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A common parental mantra is, “The days are long but the years are short.” This rings true. Time is a thief when it comes kids, but the past two years since the pandemic began? Fellow parents, let’s be real about it: It’s been a long stretch at home with the littles, and it’s about time you enjoyed some adults-only interaction in the form of a vacation. Just imagine it: sleeping in, not cooking any meals for anyone, the constant whine for snacks fades from your mind and you can sit still for more than 5-minutes. All of that, while enjoying a beautiful destination! So, call your own mom or dad (or other trusted adult willing to help you out), pack the sleeping bags, and get those kids shipped off for a few days. Here are 7 bookable resorts that are ideal for an adults-only trip. Pick your favorite and let someone take care of you for a change. We can feel your stress melting away already!

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Sparrows Lodge: Palm Springs, CA

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When it comes to taking break from the kids, you want to get away from all kids, not just your own. That’s where an adults-only property like Sparrows Lodge comes in. The only baby you’re allowed to bring to this Palm Springs resort is your furry one! No real kids allowed. Sparrows Lodge looks like a rustic chic oasis plopped right in the Californian desert. Spend your day relaxing by the pool or at the spa enjoying a massage, then nosh on California cuisine at their beloved on-site restaurant, The Barn Kitchen.

Bucuti & Tara: Aruba 

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This one is a bucket list option for anyone looking to really celebrate being kid-free. The cerulean sea kisses a beautiful sandy beach, where you can spend the day reading and enjoying tropical drinks. There are just over 100 rooms here so invite friends and enjoy a couples getaway. With a full-service spa and two restaurants right on property, the only decisions you’ll have to make are which spa service you want and what sounds good for dinner.

The Standard Hotel: Miami

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At this Miami Beach property, you won’t see anyone younger than 18 years old. The boutique hotel is just steps from the beach and the stunning infinity pool seems to go on for days. The spa here focuses on communal bathing rituals through it’s indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy set up, where you and move from cold plunge pool to bubbling hot tubs to mud baths and back again. You’ll come home to the kiddos tan and refreshed!

Circa Resort and Casino: Las Vegas

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What happens in Vegas can truly stay there at the adults-only and newly opened Circa Resort and Casino in Downtown Vegas. The hotel’s pool area, dubbed Stadium Swim, features 6 pools, swim-up bars, its own casino, and super-big screen TVs. When you take a break from the pool scene and multi-level casino, choose from any of the property’s five restaurants including celeb-studded subterranean steakhouse Barry’s Prime or 24/7 Jewish-inspired deli Saginaw’s for out-of-this-world griddled potato latkes. At sunset, head to the terrace at dress code-enforced Legacy Club on the resort’s 60th floor for jaw-dropping Vegas views, fancy cocktails, and electric swing music. Special occasion? Ask for the bar’s operations manager Todd Skier. He can arrange almost anything.

Akkuun Tulum: Mexico

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Set right on the beach, your worries are sure to melt away in Tulum. This trendy beach town is known for its seaside Mayan ruins and relaxed vibe. Akkuun doubles down on the latter, with a private beach, pool, and beachfront restaurant, as well as a beach bar. Pack a book and some sunscreen and listen to the absence of kid sounds at this beautiful Mexico hotel.

Auberge du Soleil: St. Helena, CA

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Who wants to bring kids to Napa, anyway?! The stunning Auberge du Soleil hotel in St. Helena is an incredible place to call home while exploring Napa wine country. The pool and spa are both amazing, the rooms feel like cozy homes, and the restaurant at the hotel is insanely delicious. The best part for wine connoisseurs? You’re in the ideal location to explore some of the top wineries in the world, just down the street from the hotel.

The Lodge at Woodloch: Hawley, PA

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This is an epic spa and wellness resort tucked into the countryside of northeastern Pennsylvania. You go here to spend days at the spa, being pampered and brought back to life, which for most parents, is just what the doctor probably ordered. Aside from spa services, which are incredible, the property is all-inclusive. Made to order breakfasts, lunches and dinners at their restaurant are both delicious and nourishing. Plus, nearby there is an 18-hold golf course, plenty of hiking and biking trails, and lakes on which to kayak or paddle board.

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