This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2022. All rights reserved. We recently wrote about why Mexico City should be on your travel bucket list. This week, The Escape Home’s Nicole Perrino writes about another capital city that is often overlooked in favor of all-inclusive resorts (which, yes, are beautiful, but tend to be … culturally bland?).
The Dominican Republic has no shortage of beautiful beaches, all-inclusive resorts and fun excursions, but if you’re thinking of planning a trip beyond just the beach resorts, consider a stay in Ciudad Colonial, aka Zona Colonial. (Also, it’s just a four-hour, less-than-$400 flight from New York City.) Located in the capital Santo Domingo, Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone) is the first European district in the New World and home to historic buildings, museums, beautiful restaurants, and an abundance of nightlife options. Consider renting an Airbnb or staying at a boutique hotel in the area and experiencing both touristy and local activities during your stay. Lodging
The Billini Hotel
The great thing about staying in an Airbnb in the Zona Colonia …