Make your travel simple and eco-friendly by taking advantage of the local light rail system. Your wallet and the environment will be thanking you! Here’s how to enjoy the best of Baltimore on public transit.
Hilton Baltimore Airport | Baltimore, Maryland
Take advantage of the Maryland Light Rail, which offers cheap transportation from the airport to numerous stops around the city. While you’re in Baltimore, we recommend a stay at the Hilton Baltimore Airport hotel. This modern and chic business property offers comfortable rooms and suites. They are energy-efficient and offer free shuttle rides within the area! You definitely won’t need to rent a car during your time in Baltimore. Check out their current packages.
Leave the cab fare in your room and don’t bother with that walking map. Travel like a local and jump on the best transportation a big city can offer – the local light rail system. Welcome aboard!
Silver Cloud Seattle – Stadium | Seattle, Washington
The hottest ticket in Seattle gives you a seamless and scenic arrival. The Link Light Rail takes you from the SEA-TAC Airport to Stadium Station in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square District in a mere 20 minutes. Less than one block away from the station, you’ll find the Silver Cloud Seattle – Stadium in a premier spot across the street from the home fields of the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks. This great hotel is the perfect play to stay while you explore the city. They’ve got a rooftop outdoor pool and spa tub, complimentary 24-hour business center, wireless Internet access, and fantastic dining.
Take advantage of the great family getaway package you’re enjoying at the Best Western PLUS Hilltop Inn. Don’t forget to take a swim in the heated outdoor pool, and grab a meal at the award-winning C.R. Gibbs restaurant. The hotel is located in the Shasta Cascade, a lush collection of rivers, forests, and old volcanoes in the northeast corner of California.
Redding’s Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a great place for a fun family day. Turtle Bay educates visitors with hands on experiences. It’s a non-profit with over 300 acres of great attractions like botanical gardens, a wildlife center, a museum, and the famous Sundial Bridge. Be sure to check out their current exhibitions and event calendar to plan a day packed with great activities for you and your family.
Let your next vacation take you to Northern California. The state’s northern region is home to endless rolling hills and long stretches of world famous vineyards. Pack up the car and take the scenic route as you drive up the California coast.
Best Western PLUS Hilltop Inn
For a truly comfortable and pampering experience, stay at the Best Western PLUS Hilltop Inn while you’re in Redding. You’ll enjoy upscale guest rooms, free hot breakfast buffet, a heated outdoor pool and spa, and some great dining. Plus, you’ll be minutes away from Lake Shasta, Sundial Bridge, and the Lake Shasta Caverns. For a fun family trip, book the Family Getaway Package, which includes hot breakfast, a $20 dining credit at CR Gibbs American Grille, and up to four passes for both Waterworks Park and Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
There are countless ways to enjoy Yosemite. One of the best is by hiking up some of Yosemite’s most famous mountains and waterfalls and the astounding views that go with them! Here are some of the best hikes to take – be sure to bring water and a friend.
Bridalveil Fall Trail
For an easy day hike, take a hike on the Bridalveil Fall Trail. Bridalveil Fall is one of Yosemite’s most famous and full waterfalls. On summer days, you might even get wet!
Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall Tail
On this hike, you’ll be able to see not one but two beautiful waterfalls. You can choose how far you’d like to go and pick a route accordingly. The Vernal Fall Footbridge is 1.6 miles round trip, Vernal Fall is 2.4 miles round trip, and Nevada Fall is 5.4 miles round trip.
The hike to Half Dome is extremely strenuous, so it is for expert hikers only. You’ll make your way through a 14-16 mile round trip journey and gain up to 4,800 feet in elevation. When you make it to the finish line of this 10-12 hour hike, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the whole valley and countless waterfalls.
Yosemite is one of California’s most impressive landmarks. Famous for its beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking views, Yosemite National Park is the place to go for hiking, camping, and exploring.
Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center
Wondering where to stay while you’re in Yosemite? Look no further than the Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center. The hotel is close to Yosemite, some great local wineries, and a few caves and caverns. This eco-friendly hotel features complimentary breakfast and high speed Internet. You can also enjoy the pool and fitness center. They often offer great Yosemite admission packages and family fun packages. Check out their current packages and book your Yosemite vacation today.
Whether you’re in town for the 3rd Annual Napa Valley Film Festival or just looking for a romantic escape in wine country, these hotels will make your time in Napa comfortable and memorable.
Silverado Resort and Spa
Add luxury and glamour to your time in Napa at Silverado Resort and Spa. The resort is close to Napa’s best wine tasting and offers plenty of other activities to do as well. Book a treatment at their full-service spa, play a round of golf at one or both of the PGA Championship courses, or enjoy a nice meal in the resort’s many restaurants. Check out their current packages.
You won’t find a more stylish hotel than Andaz Napa. Nestled in the West End of downtown Napa, this luxury hotel is close to the Napa Valley Opera House, Uptown Theater, and great local eateries. The Andaz Napa has some great restaurants of its own, including the Mercantile Social, which serves hand-crafted cocktails, local wines, and live music. Sip some wine on the outdoor terrace, complete with a bar, menu service, and fire pits. View the current packages and book one for your Napa escape.
The 3rd annual Napa Valley Film Festival returns November 13 – 17, 2013 to the picturesque communities of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. This festival celebrates film, food and wine during Napa’s most colorful season. Napa Valley, home to almost 300 premier wine makers, is often likened to Italy’s Tuscany region. Visitors can traverse the rolling hills of vineyards to tour wineries and taste the wines being created. Check out these luxury hotels and great packages for your time in Napa.
Napa Valley Lodge
The Napa Valley Lodge, beautifully styled after a Tuscan villa, is close to Napa’s best restaurants and wine tasting. The V.I.P. Winery Tour package gives you everything you need to enjoy yourself, including an overnight stay, complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, an in-room continental breakfast with champagne, and a five hour winery tour with your own private chauffeur.
The Meritage Resort and Spa
With a spa, tasting room, multiple restaurants and bars, and even their own vineyard, The Meritage Resort and Spa is the perfect Napa hotel. With the Tastecation Package, you’ll get deluxe accommodations, sparkling wine when you arrive, dining credits, a tasting at the resort’s own Trinitas Cellars, and bowling for two at Crush Ultra Lounge, the resort’s sports bar and bowling alley.
Who says you have to take the kids on a theme park vacation? While they’re in school, consider escaping to a roller coaster destination. Theme parks are way less crowded in autumn, so you’ll be able to ride more roller coasters without waiting in line. Here are some great parks to head to across the country.
Cedar Point | Sandusky, Ohio
Called the Roller Coaster Capital of the World, Cedar Point is the second-oldest amusement park in the country. You’ll find over 72 rides to go on!
Six Flags Fiesta Texas | San Antonio, Texas
Head to Texas to check out the Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Thrill yourself by taking a ride on the Goliath, a giant roller coaster that lives up to its name! You’ll climb ten stories and find yourself flying upside down.
SeaWorld | San Diego
Visit SeaWorld in San Diego, America’s Finest City. You’ll see and learn about animals like whales, penguins, and sea otters. Between roller coasters, live shows, and animal feeding demonstrations, you won’t run out of things to do.
Fall is a great time to find incredible travel deals. As school starts and summer crowds disperse, you’ll find discounts at even the most popular hotels and locales. Consider a trip to the ski resorts of Colorado before the snow hits – you will enjoy beautiful scenery without the stress of travelling in the summer.
Before the chair lifts open for the ski season, hotel rates are low. The dry, sunny climate is glorious, and if you time your visit right (around the third week of September) you’ll be able to see the aspens turn a beautiful shade of gold. Hiking, biking, spas, fine dining… with so much to do, mountain towns like Aspen, Telluride, Vail or Breckenridge make great fall destinations. Find a Colorado package that is perfect for you!