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Best Places to Travel in August and September

August 9, 2021

August and September welcome the end of summer and the beginning of fall. As we transition into the new season, here are 7 places to add to your travel bucket list:

Napa Valley, California

August through October is harvest season in the Napa Valley, making it one of the most vibrant times to visit the area. Wineries are bustling with life, the smell of grapes fill the air and Napa Valley celebrates by stomping, drinking and dining. During your excursion, surround yourself by vineyards with a stay at Alila Napa Valley in St. Helena. The property location is especially unique as it's nestled next to the legendary Beringer Vineyards, with views of the vineyard visible from nearly everywhere from the property from the guest room terraces, the pool, and even the gym. Guests at Alila Napa Valley can indulge at one of Napa Valley’s most celebrated restaurants, Acacia House by Chef Chris Cosentino. Acacia House offers unique seasonally driven, farm to table dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, guests can enjoy various wellbeing offerings such as daily yoga classes, creative fitness programming, complimentary bicycles and unique treatments at Spa Alila.

Nashville, Tennessee

Enjoy live entertainment this August and September with a visit to Music City. During your stay, be sure to check out the newly opened Hyatt Centric Downtown. Nashville. The hotel is located two blocks off of iconic Broadway and is centrally located within walking distance of all the dining, entertainment and cultural experiences Music City is known for. The hotel boasts 252 guest rooms, 11 suites, an outdoor pool, meeting and event space as well as dining options, including three-meal restaurant Ella’s, serving southern cuisine with a twist. 

Austin Hill Country, Texas

Soak up the Texas sun, with an escape to Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in the Austin Hill Country. Here you will find plenty of outdoor activities, from professional-style golf, nature trails, miniature golf with the kids, and live music by the fireplace. Insider Tip: Book the Fazio Golf Package and spend your getaway playing at the #1 golf resort in Texas.


Indianapolis, Indiana

This August, Brickyard Weekend is taking place August 13-15 and will bring together some of the most exciting racing events in the country to the Racing Capital of the World! This is the first year where the race will be taking place on the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of the most legendary racecourses in the world. The Westin Indianapolis is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the speedway, and also close to the downtown area's top restaurants and shopping. The hotel is currently undergoing a massive property-wide renovation that will unveil this year, including a full lobby redesign, an overhaul of the property’s 39,000 square feet of meeting and event space as well as additional event space, and the introduction of a new dining outlet and neighboring eatery.


Cambridge, Massachusetts

The 27th Annual Cambridge Carnival Festival is kicking off on September 12th. The festival will include the iconic carnival costume parade with music by resident DJ Ohh to fill the air with the sounds of the Caribbean. The main festivities will take place in Kendall Square, which is steps away from Hyatt Regency Boston / Cambridge, making it the perfect place to stay for the. celebrations. The hotel is currently undergoing a renovation that will unveil a full redesign of the hotel’s entrance, lobby and iconic atrium, an overhaul of the property’s 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, a new state-of-the-art fitness center, and a new restaurant: PaperbackTavern, and new lobby market: Paperback Provisions, in the fall.


Golfito, Costa Rica

What better way to take in the wonders of nature, than to truly immerse yourself in a rainforest oasis during prime green and whale watching season. Enjoy a stay in one of the 6 canopy suites at Cielo Lodge as you disconnect from the world and spend your days watching the humpback whales come back to Costa Rica to breed and raise their young.


Jackson, Wyoming

September marks the ideal month to explore the magnificent natural surroundings of Jackson, Wyoming, from wildlife safaris and hiking to mountain biking and fishing. When you book your stay at Amangani, you will have prime access to work with the hotel to curate your getaway from beginning to end, for the utmost comfortable and safe experience. Take part in expert-led activities.ranging from park excursions and wildlife tours (see grizzly bears, bison, moose, elk & more!) -- to scenic or adventurous raft trips down Snake River. September also marks the start of elk mating season! The resort arranges private trips to nearby Jenny Lake, a favored spot for mating elks located in Grand Teton National Park, for the one-of-a-kind experience.

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