Consumer spending is beginning to trend dramatically upward for hotels, restaurants, and airlines. As the world begins to reopen, domestic airports are experiencing double the passengers than this time a year ago. With more advanced safety measures in place and progressing vaccine distribution and availability, travelers are considering their first vacations after navigating a year of quarantine and social distancing measures. Globetrender, a publication that specializes in forecasting travel trends, recently reported, “The travel subscription economy is taking off, with clubs such as Manifest offering their members a menu of exciting getaways – plus the peace of mind and convenience that comes from a hosted experience.” InsideHook agrees, adding that private plane packages are the new trend in resort travel.
For partners, couples, and parents who have experienced the stressful dynamic of balancing their careers with a pandemic or even remote schooling for their children over the past year, the time to steal away for a much-needed romantic getaway is more appealing than ever. The pent-up demand for travel is on the rise and, with a Manifest Membership, the options for a romantic getaway for two in the U.S. are seemingly endless. Here are a few of our favorites, just a short domestic flight from your chapter city.
Kayaking Lake Powell
Couples seeking an active adventure will love the curated trip our team has organized to kayak the remote slot canyons and majestic groves of Lake Powell. Our partners at MT Sobek will guide you to the Antelope Point Marina and ensure your first night of camping is positively magical. On day two, retreat to five-star lodging at Amangiri Resort after a rewarding day on the water. Read more.
Ojai Couples’ Retreat
With accommodations at the award-winning Ojai Valley Inn, spend a restful weekend in the scenic valley of the Topatopa Mountains. Your itinerary includes bike rides through picturesque citrus groves, a Jeep adventure to sample the region’s vast offering of local wines and olive oils, exploring the valley by horseback, restful spa treatments, and beachside dining. This itinerary is ideal for couples looking to relax and recharge and you can learn more about this experience here.
Weekend Date to Del Mar
If dining is a priority for a trip with your partner, our estate-style accommodations at the L’Auberge Del Mar deliver for foodies. Just steps from the hotel, a variety of dining options are available to guests and no car is necessary for your trip as all destinations are walkable. For experiences not within walking distance, Manifest will provide convenient transportation. We’ll whisk you away on a hot air balloon ride over the coastline as the sun sets and take you on a private and immersive tour of Torrey Pines State Park. Additionally, your itinerary includes pampering spa treatments for two at the on-site Noble House Spa. Read the full details about this weekend trip.
Our experiences are priced at all-inclusive rates and there are no unexpected fees. All meals, activities, fees, and gratuities are outlined in our experiences and itineraries. The Manifest team plans your entire couples’ getaway from the moment you are picked up from your home and welcomed aboard the private aircraft, to your return a few days later.