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The population of Cape May, a National Historic Landmark City and one of America’s first resort destinations, swells from 4,700 to 40,000 during peak tourist season. There are no national chain stores in Cape May, so local shops and restaurants line downtown streets. Many of the resorts occupy Victorian buildings constructed after a devastating fire in 1878 that reduced the number of hotel rooms in the city from 2,200 to 200.
Destin is a tourist destination and city on the Emerald Coast in Florida. It is known for stark-white beahes, green waters and fishing opportunities, as well as shopping and dining. These attractions are showcased in the many resorts in Destin, as many of them are beach-front and centrally located. However, not all resorts in Destin are family-friendly, so if you are traveling with children and a spouse, research carefully before booking with a resort.
The Gulf Coast gambling city of Biloxi has bounced back from the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, since most casinos quickly rebuilt after the 2005 storm. The Mississippi city features several high-profile casino resorts, such as Beau Rivage, Hard Rock and IP. These resorts offer many of the same accouterments you would expect to find in Las Vegas casino hotels.
The glacial lakes that characterize the panhandle of northern Idaho -- referred to as the Inland Northwest -- display evidence of the last great ice age. Scenic highways parallel wild rivers and traverse lush evergreen forests to connect small towns sprinkled throughout fertile valleys. North Idaho shares the rugged Selkirk Mountains with British Columbia and the Bitterroot Mountains with Montana. Resorts in the region cater to outdoor adventurers with warm-weather pursuits ranging from hiking, hunting, fishing and golf to all sorts of water sports, and winter activities centering on skiing and snowmobiling. Gambling at tribal casinos might provide a different kind of adrenaline rush.
Resort features and facilities that may well be considered exceptional elsewhere, like championship golf courses, award-winning spas and gourmet restaurants, are the norm in Scottsdale. While the high-end, luxury hotel market is amply represented, Scottsdale also offers some smaller, comparatively modest boutique resorts.
The Hocking Hills region of Ohio is home to lakes, forests and craggy cliffs. The area's resort community does not offer the luxury or all-inclusive deals you would expect at more popular tourist destinations. However, it does provide rustic retreats amid the great outdoors, with plenty of opportunities to experience the region's natural sites and attractions. While accommodations are open year-round, activities and rates vary by season.
The advent of theme parks in Orlando, Florida, sparked a parallel growth in accommodations. Along with these, lots of restaurants stepped in, as did smaller attractions. Resorts and villas that cater to the theme park trade lie as close to the major attractions as possible. When making your vacation choice, it's necessary to know what you need or expect from your accommodations.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, features buildings inspired by Native American, Hispanic and Anglo-American culture, and is surrounded by the beauty of the Sandia and Manzano mountains and the Chihuahuan Desert. Hotels in Albuquerque overlook the mountains and feature desert colors, like reds and yellows. Numerous hotels feature artwork celebrating the Southwest. Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque’s only resort, provides 24 hours of entertainment and championship golf.
Whether you planning to visit Orlando or Kissimmee for the theme parks or just want to enjoy the sunny weather, you’ll find plenty of hotels and resorts in the area. Theme park hotels offer convenient accommodations for people who want to stay close to the action, while independent and chain hotels feature comfortable accommodations at a lower cost. Many area hotels cater to theme-park-goers, providing shuttle services to parks and offering themed areas that rival those you’ll find in the theme parks.
As a gateway to the rain forest parks and reserves, underground caves and rivers, and Mayan ruins of Belize's lush interior, as well as an attractive destination in its own right, the town of San Ignacio welcomes visitors with ample lodging options. Resorts in the town tend to incorporate the traditional architectural and decorative styles of the surrounding jungle, offering thatched cottages, rustic hardwood furnishings and outdoor living areas to take full advantage of the scenery.
Eastern Washington can feel a world away from the mist-bound temperate rainforests and tidewater bays west of the Cascade crest. This is a landscape of craggy uplifts, rugged scablands and vast sagebrush and bunchgrass steppe. Resorts in this expansive region often market the sunnier, drier climate on this side of the state’s most imposing mountain chain. Whether you’re looking to rocket along downhill-ski slopes or simply relax by a pine-edged lake, there are plenty of vacation accommodations from Wenatchee to Walla Walla.
The Florida Keys is an outdoor getaway for travelers wanting to get some color, fish on the Intracoastal Waterway or snorkeling to view the coral reefs. Hotels in the Florida Keys consist of spa resorts, cottage-style accommodations, budget hotels and luxury accommodations. Many hotels on Duval Street in Key West are within walking distance to main attractions including Mallory Square.
Welcome to the Live Music Capital of the World. When visiting Austin you'll need a place to stay while browsing the nearly 200 live music venues and touring the city's art galleries, museums or while visiting the University of Texas. No matter what brings you to Austin, you’ll find plenty of quality hotels and resorts to accommodate you during your stay.
Indiana, the Crossroads of America, welcomes visitors to resorts throughout the state. Water, gambling and outdoor sports are the featured lures for visitors to the Hoosier State, and Indiana resorts include all three activities. Early state resorts capitalized on natural springs at health resorts and modern Indiana resorts continue this tradition, in addition to incorporating gambling and outdoor sports.
Houston, Texas, may be best known as a thriving commerce hub that centers on a vibrant oil and gas industry. This Gulf Coast city, though, has much to offer to the romantically inclined as well, including a handful of luxury resorts in the greater metropolitan area. If you seek a charming couples getaway destination, you will find much to enjoy among Houston’s lively performing arts and music scene, expansive museum district, shopping and antiquing centers, outdoor sporting opportunities, and fine dining establishments.
Tucked along the northern Atlantic coastline, the state of Maryland affords everything from adventurous escapes to restful retreats for a honeymoon getaway. Whether you seek a weekend at a bustling waterfront community or a week at a secluded natural destination, you will be able to find a resort where you can celebrate your new life as newlyweds.
The East Coast of Central Florida includes all of the Space Coast as well as Daytona to the north and Vero Beach to the south. This area is rich with attractions and activities, including races in Daytona, Kennedy Space Center, and cruises out of Port Canaveral. Some of the resorts along this central portion of Florida's coast offer family-friendly accommodations along with lots of on-premises activities.
Fragrant frangipani trees, long stretches of rural rice paddies and tropical beaches all rooted in ancient spiritual ceremony make Bali, Indonesia a top destination for honeymooning couples. Sleepy coastal towns, artistic enclaves, countryside volcanoes and vibrant Indonesian temples appeal to different types of travelers. Whether preferred activities include beachside massages, scouring outdoor marketplaces for unusual tropical fruits, hitting one of Bali’s glimmering nightclubs, or dozing by the pool, honeymooners will find plenty to do in Indonesia. Staying at a Bali resort provides access to private beaches, spa services and local knowledge of where to eat, drink and be married.
As a musical and cultural epicenter of Texas, Austin entices visitors with an eclectic array of attractions, from music festivals to professional sporting arenas. The resort hotels in Austin mix this cultural eccentricity with traditional Texas elegance to create a unique ambiance and decor. Many of them feature Austin's natural splendors with nature walks and water sports in its lakes.
With casinos, comedy clubs and top entertainment, Lake Tahoe’s southern shore produces a lively atmosphere for many visitors who enjoy the nightlife. But it also offers travelers some of the best recreational activities on a year-round basis. Resorts on the south shore offer travelers of varying tastes luxurious accommodations with amenities that meet their lifestyles and vacation needs.