Walk-Friendly Getaways

3. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

In Scottsdale, Arizona hiking enthusiasts can challenge themselves to take on Camelback Mountain where ancient caves and a sandstone rock formation known as the Praying Monk line the trails adding intrigue to the naturally beautiful landscape. Those looking to document their jaunt into Mother Nature can stay at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa and book the property’s Hike-Tech package. The package features a 2-night stay for two, daily breakfast, a guided hike, a GoPro Hero Session recording their hike, and a 60-minute spa service per person at the Sanctuary Spa. 

The Hike-Tech package is available for booking October-December, but guided bike rides and hikes are available year-round.

For more information, visit sanctuaryoncamelback.com.

2. Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Restored from the former 1924 Hotel Syracuse, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown allows guests to experience history from the moment they arrive. Now, with the Living History package, the property is encouraging guests to delve even deeper into the rich history of Syracuse, known as New York’s “Central City.” The package includes a choice of two self-guided tours that lead guests through downtown Syracuse, including dozens of historic, architectural and cultural points of interest. Rates for this package start at $189 per night.

For more information, visit marriottsyracusedowntown.com.

1. Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside

Lovers of classic literature will appreciate a stay at California’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside, which is two blocks from the beach and offers direct access to the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. The 18-mile trail stretches along the Central California coastline from Castroville to Pacific Grove along the route of the old Southern Pacific Railway. Whether travelers decide to explore the trail on foot or on wheels, fans of Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row” will recognize settings from the novel, including Doc’s Lab and Hovden’s Cannery (now the Monterey Bay Aquarium). Nightly rates at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside start at $199.

For more information, visit embassysuites3.hilton.com.