ski resort at the W

Hit ski slopes with your travel partner. (Photo: Marriott International)

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Indulge in a Winter Weekend Getaway — Whether You Like Warm or Cold Sojourns

Are you ready for a getaway? Make the most of winter weekends with an indulgent trip out of town, or even a staycation.

As always, check for travel restrictions or closures before planning your trip.

An Alpine Escape

Soak up the Rocky Mountains’ winter wonderland at W Aspen, which sits at the base of Aspen Mountain with slopeside access to its skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy 5,000 acres and three other mountains with just one lift ticket.

When it’s après-ski time, indulge in a muscle-melting treatment at Remède Spa and refuel at 39 DEGREES, known for its buzzing après scene.

Ocean Views for Days

Coastline of Santa Barbara showing the The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara property with mountains in the background.
Choose sun over snow at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. (Photo: Marriott International)

Two beaches, three pools and an expansive spa await at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Set on 78 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the resort is close to everything in town yet seemingly worlds away.

Bike along the beach, hike to the top of the Santa Barbara Bluffs, kayak along the Gaviota coastline, take a sunset sail and discover your new favorite vintages on a wine tour of Santa Barbara’s wine country.

Shop in the City by the Bay

In San Francisco’s SoMa District, The St. Regis San Francisco is steps away from luxury shopping at Union Square, where you’ll find such designers as Burberry, Armani, Louis Vuitton and Hermès.

Before heading out on the town in your new designer duds, stop by The St. Regis Bar for a Golden Gate Mary, the hotel’s take on a traditional bloody mary.

Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple

Bar at The Times Square EDITION, New York City
See all of NYC’s winter attractions while staying at The Times Square EDITION. (Photo: Marriott International)

The buzz of New York City is palpable, and The Times Square EDITION embraces every bit of it. Steps away from all that the iconic neighborhood has to offer, the hotel is also within walking distance of Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Bryant Park.

Take in the city views from The Terrace Restaurant at breakfast, lunch or dinner, and brunch on the weekends, and then go and paint the town red.

Let the Good Times Roll

Lounge at the JW Marriott New Orleans
Live it up with a Louisiana style winter getaway at JW Marriott New Orleans. (Photo: Marriott International)

All of the French Quarter and Big Easy is at your doorstep with a stay at JW Marriott New Orleans, where anytime is a good time to let the good times roll.

Take a tour of the Garden District, sip a Hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s, bite into beignets at Café Du Monde, take a ride on the trolley, listen to live music on the streets and at famed clubs, and dine at Galatoire’s, Arnaud’s or Antoine’s, which has been in the same family since 1840.

The Allure of South Beach

The hardest decision you’ll have to make during a getaway to The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is where to spend time: the pool or the beach. Get a bit of both at this luxury hotel’s elevated pool that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Cozy into a private poolside cabana for the day and soak in the Miami sunshine.

Wrap up your weekend by lingering over a decadent Sunday brunch at Fuego Y Mar. Top it off with a scoop of The South Beach, the property’s exclusive ice-cream flavor crafted by Miami-based Aubi & Ramsa. Savor this creme brulee ice cream with chocolate wafer clusters and the hotel’s signature rum by Havana Club at the Lapidus Bar.

Embrace the City of Brotherly Love

Marble lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Immerse yourself in history at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. (Photo: Marriott International)

History runs deep in Philadelphia, and the same can be said of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, which is housed in a 1908 neoclassical bank building. The luxury hotel seamlessly blends its and the local history with memorable elevated experiences in Aqimero, a Latin-inspired restaurant, and at the Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon.

Nearby, bundle up and explore more history at Independence Hall, discover the masterpieces at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and stay for lunch at Stir Restaurant, and shop the boutiques along Rittenhouse Row.

Meet in St. Louis

Outdoor lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
Take a winter weekend getaway at the The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. (Photo: Marriott International)

Tucked into the Arts and Garden District of the Clayton neighborhood, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is close to all of the action yet removed for a delightful weekend getaway.

The Forest Park neighborhood, between downtown St. Louis and Clayton, transforms into a winter wonderland with ice-skating at Steinberg Skating Rink, sledding at Art Hill near the Saint Louis Art Museum, and snowshoeing through Successional Forest and Kennedy Forest.