4 Experiences to Entice Travelers

If you’re looking for travel experiences to entice your clients, here are four that might inspire them. From diving into women’s history and celebrating the 100 years of voting rights for women, to glamping in a luxury working ranch, or just taking in stunning rooftop views, here are a few U.S.-based trip recommendations.

1. A Women’s History Lesson

Views of The Hermitage lobby. (Photo courtesy of The Hermitage.)

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville and just one block from the state capitol building, The Hermitage Hotel became a storied backdrop for an embattled mix of pro-and anti-suffragists, legislators and lobbyists in the summer of 1920 leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. As the nation prepares to celebrate the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage, The Hermitage Hotel has just been added to the National Historic Landmark Registry, commemorating the bold women who fought for their rights at the world-renowned, 110-year-old property a century ago. The hotel is also offering various educational programming to teach guests about suffrage history, from socially distanced high teas with historic re-enactors and a suffrage cocktail menu inspired by the suffragist leaders, to weekly history tours around the hotel, and a suffrage themed dinner series featuring dishes from the 1920’s at the iconic Capitol Grille.

For more information, visit thehermitagehotel.com.

2. A Glamping Experience

Guestrooms at Big Cypress. (Photo courtesy of Big Cypress.)

Big Cypress Lodge offers a fun “camping out” or “glamping” style experience in downtown Memphis and has just launched the brand new Mississippi Terrace outdoor lounge. This 7,000-sq. ft. lounge overlooking the Mississippi River is an oasis for relaxing and enjoying the sweeter days of summer—while responsibly social distancing in a spacious setting. The spacious terrace invites locals to relax, reconnect and socially distance in a unique setting with magnificent views of the Mississippi River and Mighty Lights LED light show at night. The new terrace is poised to connect Memphians with the magic of the Mississippi—like nowhere else in Memphis. The property is also offering a new Dinos in the City travel package, which includes accommodation of choice, tickets to the new Memphis Zoo & Dinosaur Exhibit, a take-home mini dinosaur nature tube, and a take-home life size crocodile. Rates start at $260/night.

For more information, visit big-cypress.com.

3. A Swanky Rooftop Experience

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Rooftop at The Nest. (Photo courtesy of Thompson Seattle.)

Thompson Seattle, a sophisticated hotel that blurs the lines between nature & nurture while overlooking Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountain Range in downtown Seattle, reopens in full on August 11. In the meantime, its rooftop lounge with the city’s best water views, called The Nest, is open to the public with reservations. This hotel has introduced value offers to make traveling a bit easier right now including A Warm Welcome Awaits offers 15 percent off rates and comes with complimentary daily breakfast. The West Is Best offers 20 percent off rates for residents of neighboring regions including California, Oregon, Idaho, Vancouver & Montana. And the Officially Smitten Elopement Package includes a water-view guest suite where the ceremony takes place, an officiant, bouquet, bottle of Veuve Clicquot, romantic breakfast in bed, and VIP reservations at The Nest. This package starts at $1,700.

4. A Luxury Working Ranch

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Views of JL Bar Ranch & Resort. (Photo courtesy of JK Bar Ranch & Resort.)
JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa, a luxury working ranch in Texas Hill Country has reopened and introduced a new private ranch home ideal for enjoying life deep in the heart of Texas. Set among 13,000 acres with wide open spaces for days, the Ranch is an intimate and remote retreat with a private airport for easy air access, just 32 accommodations, authentic Texas cuisine, and fun outdoor activities including hiking, horseback riding, ATV adventures, yoga, 3D archery, a putting/chipping green, cooking classes, cowboy cookouts, and more.
The brand new Archer’s Nest Villa is an ultra-private retreat within the Ranch—this ranch home has six bedrooms and six bathrooms—and sleeps up to 12 guests. Guests will also have access to a butler, swimming pool with kitchen, bar & BBQ pavilion, a home theater, indoor/outdoor dining rooms, and more.
For more information, visit jlbar.com.
Don’t miss this article in our July/August issue: “Educating Clients is Key as U.S. Reopens.” And for more travel inspiration, check out “6 Socially Distant Getaways.”