Who said you have to choose between work and play?
Working from home has become a way of life this year in ways we could have never imagined. But now, that home office (or frankly, for most of us just sitting on the couch) feels a bit stale. So, to give you a little wanderlust inspiration, we’ve gathered a shortlist of properties in the U.S. that could make for outstanding “work from anywhere” destinations for one day in the future.
These options include the best views, fastest Wi-Fi, and other work-friendly amenities, so you could feasibly come and stay until you’re ready to move on to a new location. And you can always make one of them your Zoom background and just pretend.
Let’s get to work, shall we?
New York: Work with perks
Tranquility-seeking travelers will find just that at The Roundtree Hotel in Amagansett, the perfect beachside home office away from home. The resort offers standing desks, printers, and meeting rooms plus all the usual perks of a great hotel. Book a cottage for the extra privacy if you need to get work done, which come in studio, one-bedroom, and three-bedroom options.
Arizona: An office oasis
L’Auberge de Sedona is the perfect place to restore your work-life balance. The hotel comes with plenty of recreation options nearby for hikers and R&R enthusiasts alike. Each of L’Auberge de Sedona’s individually decorated 88 rooms open onto a fully furnished, private patio or balcony, making it easy to take your work outside and enjoy the desert air. Spend your evenings or weekends roaming mountain trails, or taking in spectacular natural beauty at Slide Rock State Park.
New York: Big city connection
According to internet experts, Ritz-Carlton hotels have the fastest Wi-Fi around, making the hotel group’s destinations the ideal place for someone who needs to conduct video calls, download big files, or connect on several devices at once. Why not combine that fast-paced connection with an equally fast-paced city and stay at the Ritz’s outpost overlooking Central Park? Located in Midtown, the hotel offers stellar views of the famed park below.
California: A family affair
The Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point isn’t just breathtakingly beautiful. The property also offers various multi-bedroom suites and room sizes that are ideal for those looking for a workcation option with children in tow. With onsite childcare, children’s club, and supervised activities, parents can focus on work while kids continue to play. Then, spend evenings and weekends together at the hotel’s beachside volleyball courts or taking a dip as a family in the Pacific Ocean.
Florida: Play, work and learn
The city of Miami recently rolled out a Play, Work and Learn Remotely initiative, encouraging hotels to cater to roaming workers with special packages or amenities. Solé Miami, an ocean-front resort taking part in the program, features multi-bedroom suites for anyone looking for some separation between work and relaxation. Two-bedroom suites include a full kitchen, dining area, and an ocean view, plus the Wi-Fi is always complimentary. Once you’re logged off, unwind at a shady picnic table tucked away on a white–sand dune. You’ve earned it.
Hawaii: An island away
Where better to work from than a Hawaiian island? The Koloa Island Resort on Kauai is ideal for a long-term stay, with all guest rooms and villas equipped with kitchens, washer/dryer units, private exterior access and furnished lanais. Not to mention the resort has ample amenities for leisure time, too. Choose from a studio room all the way up to a 3-bedroom villa for the ultimate remote office experience.
It’s important that all travelers check government advisories before going on a WFH trip. For added peace of mind, Expedia’s COVID-19 travel guide provides resources to help you travel smart during these times.
What is your dream destination for a WFH getaway?