July 4th marks the first of many long weekends you'll take this summer, some authorized, others not, but taken anyway due to your certainty that nobody will realize you're gone. To help your cause, Thrillist has rounded up these four accessible getaways where you can forget about work and sip yourself down some BACARDI® Mojitos.
CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta: Mojitos are a point of ice-cold pride in the Lobby Bar, where you can also take in resplendent views, resplendent tapas, and resplendent premium cigars. Besides the usual comforts (private beach, glittering pool, easy access to Nicklaus-designed golf course), you can participate in CM's sea turtle rescue program, which involves releasing hatched turtles into the sea so they can one day grow big enough to scare the resplendent pee out of you.
Cedar House Sport Hotel: Minutes away from Historic Downtown Truckee, CHSH is a chalet-inspired lodge furnished in a mod-Euro style free of the Moose heads that haunt your dreams, with easy access to granite rock climbing, kayaking, fly fishing, sailing, rafting, and golf. Downstairs, the guests-only bar serves up 5pm free apps, just in time for Happy Hour -- or Alarmed Hour, if you're the "Man" CNN describes in a segment called "Rock Climbing Mishap".
Nick's Cove & Cottages: An hour north of SF, Nick's offers ridiculously pimped out cottages (plasmas, wood-burning stoves, wet bars, heated bathroom floors), some with decks overlooking the Tomales Bay. The restaurant (also Bay-view) serves up some of Sonoma and Marin counties' best oysters, live music, and sunsets so gorgeous they'll make you forgive Mother Nature for how incredibly ugly oysters are.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay: NorCal cuisine served atop an ocean bluff, a lounge with floor-to-ceiling water views, and 36 holes of golf backdropped by cliffs overlooking the Pacific -- if that last part doesn't inspire you, you're probably a Whac-A-Mole man.