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What are the top luxury destinations in the United States?

The United States is not short of luxury destinations to spend a week or two, whether you are in need of a vacation or you just want to take a few days off to relax. Here are five of the top luxury destinations in the country, complete with fine dining, five-star accommodation, and stunning scenery.

Montauk Point Light

1. Long Island

Long Island provides 118 miles of beautiful scenery, luxury hotels, and picture-perfect beaches. Many people head to the East End to enjoy the natural scenery and huge waves that are ideal for surfing—and it's a great place to spot celebrities.

Visit The Hamptons on the South Shore where you will find luxury real estate, fantastic shopping, glamorous parties, and beautiful beaches—try Gibson Beach for one of the best options.

If you're planning on staying in a hotel, The Maidstone cannot be beaten. And when it comes to eating out, Nick & Toni's is the place to be seen. You can also explore the many wineries in the North Fork during your stay.

Downtown Nantucket

2. Nantucket

Located off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket—or the "Little Grey Lady of the Sea"—is a popular vacation destination for the wealthy. Long beaches, stunning scenery, and fantastic fishing for bluefish and tuna are the highlights, making it the perfect place to vacation.

You have a wide range of hotels to choose from, one of which is the Wauwinet in the north of the island. Alternatively, stay in the White Elephant—this is also home to Brant Point Grill, one of the best restaurants on the island where you can enjoy the freshest seafood and the juiciest steaks.

Aspen

3. Aspen

Aspen is the luxury ski town popular with the celebrities and the rich, and the homes here are owned by some of the wealthiest people in the country. The main activity is, unsurprisingly, skiing. There are four areas to chose from, all of which are suitable for skiers of all abilities.

Fly into Aspen Pitkin Sardy Field Airport in your private jet and you can easily make your way to an elegant hotel such as Hotel Jerome, which for decades has been one of the most important hotels here.

The best ski conditions in this playground for the wealthy are found at the end of the season in March and April, but visit any time during the season for a fantastic experience.

Palm Beach

4. Palm Beach

Palm Beach is one of the most glamorous destinations in the United States, famous for its huge mansions that are popular retreats for celebrities and the rich during the winter months.

If you don't have your own place to stay, The Breakers is a grand hotel on the National Register of Historic Places that will be the perfect place to base yourself if you spend a few weeks here on vacation.

Spend your time swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters, and don't miss out on some luxury shopping in Worth Avenue. It's also easy to reach by private jet because you can travel directly to Palm Beach International Airport.

Malibu surfing

5. Malibu

With stunning views of the Malibu Hills, and beautiful beaches including Carbon Beach (or "Billionaires' Beach" as it is known), Malibu is the ideal luxury retreat to get away from it all.

Head here in the summer to enjoy perfect weather—humidity is low and temperatures hover around 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Stay in a villa in the hills, or hire a beach house where you can enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see.

Relaxing on the beach, surfing the huge waves, and enjoying fresh seafood at the excellent restaurants make this the ultimate destination if you want to relax and take it easy.

Take Your Pick from these Luxury Destinations

These are not the only luxury destinations in the USA, but they are right up there with the best. So whether you are looking for a winter ski retreat or a summer vacation paradise, take your pick and enjoy the luxury lifestyle in one of these top destinations.

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Charles Denault

Charles Denault

Founder & CEO, SimpleCharters