Easter break is a perfect time to escape for a paradisical beach vacation, take a cultural trip to an ancient city, test your stamina, or discover urban hotspots as never before. We at Chic Icon came up with a list of the top getaways this Easter. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a fan of relaxed calm vacation, we have something for you!
Cultural getaway: Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem is a city of ancient wisdom that attracts over 3.5 million visitors each year seeking to see sites sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians. The Golden Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and the Tomb of King David, the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Hall of the Last Supper are some of the cultural sites this place has to offer. You can visit the Machane Yehuda Market (“The Shuk”) to see the spices, teas, sweets, and foods that maintain Israel’s status as the land of milk and honey or complete the museum circuit of the Rockefeller Museum, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Museum, and the Museum of Bible Lands.
Enjoy seeking out these attractions in the walled part of Jerusalem known as the Old City or get a guide to help you navigate the maze of medieval alleyways that connect the Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Armenian quarters, each with its own set of holy sites, residential neighborhoods, and bazaars. Best of all, thanks to the size of Israel and the Palestinian territories and Jerusalem’s central location, day trip options abound to Tel Aviv, Masada, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the West Bank, Petra in Jordan, or the Dead Sea.
One of the perfect places to enhance your experience while visiting Jerusalem is staying at the King David Jerusalem Hotel. With a prime location overlooking the Old City walls, minarets and domes, and breathtaking views, this is the ultimate place to stay when in Jerusalem. This majestic hotel blends the traditional aesthetics of a bygone era and its history with modern, contemporary luxury.
Island getaway: Ko Samui, Thailand
Thailand is a perfect place to enjoy one of the best beaches in the world, and its island Koh Samui is a great option for that. Located off the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is the largest and most popular island in the area. This beautiful island is adorned with coconut palms, white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, and plenty of things to do surrounded by the most beautiful and wild nature.
Here you can practice water sports or play golf, take elephant rides through the jungle, take excursions to marine parks where you can snorkeling or diving, you can also enjoy its gastronomy with a lot of delicious restaurants, go to Muay Thai shows, enjoy good spas and massages on the beach, and lots of nightlife activities.
Its small size makes it perfect to travel by car or motorcycle and get lost in each of its beautiful corners. At Chic Icon we recommend staying at one of our favorite hotel groups, Six Senses Samui. Its accommodations are inspired by a Thai fishing village. You can enjoy their spectacular villas, most with private pools, surrounded by natural vegetation, and panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand. In addition, the hotel offers GEM (Guest Experience Maker) to receive the utmost personal service and organize everything from jungle walks to boat excursions, something that will undoubtedly make your getaway a unique and magical experience.
Adrenalin getaway: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is the perfect getaway for thrill-seekers who enjoy the great outdoors and activities such as rock climbing, hiking, paragliding, and more. Enjoy this Easter doing sports and its unique nature making routes through its most special paths. This beautiful place is surrounded by jungle and mountains, and within the city there are a large number of trails. The result is incredible scenery with hikes for all levels, from 20-minute walks to routes of several hours. Tijuca Park is the largest national park located within a city where you can find interesting trekking routes.
The well-known statue of Christ the Redeemer can be seen from almost anywhere in Rio de Janeiro and is located at the top of Corcovado hill. Beyond the altitude of the site, the 38 meters of height of this imposing structure make it the tallest art deco monument in the world.
We recommend staying at the Emiliano Rio Hotel, a hotel with a privileged location on the famous Copacabana beach, facing the sea, with only 90 spacious and exclusive apartments. The contemporary design with a unique concept favors natural light, enhances the views, and connects guests with this wonderful city.
Urban getaway: New York, USA
New York is one of the best places to visit if you like urban getaways and big city activities such as Broadway musicals, the Empire State Building, or strolling through Central Park or Times Square. Take advantage of the arrival of spring to enjoy the Macy’s Flower Show, the best flower show in town, organized by Macy’s Herald Square with more than 30,000 varieties of flowers and trees. You can also find extra activities such as cooking demonstrations, centerpiece design, seminars, and other special events.
There’s no better way to enjoy this holiday than an Easter Parade. The iconic Easter Parade starts at 49th Street and makes its way up Fifth Avenue to 57th Street. The best place to see is St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and if you want to be part of the parade, all you need is your own unique Easter bonnet. Either way, you’ll want to join the crowd for a delicious Easter brunch at one of the area’s restaurants.
The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, is the perfect place to spend your stay in the city. This hotel has hosted celebrities and VIPs and stands out for its care and customer service. With many amenities, activities, a spa, and fine dining, The Plaza will enhance your stay in New York.
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