The SummerGetaway Guide

Three of our favorite destinations and where to eat, drink, and explore in each—plus what to pack

Close-up image of the Surf Lodge façade in Montauk

No.1

Montauk

Scenic view of Acadia National Park

No.2

Maine

Detail shot of midcentury modern Lautner rental unit in Palm Springs

No.3

Palm Springs

Image of mountains & palm trees

DESTINATION NO.3

Palm Springs

SHOP ALL

Where to go...

It’s been decades since Slim Aarons immortalized the local elite lounging poolside (that now happens on Instagram), but the town once colonized by the Rat Pack has never been hotter, thanks to a spate of new hotels, thriving culinary and design scenes, and, of course, that weather

Cover of the photography book Slim Aarons: Women
Midcentury modern hotel unit featuring exposed wooden beams & large windows

The Lautner Palm Springs is brimming with chic hotels, but for midcentury modern architecture buffs, this recently restored four-unit property in Desert Hot Springs, designed by legendary architect John Lautner, is the place to stay

Cover of the photography book Slim Aarons: Women
Clean-lined bar area with drop lights and white & silver stools

Workshop Kitchen + Bar The go-to dinner spot. The mesquite grilled pork chop is worth the trip alone

Tent against starry sky next to Joshua tree

Joshua Tree National Park Joshua Tree is unlike anywhere else on earth—and it’s less than an hour’s drive away, making it the perfect morning excursion, or overnight outing for the truly adventurous

What to Pack...
Pink & orange halter bikini, white frayed shorts & more Palm Springs essentials

Photo credits (top to bottom): Courtesy of the Lautner Compound; Courtesy of Getty Images; Courtesy of the Lautner Compound; © Slim Aarons/Courtesy of Getty Images; NPS/Hannah Schwalbe; Courtesy of Workshop Kitchen + Bar.

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