New York, NY -- Summer is officially here and with higher than normal temperatures expected this year, it’s bound to be a scorcher of a season. If you’re looking for fun ways to keep cool or are in need of some vacation inspiration, Accor hotels across North America have launched summer packages to help you beat the heat.
From chasing cooler temperatures in the Canadian Rockies to splashing good times in the deserts of the American Southwest, here’s a sampling of curated summer adventures waiting for you:
(Re)Discover Montreal from Your Own Sailboat
At Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile, guests will have the opportunity to see a whole new side of Montreal this summer with the hotel’s new St. Lawrence Sailing Package. From a 35-foot sailboat, admire the picturesque views of the city while learning the basics of navigation with a team of enthusiasts, or simply relax and enjoy the landscapes while sailing on the mighty St. Lawrence. The course can be easily adapted to suit the confidence level of beginner sailors and more experienced enthusiasts. This offer includes luxury accommodations for one night; a 3-hour initiation to sailing course and transfer to the Marina. Package rates from $699 CAD.
A Private, Farm-to-Table Experience at Boston’s Biggest Farmers Market
The iconic Fairmont Copley Plaza is fortunate to have Boston’s biggest farmers market – the bustling Copley Square Farmers Market – located across the street, featuring over three dozen Massachusetts farmers and food producers. On summer Fridays guests can truly #EatLocal when booking the hotel’s new Farmers Market Experience Package and enjoy a private farm-to-table experience hosted by Executive Chef Zaid Khan. Join Chef for an afternoon shopping excursion at the Farmers Market to source ingredients for a specially prepared off-menu dinner that will be served later that night in the hotel’s stylish restaurant, OAK Long Bar + Kitchen. Package rates from $729 USD.
Flying High & Talking to Trees in Vancouver
This summer experience the West Coast’s majestic backcountry with the exclusive Sky’s The Limit Helicopter Package
offered at Fairmont Waterfront. Guests can fly over mountains, waterfalls, alpine lakes, and untouched backcountry on a private, 50-minute helicopter tour inclusive of a half hour remote backcountry picnic, featuring curated lunch selections from the hotel culinary team. Package rates from $ 1,550 CAD.
If having a foot on the ground is more your speed, take a walk on the wild side with Fairmont Waterfront’s new Talking Trees Package. Created by Fairmont Waterfront, Talaysay Tours and Salmon n' Bannock (Vancouver's only indigenous restaurant), guests can explore the old growth forests of Stanley Park as a local First Nation guide shares intimate history and knowledge of the area and culture. The experience is complemented by a three-course indigenous “Land & Sea'' feast at Salmon n' Bannock that showcases British Columbia’s rich ingredients and flavors. Package rates from $514 CAD per night and includes a $10 donation to the IRSSS (Indian Residential School Survivors Society)
Pack Your Bags for Camp Gold Rush
Strike gold at the luxurious Fairmont San Francisco when booking the Camp Gold Rush Package – a fun-filled experience that pays homage to the Wild West’s gold rush era. The experience includes a playful in-room tent, delicious amenities (gold cake pops paired with milk) and a fun-filled scavenger hunt that leads to tasty treasures. During your stay make sure to dine at the legendary Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar featuring tropical décor and serving decadent libations and Polynesian-fusion cuisine since 1945. Package rates from $425 USD.
Discover the Best Birdwatching in North America
Whether you’re a seasoned birder or just taking off, the Pacific Flyway Package at Fairmont Vancouver Airport
helps you discover some of the best birdwatching opportunities in North America. Deemed “the heart of British Columbia’s Pacific Flyway,” the coastal city of Richmond (located in Metro Vancouver) is a major north-south stop for migratory birds on their way between Alaska and Patagonia. Each year the Richmond Delta Trail is inundated with incredible bird species ranging from blue herons and dunlins to western sandpipers and snow geese. Package includes overnight accommodations, daily breakfast for two, use of a birding backpack (complete with local maps, guides, binoculars, and an adventure-ready snack) and complimentary overnight self-parking. Package rates from $499 CAD.
Your Desert Adventure Awaits
Families can enjoy an adventure of epic proportions this summer at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess when booking the new Family Adventure Package. Upon arrival, kids will enjoy their own exclusive check in area where each child is outfitted with a brown fedora and mission assignments. The adventure continues with camp activities at Destination Dig with Professor Brown; Adventure-themed Photo Ops; Admission to Dive-In Movies and Volcano Glo Parties Friday and Saturday Nights; Fireworks; the Lost Temple adventure itself and much more. Package rates from $379 USD, with a $10 daily donation made to COX Charities, benefiting The Boys and Girls Clubs of The Valley.
Bike, Hike and Paddle through Austin
Locals and road-trippers alike can enjoy the ultimate Austin getaway this summer at the luxurious Fairmont Austin. When booking the Austin Adventure Package guests can enjoy the best available rate, complimentary self-parking and a $25 hotel credit per night. Borrow a bike from the concierge and enjoy up to 10 miles of lush Hike & Bike Trail options downtown (plus, a ride timed around sunset between spring and fall may offer a glimpse of the U.S.’s largest urban bat population taking flight) or hit the lake at Austin’s only downtown paddling location where you can rent kayaks, canoes and paddle boards, just a 5-minute walk away from the hotel. Package rates from $250 USD.
Escape to the World’s Largest Log Cabin
Set on 300 bucolic acres overlooking the Ottawa River, the landmark Fairmont Le Château Montebello
is a quintessential family resort. This summer, guests of every age can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities from kayaking, canoeing and SUP to mini-golf, cycling, tennis, croquet, horseshoes and more when booking the Summer Fun Package. While the kids are busy playing, parents can sip cocktails in the Château’s magnificent 1930s lodge and admire the towering three-story stone fireplace - the iconic centerpiece of the world’s biggest log cabin ever built. Package rates from $425 CAD per night in a Fairmont room based on double occupancy. Taxes not included. Children 17 and under stay for free (room only).
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