“James, fetch our bicycles.” You might expect a butler at an English estate, but at a resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina? When you check into the Inn at Harbour Town, a new luxury hotel within the Sea Pines Resort, a tartan-clad houseman will be at your beck and call around the clock.

Inside, hunting-lodge-style rooms and Frette linens are the ultimate in cozy. Outside, the championship golf course, oak-lined bike trails, and Atlantic beachfront are classic Hilton Head. Play tennis on one of the 23 courts, ride at the equestrian center, or simply ring your butler if you have a yen for bubbly at 3 a.m. Doubles from $195, June through August; 888-807-6873 or

U.S.A.! U.S.A.! You’ll wish you’d packed a trunk full of hoopskirts when you board Delta Queen Coastal Voyages’ Cape May Light or Cape Cod Light, two new made-in-America ships with itineraries to match. An Eastern Seaboard trip might include a night out in New York City and high tea in Newport, Rhode Island—courtesy of a cruiser whose grand staircases, Tiffany chandeliers, and Fed-eral-style interiors harken back to the 19th-century vessels that once sailed these shores. Seven-night cruises from $4,370 per couple; 800-846-8000 or


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