13 Luxurious Glamping Excursions You Can Take This Summer
If you’re craving an outdoorsy adventure but don’t want to skimp out in the luxury department, glamping—aka “glamorous camping”—is for you. Here are 13 stunning spots to consider.
Terra Glamping in Sonoma County, California
While most people visit Sonoma Country for the wine, the rural landscape also lends itself to a glamping getaway to be remembered. It’s easy to access from San Francisco, just two and a half hours from the city border on California’s northern coast. Each of Terra Glamping‘s 10 safari tents offer picturesque views of the Pacific and include memory foam beds with a warm down comforter. The site is also equipped with hot showers and flushing toilets. And a full continental breakfast is included with your stay. When you’re not posted up beach-side, you can hike, kayak, watch for whales, roast s’mores, and more.
Coldwater Gardens in Milton, Florida
Deeply secluded in the Florida Panhandle and surrounded by pristine and preserved pinelands is Coldwater Gardens, an ideal escape from the suburbs or concrete jungle of a city. The 352-acre property was originally purchased for the sole purpose of restoring the natural land and its abundance of endangered longleaf pines, however, the owners felt a need to share its beauty with the public. This is when they created a campground that includes luxury tents and private cottages. The tents are located on a gentle slope overlooking the pine savanna. Amenities include queen-size Tempurpedic bed with linens, hardwood floors, electricity, water boiler, coffee maker, outlets, and more. Another option is to stay in the Tiny-House Cabana, a climate-controlled expanded room that includes everything you need for the ultimate rural getaway, featuring a covered outdoor kitchen and dining space and perfectly situated for breathtaking views of the sunset.
AKA Central Park Hotel in New York City
Courtesy AKA Central Park Hotel
If you’re in the big city and you want to pull off something simple like a staycation, this place is for you. Glamping takes on an entirely new meaning when your tent is smack-dab in the middle of the Big Apple. There may be no tent involved, but this innovative outdoor bedroom experience still qualifies for an adventure-seeking, nature-loving vacation. What AKA Central Park offers: penthouse accommodations, snazzy pajamas (courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman), your own photographer to document your every move, and a peaceful night’s sleep underneath the promising Manhattan sky. This experience is only offered until Labor Day, so book it while you can!