Stateside Olympic-Inspired Travel Adventures
As the Summer Games in Brazil inspire athletes and fans of all ages, those of us left stateside may find ourselves curious about the exciting sports and superhuman skills we witness on television. Hotels, gyms, and studios across the country are catching the competitive itch and offering specialized courses and offers surrounding seasonally friendly Olympic sports.
Summer Bobsledding at Whiteface Lodge, New York: For year-round bobsledding, the Whiteface Lodge is the place to go. Overlooking Lake Placid, the sprawling property is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. The bobsled rides take place with a professional driver and brakeman and begin at the half-mile point on the track.
Gold Medal Tri Training at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Arizona: Sanctuary’s three-day Triathlon Training package includes a day each of swimming, desert biking, and running instruction by the resort’s exercise experts. Misty Hyman, an Olympic gold medalist, is the property’s resident swim instructor. Once training wraps, guests can hit the spa and soothe sore muscles with a 60-minute therapeutic sports massage, 60-minute reflexology, and a 90-minuteThai table massage. The package also features casita accommodations and a daily power breakfast.
Learn to Sail at Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, California: The historic and beautiful Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa provides a serene retreat for travelers as they overlook Richardson’s Bay. Here, guests can learn to sail this summer as they gaze out at the San Francisco skyline. The resort’s “Learn to Sail” package includes three-day, two-night accommodations in The Mansion, two days of sailing lessons on a beautiful 31-foot sailboat, daily picnic lunch on the boat and Angel Island, spa treatments, and more. Via “4 Best Resorts To Learn A New Skill This Summer.”