Even as summer season attracts to a close, there’s nevertheless time to squeeze in a getaway or two. The stop of the year is filled with foods festivals, art offerings, golf outings and exciting in the sunlight.

No matter whether you want to stick shut to house or enterprise abroad, right here are some destinations to visit in August:


Savor fare from some esteemed chefs in stunning surroundings at the annual Andronis Gastronomy Pageant. Through Sept. 7, toques these types of as Christophe Bacquié (his stint is Aug. 30 to 31) of Lodge & Spa du Castellet’s Restaurant Christophe Bacquié in Provence and Grégoire Berger (who will show up Aug. 17 and 18) of Atlantis, The Palm’s Ossiano in Dubai will consider about luxury hotel brand Andronis’ Santorini dining places.

When you enjoy refined meals, you’ll also bask in the island’s attractiveness. Just one venue, Andronis Luxurious Suites’ Lycabettus, has a terrace that rests on a cliff edge surrounded by h2o. Another, Throubi at Andronis Notion, is perched atop just one of Santorini’s highest points and overlooks the historic volcanic calder.


After additional than 16 months of closed borders, Canada will reopen to fully vaccinated People in america Aug. 9 (fully vaccinated global tourists can stick to Sept. 7) for non-essential travel. It’s just in time for Toronto’s patio year, just one of the best times to go to the metropolis. Duck under The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto’s covered patio for a César Ritz (basil-infused vodka, housemade Caesar spice blend and Clamato juice) and the cheese plate (it is the country’s only hotel cheese cave). Four Seasons Lodge Toronto recently debuted d|azur, a new patio encouraged by the French Riviera with a bold Mediterranean-inspired mural from Toronto artist Jason Zante and a bounty of seafood, like oysters, ceviche and grilled octopus.

Opening its doorways Aug. 4, 1 Lodge Toronto will characteristic a rooftop patio and backyard exactly where you can sip “wellness cocktails” designed with clean juices. The grand opening marks the eco-conscious 1 Hotel brand’s Canadian debut.

Middleburg, Virginia

Head to Five-Star Salamander Resort & Spa in Virginia Wine Country for the inaugural Household Reunion Aug. 19 to 22. James Beard Award-winning chef and Notes from a Youthful Black Chef author Kwame Onwuachi and Salamander Motels & Resorts founder/CEO and Black Enjoyment Tv founder Sheila Johnson will co-host the 4-working day culinary celebration of range in the hospitality industry.

Relatives Reunion will honor the Black and Brown cooking traditions that have affected American delicacies as a result of cooking demos, wine tastings, particular dinners and panel discussions that includes the industry’s major names, which include Carla Hall, Nina Compton, Carlton McCoy, Mashama Bailey, Rodney Scott and Gregory Gourdet.

There are nonetheless overnight packages and multi-working day tickets remaining for the celebration.

Beverly Hills

Vivacious mixed-media artist Ashley Longshore just lately moved from New Orleans to The Peninsula Beverly Hills for a summerlong residency. Although staying at the Five-Star hotel, Longshore, recognized for her brash and vivid Pop artwork, will produce a lot more than 20 primary pieces that will be showcased in an artwork demonstrate.

The collaboration will also involve a exclusive tea services with hand-painted champagne bottles, sneak peeks of art from Longshore’s forthcoming e book on the menus, cheeky placemats and napkins bearing her signature phrases, petit fours painted with her artwork and far more. There also will be prospects for meet up with-and-greets and other activities with the charismatic artist.

Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania

If you crave extensive-open up spaces, fresh air and some pleasurable, check out this southwestern Pennsylvania area outside the house of Pittsburgh. Nestled among the the Allegheny Mountains, Nemacolin — a sprawling 2,000-acre resort that features the 5-Star Falling Rock and Four-Star The Chateau — not long ago released leisure hub The Peak.

Just take your choose of routines: The yr-round, all-ages Peak offers two swimming pools (the decks and sidewalks will be heated in the winter season), summertime and snow tubing, a efficiency phase, cosmic bowling, ax throwing, snowboarding, snowboarding, paintball, zip-lining, cover excursions, a climbing wall, Jeep off-roading, bicycle rentals and indoor and outside eating.

To partake in The Peak, you should be an overnight guest or resort member.


As of Aug. 2, the U.K. will make it possible for entirely vaccinated American vacationers to enter with out quarantine (though a damaging PCR exam is demanded ahead of arrival and on the 2nd day of the vacation). Choose that likelihood to visit The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel. The regal 5-Star grande dame will whisk you away on 1-of-a-sort private encounters. The Royal Edinburgh journey will bring you to Holyrood Palace, the queen’s formal residence in town, and Royal Yacht Britannia, her previous floating palace, for guided excursions.

Afterward, you are going to return to the resort for an Afternoon Tea Masterclass. A tutorial will shed gentle on the record and etiquette of this British tradition more than finger sandwiches, scones and, of class, Scottish tea.

Dominican Republic

Slip in one final summertime beach front escape with a vacation to Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, a 7,000-acre waterfront paradise. Strike the hotel’s non-public Minitas Beach to snorkel, kayak or paddleboard. Or simply just soak up the sunlight from a lounger with a piña colada.

When you require a break from the drinking water, consider a swing at the a few Pete Dye golf programs. The hotel hosts the seventh yearly Latin The usa Professional Am Aug 10 to 14, and all event rounds enjoy on the legendary Teeth of the Canine study course. Or arrive for the 40th once-a-year Casa de Open up Sept. 15 to 19. The format is a 54-hole specific stroke engage in competitiveness.

Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Museum of Artwork will celebrate its 80th anniversary by unveiling a six-calendar year, $50 million renovation. The Aug. 15 grand reopening will reveal revamped and expanded galleries that can showcase more of the 27,000-piece long lasting selection. Peruse exhibitions like “Facing Ahead: Portraits from the Collection,” 25 is effective from photographers like Kwame Brathwaite, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Genevieve Gaignard and Tseng Kwong Chi, and “Mediated Mother nature,” movie is effective that take a look at how the up to date encounter of nature has been shaped by media systems.

Afterward, examine into San Ysidro Ranch, a 5-Star resort whose 550 lush acres with vine-included cottages, citrus and olive groves, a lily pond, orange blossoms, magnolias, jasmine and extra glance like a do the job of artwork.