Unforgettable is the perfect word to describe a vacation with friends and believe it or not, planning one is even more exciting with your best buddies. While different minds bring varied ideas on the table- one better than the other-narrowing it down to that perfect destination can get a little tricky. So, to ease those crisscross of creases on your forehead, this article lists some of the must-visits for a trip with your close friends.
We totally agree that any place feels worth it when you’re with friends. But, for a minute, imagine going to a destination that not only sweeps you off your feet with its unrivaled beauty but invites you to get crazy in its “live it up” vibe. Sounds like a quintessential vacay with friends, eh? So, stay hooked to the article to know which destination you should pin down for your next trip with friends. It won’t be a surprise, if you begin looking for flight dealsimmediately!….Click To Keep Reading
Experience permeates the very being of the Telegraph Travel team. Between us, we’ve seen the world twice over, taken all roads high and low and explored corners and cultures few could even name, before relaying the essence of our days in a manner designed to inspire and inform.
We’ve also missed our fair share of flights, misplaced passports and been locked out of our hotel rooms. We’re only human after all.
With a stay at Ramada Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to JT’s Grommet Island Park and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum and Virginia Beach Fishing Pier.
Make yourself at home in one of the 167 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an indoor pool and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Ramada Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
MSC Cruises is the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line. MSC offers cruises in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Northern Europe, and Sir Bani Yas.
A centuries-old relationship with the seaHaving a history is a privilege. While others need to invent theirs, we have a true story to tell. It begins more than 300 years ago, with the seafaring Aponte family from Sorrento in Italy.
Building on the experience and expertise gained over the centuries, this family of ship owners and captains went on to create MSC Cruises, now the largest privately owned cruise company in the world.
Anyone visiting this region of California must make a stop to sample some of the world’s finest wine. Sonoma Valley is renowned for it’s giant selection of exquisite cheese, vegetables, and fruit as well as it’s superior wine. The valley is home to over 400 vineyards and wineries, so it can be a bit overwhelming when trying to figure out which ones to visit. We’ll try to help you sort it out with a closer look at a few the finer ones.
The Sonoma Valley is about an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and is a must-see for any wine connoisseur. Home to some of California’s finest cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rhone-inspired wines, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvingnon, the valley is surrounded with gorgeous scenery, the beautiful coastline and the neighboring Napa Valley.
If you plan on visiting any of these locations, be sure to check their website as some allow for online reservations and some even allow walk-ins. We’ll provide a link below.
JOSEPH PHELPS FREESTONE VINEYARDS
The vineyard is located in Freestone and was founded in 1973 by Joseph Phelps. The vineyard has been recognized globally since they released their first wines back in 2006 and specializes in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It’s family owned and operated estate has become an internationally critically-acclaimed winery known for it’s commitment to quality. Unlike many of the other wineries in the area, you do not need an appointment for a tasting. You can just show up and partake!
The Buena Vista Winery was founded in 1857 by the eccentric pioneer Count Agoston Haraszthy and is California’s first premium winery. The exotic estate and historic building provide an experience that is more than just a wine tasting and more of memorable afternoon. You can buy a bottle of their Pinot Noir or Chardonnay and savor it in the gardens surrounding the vineyard or take a tour of the winery and tasting room. The storied history of this estate is one worth visiting and you can do that any time of the year as they are always available for tours.
A visit to Rodney Strong Vineyards should be on the itinerary of anyone that considers their-self a wine connoisseur. Named Wine Enthusiast’s American Winery of the Year in 2013, the winery was established in 1959 by Rod Strong, a celebrated American dancer turned wine maker. Despite being the 20 th largest winery in the US, it still manages to have a smaller boutique feel to it. You are sure to notice the dedication to quality and brand loyalty which makes this a must-see.
The Matanzas Creek Winery is tucked away in the Valley region of Sonoma County among stunning lavender and vineyard fields that make a perfect backdrop for your date. Established in 1977, the winery is known for their Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot and also has lavender products available in their shop, including a variety of soaps and lotions.
This winery was founded in 1981, Ferrari-Carano is located in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley and boasts reasonably priced wines and amazing views of the landscape. The elegant property is home to a vineyard that offers a number of different tours and tastings as well as an amazingly beautiful 5 acre garden. Make a trip to the Enoteca in the underground cellar and sample a variety of 5 different cheeses, chocolates, and wines.
Founded in 1858, the GunBun Winery is California’s oldest continuously family-owned winery and is still owned and operated by the founder’s heirs and today. Experience a guided wine tasting of five current releases, learn about their history and winemaking practice that take place on the estate. Wines may include Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, our famous Merlot, cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon, winery-exclusive varietals such as Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, and of course, our flagship Vintage Reserve.