Postcards from Four Seasons: Capture the Magic of Summer Vacations in the Sun, Sand and City

Four Seasons hotels and resorts in North America unlock local adventures and picture-perfect moments to make the most of summer holidays and create memories to last a lifetime
April 24, 2024,
Toronto, Canada

Even those whose school days are long behind them feel that special sense of freedom that comes with long summer days in the sun and warm nights under starry skies.  Chasing adventure, engaging in no-textbook learning experiences, hitting summer festivals or just hanging by the pool, Four Seasons hotels and resorts have plenty to suit everyone’s vacation goals.   

Cultural Adventures

Whether it’s discovering natural wonders, immersing (literally, see below) in natural wonders or just hanging with the locals, summer is a great time to get out there and explore.  Four Seasons can connect guests to destinations and local experiences both on property and through carefully designed excursions.

Learn the Secrets of Freediving at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai - The waters of the Kona-Kohala coastline are known as some of the clearest, with abundant sea life. Join Kimi Werner, champion freediver, spear-fisher and ocean conservationist, to explore the depths of the underwater world in a new way through the unique skill of freediving. Guests will spend two half-days with Werner, connecting with and learning from this illustrious Hawaiian waterwoman during this one-of-a-kind experience that includes expert instruction, a private dinner, documentation by a professional photographer, and of course, plenty of time in the water.

Yellowstone Park Like Never Before with Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole  – A private flight for up to eight people bypasses the summer lines into Yellowstone National Park, where expert naturalists will guide guests through “America’s Serengeti,” home to moose, black bears, mountain lions, elk, bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, deer, wolves, foxes, beavers, raptors, and many more species.  During this truly epic day-long expedition, there will be many opportunities to print-it-and-frame-it as a souvenir of seeing the majesty of wildlife in their natural habitat.

Summer in the City at Four Seasons Hotel Montreal  – Every year Canada’s cosmopolitan hotspot comes to life starting with world-class racing in June and continuing through the famed Festival International de Jazz, music and arts festival Osheaga, Pride celebrations, the Lasso country music event, the pulsing îLESONIQ outdoor electronic dance festival and so much more to fill your social feeds this summer.  With Four Seasons located in the heart of it all and a well-connected concierge team as one’s guide – and a third night free offer – it’s an escapade estivale unlike any other.

Riding the Mighty Mississippi with Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis – In partnership with a local outfitter, Four Seasons invites guests to experience the river from the best vantage point of all – a voyager canoe that paddles past the Gateway Arch and other landmarks, historic architecture and landmark bridges.  Options range from a quick hour tour to a more leisurely journey that includes a picnic on a pristine river island.

A Wayfinder’s Journey at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – Join Hawaiian navigator Kala Baybayan Tanaka and connect to the fascinating culture of Hawaii on a Kodachrome-coloured ocean voyage.  Learn how Polynesians used the stars and ocean swells to find their way across the Pacific, savour “canoe plants” expertly prepared as a multi-course tasting menu, and “talk story” along the way.

Love is in the Air at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler - Take in the spectacular peaks and valleys that mark the landscape with a helicopter tour of British Columbia’s Coastal Mountains. Stop for a mountaintop rendezvous with a signature Four Seasons hot cocoa and marshmallow snowmen, surrounded by 360-degree views and snowcapped peaks.

Explore a 3,000 Acre Private Nature Reserve at Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo – Rarely accessed until now, this incredible reserve on Mexico’s Pacific coast is teeming with more than 70 endemic species including rare tropical birds, amazing reptiles and amphibians, and a lot of cute critters too.  A resident biologist guides guests through the jungle’s secrets, stopping for snaps at secluded ocean coves and beaches along the way.

Summer is for Kids

All Four Seasons resorts offer dedicated programming for younger guests, including some exciting moments in the spotlight.

Calling All Knights and Princesses to Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort Youngsters with fairytale dreams will love Magical Moments as they are treated like storybook royalty.  The transformation includes shimmering costumes, regal hairstyles, nail polish, and of course a tiara and wand. Young princes can opt to become a shining knight including hairstyling, a crown and playful sword and shield.  Hot tip: be sure to charge up the phones!

Just for VIKs at Four Seasons Hotel BostonChildren get the star treatment with Very Important Kids experiences, beginning with their own gold “kids only” key upon arrival at Four Seasons.  It grants access to a Mystery Closet where every VIK can select a toy before swan mascot Willow guides them on a hotel-wide scavenger hunt through the indoor swimming pool area, and a private rooftop courtyard and the kitchens of Coterie, where a special treat awaits as reward.  Families can also opt for an in-suite tent including oversized pillows and fairy lights sized just right, perfect for a fun family photo shoot to remember this special time together.

The More the Merrier

Summer may be synonymous with the annual family vacation, but it’s also a great time for couples and friends with a host of adventures and experiences meant to be shared at Four Seasons.

Hit the Beach in a Retro Ride at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach – Go for a spin in a fully electric, eco-friendly MOKE – a recently revived 1960s heritage picture car customized for Four Seasons and now available for day rentals. Ideal for cruising the beach, heading into town for shopping or even a sunset drive before an evening out, this might be the most fun to be had behind the wheel, in well, decades.

The Amalfi Garden at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley – Can’t decide between Italy and California this summer?  Enjoy the best of both worlds as Four Seasons brings la dolce vita to life on a grand Italian-style terrace with inspired cocktails and lemon trees, and the aroma of freshly-baked pizza wafting out from the Resort’s demonstration kitchen.  Through June 30, 2024.

Desert After Dark at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North – Complimentary weekly stargazing opens up Arizona’s night sky as guests see beyond the everyday through a high-powered telescope and viewing screen, guided by a NASA-certified astronomer.

A Day at the Beach at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Fort Lauderdale  – Nothing says summer like toes in the sand and cool drink in hand, lounging on comfy chairs shaded by big umbrellas, playing in the waves or joining a game a beach basketball, testing skills on a life-size Jenga (be ready to capture the antics for the reels!), and sipping punch while noshing on grilled fish tacos.  With a complimentary third night extending the fun another day, it’s a great excuse to do nothing together.

Time to Take Care at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe Blending wellness with desert adventure, the day begins with a traditional sage-smudging ceremony meant to clear the mind of negative energy and set intentions before embarking on a guided hike with a local guide.  The Plaza Blanca on sacred lands inspires an expert-led yoga practice, followed by a special mandala meditation session and a fresh and healthy picnic lunch surrounded by the picturesque desert landscape.

Savour the Summer

It’s time for al fresco dining by day and easing into cozy evenings with friends old and new at Four Seasons.

Cheers to Montaña Escondida open now through May 31 at Four Seasons Hotel Denver– Summer started early in the Mile High City with Montaña Escondida, a tropical pop-up cocktail bar featuring @DosHombres – the season’s hottest mezcal, created by friends and co-stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston.  Then, the fun continues with an urban oasis package that includes an in-room champagne bar with fresh juices before donning a hat and sunglasses and settling in on the rooftop pool terrace, where a hotel credit ensures that the umbrella drinks and tasty snacks keep coming directly to one’s plush lounger.

Retro-Style Picnic on Lady Bird Lake from Four Seasons Hotel Austin – Take in Austin’s summer skyline from the comfort of a vintage fibreglass boat, complete with a mid-century palette of cool colours, fins and chrome details.  With its quiet, eco-friendly electric motor and a gourmet picnic basket, it’s a picture-perfect summer day – there’s even a Polaroid camera to capture the memories. 

Postcard Paradise at The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas – Surrounded by an impressive collection of stone and bronze statues in the glorious Versailles Gardens, savour a customized dinner lit by candles and the setting sun with the sound of swaying palms above and gentle waves just steps away.

Patio Season at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto – Ask any local and they’ll tell you that with spring and summer comes “patio weather,” and there’s no better place to sip and nibble from afternoon to evening in fashionable Yorkville than d|azur.  Paying homage to the French Riviera and the Mediterranean coastline, d|azur is sets the no-filter-required vibe with a fresh and flavourful menu – including a new menu of low ABV cocktails - and the patio’s much-anticipated annual mural installation.

Pool Party at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis – Perhaps the only thing better than a refreshing drink enjoyed in the sunshine is sharing it with others.  This summer, the Twin Cities’ best rooftop pool plaza offers a full calendar of art market events, fitness classes and community dinners where family-style platters are loaded with fresh salads, summer veggies, grilled seafood and oven-fired pizzas.  Be sure to tag new friends!

When Darkness Falls at Four Seasons Hotel Houston – Those who prefer to stay out of the sun will want to seek out Bandista, a speakeasy bar discreetly located behind a bookcase.  Each evening becomes an event for those in the know as expert drink makers – including regular visits from the nation’s top bartenders – share their inventive (and Insta-worthy) creations and tell stories behind the unexpected elements of each concoction.  With a nod to the tequileros – the Prohibition-era smugglers who illegally transported tequila – this Lone Star destination bar is rich in craftsmanship and Southern hospitality.

Make Yourself at Home at Four Seasons

For families and friends travelling together, or a couple wanting a bit more space and privacy, Four Seasons suites and villas allow everyone to spread out and even plan a night in with movies, in-room dining options and more.  Or, choose a Four Seasons Private Retreat for the ultimate way to vacation in comfort and style.

Four Seasons Private Retreats offer privacy with full access to world-class hotel amenities and facilities and personalized around-the-clock service. From pre-arrival to departure, guests are guaranteed a seamless journey across all touchpoints, from the customized booking process to access to the Four Seasons mobile app and chat service, Kids For All Seasons programming designed for families with children, and a carefully curated stay itinerary by a dedicated concierge team. Wherever the destination, thoughtfully designed spaces boast quality facilities designed for comfort, entertainment, and peace of mind, ranging from private pools with spectacular views and modern fully equipped kitchens to expansive living rooms and dining areas.


Kate Burkholder
Area Manager, Public Relations - Americas
1165 Leslie Street
Toronto, Ontario M3C 2K8