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...
Navy drawstring swim trunks, grey canvas espadrilles & more Palm Spring 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.

  1. Hampton Striped Cotton Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Hampton Striped Cotton Shirt
    • White/Polo Black
    • Polo Black/White
  2. Hampton Embroidered Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Hampton Embroidered Shirt
  3. Classic Striped Cotton Polo - Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Classic Striped Cotton Polo
  4. Standard Fit Cotton Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Standard Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Standard Fit Cotton Shirt
  5. Standard Fit Cotton Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Standard Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Standard Fit Cotton Shirt
  6. Varick Slim Straight Jean - Polo Ralph Lauren Straight - RalphLauren.com
    Varick Slim Straight Jean
  7. Logan Loose Tapered Jean - Polo Ralph Lauren Straight - RalphLauren.com
    Logan Loose Tapered Jean
  8. Sullivan Slim Fit Stretch Jean - Polo Ralph Lauren Slim - RalphLauren.com
    Sullivan Slim Fit Stretch Jean
  9. Cotton-Cashmere Sweater - Polo Ralph Lauren Crewneck - RalphLauren.com
    Cotton-Cashmere Sweater
  10. Flag-Patch Cotton Sweater - Polo Ralph Lauren Crewneck - RalphLauren.com
    Flag-Patch Cotton Sweater
  11. Collared Cotton Sweater - Polo Ralph Lauren Crewneck - RalphLauren.com
    Collared Cotton Sweater
    • Polo Black
    • Cool Grey Heather
  12. Custom Fit Cotton T-Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Fit Cotton T-Shirt
    • White
    • Cruise Navy
    • Red Reef
  13. Custom Slim Fit Cotton T-Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Slim Fit Cotton T-Shirt
  14. Custom Fit Cotton Mesh Henley - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Fit Cotton Mesh Henley
  15. 6-Inch Americana Swim Trunk - Polo Ralph Lauren Swim Trunks - RalphLauren.com
    6-Inch Americana Swim Trunk
  16. 5-Inch Traveler Swim Trunk - Polo Ralph Lauren Swim Trunks - RalphLauren.com
    5-Inch Traveler Swim Trunk
    • Polka Dot Melon
    • Polka Dot Navy
  17. 7-Inch Monaco Striped Trunk - Polo Ralph Lauren Swim Trunks - RalphLauren.com
    7-Inch Monaco Striped Trunk
  18. 7-Inch Monaco Swim Trunk - Polo Ralph Lauren Swim Trunks - RalphLauren.com
    7-Inch Monaco Swim Trunk
  19. Custom Fit Cotton T-Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Fit Cotton T-Shirt
    • Yale Blue
    • Dusted Ivy
    • May Orange
    • Nantucket Blue
    • Winslow Red
  20. Custom Slim Fit Cotton T-Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Slim Fit Cotton T-Shirt
  21. Cotton Jersey Pocket T-Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees - RalphLauren.com
    Cotton Jersey Pocket T-Shirt
    • Carmel Pink/White
    • Observer Blue/Blue
    • Western Red/Observer Blue
    • Coastal Blue/White
  22. Cotton Jersey Henley Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees - RalphLauren.com
    Cotton Jersey Henley Shirt
    • Dark Cobalt
    • Evening Post Red
    • Spring Heather
    • Polo Black
    • White
  23. Custom Slim Fit Cotton T-Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Slim Fit Cotton T-Shirt
  24. Custom Slim Fit Jersey T-Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Slim Fit Jersey T-Shirt
    • Lt Grey Heather
    • White
  25. Classic Fit Polo Prepster - Polo Ralph Lauren Shorts - RalphLauren.com
    Classic Fit Polo Prepster
    • Boating Khaki
    • Fountain Blue
    • Coastal Navy
    • Classic Stone
    • Pale Red
  26. Classic Fit Polo Prepster - Polo Ralph Lauren Shorts - RalphLauren.com
    Classic Fit Polo Prepster
  27. Stretch Classic Fit Short - Polo Ralph Lauren Shorts - RalphLauren.com
    Stretch Classic Fit Short
    • Desert Red
    • Winter Navy
    • Kent Blue
  28. Stretch Slim Fit Twill Short - Polo Ralph Lauren Shorts - RalphLauren.com
    Stretch Slim Fit Twill Short
    • Rustic Navy
    • Classic Khaki
  29. Straight Cotton Chino Short - Polo Ralph Lauren Shorts - RalphLauren.com
    Straight Cotton Chino Short
    • Newport Navy
    • Adirondack Lake
    • Harbor Island Blue
    • Desert Red
    • Coastal Beige
  30. Classic Fit Cotton Mesh Polo - Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Classic Fit Cotton Mesh Polo
  31. Custom Fit Stretch Mesh Polo - Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Slim - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Fit Stretch Mesh Polo
    • White
    • French Navy
  32. Custom Fit Cotton Mesh Polo - Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Slim - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Fit Cotton Mesh Polo
  33. Custom Slim Fit Cotton Polo - Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Slim - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Slim Fit Cotton Polo
  34. Custom Slim Fit Cotton Polo - Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Slim - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Slim Fit Cotton Polo
  35. Custom Slim Fit Cotton Polo - Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Slim - RalphLauren.com
    Custom Slim Fit Cotton Polo
  36. Stretch Classic Fit Short - Polo Ralph Lauren Shorts - RalphLauren.com
    Stretch Classic Fit Short
    • Ultra Pink/White
    • Provincetown Blue/White
  37. 5-Inch Gingham Swim Trunk - Polo Ralph Lauren Swim Trunks - RalphLauren.com
    5-Inch Gingham Swim Trunk
  38. Patchwork Cotton Madras Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Standard Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Patchwork Cotton Madras Shirt
  39. Slim Fit Ocean-Wash Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Slim Fit Ocean-Wash Shirt
  40. Standard Fit Cotton Workshirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Standard Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Standard Fit Cotton Workshirt
  41. Slim Fit Cotton Chambray Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Slim Fit Cotton Chambray Shirt
  42. Standard Fit Cotton Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Standard Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Standard Fit Cotton Shirt
  43. Chambray Sport Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Standard Fit - RalphLauren.com
    Chambray Sport Shirt
  44. Slim Fit Linen Pant - Polo Ralph Lauren Slim - RalphLauren.com
    Slim Fit Linen Pant
    • Polo Black
    • White
    • Boating Khaki
  45. Stretch Slim Fit Pant - Polo Ralph Lauren Summer Getaway: Palm Springs - RalphLauren.com
    Stretch Slim Fit Pant
  46. Straight Fit Selvedge Chino - Polo Ralph Lauren Straight - RalphLauren.com
    Straight Fit Selvedge Chino
  47. Tailored Slim Fit Cotton Chino - Polo Ralph Lauren Slim - RalphLauren.com
    Tailored Slim Fit Cotton Chino
    • Defender Green
    • White
    • Luxury Tan
  48. Slim-Fit Cotton Chino - Polo Ralph Lauren Slim - RalphLauren.com
    Slim-Fit Cotton Chino
  49. Morgan Chambray Sport Coat - Polo Ralph Lauren Sport Coats - RalphLauren.com
    Morgan Chambray Sport Coat
  50. Morgan Oxford Sport Coat - Polo Ralph Lauren Sport Coats - RalphLauren.com
    Morgan Oxford Sport Coat
  51. Camouflage Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Camouflage Sunglasses
  52. Engraved Round Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Engraved Round Sunglasses
    • Semishiny Bronze
    • Semishiny Silver
  53. Square Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Square Sunglasses
    • Camo Tortoise
    • Jerry Tortoise
  54. Keyhole-Bridge Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Keyhole-Bridge Sunglasses
    • Dark Havana-green Lens
    • Dark Havana-violet Lens
    • Shiny Black
  55. Tartan Butterfly Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Tartan Butterfly Sunglasses
    • Havana Spotty
    • Jerry Tortoise
  56. Panthos Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Panthos Sunglasses
    • Shiny Havana Jerry
    • Shiny Black
  57. Polo Color-Blocked Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Polo Color-Blocked Sunglasses
    • Matte Dark Gunmetal
    • Matte Dark Navy
    • Semishiny Olive
  58. Classic Panthos Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Classic Panthos Sunglasses
  59. Canvas Big Pony Tote - Polo Ralph Lauren Totes - RalphLauren.com
    Canvas Big Pony Tote
    • Natural/Red
    • Natural/Navy
    • Natural/Green
  60. Canvas Big Pony Tote - Polo Ralph Lauren Totes - RalphLauren.com
    Canvas Big Pony Tote
    • Navy
    • Black
  61. Hamptons Beach Towel - Ralph Lauren Home Beach Towels - RalphLauren.com
    Hamptons Beach Towel
  62. Greek Isles Beach Towel - Ralph Lauren Home Beach Towels - RalphLauren.com
    Greek Isles Beach Towel
  63. Beachcomber Towel - Ralph Lauren Home Bath Towels & Rugs - RalphLauren.com
    Beachcomber Towel
    • Navy
    • Red
    • White
  64. Cotton Chino Baseball Cap - Polo Ralph Lauren Hats - RalphLauren.com
    Cotton Chino Baseball Cap
  65. Beachcomber Beach Towel - Ralph Lauren Home Beach Towels - RalphLauren.com
    Beachcomber Beach Towel
  66. Jeston Leather Low-Top Sneaker - Polo Ralph Lauren Sneakers - RalphLauren.com
    Jeston Leather Low-Top Sneaker
  67. Faxon Canvas Low-Top Sneaker - Polo Ralph Lauren Sneakers - RalphLauren.com
    Faxon Canvas Low-Top Sneaker
    • Slate Grey
    • Khaki
  68. Jeston Calfskin Sneaker - Polo Ralph Lauren Sneakers - RalphLauren.com
    Jeston Calfskin Sneaker
  69. Geffrey Suede Low-Top Sneaker - Polo Ralph Lauren Sneakers - RalphLauren.com
    Geffrey Suede Low-Top Sneaker
    • Tan
    • Denim
  70. Greggory Suede Slip-On Sneaker - Polo Ralph Lauren Sneakers - RalphLauren.com
    Greggory Suede Slip-On Sneaker
    • Tan
    • Denim
  71. Bardene Burlap Slip-On Sneaker - Polo Ralph Lauren Casual Shoes - RalphLauren.com
    Bardene Burlap Slip-On Sneaker
    • Black
    • Natural
  72. Workington Leather Driver - Polo Ralph Lauren Casual Shoes - RalphLauren.com
    Workington Leather Driver
    • Black
    • Dark Brown
  73. Vaughn Washed Twill Sneaker - Polo Ralph Lauren Sneakers - RalphLauren.com
    Vaughn Washed Twill Sneaker
    • Khaki
    • Black
    • Newport Navy
    • White
  74. Vaughn Linen-Cotton Sneaker - Polo Ralph Lauren Sneakers - RalphLauren.com
    Vaughn Linen-Cotton Sneaker
    • Grey
    • Blue