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Minnesota houses some of the most beautiful metropolitan areas in the nation, but it’s also home to some of the most gorgeous lake areas. No two cities better embody these different appeals than Minneapolis and Duluth. In today’s article, we’ll explore some of the best attractions and hotels for these two great cities.
The Loews Minneapolis Hotel is near the Minneapolis Warehouse District, which offers you easy access to dozens of nearby music venues. That includes the Dakota Jazz Club, the Target Center, the Nomad World Pub, First Avenue, Mill City Nights, Honey, Mayslack’s, Acadia Cafe, and many more.
From historic sites to gorgeous shorelines and beyond, North Carolina has attractions to suit every type of traveler. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most fascinating cities and most comfortable accommodations for your journey.
For history fanatics, the Biltmore Estate is a must-see. After your tour, head into the city to check out the Folk Art Center and the beautiful Basilica of St. Lawrence. If you want to spend some time in nature, you can head down Blue Ridge Parkway, which offers hiking trails, waterfalls, and unbeatable opportunities to see the autumn colors.
By means of a strange acculturation process while growing up, I’m more connected to the American culture than I am to the Portuguese. As a result, the United States is high on my list of countries to visit (and the list of offbeat attractions grows with it). I’m still in the romancing phase, but I’m already liking my odds in Arizona and in Pasadena. I have my eye on several attractions in these areas and more, and I’m interested in the best hotels in each area.
I love a good alien story, especially if it mixes an “X-Files” vibe with some futuristic storytelling like H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”. However, you can visit some “other-worldly” attractions without leaving this planet. The Lowell Observatory and the Cinder Lake Crater Field are two offbeat must-sees in Flagstaff. I wonder if I can find an alien-themed hotel in Flagstaff? Or at least one with a mysterious alien story behind it.
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff Arizona
Traveling for a marathon? Great! Not only is training for and running a marathon its own reward, but choosing to attend a destination race is a great excuse to travel to new places.
There’s just one caveat: It can be easy to let pre-race jitters cause you to lose focus and forget critical gear. If you want to avoid feeling unprepared at the starting line, simply refer to this handy checklist whenever you’re preparing for a non-local race.
In addition to your usual running staples—including (but certainly not limited to) running shoes, a fuel belt, a GPS watch, hair ties or a headband, and so on—here’s what to keep in mind when packing for a destination marathon.
You know the panic that sets in upon arriving at baggage claim and realizing your bag has been lost? Imagine how much worse it is when said bag contained your running shoes and marathon gear. Avoid this agony by packing everything into a carry-on. If you must check a bag with extra clothing and accessories, at the very least make sure that your race-day essentials stay with you at all times.
My family recently had a travel planning session over Sunday dinner. We threw around ideas for the family vacation we take every five years. Our trips are unique because they have to appease everyone from age six to seventy years old. I did my research and suggested the California coast. These are some of the cool destinations I found that would make great family vacation spots.
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The boardwalk is an underrated attraction in a beach town. It’s so much fun for people who love the beach but hate the sand. Take a stroll on the Santa Cruz boardwalk and you’ll find that it offers attractions such as local dining and amusement park rides. If you stay on the boardwalk, you have quick access to the beautiful Pacific Ocean beach. I can already taste the salt water taffy.
If you’re seen popular towns like West Hollywood and Pismo Beach on television shows, you already know how swanky and luxurious these areas are. As a traveler, you have many options for affordable luxury hotels in the midst of some of the best shopping, dining, nightlife and beaches the west has to offer. You can’t go wrong with a stay at any of these affordable luxury hotels right in the heart of the action.
Consider staying in West Hollywood for affordable luxury. It’s right in the heart of Los Angeles, with swanky bars, restaurants, and nightlife, right outside your door. This area is home to high-end shopping outlets and celebrity restaurants. You might even spot a celebrity, if you’re lucky. The Andaz West Hollywood Hotel is in the center of the action on Sunset Strip. It has a rooftop pool and is within walking distance of some of the hottest nightclubs on the strip.
There’s no denying that New Jersey has a lot to offer travelers, aside from easy access to parts of New York, the state has beautiful beaches, scenic views, and plenty of attractions. Families traveling to the state have so many things to do, choosing the right hotel should be easy. These family friendly hotels in Jersey City, Wildwood, North Bergen, and Secaucus take the guesswork out of planning a family vacation.
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For many immigrants entering the United States through Ellis Island, Jersey City was the first destination for some 12 million steamboat passengers. Spend the day at Liberty State Park with your family, where you can canoe on the Hudson River, hike the trails, or even spend the day crabbing. Catch a ferry to Ellis Island for an educational day tracking family roots or see the Statue of Liberty. Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson offers views of the NYC skyline and the Hudson River, special activities for children, and other luxurious amenities.
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