5 Summer Hotspots from Luxury Travel Experts Indagare
Vacations are lovely, but the requisite pre-vacation research — on where to stay, what to see, what to do and, most importantly, where to go — can be tiresome. Thankfully, we have some very knowledgable friends over at Indagare, the members-only, luxury-travel service that makes it easy to create top-tier, highly personalized itineraries. Aesthetes, adventurers and libertines alike can all stitch together their dream vacation from the vast, expert-vetted resources available through the site.

To help us with our summer getaway planning, we tasked Indagare to come up with a list of five destinations — spanning from Greece to Newfoundland — that are filled with hotels, restaurants and activities that hold particular appeal for design lovers. Read on as Indagare shares insider tips on the best spots to see, stay and visit in each destination.

The lobby of the Cotton House Hotel in Barcelona.
Where else can you find thirteen Michelin-starred restaurants, nine World Heritage sites, some of the world’s most beautiful Gothic and modernist architecture and more than two miles of beaches in one European city? Cross L.A. with Paris and you’ll get a sense of the mix of history, fashion, relaxed rhythms and creative energy that pervades this charming Mediterranean port city. Here you can walk from a palm-lined beach to the Barri Gòtic neighborhood and onward to an Art Nouveau–era avenue, all in the course of an afternoon.

Indagare Adored Hotel: Cotton House Hotel
Don’t Miss: Shopping in the bohemian neighborhood of Gràcia, which is also home to Casa Vicens (Gaudí’s first major commission that will open to the public for the first time this fall). Incorporate a visit to Casa Vicens with a tour of Gaudí’s finest works, including the Sagrada Familia and the Park Güell.
Indagare Access: A private, after-hours visit to Casa Milà, one of the best examples of Antoni Gaudí’s unique vision. Indagare can arrange for your guide to be a member of the Milà family, who commissioned Gaudí to build the iconic monument.