With sunny weather and a long weekend off from work, a Memorial Day weekend getaway sounds like just what the doctor ordered to relieve stress and tension.
Camping gear is assembled, the tent is pitched, and boats are launched for lazy days on the lake. The beach is a popular weekend getaway, where we can stay in a nice bed and breakfast, motel, or in our own RV.
Many women like to take this time to be pampered and waited on at a nice resort and spa, preferably with champagne and chocolate.
I hope these two ideas may challenge you to try some new places that you may not have seen before.
Who doesn¡¦t like to go to the beach? The Ocean Plaza Beach Resort has activities for the whole family. Miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches overlook the Atlantic Ocean. Located on beautiful Tybee Island in Georgia, The Ocean Plaza features 300 rooms and suites. Soak up some local history at the local museums, monuments, and historic sites. The kids can play beach volleyball or the whole family can play tennis.
The Dolphin Reef Restaurant features an unparalleled view of the Atlantic Ocean. Dine on fresh seafood, and juicy steaks. Ask about their daily specials. The Dolphin Reef Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
If you’re traveling by air, Ocean Plaza is located 35 minutes from the Savannah International Airport. You can rent a car, or take a shuttle or cab. If you¡¦re traveling by car, US Highway 80 East from Savannah has easy access from interstate I-95 or I-18.
For more information about Ocean Plaza Beach Resort, go to www.oceanplaza.com.
Mom will appreciate a Memorial Day getaway to the FireSky Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. The hotel lobby living room features a stunning stone fireplace, and airy cathedral ceilings. Step outside and enjoy the patio and lush garden courtyard. A torch-lit heated outdoor pool and hot tub are surrounded by poolside cabanas and secluded fire pits.
Massages, facials, body treatments, and manicures are available in the Jurlique spa. Treat yourself to an hour facial or body treatment featuring the finest skin care products. Munch on seasonal fresh fruit and drink specialty waters while you¡¦re being pampered.
For a romantic rendezvous, a chilled bottle of champagne and chocolate truffles are in your room upon arrival. Order in room dining the next morning and have breakfast in bed.
The kids will like the Married with Children Package. Four frosty Coronas with chips and salsa are for the adults, and the kids get milk, cookies, and a pool toy. The resort has two beautiful pools with cascading waterfalls, sand beach and waterslide.
Even the family pet can join in the fun. The Dirty Dog Wash features a choice of a pet DVD, a customized doggie welcome, treats delivered to the room, logo leash, use of a desert doggie bed, and a chew toy. Specialized pet care can be arranged by the concierge.
The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located about 12 miles southwest of the FireSky resort, about 20 minutes away.
Follow signs to the 44th Street East Valley exit out of Sky Harbor Airport:
Follow lane directives to Rte. 202.
Take 202 East and then take Loop 101 North (Exit #9).
Exit on Indian School Road (Exit #47) and turn left.
Turn right onto Scottsdale Road; drive about 1 mile.
FireSky Resort and Spa is located on the right side of the street at 4925 North Scottsdale Rd.
For more information about FireSky Resort, go to www.fireskyresort.com.