Dropping Your Kids to University this Fall?
If you are traveling to a University town this fall and looking to escape the bustle for a bit, we have you covered. Grab your travel companion and head to these scenic locations for some quality time together. A Summer island near Boston, a romantic stay in the Scottish Highlands, vintage train ride through Napa, and a historic castle on the Hudson – our Destination Experts give their top picks for those looking to take a short trip from these four university towns.
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Boston: An Island Exploration at Martha’s Vineyard
Two hours from Boston, Martha’s Vineyard is perfect for a day trip or short break from the city. Plan a sunset picnic by the beach with fresh lobsters and clam chowder. And don’t miss out on the whimsical gingerbread houses and the classic lighthouses in the area. You can opt for a private car or air-charter to make your trip uber-luxe and comfortable.
San Francisco: A Romantic Train Ride at Napa Valley
If you want to escape to Napa Valley for a wine-soaked weekend, we recommend a dining experience onboard the exquisite Gourmet Express. Vintage railcars chug across a historic 150-year-old rail corridor. Embrace the slow pace of life as you are transported back to the golden age of train travel, with a fine selection of gourmet dishes from the region and the spectacular view of sprawling vineyards outside.
Edinburg: A Scottish Glamping Experience in the Highlands
Escape the city life in these wildly romantic and ecologically conscious camping pods. Ecocamp Glenshee offers a tranquil setting to soak in the natural beauty of the area. Choose from snug pods for two, spacious family pods, tents pitched under the sky, rustic shepherd’s huts and more. And have a wood-fired hot tub with natural spring water delivered to your door for the ultimate glamping experience.
New York: Kayak to a Castle
On a mysterious island in the Hudson river lies a Scotsman’s fortress, originally built in the early 1900s to house his immense collection of weapons – Bannerman Castle. Paddle across the Hudson Valley and hear the stories of the river’s long history and interesting landmarks as you reach the sight of this little-known yet fascinating castle. And end your day with a waterfront dining experience under the stars.