Summer Getaways by Hi Love!

The Hi Love Team is here to share our list of favorite summer getaways from coast to coast!

We consulted with our team members to gather our tried and true favorite places to visit across the USA, from Maine to Washington State.  Plus, we included our favorite activities and restaurants in the area AND must have Hi Love summer accessories to bring with.

Whether you like a relaxing staycation or to take a new adventure by plane, we have something fun in store for you!

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Courtney B's Favorite Getaways

Local Staycation: White Salmon, Washington

Located in the Columbia River Gorge, with the Columbia River separating Washington and Oregon, White Salmon is a cute little town with so much to do nearby. You can go hiking with stunning views of the gorge and see Mt. Hood in the distance. Eat at Everybody’s Brewery, with awesome food and atmosphere. You can go across the bridge to Hood River Oregon with a downtown full of great shops and restaurants as well as award winning wineries. 

Favorite Accessory: My Silver Crossbody Backpack for all the hiking and wandering around outdoors. It looks pretty great in the photos too! 

By Plane: San Diego, California

San Diego is a great Summer getaway with so much to offer! I love the brunch cruise that takes you along the skyline of San Diego. Take a ferry to Coronado Island for a day of biking, pretty beaches, cute shops and great restaurants. There are many other beaches and districts that have something different to offer and explore. 

Favorite Accessory: My Black Fanny Pack was with me the whole time as I was out exploring San Diego. It carried all that I needed and allowed me to be handsfree. Plus its stylish too!

Courtney F's Favorite Getaways

Local Staycation: St. Germain, Wisconsin 

Summer is the perfect time to visit northern St. Germain, Wisconsin! Find a cute little cabin with a lake view and enjoy a peaceful coffee or tea every morning. I suggest making a morning run for coffee and donuts at Jamie's Java! By 11am, you'll want to hit the water by boat or jet ski and enjoy the water and warmth all day long. If you want a little more adventure, you can find beautiful hiking trails - one of my favorites is Shannon Lake. 

After a long day in the sun, head over to the popular Sayner Pub for pizza and drinks. Then stop at Cathy's Ice Cream Shoppe for dessert - who doesn't love cold ice cream after a long day in the sun?! 

Boating by day, campfire by night - end the night with a bonfire and your favorite people surrounding you!

Favorite Accessories: I love my Medium Pack to hold snacks and all of my hiking essentials, it easily slips right into my Crossbody Backpack too, if I want to be handsfree. The Medium Pack is also a must for boating day. It is perfect to hold sunscreen, chapstick, a hat, and all the little things I need for a day on the water.
By Plane: Panama City Beach, Florida

There is nothing better than a beach vacation, in my opinion! Spend the entire day relaxing at the beach or pool and then take a nice nap in the cabana mid-afternoon. If you like to add a little adventure, you can rent stand up paddle boards, jet skis, or go parasailing! 

Pineapple Willy's is a fun restaurant in town to have lunch or dinner, while sitting on a pier with a great view of the ocean. At night, head into town for some shopping and a peaceful walk along the boardwalk. If you look closely, you might even spot some dolphins.

Favorite Accessories: The Carryall Tote is a must have for the beach! It holds my towel, sunscreen, extra hat, and a few water bottles. The best part is, I don't need to worry about it getting ruined if it gets wet! The Shimmer White Puffer Purse is essential for the night out - it is lightweight and holds all of my essentials. 

Melissa's Favorite Getaways

Local Staycation: Palm Harbour Marina, Palm Beach, Florida

The Ben in West Palm Beach Florida is a wonderful place to stay for this staycation. There are many restaurants with a view at walking distance: Spruzzo is casual, mediterranean with a view to make you feel like you're on top of the world. Or, take me to the Italian side at an upscale Italian bakery/cafe called Sant Ambroeus and order homemade Gelato to sweeten the experience.
Visit The Breakers, a stunning resort property over 100 years old with a luxury spa, shopping, restaurants to delight, and waves crashing on the beach to set you back in relaxation time.  

Other fun activities to do in this area: 
Rent kayaks, ride bicycles along the ocean, tour art galleries, Flagler Museum, weekend farmers markets, art walls for the photo friendly, shop and dine al fresco.

Favorite Accessories: A Weekender to get me there, Carryall to shop around and for the beach, Fanny Pack for my cell phone to keep me photo ready and a Medium Pack that doubles as a clutch!

By Plane: 
Laguna Beach, California

Stay at the beautiful Casa LaGuna Resort and SpaA castle-like seaside enclave of historical buildings that dates back to the early 1900s, it's an oceanside beauty that takes all your worries away. Activate with “1000 Steps Beach” and either set up your relaxation there for the day and listen to the waves break or head into town for some shopping at Ligne Blanche and R&R Surplus. You don’t even have to leave your hotel if you wish.  Make it a staycation if this is nearby home. 

A favorite restaurant of mine is “Splashes” in the Surf & Sand Hotel.  Imagine a fresh ocean breeze, sunset and a friend by your side…it's all you need. 
If you enjoy culture, there are Art Galleries galore (over 100). Whale Watching is also a fun adventure and you can even catch a little surf there too. 

Favorite Accessories: A Weekender to get me there; Fanny Pack for beach walks, Backpack for 1000 Steps beach and, a Wristlet for dinner out.

Jessica's Favorite Getaways

Local Staycation: Traverse City, Michigan

Staycation or weekend away, Traverse is the perfect girls weekend getaway. With each season more beautiful than the next, you'll find great restaurants, wineries, boutiques, cherry shops, and hikes nearby. Plan on lunch at Poppycock's before heading up the Peninsula for winery and brewery tours and tastings. A few of my favorites: Peninsula Cellars (fun setting in an old schoolhouse), Mari Vineyard (the views from here are beautiful!), and Hop Lot (brewery with bonfires - a perfect place to end the evening).

PS: If you plan your drive just right, you'll pass through Sleeping Bear Dunes on the way in town for a short hike up the bluffs for unbeatable views of the lake.

Favorite Accessories: The Weekender Bag holds all I need for the few days away and my Crossbody Backpack stays on for the entire trip - from the hikes to the wineries (did you know the backpack can fit a bottle of wine?!).


By Plane:
Booth Bay, Maine

Best experienced in the Summer or early fall, Maine holds a special place in my travel heart. As you drive up the coast I recommend you stop in Portland (an artsy, upcoming foodie city), at Portland Head Light (famous lighthouse worth a stop!), in Boothbay Harbor (quaint shopping town), and anywhere else that catches your eye. The East Coast, known for fresh lobster, has numerous places you can find but don't miss Red's Eats for an award winning Lobster Roll - just come prepared to wait in line! One of my favorite activities is packing a picnic or snacks in my Carryall Tote and finding a quiet spot on the coast to listen to the waves crash and watch the sailboats go by. Plan on a day or two in Acadia National Park for hikes, wildlife sightseeing, and bike trails (you can rent bikes in the nearby towns).

Becca's Favorite Getaways

Local Staycation: Chicago, Illinois

A day trip downtown to the bustling city is a great staycation option. I never get on the train without my Cool Gray Crossbody Backpack, Shimmer Black Puffer Tote, or Shimmer White Puffer Purse. The backpack allows me easy access to all my vital items when making my way around this exciting city. A visit to Michigan Avenue for some shopping and then off to the Millennium Park where they have so much to do. You can also find many cool wall murals all over the city for beautiful photo opportunities! The tote holds a change of clothes just in case the beachfront makes its way into our plans, and of course there is room for lunch and a water bottle too!

By Plane: Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins is my favorite weekend getaway to take with my best friend. I highly suggest attending an outdoor music festival at the incredible Red Rocks Amphitheater. My Shimmer Navy Puffer Fanny is always my go to for any concert - handsfree convenience to my phone and wallet to purchase the much loved concert t-shirts!  A day hike is also on the schedule and of course for that I use my Crossbody Backpack!
Denise's Favorite Getaways

Local Staycation: Aspen, Colorado

Nestled in the heart of the White River Forest and surrounded by the Peaks of the Elk Mountains, Aspen is a popular location for skiing, hiking, biking, white water rafting, and arts and music. Downtown is filled with great shopping and restaurants. Something to do for everybody, whether you have an adventurous soul or just want to fine dine and shop!

Maroon Bells is a must see with spectacular natural views (appointments must be made during height of season, but worth it)! 

Hiking is for sure my favorite thing to do here. If you are adventurous and up for a challenge, there are some class 2 14ers just waiting to be climbed, such as Castle Peak, which still has snow in June! Other great hikes that are not as challenging, but still a challenge are American Lake and UTE Trail. The views are amazing all over Aspen. You cannot go wrong with any hike here!

And Aspen White Water Rafting is a must! Are you up for it?

Favorite Accessory: I always have my Crossbody Fanny Pack or Layflat Fanny Pack for all adventures. Great for the ease of keeping everything tucked away and attached to my body.

By Plane: Banff, Canada

A resort town in the province of Canada, the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade (part of the Rockies) dominate the skyline.

Banff Avenue is the main place to hang, with quaint boutiques and restaurants mixed with chateau style hotels. There is a lot of wildlife from elk to grizzly bears.

Lake Louise is one of the largest lakes with crystal blue waters, amazing to see!! Both Lake Louise and Johnston Canyon offer guided tours if that is your preference and provide the necessities needed for the trip. Finish off with some hot cocoa!!! You will need it! BRRRRR…(YES there is still snow in the mountains June!)

Favorite Accessory: Crossbody Backpack will sufice and carry everything you need - snacks, water bottles, hats, gloves, scarfs and more!

Go lightly...go with LOVE!

Team Hi Love

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