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After-Dark Activities Worth Staying Up For

From bioluminescent bays to desert stargazing, the world’s offerings are sometimes best seen at night. Explore some of our favorite evening activities below.
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Swim in Bioluminescent Waters in Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico’s three bioluminescent bays give travelers a glowing show. These shallow bays are home to hundreds of thousands of microscopic dinoflagellates that transform the water into a brilliant blue-green when swirled. Make the trek from Dorado Beach to Laguna Grande, near El Yunque National Forest, where you can kayak through mangrove channels to see the waters shine.
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Help Release Baby Turtles in Cancun


From July to November, sea turtles make their way to Cancun’s beaches to bury their eggs. Turtle Guardians at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun move the eggs to a safe nest at Turtle Camp to protect them from predators. Some 60 days later, travelers can be a part of the magic and help volunteers release the newly hatched turtles back into the ocean.
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Stargaze in the Desert


Known as one of the premier stargazing spots in the world, the Southwestern desert offers a one-of-a-kind view of the heavens, free from light pollution. At The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, travelers can scope the skies from their own suites, or head to the desert for a guided stargazing session.
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Roast S’mores in the Sierra Nevada


Learn the art of the s’more overlooking the largest alpine lake in North America at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. After a day of tennis, fly-fishing or hiking (or all three), find your favorite fire pit to get roasting. Your mountain adventure couldn’t have a sweeter ending.
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Relax Fireside in Georgia’s Scenic Lake Country


As the sun sets, romance ignites at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Enjoy a personal chiminea bonfire while relaxing lakeside in Adirondack chairs — with champagne in hand. The evening features a private dinner and a setting that is simply magical.
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