Last Minute Memorial Day Getaways

Regardless of whether you prefer spontaneity or love planning ahead, it's never too late to book an adventure. Relax, pack a carry-on, and enjoy our 3 favorite last minute getaways from NYC.

Regardless of whether you prefer spontaneity or love planning ahead, it's never too late to book an adventure. Relax, pack a carry-on, and enjoy our 3 favorite last minute getaways from NYC.

 

 

 

 

Montauk, New York

 

Masses of city slickers have been making the trek to the eastern-most tip of Long Island for years ?  suddenly new hotels, trendy hangouts, and fashionable restaurants are taking over this once laid-back scene. Luckily this simple stretch of sea and sand has managed to remain an old-school beach town at heart. 

 
 
Shop
696 Montauk Highway
Designer Cynthia Rowley prefers to trade city life for the sun and fun of the beach. Most weekends she flees with her family for surfing, sunbathing, cliff walking, and exploring secret beaches. Her 800-square-foot boutique, which could no doubt pass as a chic beach-side bungalow, houses a large variety of shoes, shades, and handbags. It?s also next door to the famous Memory Motel (put on the map by Mick Jagger in the ?70s) and the latest addition to the Montauk scene -- Momofuku Milk Bar. 
 
 
 
Stay
161 2nd House Rd
You could call it a luxe summer camp with chicly renovated hotel rooms clustered around a decorative teepee. This spot offers old-school entertainment such as ping-pong, paddleboard, and bingo or you can dance the night away at the hotel's nightspot the Electric Eel. 
 
 
 
Eat
34 South Etna Plaza, Suite 9
One of this town's most popular breakfast spots, this is the place to enjoy breakfast wraps, pancakes, and many gluten free options.
 
 
 
 
Cartagena, Colombia 
 
The Glitterati of Latin America and a cadre of European socialites frequent this pulsating seaside town to party and relax on private islands by the sea. With its quaint alleyways and historic buildings, it?s no wonder Unesco has named Cartagena a World Heritage Site. 
 
 
Shop
Carrera No 31-11, Centro Historico
This shop is a sleek boutique across from the Hotel Santa Theresa. The designer's silk tops and dresses in colorful prints, flowing gowns, and acryclic jewelry are favored by Colombia?s A-list.
 
 
 
Stay
Calle Del Sargento Mayor N 6-21, Cartagena, Colombia
Silvia Tcherassi is recognized as not only the most revolutionary fashion designer in Colombia, she has also established herself as a global innovator. As the designer and owner of Tcherassi Hotel + Spa, she transformed a 250-year-old colonial mansion into easily the most exclusive hotel in Colombia. With over 3000 plants, a Mario Batali/Chef Daniel Casta?o 40-seat coastal Italian restaurant called Vera, a holistic spa including treatments from Colombian coffee, chocolate, gems, and bamboo, this premiere Colombian fashion hotel quickly rose to one of the Top Ten Designer Hotels in the World.
 
 
 
Eat
La Vitrola
Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco
Coined the ?culinary kingpin? of Cartagena, La Vitrola is one of the most traditional restaurants in the city. It is the who?s who gathering spot of the city, and it?s not unusual to find celebrities and politicians mingling over dinner.
 
 
 
 
 
Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Regardless of whether you prefer quietly watching the northern lights or trekking across the rugged landscape, Iceland is the type of destination that never gets boring. The spa experiences alone make the flight worth it. From scuba diving between tectonic plates to diving into the famous Blue Lagoon, Iceland?s 20 hours of daylight provides the perfect excuse to keep the party going.
 
 
 
Shop
Sk?lav?r?ust?gur 16, 101 Reykjav?k
The handmade wool blankets in this shop will keep you warm in the coldest of arctic nights -- stop by this charming store and check out their artisanal collection of lopapeysa-style capes and reindeer hides.
 
 
 
Stay
Laugavegur 22a, 101 Reykjav?k
Its location in the heart of downtown can't be beat, and its stylish decor exudes a luxe laid back vibe. Choose a cozy hotel room or comfortable apartment for a longer stay.
 
 
 
Eat
Su?urlandsbraut 16, 16, 108 Reykjav?k
Feast on the best Nordic cuisine on the island at Vox. Its contemporary feel gives guests a real sense of the "New Nordic" wave hitting Reykjavik.