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5 Destinations for a Getaway with Friends

Once you’ve tackled the hurdle of coordinating hectic schedules, reconnect with friends in a destination that diverges from the norm. From restorative waterfront retreats to exhilarating outdoor adventures, find inspiration for your next group getaway.
Clifftop resort overlooking the ocean
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Laguna Niguel, California


Situated atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is in a prime location for activities in and by the water. Learn to surf on Laguna Beach, tour Dana Point Harbor on a stand-up paddleboard, snorkel over the kelp forest, or spend an adrenaline-fueled morning bodyboarding and bodysurfing.
Plan Your Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
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Orlando, Florida


Anglers of any level of expertise can head for one of the The Ritz-Carlton’s 11 private, stocked lakes and ponds for a guided bass fishing expedition, no license required, and return for a restorative massage afterward. The hotel spa draws from the local bounty, with treatments that use herbs from the organic garden, citrus from nearby orchards, and honey from its resident bees.
Play Your Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
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Puerto Rico


From the coastal cities of Puerto Rico, the sea and ocean beckon the curious, the adventurous and the free-spirited. Venture to surrounding islands with your group aboard a private yacht, admire the architecture of Old San Juan from the water aboard a classic American-style sailboat, or head out on a diving excursion to explore the island's cays from beneath the surface.
Plan Your Stay at Dorado, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Chairs on a deck overlook a lake
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Lake Tahoe, California


The expansive freshwater lake at the foot of the Sierra Nevada lures visitors year-round for its bounty of both winter and summer activities. In colder months, choose from exhilarating endeavors like heli-skiing or full-moon hiking. When the weather warms, the lake beckons. Hire a private charter for an afternoon of wake surfing or tubing.
Plan Your Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
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Cancun, Mexico


The cerulean waters around Cancun are laden with visual treasures, including the more than 500 permanent life-size statues scattered and permanently fixed to more than 4,500 square feet of seabed at the Museo Subacuático de Arte. Explore the flooded caves at Sistema Dos Ojos, sprawl on the brilliant white beaches of Cancun or venture to higher ground to explore Mayan ruins at Coba or Chichen-Itza.
Plan Your Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun