Like the idea of camping except for all the getting back to nature stuff? Chicago’s luxe landmark The Gwen offers the city’s first urban glamping experience. With bird’s-eye views of Michigan Avenue, the 16th-floor private terrace of the Gwen Lux Suite has a boho Lotus Belle tent with a comfy queen-sized bed.
Yearning for adventure? El Capitan Canyon offers a memorable getaway on the unspoiled California coast north of Santa Barbara. One of the USA’s first sustainably-minded “glamping” lodges, it offers comfy cedar cabins, safari tents, and domed yurts stretched along a peaceful canyon creek within 350 protected acres.