We are craving adventure and ready to see new places, meet new people, and to explore new trails! The US has an abundance of beautiful, wild parklands just waiting for you, so lace up your hiking boots and get ready to cover some new terrain.
Pack your suitcase and reconnect with nature this summer by exploring a new or favorite park. With more locations to choose from, you can easily explore the great outdoors and stay Sonesta whether you want to spot Northern Elephant Seals near San Francisco or take the family on that bucket list road trip to the Grand Canyon. Make this a summer to remember.
Below we share a few park destinations where you can stay with us to enjoy the great outdoors this summer and fall.
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Bergen County, New Jersey
Known for its great dog walking and hiking trails, The Reservation, as locals call it, offers five different loops featuring three panoramic views, a pond, a reservoir and a waterfall. Sonesta Select Mahwah is just two miles away; here you’ll find the perfect place to relax, whether you decide to splash in the pool or enjoy a cocktail and a meal at The Commons.
Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes Station, California
If your travels take you to Northern California, Point Reyes National Seashore is a must-visit natural wonder. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, and fishing. Wildlife watching is a popular pastime at this oceanfront sanctuary. Keep an eye out for whales, elephant seals, and elk, along with a variety of birds! The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is just over 30 miles away and puts you in the perfect location for exploring the city of San Francisco and all of its surroundings. Sonesta Emeryville Oakland is another great option for your Bay Area travels.
Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, California
The extensive inland backcountry at Crystal Cove State Park is made up of of 2,400 undeveloped acres of land, and over 15 total miles of trails. Trails are open to hiking, biking, and equestrian use, with a variety of difficulties from quick and easy to long and strenuous. The park also features a paved 2.5 mile coastal trail. Keep an eye out for sea otters, seals, and sea lions.
Sonesta Irvine is just 10 miles away while Sonesta Select Laguna Hills Irvine Spectrum is 11 miles away.
National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, DC
Established in 1965, the National Mall and Memorial Parks preserves some of the older parkland in the National Parks system. Enjoy a stroll around the curved paths of this urban oasis, and don’t miss Signers Island which is home to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial. The island can be reached by a footbridge on the north side of the pond. Royal Washington DC Dupont Circle, one of our new destinations, is just 1.4 miles away.