Serene Caribbean Vibes in Saint Croix

Escape to the tranquil shores of Saint Croix, a hidden gem in the Caribbean. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, palm-fringed beaches, and vibrant coral reefs, this island paradise is perfect for snorkeling, diving, and lounging under the sun. Discover the historic charm of Christiansted and Frederiksted, sample local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the island’s vibrant culture. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Saint Croix has it all.

Plan your stay at the King Christian Hotel, a waterfront fixture in downtown Christiansted. The hotel overlooks Fort Christiansvaern, which has welcomed visitors for almost 300 years.

A Quaint New England Escape to Nantucket

For a quintessential New England summer experience, set sail for Nantucket. This picturesque island is known for its cobblestone streets, charming cottages, and pristine beaches. Stroll through the historic whaling town, enjoy fresh seafood, and embark on scenic bike rides along the island’s coast. Nantucket’s idyllic charm and laid-back atmosphere create the perfect backdrop for a memorable summer retreat.

Plan your stay at Greydon House, the island’s acclaimed design hotel by Roman and Williams (Ace Hotel New York; The Standard, High Line).

The Mystical Beauty of Bali

From the serene beaches of Seminyak and Uluwatu to the lush rice terraces of Ubud, Bali offers a captivating mix of natural wonders and rich cultural heritage. Explore ancient temples, partake in traditional ceremonies, indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, and savor delicious Indonesian cuisine. Bali is a haven for relaxation, adventure, and self-discovery.

Plan your stay at Viceroy Bali, a secluded haven for romantics, adventurers, and the mindful. The luxurious 40-villa retreat offers swaying palms, dramatic valley views, private infinity pools, and the ultimate attention to detail.

Vibrant London

Experience the buzz and excitement of London this summer. Discover world-class museums like the British Museum and Tate Modern, stroll through Hyde Park, and catch a show in the West End. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, explore the trendy neighborhoods of Shoreditch and Camden, and savor diverse culinary delights. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, London is a vibrant metropolis that seamlessly blends tradition with modernity.

Plan your stay at NoMad London, located inside a historic, grade II-listed building. A collaboration with Roman and Williams, the transformation of the 19th-century building includes world-class dining at the NoMad Restaurant and cocktails at Common Decency, a subterranean bar with a cocktail program from an award-winning bar team.

A Glamorous French Riviera Retreat in Cannes

Escape to the French Riviera and bask in the glamour of Cannes, which exudes elegance and charm. Cannes is known for its prestigious film festival and luxurious beach clubs. Stroll along the iconic Promenade de la Croisette, soak up the Mediterranean sun on the sandy beaches, and indulge in delectable French cuisine. With its vibrant nightlife and high-end shopping, Cannes offers an unforgettable summer experience.

Plan your stay at Majestic Barrière Cannes, where the Mediterranean embraces the rooms’ terraces. Enjoy lazing on the private beach, the Clefs d’Or concierge, or rejuvenating treatments at the Spa Diane Barrière. 

Love and Culture in Paris

No list of summer destinations would be complete without mentioning the timeless allure of Paris. Admire the architectural wonders of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and take romantic walks along the Seine River.

Plan your stay at Hôtel Fouquet’s. If the essence of Paris had an address, this would be it. Take your stay to another level thanks to the expertise of its senses-awakening spa, swimming pool, and fitness center, whose walls are adorned with masterpieces from the art world, as well as a beautifully curated boutique for a spot of shopping. At the crossroads of the Champs-Elysées and Avenue George V, the legendary Brasserie Fouquet’s revisits Parisian gastronomy classics in a stylish, celebratory, and authentic atmosphere.