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“Weird Ohio” recommends the Longaberger corporate headquarters and factory in Newark as one of the state’s kooky must-see destinations. The striking structure replicates the Medium Market basket--amplified 160 times the size. In Frazeysburg 20 miles northeast, you can create your own basket at the Longaberger Homestead. Organize a group factory tour with 15 to 50 to receive up to three free gifts. The local hotels near Longaberger offer out-of-the-ordinary lodging that can enhance your trip.
Jiffy Lube Live, previously known as the Nissan Pavilion, is a live entertainment venue in northern Virginia, not far from Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C. Since it opened in 1995, the outdoor arena has staged concerts headlining such well-known entertainers as Aerosmith, Brooks and Dunn, the Dave Matthews Band, Def Leppard and Jimmy Buffett. Visitors who plan to attend a concert at the arena find a wide array of hotels located within a 15-mile radius.
Schererville, Indiana, is a largely residential town just 30 minutes from Chicago. Most accommodations are located on or just off of Highway 30 near the intersection of Highways 30 and 41, known as the "Crossroads of the Nation." Ten miles outside of town is a cluster of casinos, and the Schererville itself has 18 parks and is home to the Briarwood Country Club and Scherwood Golf Course. Schererville serves as a budget-friendly base for visitors to Chicago.
AAA defines a three-star hotel as having a "distinguished style" and "marked upgrades in physical attributes, amenities and guest comforts." Finding such a hotel near Phoenix's Ye Olde Pipe & Tobacco Shoppe is not a difficult endeavor because of its location in the luxurious Biltmore District, six miles northeast of downtown.
Palais des Congres lies just west of the Arc de Triumph in the 17th Arrondissement of Paris. It provides a setting for international and local symposiums, trade shows, sports events, music concerts and theater. Over 100 small shops and boutiques operate inside this venue as well as a few eateries. Visitors attending events at the Palais des Congres who need accommodations nearby find an array of hotels within walking distance of the center.
The large majority of hotels located by lakes in England are found within the Lake District, a national park that features 14 lakes. These include the largest, deepest and longest lakes in the country. Another region known for its lakes and waterways is The Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk, where a range of lakefront hotels can also be found.
Ahmedabad Highway, which is also known as the Western Express Highway, is a major north-south thoroughfare in Mumbai, India. Hotels located directly on the highway are generally found close to Mumbai's domestic airport. They range from modest, budget-friendly guest houses to modern business hotels to lavish, luxury resorts.
Macy's State Street is a Chicago landmark and its largest department store, and it sits in the middle of the State Street shopping district close to the Red and Blue "L" train lines. A bit farther uptown on the city's Magnificent Mile, Neiman-Marcus furnishes luxury shoppers with a high-class shopping experience. Located near the Chicago Red line stop, Neiman-Marcus is close to Lake Shore Drive and a host of other designer boutiques.
The palette of the southern Oregon coast has only soft shades -- the pale gold of long, empty beaches; the baby-blue sky above a silver ocean. Oregon's banana belt is also its least commercial coast, so travelers here will have oodles of elbow room but a limited number of luxury hotels. In making your selection, keep in mind that luxury in this part of the world has less to do with glitz and glamour than nature and serenity.
Bang Saen in Thailand's Chon Buri province is a quiet coastal village during the week, and a bustling beach destination beloved by visitors from the local area at the weekends. As such, it only offers a handful of hotels and resorts for overnight visitors, travelers will find options to suit a range of budgets and demands.
The Conrad Chicago occupies a late 1920s-era building that has been granted landmark status by the city of Chicago. The luxury hotel was awarded four diamonds by AAA for the eighth consecutive year in 2010, thanks in part to exceptional standard guest room features and a prime location in the heart of the city, just two blocks from Lake Michigan.
Staying at a hotel near Newlands Cross makes it easier to get to both Dublin city center and the airport. This is because two major motorways, the N7 and the R113, intersect here. You will not find boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, or luxury resorts here; most of the hotels are average, traditional chain accommodations.
The North Fork of Long Island is less posh than its neighbor to the south, where the wealthy summer in the Hamptons. The area, known for its potato farms, is now home to more than 30 wineries. Inns and hotels at Long Island’s eastern end highlight local vineyards and promote the slow food movement on their menus.
Fill a trip to Rome with all the majesty the Vatican offers, complemented with the grandeur that is Sant’Angelo, along the shore of the Tiber River. Home to the National Museum of Castle Sant’Angelo, visitors to this area can gaze at the Statue of Saint Michael, tour the fortresses that connect to the Vatican Palaces, or lounge on the terrace. While there is only one hotel at Sant’Angelo in Rome, there are other hotels nearby.
Dowling Catholic is located in the west Des Moines area near shopping at Valley West Mall and easy access to Interstate 235, which takes you directly through downtown Des Moines. Whether you're looking for a hotel downtown near Principal Park where the Iowa Cubs play baseball during summer, or a historic hotel once visited by actors and politicians, they can be found a short drive from Dowling Catholic High School.
Located in the Meadowlands section of New Jersey’s Bergen County and roughly 10 miles from midtown Manhattan, the city of North Arlington has a population of about 15,000. Because the city is close to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, a major sports and entertainment venue, visitors may wish to stay in the area. While North Arlington has no hotels of its own, four national chain hotels offer quality accommodations within four miles of the city.
Saint-Michel is not just a street in Paris -- it is a neighborhood, an ambiance, a way of life. Running west from the Seine, the Boulevard Saint-Michel is a main artery of the famed Latin Quarter, the lively Paris "quartier" housing the Sorbonne University. "Saint-Mich" feels like a small village, with its winding streets, international restaurants and cafes. Hotels are tucked everywhere, from student hostels to luxury quarters, many from earlier centuries.
The Four Winds Casino Resort is an Indian-owned casino very close to Lake Michigan in New Buffalo, Michigan. Owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the resort has the only land-based casino in southwest Michigan, according to the casino’s website. The casino has 3,000 slot machines ranging in cost from a cent to $100. You’ll also find 100 table games and 20 poker tables. When you’re hungry, you can eat in one of the five resort restaurants or enjoy live entertainment on the resort’s stage.
Merrion Road is located in Ballsbridge, Dublin. It does not have a lot of hotels, but the ones it has mix in good company, with wealthy private homes and the US Embassy and the British Embassy -- all within a short walk. The area provides an ideal base for exploring Dublin, with plenty of pubs, restaurants, parks, museums and theaters within walking distance or a short drive away.