Make the most of sunny days and balmy nights at these must-visit locations. From urban beaches and vibrant music festivals to a secluded island retreat, here are the best places to soak up summer vibes.

Beach Blanket Glamour in LA

Los Angeles offers a heady mix of SoCal beach culture and Hollywood glamour. To experience it all, book a chic, modern room at Fairmont Century Plaza, an iconic mid-century landmark with an award-winning spa. The central location is ideal, whether you want to cool off in the Pacific Ocean or browse luxe boutiques on Rodeo Drive. Before you head out to explore, see the cityscape spread before you from a lounger by the rooftop pool. The exclusive sanctuary offers tequila cocktails and Cali-Mex bites from ¡ESTA! along with breathtaking views that extend to the coastline and mountains.

When it’s time for sun and surf, make the easy drive west to the broad sands and nostalgic pier at Santa Monica Beach, or take the scenic Pacific Coast Highway to legendary Malibu spots like Surfrider Beach, a location for 1960s movies such as Beach Blanket Bingo.

Back at the hotel, you can prepare for a night out with a “Red Carpet Radiance” facial devised by renowned London skin specialist Dr. Rita Rakus or a trim at celebrity-approved salon Cristophe Privé. Ready for your close-up? Snag a booth at La Dolce Vita, a reinvigorated Beverly Hills red-sauce joint once favored by Frank Sinatra, and scan the dimly lit room for famous faces.

Outdoor movies are a magical way to celebrate the city’s main industry while enjoying a warm LA evening. Cinespia presents big-screen classics in the atmospheric Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the palm-dotted resting place of legends like Judy Garland.

Lakeside Fun and Fests in Chicago

Whether you’re planning to attend Lollapalooza or the Chicago Jazz Festival, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park places you just a block from the sprawling central green spaces that host some of the city’s biggest summer events. You can stroll through Millennium Park to see The Bean, a massive stainless steel sculpture by British-based artist Anish Kapoor. Then continue to a blockbuster exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the many attractions of neighboring Grant Park.

If you prefer a day of sunbathing and swimming, hop on a Divvy bike and cycle north along the Lakefront Trail to reach popular sandy strips such as Oak Street Beach. Rent a beach chair, play a game of volleyball or take a dip in Lake Michigan — all against an incredible backdrop of downtown skyscrapers.

You can get a different perspective of the famous skyline along the Chicago Riverwalk, which is dotted with restaurants and brewpubs offering outdoor seating. If you’d rather eat indoors, book a hot table like Kindling in the iconic Willis Tower, where James Beard Award-winning chef Jonathon Sawyer is a wizard with wood-fire-cooked dishes. For a more laid-back evening, order comfort food and craft beer at Fairmont Chicago’s convivial Columbus Tap, a Midwest gastropub featuring fare by Chef Andrew Graves.

Pittsburgh is intrinsically linked to its most famous native son. Not only does the Andy Warhol Museum hold the largest collection of the prescient pop artist’s work, the institution is creating a six-block arts district north of the Allegheny River. From your spacious room at Fairmont Pittsburgh, it’s less than a 15-minute walk across the Andy Warhol Bridge (one of the strikingly identical Three Sisters Bridges) to the budding Pop District. During the warmer months, the mural-splashed Silver Street alleyway provides the setting for Sound Series concerts, which feature an eclectic lineup of regional acts.

Stand beside the huge fountain at the tip of Point State Park for sweeping views of the confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers. The park is also a venue for several festivals, including the city’s lively Fourth of July celebrations. Alternatively, assemble a gourmet picnic and view the fountain’s 150-foot spray from the water as you cruise the three rivers on a thatched-roofed tiki boat.

After sightseeing, carve out time for an aromatherapy massage at Fairmont Pittsburgh Health Club & Spa, which also features a 6,000-square-foot fitness center. Rejuvenated from your treatment, you’ll be ready to experience the thriving downtown dining scene. One of the hottest spots, Ritual House, serves globally inspired dishes in a chic, chandelier-lit space within the early-20th-century Union Trust Building.

Island Time in Maui

When you’re ready to get into the resort mindset, escape to the idyllic island of Maui. Hawai’i’s sole all-suite and villa luxury resort, Fairmont Kea Lani provides an unforgettable tropical retreat on palm-fringed Polo Beach.

There are plenty of things to do here, in this island paradise. Look out for green sea turtles, or honu, near the colorful coral reef while snorkeling in the crystalline waters, or embark on an outrigger canoe experience with an expert guide. Just want to chill? Claim a private cabana and spend the day lazing by one of three sparkling pools.

Adventure also abounds away from the shore, from guided horseback rides through the stark landscape of the inactive Haleakalā volcano crater to a rainforest excursion where you can rappel down waterfalls and swim in hidden pools. Back at the resort, wind down with a sunset yoga session or a balancing lomilomi massage in the tranquil spa before a memorable farm-to-table fusion meal at .

While most visitors make a beeline for the renowned monuments and museums in and around the National Mall, the Georgetown waterfront is a summer hotspot that thrums with outdoor diners and boat-watchers. Grab a dockside table at Fiola Mare, a sleek seafood spot frequented by the Bidens, to soak up the scene by the Potomac River. If you want to get on the water, you can rent a kayak or an SUP nearby or join a paddling tour that takes in epic vistas of the Washington Monument and other iconic landmarks.

Stay at the elegant Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown, and you’ll be steps from a section of sprawling Rock Creek Park. The capital’s serene 1,754-acre green space offers miles of wooded trails that pass rustic bridges and historic sites like an 1820s mill and remnants of Civil War forts. Wander through leafy Dumbarton Oaks Park, around a mile from the hotel and home to a Federal-style estate that includes stunning gardens and a museum of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art.

While you’re in Georgetown, take a stroll along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW to discover one of the capital’s best shopping districts. Fashion mavens can look for independent labels at contemporary boutiques like Relish and LiLi the First, while interior design aficionados should head to quaint cobblestoned Cady’s Alley for furnishing stores.

Inspired to make this summer unforgettable? Book your getaway today.