Finally, we’ve had a few warm, sunny days so it’s time to start enjoying some outdoor living! Since we don’t have a large porch on our home, I am always drawn to porches when I go on vacation. Apparently, I am drawn to rocking chairs on porches as well because I seem to choose the hotels that have them…
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Outdoor Rocking Chairs on Porches – (Inspired by Hotels)
The Turquoise Rocking Chairs in Martha’s Vineyard:
A few years ago, I visited The Harborview Hotel in Martha’s Vineyard for a girls’ getaway. As you can see, we chose a hotel with a huge porch and gorgeous turquoise rocking chairs facing the ocean. Even though it was chilly that weekend, we spent as much time as possible out on that porch rocking away.
Recently, I learned that the Harborview changed their turquoise rocking chairs to white ones when they renovated the hotel. Sure, I’ll bet the white rocking chairs are pretty but I was slightly heartbroken to hear that news. In my opinion, the turquoise color gave the rocking chairs character. Obviously, they forgot to consult me when they made the change…
Regardless of the color, can you imagine sipping a cup of coffee or tea out there in the morning sun? Note to self…book another trip to Martha’s Vineyard!
A Hotel Porch in Virginia Beach:
Last year for our girls’ weekend, we chose a hotel in Virginia Beach. Ironically, they had rocking chairs on their porch too!
Similar Wood Rocking Chair
Even though their wooden outdoor rocking chairs were pretty, they didn’t melt my heart the way the turquoise ones did. Plus, there was no ocean view.
From there I wasn’t messing around, so I headed to one of the prettiest porches with rocking chairs in the world…
Waikiki Beach – Oahu, Hawaii:
Last summer, we took our family to Hawaii and stayed at the iconic Westin Moana Surfrider.
A tropical setting with teak rocking chairs on a porch… can you get any better than that? If you are going to spend any length of time relaxing on an outdoor rocking chair, this is the place to do it!
Similar looking rocking chair in polywood
After an 11 hour flight from the east coast, you can bet I plopped myself down on one of these beautiful wooden rockers. This lovely porch was the perfect spot to enjoy the island breezes while watching all the happy vacationers arrive. Since these outdoor rocking chairs overlooked the valet area, they were in a prime location for people watching. Isn’t that part of the fun of sitting on a porch?
Even though I had fun taking it easy on the front porch of the hotel, the back patio was an equally relaxing spot to lounge…with a Mai Tai or two! Best of all, these outdoor rocking chairs had an ocean view and were only a few steps from the bar. Mai Tais for everyone!
Ka’anapali Beach, Maui:
After a few days in Oahu, we headed to Maui for our next hotel with outdoor rocking chairs…
How’s this for an open air lobby? Technically, these outdoor rocking chairs are located on an outdoor patio (not a porch) but they still have that porch vibe. For the next week, we enjoyed every moment of our stay at the the Westin Maui Resort and Spa! Of course, we spent some time lounging by the waterfall in their wooden rocking chairs as well!
If I ever get my act together, I will write a trip report about our stay in Maui. Next month, it will be a year since our visit…I guess it’s time I shared that vacation!
Wasn’t that a fun trip down rocking-chair-memory-lane? When I plan our next vacation, I think I’ll continue to choose places with outdoor rocking chairs. After all, I’m on a roll!
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