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From beautiful scenery to bustling metropolitan experiences to niche getaways, Pennsylvania has it all. In today’s article, we’ll explore four of the state’s best destinations and some of the top hotels in each.
Pittsburgh is home to attractions like the Andy Warhol Museum, which is the largest American art museum dedicated to a single artist, as well as the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, a historic museum established by Andrew Carnegie himself. It’s also home to the National Aviary, which is the biggest aviary in the country.
While you’re in Pittsburgh, consider a stay at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. This historic hotel is in the Fulton Building, which was built on the riverfront in 1906. Today, you’ll find an on-site gym, pet-friendly rooms, and one of the best-rated restaurants in the city, Braddock’s American Brasserie.
Seattle is one of the most popular destinations on the West Coast, which also means its hotel rates are among the highest on the coast. One great way to save money and explore this region is to stay in one of Seattle’s beautiful suburbs. In this article, we’ll explore three of those suburbs and five of the area’s best hotels.
Seattle has something for every type of traveler. Into museums? Check out the Seattle Art Museum, the Museum of Flight, or the Experience Music Project Museum. Like natural attractions? Head to the ocean shores or nearby Lake Union, explore the countless acres of green space, or head out to Seward Park or Mount Teneriffe. Like to visit the major icons? Head straight for the Space Needle or the Seattle Great Wheel. You won’t want to miss the city’s many fine dining options, music venues, theatres, or festivals, either.
I need to return to Michigan. My only visit thus far was to Detroit, where my brother insisted that we go to 8 Mile Road to see the place Eminem grew up. It was a memorable trip, but Detroit probably wouldn’t be my top pick if I were to return. Rather, I’d want to go to Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. In this entry, we’ll explore the best accommodations and attractions in those cities.
Grand Rapids is a beautiful city with an impressive historic district. It’s home to several buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and offers access to nearby lakes, rivers, and nature preserves.
What are the best attractions in Grand Rapids? The Frederick Meijer Gardens include miles of walking trails surrounded by beautiful flowers and outdoor sculptures. The Grand Rapids Public Museum features educational exhibits in a retired flour mill. Millennium Park is a sprawling nature area with multiple beaches.
The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown will give you easy access to the major attractions of the city. In fact, it’s just a 15-minute walk to three of the city’s most famous museums. What’s more, this affordable hotel also features several key amenities. All guests receive free Wi-Fi, access to the pool, and a room with a flat-screen TV.
There is no such thing as a bad place to take a vacation. Sure, there are places with more risks or that are better suited to certain tastes, but you can get a great deal any place you go. Take Ohio, as just one example. While passing through on my last road trip, I discovered many things to do in Cincinnati and Columbus. In today’s entry, we explore the attractions and accommodations available in those two cities.
Near the Polaris District, you’ll find dozens of things to do. Check out the Magic Mountain Fun Center, which features go-karts, laser tag, golf, and more. Explore the Polaris Towne Centre for a day of non-stop shopping. If you’re strange like me, visit my personal favorite, the nearby Jungle Jim’s mega-store, an international grocery market with over 200,000 square feet of store space.
While visiting this district of Columbus, consider the Hilton Columbus/Polaris. This three-star hotel includes a pool, fitness center, and two on-site restaurants. Additionally, you’ll receive complimentary WiFi throughout the building and free parking.
When you’re still new to a career and trying to make a name for yourself on the job, it can be stressful to take vacation time.
Heck, forget traveling for pleasure—even business travel can feel stressful. When you’re juggling delayed flights or bad cell service with the desire to make a good impression on your clients and coworkers, travel can feel anything but relaxing.
But take a deep breath, because we’ve got some good news for you: You can travel the globe and continue to rock out at your job. Here’s how four hard-working millennials make it happen.
Jenn Hirsch. Photo credit Brandon Smith
As a surf retreat leader and a storyteller through (and founder of) Swell Story, Jenn Hirsch has learned firsthand that her travels can inform her work in big ways.
“My rule has always been to find inspiration from where you travel for whatever venture you have at present,” she says. “[My] work is highly creative yet grounded in the present—kind of like traveling to foreign countries and surfing in general.”
The Midwest is a beautiful area of the country that has a wealth of different options for those who are looking for a destination for their next vacation. From the Ozark Mountains to the cosmopolitan cities, there are plenty of activities to enjoy, from outdoor pursuits to glamorous stage shows. If you are looking to travel on a budget, there are plenty of places that balance great attractions with affordable accommodation options, and here are a few suggestions for your next Midwest trip.
This lovely town in Missouri has a wealth of things to offer the visitor, with the riverboat cruises on the ‘Branson Belle’ having an old-time charm, while there are also great theaters for those who want to enjoy a show, and a series of excellent golf courses here too. In terms of good places to stay for those on a budget, check out these Branson hotels, with the Gazebo Inn being one affordable option that boasts an outdoor swimming pool.
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