If you’re the type of executive whose work week involves multiple days away from your family, then the last place you want to retire after a tough meeting with clients is a lonely, generic hotel room. If you’re single, well then that’s another story.
If I was in my 20s, I’d be loving duties that would take me to cosmopolitan places like New York, Los Angeles and the king of nightlife: Miami.
You’ll spend the first part of the week wheeling and dealing in your BCBG suit, then extend your weekend sampling the spicy scenes South Beach has to offer. (Or do what I love: Shopping the stores along Lincoln Road.)
The Miami Beach vacation rental above sits prettily in the Sanctuary, a quiet boutique hotel that suits singletons and married professionals and is just two walking blocks from the Atlantic and Lincoln Road. You’ll be in awe of all its high-end amenities, from the steam shower with a rainfall head to the sleek kitchenette fitted with a wine cooler and espresso machine. So even if you are lonesome for your kids, a dip in the rooftop pool will help. And if it doesn’t, let the chefs at the on-site Ola restaurant seduce your taste buds with luscious Latin ceviche, garlicky crab and saffron-crab potato puree. There’s also a spa–What hotel name Sanctuary wouldn’t have one?–for freshening up that dehydrated skin.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.