When we think of private beaches, we often imagine blonde sand, clear water, and tiki huts in faraway lands, but paradise is actually closer than we think. Sure enough, the U.S. has plenty of deserted and untainted beaches that you can access without booking a plane ticket halfway across the globe. The 10 is the perfect number of hidden U.S. shorelines to showcase. Scroll through some of America’s most secluded beaches, and picture yourself with sand-covered toes and salty sea breezes swirling through your hair.
Keswick Hall is a full service resort near Charlottesville VA providing a unique country estate experience on over 600-acres. The hotel has 48 rooms including 3 suites each elegantly decorated and a full complement of in-room amenities. The award-winning Fossetts is available for fine dining wines a farm-to-table inspired menu and breathtaking views of the estate.
Nestled amidst the splendor of Virginia’s Allegheny Mountain lies The Homestead, one of Virginia’s premier mountain resorts. As one of the country’s leading historic resorts and a National Historic Landmark, The Homestead has been providing luxuriously appointed resort accommodations to Presidents, Princes, and sports enthusiasts alike since its founding in 1766
Colonial Williamsburg meticulously re-creates the crucial period of 1750 to 1775, the end of the colonial era and the anxious eve of the Revolutionary War. The level of detail is astonishing, from the actors who portray Revolutionary-era statesmen, blacksmiths, wig makers and slaves to the flocks of squawking ducks and grazing sheep.
The U.S. is home to some fabulous big-city art museums, but – surprise – there’s also great art viewing in several smaller cities. Here’s where to go for the ultimate art tour:
The name ‘Shenandoah’—a native word meaning ‘daughter of the stars’—has long been attached to the mountainous region in western Virginia; to the fertile, 200-mile-long valley west of it; and to the lazy river that flows between them to the Potomac. Although memories linger of some of the worst fighting of the Civil War, today the …
Located in the quaint small community of Irvington, Virginia, The Tides Inn is a destination beyond compare. Entering the 55th season with a celebrated, full restoration, The Tides Inn offers the finest in waterfront accommodations, warm southern hospitality, acclaimed waterfront dining and luxury amenities.
This pristine Blue Ridge Mountain resort offers 12,000 acres of space, sky and shifting moods. Eco-conscious and thoughtfully developed, Primland is the ultimate retreat for world-class golf, refined dining and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty.