Buckle up because Mercury is about to go retrograde for the third time this year! From August 23 – September 15, the solar systems’ first planet will appear to move backwards – an optical illusion causing us earthlings to point the finger of blame for everything from technology mishaps to that ill-advised text to an ex.
Instead of causing a serious dating blunder, why not put that energy into dreaming about your next getaway, and seeing if Expedia and Hotels.com nailed it with their list of top hotel suggestions based on the zodiac signs.
Is your sign’s hotel soooo you?
Capricorn: The Times Square EDITION – New York, New York
Birthday dates: December 22 – January 20
Capricorn may be the sign of the sea-goat, but these go-getters certainly channel that worker-bee energy. Efficient, ambitious, and practical, Capricorns will thrive in busy hub destinations like New York, perhaps more so than laying out on the beach. That’s not to say they’re all work and no play though – these earth signs work hard and play hard! A ruling planet of Saturn brings the CEO energy, making standout, sleek, and unforgettable The Times Square EDITION a great option for high-achieving Capricorn.
Travel tip for Capricorn: Practicality is the name of the game so handy tools like Price Tracking can help guarantee you’re getting a great deal by tracking flights in the Expedia app.
Aquarius: Riad Olema et Spa – Marrakech, Morocco
Birthday dates: January 21 – February 18
Aquarians are culture creatures and delight in immersing themselves in completely different surroundings. They seek meaningful experiences and love to make new friends and connections along the way! In Marrakech, Aquarius can revel in the history of the Medina (the old city), explore bustling souks, or trek into the desert or mystical mountains. As an air sign, they also might enjoy one of the luxury hot-air balloon experiences that the city has to offer.
Travel tip for Aquarius: with so much to see and do, it can be hard to keep track of it all. Trip boards offer a collaborative space that take the hassle out of travel planning with a group.
Pisces: Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, Maldives
Birthday dates: February 19 – March 20
The picturesque Maldives provide the perfect place for the sign of the two fish to swim to their hearts content while surrounded by water. Higher on the emotional scale when it comes to the zodiac, the Pices traveller will enjoy the laid-back and serene atmosphere at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort where they can relax and dream the day away. It’s also a great place for pamper-loving Pices to enjoy a relaxing massage or a tranquil spa treatment to the gentle soundtrack of the Indian Ocean.
Travel tips for Pices: Get pampered for less and use your Expedia member points to save dollars on spa activities and more.
Aries: Soneva Kiri – Ko Kodo, Thailand
Birthday dates: February 19 – March 20
If you’re looking to lure an Aries on vacation, be sure to list all the amazing activities they can enjoy (or challenge them to a competition – that’ll work too). The Aries traveller fearlessly treks into the unknown; they are trend-setters, never trend followers, and are always down for an adventure. Soneva Kiri in Thailand is a great spot for these energetic activity lovers where they can find snorkeling, aerial yoga, ecologist waterfall hikes, or have meals delivered by zipline while dining in a ‘treepod’ suspended high over the rainforest.
Travel tip for Aries: with a packed schedule things can change! With the Expedia air credit redemption tool, Travellers can now simply log into their Expedia account to apply their air credit to an eligible flight in just a few clicks.
Taurus: Il Borgo di Vescine – Chianti, Tuscany
Birthday dates: April 21 – May 20
Nothing stops Taurus once they have their mind set on something (they are the sign of the bull after all) and they’ll do whatever they can to turn their dream trip into a reality. For Taurus, the perfect travel recipe is a mix of luxury and relaxation, which is why the elegant and serene Tuscan countryside is the ideal escape. Said to be the foodies of the zodiac, these earth signs will also appreciate the fresh and local fare offered at Il Borgo di Vescine including a complimentary farm-to-table breakfast buffet, and wine from the attached vineyard property.
Gemini: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – Sydney, Australia
Birthday dates: May 21 – June 20
Bubbly Gemini is the social butterfly of the zodiac so expect them to strike up conversations with fellow travellers and locals while on their travels. Because of this, they’re sure to find the best hidden gems and be in the know when it comes to events and festivals. A trip with Gemini is one that you’ll never forget! With their social nature, it’s no surprise that these twins like to be in the hub of things, so picking a central hotel like Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is a good bet. Plus, the property boasts multiple common areas including a well-appointed pool and patio lounge which is perfect for making new friends.
Travel tip for Gemini: When the social travel mood suddenly strikes, head to hotels.com for some spontaneous travel inspo including last-minute deals.
Cancer: Fitzroy Hall – Charlottetown, PEI
Birthday dates: June 21 – July 22
It might take a bit of convincing to get Cancer to leave the comforts of home, but once they do, they’ll be happy as a clam (or rather, crab). For these sensitive signs, emotional connections take center stage, meaning time with loved ones is a strong motivator when planning and taking trips. Traditions and comfort are also important to Cancer signs, so choosing a cozy destination like PEI – the famous literary home of Anne of Green Gables – will make memory-making even more special. Fitzroy Hall delivers on the cozy factor with roaring fireplaces, plush wing-backed chairs, and a communal dining room area which Cancer will appreciate. Travel tip for Cancer: Use hotel filters like “family friendly” and number of bedrooms to home in on the perfect stay for group travel.
Leo: The Beverly Hills Hotel – Hollywood, California
Birthday dates: July 23 – August 22
It’s no secret that Leos like to be seen, and where else better than the glittering lights of Hollywood? With a flare for the dramatic and a need to be center stage, these regal royals will have no trouble grabbing the spotlight in a world of red carpets and flashy premieres. Naturally, Leos expect just as legendary lodgings. For over a century, The Beverly Hills hotel has been a magnet for the kings and queens of the silver screen and an iconic locale for celebrity spotters trying to catch a glimpse of them.
Travel tip for Leo: To be treated like the King or Queen you are, sign up for a free hotels.com membership and get treated to extra perks like VIP access and room upgrades.
Virgo: The Hoxton – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Birthday dates: August 23 – September 22
Modern sophistication is the name of the game when it comes to the Virgo aesthetic, and while the city of Amsterdam is steeped in history, it’s the clean lines, efficient layout, and beautiful canals that will make a Virgo heart sing. These travellers have a penchant for details and delight in organization, making them ideal candidates for trip planning. They also recognize beauty in simplicity which is why The Hoxton hotel with its minimalist design and chic, yet warm décor is the perfect fit.
Travel tip for Virgo: Harness your planning power and save time with tools like smart shopping on hotels.com which allows you to easily compare properties to find your perfect fit.
Libra: L’Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe – Paris, France
Birthday dates: September 23 – October 22
If there’s a sign that loves people-watching, it’s Libra. Put them street-side at buzzing Parisian café or overlooking the bustling streets from an iconic French balcony and they’re happy as can be. It’s no surprise that the sign of the scales also loves balance, making Paris – with its historic past and effervescent lights – the ideal place to experience a little bit of everything. With a ruling planet of Venus, the Libra traveller also appreciates beauty and artwork – two things the city of lights has in spades.
Travel tip for Libra: Sometimes Libra’s get stuck weighing the decisions, so head to the Expedia app and consult the ChatGPT plugin for a list of suggested top activities and conversational trip planning.
Scorpio: Bourbon Orleans Hotel – New Orleans, Louisiana
Birthday dates: October 23 – November 21
Mythical and mysterious, you can count on the Scorpio traveller to gravitate towards awe-inspiring experiences with a heaping of intrigue. Enter New Orleans – a vibrant and eclectic city where Scorpio will feel right at home amongst the passionate culture and storied histories. At the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, dating back to the early 1800’s, inquisitive Scorpio minds can enjoy a goosebump-inducing stay as the property claims frequent paranormal sightings of a soldier, nuns, and a ghost dancer in the ballroom.
Travel tip for Scorpio: Look for local experts and niche tours using Expedia’s ‘Things to do’ page, like this BYOB New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo and Vampire tour.
Sagittarius: Good Nature Hotel – Kyoto, Japan
Birthday dates: November 23 – December 21
When it comes to adventures, Sagittarians jump in headfirst and with both feet. As the sign with the strongest wanderlust tendencies, they’re constantly on the move and are happy to immerse themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. While they’re enthusiastic and energetic travel companions, they’re also deep thinkers and gravitate towards cultural trips and philosophical experiences. For the Sag traveller, Kyoto, Japan, with its rich history and culture, fits the bill. The sign of the centaur will also appreciate the tranquility of the Good Nature Hotel while also enjoying unique elements like the eclectic rooms or the garden terrace glamping tents.
Travel Tip for Sagittarius: Since your motto is practically travel well and travel often, take advantage of last minute deals to satisfy those travel bug cravings.
Looks like Canada doesn’t align with anyone’s zodiac signs? If you base your travel ideas on something other than the stars, then get some travel inspo here!