The St. Regis Bali Resort. Credit: The St. Regis Bali Resort
is nearly here, but why wait for warmer weather to cross some travel
goals off your bucket list? From stylish shows and Texas-sized rodeos to
an exclusive escape halfway around the world, these five destinations
prove that chilly climes are no reason to stay indoors this March.
Whether you prefer sparkling ocean views or lush tropical surroundings, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The St. Regis Bali Resort delivers. In honor of the property’s 10th anniversary, all 41 of its
luxurious villas have undergone a stylish renovation led by Malaysian
design firm ZDR to feature a warmer, more residential feel — think wood
paneling, plush carpets and extra-techy touches.
Even with these
sumptuous upgrades, one signature offering stays the same: the storied
St. Regis Butler Service. Experience it all this month through the
getaway’s A Taste of Luxury package, a promotion that grants you a
complimentary fourth night, daily breakfast, late checkout and more.
The Calm Before The Storm Of Palmetto Bluff Runners. Credit: Montage Palmetto Bluff
Bluffton, South Carolina
Get active this spring without sacrificing scenic views during the Palmetto Bluff Marathon on March 4. Enjoy an intense (but incredible) jaunt through Four-Star Montage Palmetto Bluff,
taking in the waterfront vistas and Spanish-moss-draped roadways of
this Boston Marathon qualifier. If you’re not quite ready for that kind
of challenge, opt for the equally breathtaking half-marathon or 10K
All race proceeds benefit the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy,
but the best reward may be Montage Palmetto Bluff’s Run the Bluff offer,
a deal that includes upscale accommodations, discounted race
registration, a SparkRunner personal coaching session and a 75-minute
pedicure at the Four-Star spa.
Hutton Hotel. Credit: Hutton Hotel
Rock out in Music City as The Rolling Stones’ first traveling showcase, "Exhibitionism,”
makes its final stateside stop. Debuting at the Musicians Hall of Fame
and Museum on March 29, the exhibit features more than 500 pieces of
memorabilia (including vintage guitars, album art and band members’
personal diaries), 190 original Stones-inspired works of art and an
entire gallery dedicated to the band’s style.
When you’ve perused displays to your satisfaction, head for Four-Star Hutton Hotel, an eco-friendly and stylish stay just seven minutes from the museum.
The Pearl Hotel. Credit: The St. Joe Company
Panama City Beach
better way to celebrate spring’s March 20 arrival than with a beachside
garden party? Situated steps from the Gulf Coast’s sandy shores, Unwined is a food fest taking place at Aaron Bessant Park on March 23 and 24.
Sample signature sips and Southern bites while listening to live music
from Birmingham-based soul band St. Paul & the Broken Bones.
Between the festivities, rest your head at Four-Star The Pearl Hotel, a sumptuous, European-inspired property situated 15 minutes away on Rosemary Beach.
The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa. Credit: The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is no exception. The largest exhibition of its kind in the world, the
event attracts more than 2.5 million annual visitors with concerts,
carnivals and contests lasting more than two weeks.
Enjoy this year’s historic show without giving up any creature comforts thanks to Four-Star The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa’s
Rodeo Houstonian Style package. Available on weekends throughout the
festival (through March 18), this special includes two Texas-themed
cocktails, a $50 Uber gift card for the ride to NRG Stadium, a
complimentary boot shine and a few country-tinged surprises.