5 Best Places to Travel in Summer 2012

06 May of 2012 by

San Francisco

Union Square, San Francisco
Union Square, San Francisco

The St. Regis Hotel was honored with being named one of the best hotels in the USA for 2012. This modern hotel is in the same area and features 260 well-appointed rooms.

The Four Seasons is right down town and has a twice daily cleaning service. It is appointed with 277 rooms that are complimented with marble bathrooms and a grand view of the city through the floor to ceiling windows. And the Rit-Carlton is located between downtown and Nob Hill.

It is within walking distance of Union Square and China Town. Fine old Victorians houses for those interesting in architecture and history of the city.

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Las Vegas

Paris Eifel Tower, Las Vegas
Paris Eifel Tower, Las Vegas

With such hotels and resorts as The Cosmopolitan, The Palazzo, Skylofts at MGM Grand, Mandarin Oriental and the Green Valley Ranch Resort Las Vegas is not without plush and comfortable accommodations to suit any visitor.

With the entertainment taken indoors because of the heat of the city Las Vegas still has a lot to offer. All kinds of Casinos, night clubs and fine dining in the city that never sleeps. A five block walk way hosts all kinds of performances and concerts all week and is known as FSE or Freemont Street Experience.

You can also enjoy a lovely view atop the Paris Eifel Tower, take a gondola ride at the Venetian, or watch the wonderful fountain show at the Bellagio. The spectacular light along the Strip is not something to miss while enjoying Las Vegas.

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Hiking in the Haleakala National Park
Hiking in the Haleakala National Park

The Rit-Carlton Kapalua is located about a mile inland has an airy feel and is popular with those wanting to get away from the hustle of Ludhiana. With spacious rooms and lovely views this is a popular spot for tourists. Guests also enjoy the extra touches that the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailed has to offer.
Kid friendly with complimentary kid and baby toiletries, game room and milk and cookies on arrival not to mention the hourly complimentary frozen fruit spears at the pool for the older folks this seems to be one of the best places to stay. Miles of colored beaches, hiking in the Haleakala National Park, watching humpback whales, take a drive along the Road of Hana, hiking in lao State Park lush gardens and high sightseeing vantages.

Sound like something you might enjoy’? Add to it the Wailea, kaihalulu, and Ho’ okipa beach’s to enjoy natural wonders and exciting surfers. One of the most popular things to do is attend the Old Lahaina Luau. This is one of the last authentic luaus that keep the old traditions alive. Dining on lomi lomi salmon, roasted pork (kalua Pua’a), and mashed taro plant (poi) while watching the sun go down along the waterfront.


Arch de Triomphe, Paris
Arch de Triomphe, Paris

Hotel Lancaster is located just off the Champs-Elysees and this exclusive small townhouse hotel has 45 rooms and 15 suites. The collection of oil paintings and lovely French antiques makes this more like a private home. In 1999 it won the Travel and Leisure “Critics Choice Award for Classic Hotels”.

The Hotel Scribe Paris Managed by Sofitel is located in the Paris Opt-a district near Concorde, Vendme and Madeleine squares. It has 213 rooms and suites with glass topped restaurant and five star services this is the ultimate in luxury. With churches, museums, and the Eifel Tower and Arch de Triomphe to see there will be no boring moments while in Paris.

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Mount Rainer
Mount Rainer

The city sponsors an art walk every first Thursday of the month to acquaint new comers to the many galleries. Pioneer Square has some of the city’s oldest buildings for those interesting in architecture.
Park Place Market is popular spot near the Downtown waterfront where you can find anything from wine to doggie litters. If you don’t have time to make the two and half hour drive to Mount Rainer Mount Si is only forty miles east of city center and offers hiking, beautiful views and gardens. And don’t forget to visit the Space Needle.

It stands 605 feet high with elevator to the top and round observation deck. Open every day 9a. Until midnight it offers spectacular views of the surrounding city and the Olympic Mountains.

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