Wanderful Wednesday Escapes the Heat and Hits the Beach

Wanderful Wednesday celebrates local and regional travel deals and unforgettable dream trips

By Melinda Sheckells



Bellagio’s New Guest Rooms


On the Strip, Bellagio unveiled their new rooms in spring with the entire collection completed by this summer. Encompassing all 2,568 guest rooms in the resort’s main tower, the new designs take inspiration from the movement of water, the beauty of nature and the vibrant reflections of light seen at sunrise and sunset. Featuring a luxurious oversized shower, dual sinks, a built-in closet and an activity table, Bellagio’s new guest rooms reflect thoughtful use of each space.

Design schemes are inspired by Bellagio’s famed Fountains and highlight nuances of nature and light throughout.


While the Premier King Room features a blue palette reflective of the sky just before sunrise, the Premier Two Queen Room is designed around yellow tones inspired by the sky at sunset. Both designs encompass strong, bold elements that are soothing and calming for guests either beginning or ending their day.


A spacious built-in closet and two comfortable, multipurpose seating nooks encourage full use of the room. Taking the place of the traditional bathtub is an oversized shower featuring an open doorless entry. 



Post House Inn in Charleston

Located just outside Charleston, South Carolina, Post House Inn is a coastal tavern and boutique accommodation offering seasonal fare, classic cocktails and seven hotel rooms. Situated in the heart of the Old Village, Post House is a home away from home for staycationers and travelers alike, a charming respite from the day-to-day hustle. Take the weekend or the week and settle into Village Life. 


Built in 1896, 101 Pitt Street has a longstanding history as the neighborhood hub. Some hundred years and many iterations later, Post House now presents a contemporary take on the neighborhood landmark, still bringing people together, in celebration, over good food and with a few drinks in tow.


Each room is thoughtfully curated with modern amenities, featuring Wright mattresses, air conditioning, a flat screen television and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

They offer several great packages so you can experience Charleston from a local’s perspective—check out Downtown Day, Smooth Sailin’ or Wellness Weekend—curated to make a memorable stay.


Downtown Day

Head downtown for the quintessential CHS experience—a walking tour through the cobblestone streets followed by brunch. Join Walk & Talk’s wonderful Tour Guide Tyler for an entertaining and informative scoop on Charleston’s rich history during this two-hour experience that unveils stories of Charleston’s character and characters as they link to the architectural fabric of the historic district.

Smooth Sailin’

Book the Smooth Sailin’ Package for the ultimate Charleston experience; sailing round the harbor, soaking in the sunset, with Charleston Sailing School. Set off on an afternoon adventure with up to five friends and the comfort of your own private sailboat tour. Post House will prepare a perfectly packaged charcuterie picnic basket, complete with a bottle of bubbles, for the ideal afternoon out on the water.

Wellness Weekend

Kick off your weekend with the wellness package: an energizing and enriching yoga or spin class at The Works, followed by brunch. Work up a sweat via a dynamic blend of vinyasa, meditation, plyometrics and core used to tap into breath and strength. The Works also offers spin, HIIT style classes and power vinyasa. After class, head down to Basic Kitchen for fresh pressed juices and a healthy, delish brunch.

The Seabird Resort and The Mission Pacific Hotel

Oceanside, California does not disappoint—located adjacent to San Diego. The Seabird Resort and The Mission Pacific Hotel, are two new hotels that opened in May 2021. They represent the largest oceanfront hotel development in over 50 years.

Tap into your California dream and visit this beach front vacation paradise. The sister hotels overlook the historic Oceanside pier and offer access to locally-owned restaurants and coffee shops.

The Seabird Resort

The Seabird Resort is a grand seaside resort with a modern twist. It’s perfect for families and little seabirds—as they like to call them. Farm-to-sea treatments for parents are the perfect way to unwind at the world class spa.


The Mission Pacific Hotel

The Mission Pacific is a beachfront sanctuary with a laid back spirit. Featuring a rooftop bar and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the hotel is a dreamy getaway. They also have a bold culinary scene including Charlie’s, a soon-to-open decadent dessert lounge located in the historic Graves house at Mission Pacific. The house was featured in the movie “Top Gun” with Tom Cruise. The historic homes were moved to the hotel property for the first time in a $1 million restoration project.


Both resorts are just a short drive—5 hours—from Las Vegas and a great way to cool off during these hot summer months.

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