Celebrate Summer With the Family

Summer is on its way, and it is time to celebrate! When the Memorial Day barbecues begin to smolder, it is time to think about ways to spend those luxurious, long summer days with your family.

The Summer of Glass in Asheville, N.C., begins May 17 and runs through Oct. 7, featuring Chihuly at Biltmore, an exhibition in which monumental glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly will be found throughout areas of the Biltmore House, gardens and grounds. Complementing the exhibition, a community-wide celebration of glass will be found throughout the city and region with special local exhibitions, demonstrations, tours, workshops and events.

Biltmore House and Gardens

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The summer season kicks off in Aruba at the 18th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival May 24–28 with performances by Alicia Keys, Marlon Wayans and other international performers, and the party continues June 29–30 with the Aruba Summer Music Festival. One place to stay for both is the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, offering a Break Away & Play package that includes accommodations, a $50 daily resort credit, access to the resort’s private island and more.

In London, The Arch London celebrates the summer months with its Summer In the City package (May 28–Sept. 9), including an overnight stay in the 5-star boutique hotel, a sharing platter for two and cocktails, and a traditional full English breakfast.

Le Richemond in Geneva is offering The Ultimate Swiss Summer Getaway package (book by June 30 for travel through Sept. 30) for VIP access to the best of Geneva. The package includes a two-night stay; a bottle of Champagne upon arrival; a private, on-property gem lab with Gübeli;, an intimate watch-making workshop with Les Ambassadeurs; a sunset boat cruise around Lake Geneva; and more.

The new Hotel Talisa in Vail, Colo., offers a 4th Night Free package for those who visit during the summer (through Sept. 30), which includes a $25 food and beverage credit, and its weekly summer rituals and traditions, including morning yoga, après everyday and poolside soirees.

It’s (nearly) summertime, and these destinations make the livin’ easy with special offers.