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Heading west? Destinations in the western United States vary wildly in terrain and weather. There are dozens of adventures to have depending on your interests. These range from hiking rocky chasms, escaping for a ski holiday, and relaxing on the beach. No matter the interest or type of holiday, you’ll be able to find many cozy and charming hotels for a great price. Here are a few of my recommended cities to explore.
Kent is not an obvious destination choice, but you’re bound to find an affordable hotel rate here. You’ll be staying just outside many popular cities, so a budget hotel will be easy to book any day of the week. With that said, Kent lies directly between Seattle and Tacoma where you can easily visit for the day. Even the cheaper priced hotels, such as the Ramada Kent Seattle Area, come with fantastic modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, free parking, a complimentary breakfast, an airport shuttle, and a swimming pool.
By contrast, Vail is an extremely popular destination and cheaper hotel rates are more difficult to come by. There’s a reason why everyone wants to travel to Vail. You’ll find one of the best ski resorts in North America, and with high quality ski resorts comes luxury hotels. Summertime is Vail’s off-season, and you’ll find better prices during this time of year. There’s still lots of things to do in the summer months, like biking, rafting, golfing, and music festivals. Vail Oktoberfest happens in the fall, where you can enjoy a taste of Germany during this free event.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Nature lovers unite! The hotels in Grand Canyon, Arizona are near the famous Grand Canyon National Park, offering some of the most scenic views in the world of this beloved landmark. The hotels are slightly less expensive outside of the park, plus you’ll be close to some of the best hiking and scenery in the world. If you travel during the winter months, you’ll get a better rate on hotels and you’ll avoid the summer crowds.
Santa Cruz, California
If you’re looking for a beach vacation, put Santa Cruz on your radar. Surrounded by redwood forests, Santa Cruz is the perfect place to stay for exploring the nearby Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Staying at Casablanca On The Beach allows prime access to the waterfront. Take a stroll on the well-known Santa Cruz Boardwalk or enjoy your breakfast with views of the ocean. Of course, you’re right near the beach so you can play in the water and soak up the sunshine.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
There’s something in Santa Fe for everyone. For hikers, Santa Fe is close to mountains and forests. For art lovers, the city boasts 300 art galleries, including the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Museum of International Folk Art. As the oldest capital city in the United States, Santa Fe has a historic downtown core with preserved colonial architecture to discover.