Top 5 Unexpected Luxury Travel Destinations in North America

North American Travel Destinations

North American Travel Destinations

Most people are familiar with the popular luxury travel destinations here in North America, but what if you want to try a different location? There are all kinds of hidden gems and destinations that just aren’t as widely talked about just waiting to be discovered. To help you narrow down your choices, here’s a look at the top five unexpected luxury travel destinations in North America.

Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Known as one of the most luxurious ski destinations in Canada, Mont Tremblant in the province of Quebec, offers a lot more than just winter fun on the slopes. This is actually a year-round destination that offers a bevy out of outdoor experiences and activities, gourmet dining, a quaint and scenic village that is ideal for browsing, and plenty of spas for relaxing.

You can make the stay even more luxurious by booking in at the Château Beauvallon (, which is actually an award-winning hotel. Its quaint charm makes it look like something out of a village in the Alps, and the stunning grounds help to add to the feeling. Guests can stay in one to four bedroom suites that are oozing in luxury and special touches. And, of course, you’ll be located central to all the action and activities that Mount Tremblant has to offer.

Lake Placid

Lake Placid, New York

When you think of New York it’s common to assume New York City is the place to visit. While a lot can be said for the city, there are other areas of the state that are great in their own right. Lake Placid is ideal for those looking for luxury and more of a tranquil holiday. Because it's located in the Adirondacks you'll be treated to an alpine ski village atmosphere that is welcoming and scenic.

Just as you would expect, this destination is filled with adventure activities, as well as incredible dining and shopping experiences.


Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

Located just off Vancouver Island, Tofino has become more popular as of late. The natural beauty of the land and sea meet and give visitors some stunning photo opportunities. If you're into surfing, you'll appreciate that this destination offers world-class surfing opportunities all year round, complete with sandy beaches.

Lanai Hawaii

Lanai, Hawaii

Hawaii is far from a hidden gem, in fact, you’ll find this island appears on many traveler’s bucket lists. However, while Maui tends to be the most popular choice, there are other areas that should be discovered and seen as well. Lanai is, in fact, an island in Maui County and has a personality all of its own. It’s the perfect location for spotting Humpback Whales off the shoreline, and there is a wrecked WWII tanker that sits just off the shoreline at Shipwreck Beach. The island has a quieter and slower pace to it, making it perfect for nature lovers who seek a little solitude.

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara has been dubbed the "American Riviera", so with a name like that, you expect it ooze luxury - which it does. You have a fabulous backdrop of mountains against the beautiful sandy shores of the ocean. The destination features more than 300 days of sunshine per year, is very easy to get to, and features a lovely historic charm all of its own.

What to Pick?

With so many great luxury destinations to choose from why pick just one? These destinations are all well worth a trip.

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