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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bordering Ecuador, southern Colombia has hotels as diverse as its terrain. Despite the military checkpoints, guerrilla and terrorist activity is a significant concern for travelers in the region, according to the U.S. Department of State. The quality and safety of hotels in southern Colombia vary by location, so it best to choose a hotel with a reputation for high safety standards.
Named for its turquoise waters, the Turquoise Coast of southern Turkey is located on the Mediterranean Sea and stretches 1,000 miles from Datça to Antalya. Coupled with nearby Greek and Roman ruins, the luxurious hotels found along this jagged Mediterranean coastline offer unique experiences that will make a holiday trip to the Turquoise Coast seem like a dream come true.
Kaiser Permanente and a number of doctors have offices at 2101 E. Jefferson St. in Rockville, Maryland. Guests at nearby hotels are within an easy walk of two Metro stations and Rockville Pike, a main thoroughfare between Washington and the Maryland suburbs that is lined with shops and restaurants.
Fan Pier in Boston's Seaport District is a prime location to watch the city's waterfront activities, especially when the tall ships sail into Boston Harbor. The Moakley U.S. Courthouse, an architectural landmark and often-used scene-setting shot for Boston-based movies and TV shows, anchors the Fan Pier neighborhood. Flanked by the Institute of Contemporary Art and Boston Children's Museum, the area is home to a public green opened in 2009 -- a pleasant stop along the Boston HarborWalk -- with panoramic views across the Harbor Islands and east Boston. Fan Pier is easily accessible from several nearby hotels by foot, water taxi or public transport on the city's Silver Line.
Located between Portugal’s Green and Lisbon coasts, the Silver Coast (Costa de Prata) is known for its turquoise sea, isolated beaches, countryside and one-of-a-kind hotels. This favorite European destination has hotels located minutes away from area wineries, vineyards and olive groves and within an hour of Libson. The Silver Coast is one of the areas in Europe where you can sunbathe on a deserted beach, stroll through a medieval town and relax in a luxurious hotel all in the same day.
Whether you are passing through Greenville, South Carolina, or traveling to the area for business or leisure, Woodruff Road, about 10 minutes from downtown, is in a vibrant suburban area that offers several hotel choices.The area is home to Michelin North America headquarters, manufacturing plants for General Electric and BMW, restaurants, shopping malls, and Flour Field at the West End, a 5,700-seat replica of Boston’s Fenway Park. Woodruff Road's hotels are within minutes of businesses, the airport and attractions.
Mount Buller is a major tourist destination and has 7,000 beds, making it the leader in available accommodations. Lodging is often right on the mountain and close to particular ski slopes or trails. Many Mount Buller hotels offer deals with local ski schools and rental companies. Contact your hotel of choice about discounts and ensure that they are open all year, as many accommodations are only open during the Australian winter.
Georgian College is a public institution located in the heart of Barrie Ontario, approximately one hour outside of Toronto. However, Barrie is more than a college town; it is also a popular year-round destination that is teeming with a wealth of outdoor activities, including water sports on picturesque Lake Simcoe, Centennial Park water park, hiking and biking trails, and ski resorts. The city is also home to a range of hotels near Georgian College that offer amenities for travelers of all ages.
Proximity to London has placed South Buckinghamshire County's hotels midstream in the flow of British history. Witness to the stray croquet ball that killed Frederick, Prince of Wales, to the misadventures of a notorious 18th-century highwayman, to the planting of tulip trees that are now Europe's largest and to the final years of a British Field Marshal, these establishments are typical of the hotels awaiting South Bucks' visitors.