Spring means the start of baseball, kids playing outdoors, riding bikes and way more backyard time. But it can also be the perfect season for a parent getaway. Whether you’re making your escape with your partner, your friends or just by yourself these hotels are all within driving distance and offer a break from the day-to-day of work and parenting duties. Remember, when you take the time to recharge your batteries you’ll not only be better equipped to parent but you’ll also be setting an example for your kids that self care is important. Check out our favorite spots to book a getaway (babysitter not included).
Beach Plum Farm Cottages
Cape May, NJ
Choose from five historic cottages on Beach Plum Farm for a peaceful getaway that includes use of the Orchard swimming pool and complimentary beach service at Congress Hall. With spacious porches, full cook’s kitchens, outdoor grills and fire pits, this is definitely the place to chill and reconnect. Try and book one of their farm-to-table dinners while you’re here. Rooms starting at $599.
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Set on a 75-acre Hudson River estate, Buttermilk Falls Inn offers swanky lodgings, a world class spa, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic kitchen garden and orchard, trails and an animal rescue sanctuary. Rooms starting at $300.
Crystal Springs Resort
Crystal Springs Resort is the perfect spot for a golf getaway for the guys, a girls’ weekend or couple time at their amazing tropical pool complex. Hit the indoor or heated outdoor pool at the Biosphere and be sure to book a reservation at the Chef’s Garden for farm-to-table dining. Rooms starting at $399.
The Lodge at Woodloch
An all-inclusive resort allows you to truly relax. No need to do anything here except choose your next activity! Sporty couples will love all the outdoor activity options — from bike riding and fishing to stand up paddle boarding and hatchet throwing, this resort really has it all. Packages starting at $700.
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, NY
Located in the Hudson Valley, this National Historic Landmark resort offers everything from spa treatments to hiking. A stay at Mohonk, which includes meals, truly has everything you need to reconnect as a couple, enjoy nature together and just relax! Packages starting at $850.
This historic mansion turned boutique hotel from iconic makeup artist Bobbi Brown and her husband is meticulously designed. You’ll find a calm and friendly vibe here — be sure to seek out all the different “Georges” around the hotel. Rooms starting at $279.
Livingston Manor, NY
Located in the Catskills, this intimate hotel has 14 guest rooms, access to hundreds of acres of private land spanning two mountains, a river, several ponds and a private pool. Foodies will enjoy the “explorative experience” of eating here and rates include breakfast and dinner. Packages starting at $658.
The Molly Pitcher Inn
Red Bank, NJ
Couples who steal away for a weekend here love the pool, the amazing river views and the walkability to local bars and restaurants. A top choice for NJ weddings, love is definitely in the air here! Rooms starting at $129.
Long Branch, NJ
The beachfront oasis will have you relaxing with your love in no time — all 67 rooms have a walk-out terrace so you can enjoy the sounds of the ocean and gentle breezes, not to mention their four on-site dining options including 100 Ocean, an American Mediterranean Brasserie influenced by the diverse flavors of the sea. Rooms starting at $257.
Ship Bottom, NJ
Take a walk on the beach holding hands, borrow bikes and explore or simply sit back and relax with a good meal and a cocktail and watch the sunset on the rooftop. Think of it as a “summer home” with world class amenities. Rooms starting at $159.
Morris House Hotel
If you want to explore all the great food and sites Philly has to offer while staying in a beautiful boutique hotel, this is the spot. Book the newlywed suite which is “not just for newlyweds” but may make you feel like them! Rooms starting at $169.
Set on 5,500 acres of parkland in the Poconos, Skytop offers relaxed, country-style rooms, fine dining restaurants, pools and a hot tub. The attentive staff her will ensure that every detail is to your liking. Rooms starting at $161.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ
This sleek, contemporary hotel will put you in the lap of luxury for your romantic getaway. Try a suite with a deep soaking tub. Dining options include restaurants by Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck, as well as a classic American steakhouse and a modern Japanese pub. Rooms starting at $119.
Asbury Ocean Club
Asbury Park, NJ
This sophisticated hotel is just steps away from the Asbury Park Boardwalk and offers guests polished rooms with wraparound terraces, an outdoor pool and complementary breakfast. Guest say the ocean views here are simply breathtaking. Rooms starting at $325.
The William Vale
For couples looking to spend a weekend in NYC, The William Vale offers bright, contemporary rooms and amazing views of the Manhattan skyline. Get a suite with a deck and a hot tub for a truly special experience! Rooms starting at $234.
The Abbey Inn and Spa
With stunning views of the Hudson River, this converted convent is now a luxury hotel with a day spa and farm-to-table dining. Rooms starting at $369.