T he holiday season is here, which means it’s the perfect time to plan a cozy winter getaway with your winner from this year’s cuffing season Olympics. But don’t stress over financing two tickets to an exotic locale—consider keeping the baecation local. There are countless sexy, interesting, and swaggy places stateside that won’t set you back a month’s salary. These last-minute domestic getaways are sure to impress your new bae without turning your wallet into a Grinch.
Explore Your Rustic Side
Trump’s black cloud may be looming over Washington, D.C., but picturesque Salamander Resort & Spa sits just outside the city, in Middleburg, Virginia. Owned by BET co-founder Sheila C. Johnson, it’s 340 acres of luxurious country living. Show bae your cultured outdoorsy side with wine tastings, art and cooking classes, nature hikes, and zombie archery lessons. No expensive flights, #BlackGirlMagic approved, and 25% off if you stay at least three nights? Sounds like a happy holiday to us!
Fly South For The Winter
So bae’s not the rustic outdoors type? No problem. Take lessons from our winged woes and fly south to South Beach. You can never go wrong with a baecation that involves sand, waves, and your lady in a curve-friendly bikini. Check into the 1 Hotel South Beach where you can spend the holidays enjoying sunshine, beachside yoga, poolside cocktails, and lit nights under the stars at the rooftop bar. With a getaway like this, you’ll end up on bae’s naughty list for sure.
They say a West Coast party don’t stop, so that means partying in Los Angeles for the holidays should be an experience for the record books. Grab a room at the W Hollywood and use the money you save on the room to show bae that you know how to treat a star. With shopping trips on Rodeo Drive, Bliss-ful spa treatments, and holiday parties fit for Hollywood royalty all at your fingertips, she’ll definitely appreciate your efforts to bring in the new year in style.
Make it a Classic
It may be the concrete jungle, but there’s still nothing better than New York City for the holidays. Make the new Moxy Times Square your winter wonderland and get discounted access to Magic Hour, the hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge that features an “urban amusement park” and epic NYC skyline views. But before you indulge in a bit of bubbly and a round of naughty miniature golf, take in classic sights like the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the Saks Fifth Avenue holiday light show, and Times Square santas in all their glory. Grab a bite to eat at Tao, another New York institution, before sealing your cuffing season win with a midnight kiss.