There’s no better time to pack your bags and head out of town via the scenic routes in our area. These five destinations offer something for everyone—whether you’re looking for relaxation by the coast, reliving your days at sleep-away camp, or tackling mountain bike trails. Plus, get a first look at the newest cars to rev up for the drive.
For Extracurricular Activities
What to Do & Where to Stay: Head to the Kimpton Taconic: this summer, the resort kicks off their first adults-only Camp Taconic. The itinerary includes backcountry hiking, trips to hidden swimming holes, photography expeditions, glass blowing classes and BBQ lessons with Vermont pit master and chef Adam Raftery. There’s mid-day picnic lunches, as well as scotch and s’mores by the campfire and sing-alongs. Guests receive their own camp t-shirt and the resort’s “counselors” will deliver trumpet bugle wake-ups and lights-out reminders. $1,400 per person ($2,100 per couple), August 25 to 28, taconichotel.com.
What to Drive: Range Rover Evoque Convertible SUV, a four-seat ride with an acoustic insulated roof that folds flush in just 18 seconds; landrovermilford.com