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Stay with Daily Breakfast for Two at Best Western Plus Arbour Inn & Suites in Chattanooga, TN, with Dates into February

Stay with Daily Breakfast for Two at Best Western Plus Arbour Inn & Suites in Chattanooga, TN, with Dates into February
Price
$55
Savings
23%
Retail
$71
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Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus Arbour Inn & Suites

From your room at Best Western Plus Arbour Inn & Suites, it takes just minutes to reach some of the Appalachian Mountain’s most scenic locations. Gaze out over sprawling vistas from Lookout Mountain, take a train ride across mountain valleys, or head underground at Ruby Falls to view the nation’s largest and deepest waterfall.

  • Complimentary breakfast: a full meal of breads, fruit, cereal, meat, and eggs.
  • Clean your wheels at the hotel’s free motorcycle rinse-n-ride.
  • In-room amenities include a microwave and refrigerator.
  • Work up a sweat at the 24-hour fitness center.
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: Museums and Parks Along the Riverfront

    Set along the Tennessee-Georgia border, Chattanooga became a boomtown with the arrival of a major railroad in the late 19th century. The surrounding mountains and ridges made for a scenic backdrop for train passengers coming into the city. But they also proved problematic, trapping in industrial pollutants and creating what the Environmental Protection Agency declared to be the nation’s dirtiest air in 1969. Today, the city has scrubbed away its industrial-era grime and adopted greener practices: public parks, riverfront walkways, and a downtown electric shuttle, to name a few. Waterfront Coolidge Park is a popular downtown hangout where kids can hop on a century-old carousel and enjoy acres of open green space. During the summer, you can come here for concerts, festivals, and outdoor movie screenings.

    Another point of interest is Chattanooga’s Walnut Street Bridge, one of the world’s longest pedestrian bridges. Its wrought-iron trusses stretch across the Tennessee River, which bisects the city’s downtown. From here, you can take a scenic stroll toward other downtown attractions, such as the Tennessee Aquarium and the Hunter Museum of American Art.

    Picked by the New York Times as 1 of 45 Places to Go in 2012, Chattanooga has seen a resurgence of arts and culture in recent years. It now hosts a number of annual art and music festivals and features several up-and-coming art districts filled with independent boutiques and galleries. Head to the Bluff View Art District for some spectacular views—the historic neighborhood is set high atop stone cliffs overlooking the Tennessee River. In addition to galleries filled with works by nationally recognized artists, the district recognizes the culinary arts, with several restaurants and the city’s oldest artisan bakery.

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    Aug 20 2015 by Groupon
    Stay with Daily Breakfast for Two at Best Western Plus Arbour Inn & Suites in Chattanooga, TN, with Dates into February

    Stay with Entertainment Package at Days Inn at the Falls in Niagara Falls, NY. Dates into December.

    Stay with Entertainment Package at Days Inn at the Falls in Niagara Falls, NY. Dates into December.
    Price
    $55
    Savings
    68%
    Retail
    $170
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    Hotel at a Glance: Days Inn at the Falls

    Days Inn at the Falls lies in the entertainment district on the American side of Niagara Falls. It’s right across the street from America’s oldest state park and in front of the Rainbow Bridge, which links the American side of the falls to the Canadian side. Visitors can easily walk or drive across the bridge to visit Horseshoe Falls and the Falls Avenue Resort, a sprawling complex with an indoor water park, 12 restaurants, and a casino.

  • Best spot to see the falls on American soil: the observation tower in Niagara Falls State Park
  • Try your luck: This Getaway includes an offer for slot credits at Seneca Niagara Casino, which is within walking distance of the hotel. If a pair of guests sharing a room spends at least $50 each ($100 total) in 1 night at the casino, they will each receive an additional $25 slot credit (limit two $25 credits per room for each night booked).
  • Lots of dining options: Use your $10 voucher toward lunch or dinner at the onsite Denny’s, or try the many restaurants near the property.
  • Good for kids: indoor pool and game zone in the lobby with Nintendo Wiis, ping-pong, foosball, video games, and movies, plus $10 arcade game card
  • Shop till you drop at the outlet mall and enjoy additional discounts with a Green Savings Card and $10 off merchandise at Rainforest Café.
  • Cheers!: This Getaway includes Niagara Wine Trail USA wine-tasting passes for two.
  • Two $15 spa vouchers are given to guests at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino with $75 minimum spend per person. Advanced reservations required, seven days in advance to guarantee treatment availability. Credit card required for booking and 24-hour cancellation policy applies for spa bookings.
  • Niagara Falls, New York: Spectacular Waterfalls at United States–Canada Border

    Every second, hundreds of thousands of gallons of water cascade down Niagara Falls. You can watch the water spill over jagged cliffs from pedestrian bridges and observation decks. The best view, though, might be from the Hurricane Deck, a wooden platform located 20 feet from Bridal Veil Falls. From spring to fall, you can access the platform by taking the Cave of the Winds tour, during which professional guides lead poncho-clad visitors to Bridal Veil Falls via wooden pathways. For an up-close encounter with the falls, you can book a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist; the tour boat shuttled sightseeing guests to the base of the thundering Horseshoe Falls for more than 100 years and continues to operate on the American side of the falls.

    Millions of tourists have flocked to Niagara Falls since the early 1800s. Around that time, Napoleon Bonaparte’s younger brother honeymooned in the area with his American bride; scores of newlyweds followed in their footsteps, earning Niagara Falls the nickname of “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” Throughout the 19th century, massive crowds also came here to watch daredevils perform high-wire stunts above the rapids.

    In the late 1800s, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted led a group that lobbied politicians to create a park that would protect the falls from further development. Today, the 400-acre Niagara Falls State Park, the first of its kind in the country, sits directly on the border between Canada and the United States. Miles of hiking trails wend through the scenic park; along the way, you can learn about the area’s history at the visitors’ center. There’s also plenty to do indoors around Niagara Falls. The area has remained a family-friendly destination, with indoor water parks, an aquarium, arcades, and casinos for the 21-and-older crowd.

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    Aug 20 2015 by Groupon
    Stay with Entertainment Package at Days Inn at the Falls in Niagara Falls, NY. Dates into December.

    Stay with Spa Access for Two and $20 Dining Credit at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Dates into November.

    Stay with Spa Access for Two and $20 Dining Credit at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Dates into November.
    Price
    $69
    Savings
    50%
    Retail
    $139
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    Hotel at a Glance: Resorts Casino Hotel

    Atlantic City is brimming with casinos and hotels, but Resorts Casino Hotel is one for the history books: it was Atlantic City’s first casino hotel and the country’s first legal casino outside of Las Vegas. Towering above the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk, the hotel dazzles visitors looking to enjoy fine dining and world-class entertainment. Its 100,000-square-foot-casino is open around the clock, with thousands of slots and more than 10 styles of table games where you can try your luck.

  • So much space: The hotel’s stylish guest rooms are among the largest in Atlantic City and come with free WiFi.
  • Dining options galore: There are several restaurants onsite, including an award-winning Italian spot where you can eat amid romantic lanterns and white columns. This deal includes a $20 dining credit for each night booked.
  • Grab a beachside cocktail at the resort’s Landshark Bar & Grill, the only restaurant on the sand side of the Atlantic City boardwalk that’s open all year.
  • Relax and renew: This deal includes access for two to the spa, where you can relax in saunas and whirlpools or book a hot-stone massage or other vacation-worthy treatment.
  • Go swimming in the indoor-outdoor pool, open year-round.
  • Find your shaker of salt at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, which comprises several restaurants, themed gaming areas, bars, and retail shops.
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey: Casinos and Carnival Rides Lining Historical Beachside Boardwalk

    No trip to Atlantic City is complete without a stroll along its signature boardwalk, which stretches for 6 miles along New Jersey’s eastern coast. Originally built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotel lobbies, the boardwalk grew in popularity as a place where you could drink and gamble during Prohibition without much trouble from the police, as depicted in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The boardwalk is still popular for its casinos, but it’s family-friendly, too; visitors are just as inclined to sit at the beach or stop at one of the many carnival rides.

    On the boardwalk, it’s worth it to check out the Absecon Lighthouse, which is more than 150 years old. It’s possible to climb its 228 steps to the top, which features sweeping views of the city skyline and the sea. Down at the base, you’ll find a replica of the original light keeper’s lonely cloister and the collection of sock puppets he created to keep him company.

    Proving further that Atlantic City isn’t all nightclubs, boardwalk, and casinos is Gardner’s Basin, a maritime village along the bay. Here, a community of artisans uses seashells and driftwood to hand-make items such as wind chimes and picture frames. However, the Basin’s biggest claim to fame is the 25,000-gallon Atlantic City Aquarium swimming with turtles and rays.

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    Aug 18 2015 by Groupon
    Stay with Spa Access for Two and $20 Dining Credit at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Dates into November.

    Stay at The Chelsea in Atlantic City, with Dates into November

    Stay at The Chelsea in Atlantic City, with Dates into November
    Price
    $99
    Savings
    50%
    Retail
    $199
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    Hotel at a Glance: The Chelsea

    If you’re cruising through Atlantic City, it’s hard to miss The Chelsea: it’s the retro hotel topped with neon-purple letters broadcasting its name along the coast. The chic decor extends into the four-star hotel, where you’ll find a sleek restaurant and an upper-level pool with cabana service. If you head downstairs, you’re just steps from the beach, where you can lounge in the sun before retiring to the hotel for high-end spa treatments.

  • Awards and accolades: Fodor’s writes, “This boutique hotel has a convincingly swank vibe that could double as a set location for the TV hit Mad Men.” It’s a winner of TripAdvisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence, too.
  • Luxe accommodations: Bay-view rooms give you an overhead view of the water; floor-to-ceiling windows bathe penthouse suites in natural light. All guest rooms feature OnDemand TV and complimentary WiFi.
  • Dining on the Fifth pairs signature cocktails with hearty cuisine such as lobster ravioli. See restaurant website for hours of operation.
  • Solarium and spa: Soak in a hot tub or slip away to a treatment room for a hot-stone massage (facility open on select days only).
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey: Casinos and Carnival Rides Lining Historical Beachside Boardwalk

    No trip to Atlantic City is complete without a stroll along its signature boardwalk, which stretches for 6 miles along New Jersey’s eastern coast. Originally built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotel lobbies, the boardwalk grew in popularity as a place where you could drink and gamble during Prohibition without much trouble from the police, as depicted in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The boardwalk is still popular for its casinos, but it’s family-friendly, too; visitors are just as inclined to sit at the beach or stop at one of the many carnival rides.

    On the boardwalk, it’s worth it to check out the Absecon Lighthouse, which is more than 150 years old. It’s possible to climb its 228 steps to the top, which features sweeping views of the city skyline and the sea. Down at the base, you’ll find a replica of the original light keeper’s lonely cloister and the collection of sock puppets he created to keep him company.

    Proving further that Atlantic City isn’t all nightclubs, boardwalk, and casinos is Gardner’s Basin, a maritime village along the bay. Here, a community of artisans uses seashells and driftwood to hand-make items such as wind chimes and picture frames. However, the Basin’s biggest claim to fame is the 25,000-gallon Atlantic City Aquarium swimming with turtles and rays.

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    Aug 18 2015 by Groupon
    Stay at The Chelsea in Atlantic City, with Dates into November

    Stay for Two at Hostelling International Chicago in Chicago, IL, with Dates into October

    Stay for Two at Hostelling International Chicago in Chicago, IL, with Dates into October
    Price
    $60
    Savings
    29%
    Retail
    $84
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    Hostel at a Glance: Hostelling International Chicago

    With no age limits and fresh sheets and towels for every guest, Hostelling International Chicago is a hostel anyone can stay in. Situated in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, transportation is easy—it’s just a block and a half from the Blue, Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Brown lines. It’s also next door to the Auditorium Theatre, which hosts performances by the world-class Joffrey Ballet and other cultural events.

  • Complimentary breakfast: muffins, bagels, fruit, cereal, juice, and coffee
  • Explore the city with a free guided tour.
  • Stay connected with free WiFi.
  • Cook for yourself in the shared, fully stocked kitchen.
  • Chicago’s Loop: Historic Commercial Center with World-Class Museums and Parks

    Named after the shape formed by the elevated train tracks that form its perimeter, The Loop is Chicago’s downtown and the country’s second-largest business district. Skyscrapers such as the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the art-deco Chicago Board of Trade Building loom large here. They overlook waterfront parks, a glitzy theater district, and some of the world’s finest art collections.

    About three blocks from the hotel is the Art Institute of Chicago, whose gargantuan collection covers everything from marble busts and sarcophagi to modern masterpieces such as Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks and Grant Wood’s American Gothic. You don’t even have to go to the museum to see outstanding art—walk around The Loop, and you’ll see outdoor sculptures from Picasso and Joan Miró. Just north of the Art Institute, Millennium Park is known for both the Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Pavilion (which hosts free public concerts during the summer), and for the sculpture Cloud Gate, known to Chicagoans as “The Bean” for its legume-like shape.

    Grant Park, known affectionately as “Chicago’s front yard,” occupies more than 300 acres along the lake just east of the Loop. Modeled after the gardens at Versailles, the park is dotted with several impressive attractions, including Buckingham Fountain, the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. Its sheer size have made Grant Park the site of many notable events, including Barack Obama’s 2008 victory speech and the Lollapalooza music festival, which takes place here every summer.

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    Aug 13 2015 by Groupon
    Stay for Two at Hostelling International Chicago in Chicago, IL, with Dates into October

    Stay with Daily Breakfast for Two and One Bottle of Wine at Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Dates into November.

    Stay with Daily Breakfast for Two and One Bottle of Wine at Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Dates into November.
    Price
    $99
    Savings
    53%
    Retail
    $209
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    Hotel at a Glance: Pier 5 Hotel

    Pier 5 Hotel’s Experience Specialists are happy to help you plan a personalized walking tour around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, located steps from the property. They know the harbor like the backs of their hands and can offer in-the-know recommendations about its many attractions. Some, like the National Aquarium, are within walking distance; hop on the shuttle to get closer to others, including the Maryland Science Center and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

  • Perks with this deal: daily breakfast for two, a bottle of wine, and a $25 gift card toward a future stay at a Harbor Magic hotel
  • Two onsite restaurants: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks serves up Maryland blue crab and razor clams, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House specializes in USDA Prime steaks.
  • A room with a view: Harbor-view king rooms overlook the Inner Harbor. All guest rooms are outfitted with flat-screen TVs, Wolfgang Puck coffee, Voss bottled water, and blackout drapes.
  • Best spot for a night on the town: Power Plant Live!, an indoor/outdoor entertainment complex with an array of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops; it’s a five-minute walk from your hotel.
  • Break a sweat: You’ll have access to the nearby MAC wellness center, which houses four saltwater pools, a four-lane lap pool, squash courts, and exercise studios.
  • Baltimore, Maryland: World-Class Museums and Historic Waterfront Neighborhoods

    Baltimore’s Inner Harbor—a busy port that was redeveloped as a tourism district in the mid-20th century—has become one of the city’s best-known and most beloved landmarks. Water taxis ferry visitors from one historic, cultural, or family-friendly attraction to another. Sites along the routes include the star-shaped Fort McHenry (where US forces repelled the British during the War of 1812, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner”) and restaurants where you can sample the city’s famous crab cakes.

    You’ll find several unique museums here, too, from the National Aquarium—which houses more than 16,000 sea creatures in realistic habitats—to the wonderfully oddball American Visionary Art Museum, one of the country’s leading institutions for outsider art. For a stunning view of the skyline, the Inner Harbor, and Chesapeake Bay, head up to the 27th floor of the Baltimore World Trade Center, where you can see the city from 360 degrees at the observation deck.

    Baltimore is made up of many little neighborhoods, each with its own personality. Mount Vernon, one of the oldest, has been a fashionable part of town since one of the country’s first monuments to George Washington was built here in 1829. Today, the neighborhood’s elegant 19th-century townhouses share space with The Walters Art Museum and the Lyric Opera House. In Fell’s Point, lively taverns and restaurants line the cobblestone streets of this waterfront district that was a pit stop for sailors in the 1700s.

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    Aug 13 2015 by Groupon
    Stay with Daily Breakfast for Two and One Bottle of Wine at Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Dates into November.

    Stay at Wyndham Philadelphia-Mount Laurel in Mount Laurel, NJ. Dates Available into October.

    Stay at Wyndham Philadelphia-Mount Laurel in Mount Laurel, NJ. Dates Available into October.
    Price
    $69
    Savings
    27%
    Retail
    $95
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    Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Philadelphia-Mount Laurel

    Just 10 minutes from the Philadelphia City Center, the Wyndham Philadelphia-Mount Laurel is conveniently located off the New Jersey Turnpike and I-295. Nearby attractions include Coco Key Water Resort, Sahara Sam’s Oasis Water Park & Diggerland USA, and the Adventure Aquarium.

  • Where you’ll stay: Guest rooms feature flat-screen HDTVs and complimentary WiFi.
  • Eco-friendly: The hotel has a 3 Green Key rating and is a silver-level TripAdvisor GreenLeader.
  • All-American entrees are served up at the onsite TerraNova restaurant for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service.
  • Hand-crafted cocktails are poured in the Blue Room lounge. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can now enjoy beverages until 2 a.m. and food until 1 a.m.
  • Take a dip in the indoor heated pool.
  • Mount Laurel, New Jersey: Easygoing Suburb near Philadelphia’s Center City

    A suburb on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Mount Laurel is a relaxed New Jersey town with historical landmarks and plenty of green spaces. The town’s Laurel Acres Park offers playgrounds, a fishing lake, and a scenic nature trail. There’s also the Garden State Discovery Museum in nearby Cherry Hill, a children’s museum featuring a rock-climbing wall and a pretend TV news studio.

    Over in Philadelphia, the historic Center City neighborhood dates back to the city’s founding in 1682. Today, it’s the central business district, with several skyscrapers and high-profile museums. This is also where you’ll find Independence National Historical Park, whose high concentration of notable landmarks makes it America’s most historic square mile. While you’re here, visit Independence Hall—birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution—or head to the Liberty Bell Center to see the 2,000-pound bell that Martha Washington famously rang to let George know when supper was ready. At the north end of the park, the National Constitution Center features a multimedia presentation on the country’s founding displayed on a 360-degree domed ceiling, as well as galleries of artifacts, including a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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    Aug 13 2015 by Groupon
    Stay at Wyndham Philadelphia-Mount Laurel in Mount Laurel, NJ. Dates Available into October.

    Stay at Casa Marina in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Dates into December.

    Stay at Casa Marina in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Dates into December.
    Price
    $99
    Savings
    29%
    Retail
    $139
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    Top Reasons to Visit Casa Marina
  • Located steps from the Atlantic Ocean, this historic 1920’s hotel offers direct access to the beach.
  • The Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier is just a short walk away; you can angle for pompano, flounder, and king mackerel here—no fishing license required.
  • The onsite Penthouse Lounge serves tapas and specialty martinis on an outdoor veranda overlooking the ocean.
  • A Sunday brunch buffet includes fresh seafood, carved-to-order prime rib, and mimosas.
  • Some of the individually decorated guest rooms have ocean views.
  • Recognized as one of the Historic Hotels of America, the hotel boasts Spanish-Mediterranean architecture.
  • The hotel is a half hour’s drive from shopping, dining, and nightlife at The Jacksonville Landing, an indoor-outdoor pavilion along the St. Johns River.
  • Jacksonville, Florida: Beaches, Live Entertainment, and the Scenic St. Johns River

    The St. Johns River—which meanders through the middle of Jacksonville, Florida—is one of the only rivers in America that flows north. Along its banks is The Jacksonville Landing, which has been attracting residents and visitors for more than 20 years with international eateries, live-music clubs, and more than 300 special events held every year. It’s worth walking across the bright-blue Main Street Bridge to Southbank to see Friendship Fountain, which puts on a dazzling light show at night. Next door to the fountain, at the Museum of Science & History, you’ll find several aquariums filled with Floridian fish and unambitious nature documentarians.

    Jacksonville sits right off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and its beaches are frequented by kiteboarders and surfers. More than 80,000 acres of parkland lie within the city limits—for a low-key hike or bike ride, head to one of the many state parks. Little Talbot Island State Park’s beaches are rife with sand dunes, and at Fort Clinch State Park, you can take a daily tour past Civil War reenactors or explore native wildlife on self-guided nature trails.

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    Aug 11 2015 by Groupon
    Stay at Casa Marina in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Dates into December.

    1-Night Stay for Two with Romance Package at Sybaris Pool Suites – Northbrook in Chicagoland

    1-Night Stay for Two with Romance Package at Sybaris Pool Suites – Northbrook in Chicagoland
    Price
    $149
    Savings
    48%
    Retail
    $289
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    Property at a Glance: Sybaris Pool Suites – Northbrook

    Nearly every inch of the adults-only Sybaris Pool Suites are tailored for romance and privacy. Inside Paradise Pool Suites, gentle raindrops trickle into a balmy 90-degree private pool surrounded by tropical plants. Just steps away, guests can sip wine and warm their toes before a cozy fireplace. Located less than an hour from downtown Chicago, this property makes for a romantic escape.

  • Paradise Pool suites have a private swimming pool with a tropical waterfall, a hot tub, a misting steam room, fireplace, and a massage chair.
  • Deluxe whirlpool suites These rooms come with fireplaces, relaxing massage chairs, a whirlpool tub, and a private misting steam room.
  • Romance package: This getaway includes a bottle of champagne and a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries.
  • Grab a bite: Order takeout or sneak away for a romantic dinner at one of the dozens of restaurants located within minutes of the resort.
  • Nearby Chicago attraction: The Museum Campus—home to the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum
  • Northbrook, Illinois: North Chicago Suburb near Theme Parks and Acclaimed Gardens

    Located about 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, the suburb of Northbrook is close to an abundance of outdoor activities. The 540-acre, wildlife-rich Skokie Lagoons nature preserve is a popular spot for canoeing, fishing, and hiking. The wilderness of the lagoons contrasts with the manicured Chicago Botanic Garden in nearby Glencoe, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012. Here, you can see 2.5 million plants strewn across 26 displays situated on nine islands.

    About a half-hour’s drive north of Northbrook is Six Flags Great America, one of the largest theme parks in the Midwest. It packs in more than 70 rides and attractions, ranging from bumper cars to a massive water park. The roller coasters are the most popular. You can hop on the recently opened X Flight, which boasts an innovative “wing coaster” design that suspends riders on either side of the track with their feet dangling as they’re whisked at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour through stomach-flipping loops, dives, and barrel twists. The park also has some old-school rides, including the classic wooden coaster American Eagle and Batman: The Ride, which was the world’s first inverted outside-looping roller coaster when it opened in 1992.

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    Apr 30 2015 by Groupon
    1-Night Stay for Two with Romance Package at Sybaris Pool Suites – Northbrook in Chicagoland

    Stay with Spa Passes and Self-Parking at Golden Nugget Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Dates into June.

    Stay with Spa Passes and Self-Parking at Golden Nugget Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Dates into June.
    Price
    $89
    Savings
    40%
    Retail
    $149
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    Giving this as a gift? Mother's Day is May 10th! Send an awesome experience instantly with one of our e-cards, or print a handy gift envelope and card. AAA Four Diamond Waterfront Resort with Lively Casino

    Formerly the Trump Marina, Golden Nugget Hotel was transformed into a luxury waterfront resort by the famous Golden Nugget chain from Las Vegas. Following a $150 million renovation that added a spa as well as a rooftop pool, the hotel opened in April of 2012 and quickly earned AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond status. You can see the results of the makeover in the casino, where crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling, flat-screen TVs line the walls, and nearly 1,500 slot machines cover the floor. Gamers can test their luck at table-game classics such as roulette and blackjack, and a separate poker room hosts multiple tournaments with low buy-ins daily.

    Outside of the casino, H2O Pool and Bar is the resort’s other main attraction. Said to be as large as a football field, the outdoor pool deck has built-in seating and an intimate lounge area with a fire pit. Views overlook Frank S. Farley State Marina. The pool and hot tubs stay open year-round, and drinks are served at the poolside bar. On weekends you can enjoy a cocktail inside one of two interior lounges or at Live Bar, which hosts live bands and DJs.

    Golden Nugget Hotel has a variety of restaurants, including the waterfront Chart House, which specializes in fresh seafood. An all-you-can-eat buffet is open for lunch and dinner. The onsite spa has a gym, steam room, hot tub, and relaxation area; this getaway comes with two daily access passes.

    Atlantic City, New Jersey: Casinos and Carnival Rides Lining Historical Beachside Boardwalk

    No trip to Atlantic City is complete without a stroll along its signature boardwalk, which stretches for 6 miles along New Jersey’s eastern coast. Originally built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotel lobbies, the boardwalk grew in popularity as a place where you could drink and gamble during Prohibition without much trouble from the police, as depicted in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The boardwalk is still popular for its casinos, but it’s family-friendly, too; visitors are just as inclined to sit at the beach or stop at one of the many carnival rides.

    On the boardwalk, it’s worth it to check out the Absecon Lighthouse, which is more than 150 years old. It’s possible to climb its 228 steps to the top, which features sweeping views of the city skyline and the sea. Down at the base, you’ll find a replica of the original light keeper’s lonely cloister and the collection of sock puppets he created to keep him company.

    Proving further that Atlantic City isn’t all nightclubs, boardwalk, and casinos is Gardner’s Basin, a maritime village along the bay. Here, a community of artisans uses seashells and driftwood to hand-make items such as wind chimes and picture frames. However, the Basin’s biggest claim to fame is the 25,000-gallon Atlantic City Aquarium swimming with turtles and rays.

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    Apr 30 2015 by Groupon
    Stay with Spa Passes and Self-Parking at Golden Nugget Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Dates into June.

    Stay at Inn at Seaside in Seaside, OR. Dates Available into June.

    Stay at Inn at Seaside in Seaside, OR. Dates Available into June.
    Price
    $79
    Savings
    39%
    Retail
    $129
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    Peaceful Inn Two Blocks from the Ocean

    Located just two blocks from the Pacific Ocean, Inn at Seaside puts guests within a short walk of the area’s best recreational activities. Head west to the beachfront, where bikers cruise the promenade, or walk three blocks south to a candy shop selling the area’s famed saltwater taffy. Nearby, kayakers paddle through Necanicum Estuary, keeping an eye out for local wildlife along the way. Also within walking distance: Seaside Aquarium, one of the oldest aquariums on the west coast. 

    In addition to the inn’s convenient location, its 48 guest rooms and friendly staff—not to mention the complimentary cookies at check-in—helped it win a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Accommodations feel less like hotel rooms and more like extensions of a home. Should you want a peaceful night in, enjoy free popcorn and check out a free DVD from the inn’s collection of more than 700 movie titles, or relax in the heated indoor pool. 

    In the morning, you can take advantage of a complimentary continental breakfast with waffles, muffins, cereal, and fruit. Head to the onsite restaurant to sample fresh seafood such as pan-roasted wild salmon and grilled alaskan halibut.

    Seaside, Oregon: Coastal Beauty Surrounding a Family-Friendly Town

    Located along Oregon’s Pacific coast, about 80 miles northwest of Portland, the resort town of Seaside has attracted beachcombers since the late 19th century. More recently, the coastal village has become a family destination marked by historical buildings, tree-lined boulevards, and plenty of kid-friendly activities, including mini golf, bumper cars, and arcades.

    A 1.5-mile oceanfront promenade—known locally as the Prom—stretches along the beach, its boardwalk speckled with shops and restaurants near grass-covered dunes. Along the Prom, you’ll find a bronze statue of Lewis and Clark that faces the ocean at the historic Seaside Turnaround—the spot where the explorers are thought to have ended their epic westward trek. The Seaside Aquarium is also located along the promenade. Pop in to visit its aquatic residents, including a giant Pacific octopus, tropical fish, and several crowd-pleasing harbor seals.

    For spectacular ocean views, journey a few miles south of town to the rainforest-covered Tillamook Head, a promontory point that towers 1,000 feet above the craggy coastline. Open year-round, a moderate, 3.6-mile roundtrip hike leads to the summit.

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    Stay at Baltimore Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Dates into August.

    Stay at Baltimore Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Dates into August.
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    Hotel at a Glance: Baltimore Harbor Hotel

    The Baltimore Harbor Hotel is located downtown, just a half-mile walk from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. See the city’s skyscrapers from your spacious room, where you can surf the web on the free WiFi or take a nap on your plush bed.

  • Fuel up for the day’s adventure with a complimentary breakfast.
  • Grab a drink at the onsite bar.
  • Fit in a workout using the fitness center’s free weights and cardio and weight-training equipment.
  • Go for a swim in the rooftop pool, one of only two in Baltimore. Pool opens Memorial Day weekend.
  • What to do: Most of downtown’s attractions are within walking distance, including Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, Inner Harbor, and M&T Stadium. Discounted National Aquarium tickets are available at the front desk.
  • Jazz night takes place every Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the onsite Balto’s Tap & Tavern.
  • Baltimore, Maryland: World-Class Museums and Historic Waterfront Neighborhoods

    Baltimore’s Inner Harbor—a busy port that was redeveloped as a tourism district in the mid-20th century—has become one of the city’s best-known and most beloved landmarks. Water taxis ferry visitors from one historic, cultural, or family-friendly attraction to another. Sites along the routes include the star-shaped Fort McHenry (where US forces repelled the British during the War of 1812, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner”) and restaurants where you can sample the city’s famous crab cakes.

    You’ll find several unique museums here, too, from the National Aquarium—which houses more than 16,000 sea creatures in realistic habitats—to the wonderfully oddball American Visionary Art Museum, one of the country’s leading institutions for outsider art. For a stunning view of the skyline, the Inner Harbor, and Chesapeake Bay, head up to the 27th floor of the Baltimore World Trade Center, where you can see the city from 360 degrees at the observation deck.

    Baltimore is made up of many little neighborhoods, each with its own personality. Mount Vernon, one of the oldest, has been a fashionable part of town since one of the country’s first monuments to George Washington was built here in 1829. Today, the neighborhood’s elegant 19th-century townhouses share space with The Walters Art Museum and the Lyric Opera House. In Fell’s Point, lively taverns and restaurants line the cobblestone streets of this waterfront district that was a pit stop for sailors in the 1700s.

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    Stay at Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capitol Park Hotel in Atlanta, with Dates into August

    Stay at Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capitol Park Hotel in Atlanta, with Dates into August
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    Hotel at a Glance: Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capitol Park Hotel

    The Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capitol Park Hotel is tucked just south of downtown, amid Atlanta’s many high-rises. You can take in a view of the skyline while lounging poolside on the rooftop deck. Explore the city via the complimentary shuttle, which operates within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

  • Relax with a massage, facial, or body treatment at the onsite spa; in-room services are also available.
  • Doze off in comfort with your choice of down-filled or hypoallergenic pillows.
  • Rockfish Grille: The hotel’s bistro serves up contemporary Southern and American fare.
  • Grab a drink at the onsite Extra Innings Lounge.
  • Nearby attractions: Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, and Georgia World Congress Center—all within the complimentary shuttle’s 3-mile reach
  • Atlanta, Georgia: Urban Parks and Renowned Aquarium in Capital of the South

    Named 1 of 50 Places of a Lifetime by National Geographic, Atlanta lies near the Chattahoochee River in Georgia’s northwest region known for its famed trees: magnolias, pines, and dogwoods. Despite a metropolitan population of more than five million and what is considered the world’s busiest airport by passenger count, Atlanta seems to always offer a relaxing escape. Stroll through the 185 acres of botanical gardens, hiking trails, and oaks at Piedmont Park, or study one of the country’s largest Civil War exhibitions at the Atlanta History Center.

    Anchored by historical Peachtree Street, the city’s midtown area boasts a thriving arts-and-culture scene. Opened in 1929, the Fox Theatre features imposing Egyptian architecture and a custom-made organ with a network of 3,622 pipes. Tours take place on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. The High Museum of Art spotlights more than 12,000 pieces of contemporary and folk art, ranging from Renaissance paintings to photographs from the civil-rights era. Kids might better enjoy the Georgia Aquarium, located downtown at Centennial Olympic Park. One of the world’s largest aquariums with more than 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more than 100,000 animals, the aquarium is home to beluga whales, lionfish, whale sharks, bottlenose dolphins, and more.

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    1- or 2-Night Stay for Two in a King or Two-Double Room at Olympia Lodge in Pacific Grove, CA. Combine Multiple Nights.

    1- or 2-Night Stay for Two in a King or Two-Double Room at Olympia Lodge in Pacific Grove, CA. Combine Multiple Nights.
    Price
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    Savings
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    Retail
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    Old-Fashioned Lodge Close to Beach and Historical Lighthouse

    Point Pinos Lighthouse, the West Coast’s oldest continuously operating lighthouse, sits on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula. It was built in 1855 to warn ships about this hazardous point, and today, exhibits inside highlight historical photographs of local shipwrecks. Visitors can also see the original lens—still in place and functional. Located just a short walk away from the lighthouse is the Olympia Lodge, which occupies a pine-studded lot that’s convenient to many of Monterey Bay’s attractions. The lodge is only five minutes from the beach and coastal walking trails and just a half mile from the galleries, shops, and fine-dining restaurants of downtown Pacific Grove.

    Much like the neighboring Point Pinos, Olympia Lodge has a historical feel to it. The property’s not nearly as old, but touches such as the in-lobby fireplace, wooden decks, and handmade wooden furniture lend it some old-fashioned charm. All of the guest rooms are simply decorated—some with slanted ceilings and exposed wood beams—and feature partial ocean views.

    Mornings at the lodge begin with a complimentary continental breakfast. In the evening, head down to the reading area beside the fireplace for a serving of coffee and tea.

    Pacific Grove, California: Sleepy Coastal Town Close to Lively Cannery Row

    The oceanfront town of Pacific Grove shares its central California peninsula with the city of Monterey, but is far more serene than its cosmopolitan neighbor. Rows of Victorian houses line the streets, deer wander through residential areas, and thousands of butterflies congregate here during their southerly migration. Travel + Leisure named Pacific Grove one of America’s Best Little Beach Towns, noting that the beach is better suited for surfing and kayaking than swimming. Stroll the pathway that winds along the rocky shore, taking in the many native plants and bird colonies that make their homes on the 3-mile stretch.

    The town’s interior is fairly small and easily walkable. Mom-and-pop-style shops and art galleries line the streets of downtown Pacific Grove. The area’s also home to the Museum of Natural History, where you can learn more about the monarch butterflies found throughout the town.

    Head to nearby Monterey if you want to pick up the pace. The city’s Cannery Row, once the laid-back dock famously portrayed by John Steinbeck, has since been enlivened by themed restaurants, souvenir stalls, and a wax museum. The popular Monterey Bay Aquarium is located on one end of the strip, and has been featured by Fodor’s, Frommer’s, and the Discovery Channel for its immersive displays of local sea life. Here, you can watch sardines swim around you in a circular tank and see an open-ocean tank filled with sharks and sea turtles. Kids will love the interactive exhibits at the Splash Zone, which has a living, breathing kelp forest, as well as pools filled with starfish and sea urchins.

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    Dec 09 2014 by Groupon
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    1- or 2-Night Stay for Two with Optional Wine and Strawberries at The Captain Farris House in Yarmouth, MA

    1- or 2-Night Stay for Two with Optional Wine and Strawberries at The Captain Farris House in Yarmouth, MA
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    Hotel at a Glance: The Captain Farris House

    This B&B welcomes guests to Cape Cod with elegant 19th-century charm. Built in 1845, the house combines Greek Revival architecture and sparking Waterford crystal chandeliers with modern comforts, such as two-person whirlpool tubs in most rooms and a DVD library.

  • Individually decorated rooms feature heavy wood furniture and relaxing pastels as well as displays of fresh flowers.
  • Daily breakfast is served in the chic dining room and can include everything from belgian waffles with fresh cream and berries to bacon-and-tomato quiche.
  • Mix and mingle with companions or other guests over complimentary glasses of sherry in the parlor in the evening.
  • Distance from the Edward Gorey House: 4 miles (about a 10-minute drive)
  • Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Quaint Villages, Protected Beaches, and Miles of Shoreline

    In the late 19th century, Cape Cod began to blossom into a summer vacation destination as visitors swapped crowded coastal cities for the sandy shores of eastern Massachusetts. Today, the arm-shaped peninsula encompasses a string of idyllic fishing villages, rolling dunes, and 300 miles of sandy shoreline—and it’s still the place where many East Coasters choose to spend their leisurely summer days. Popular attractions include fresh-seafood restaurants, quaint stores, and bicycle trails, such as the 11-mile Shining Sea Bikeway that wends from North Falmouth to Woods Hole.

    But there’s also plenty to do in winter, when the crowds are a lot smaller. On the uppermost tip of the Cape, the free-spirited art colony of Provincetown attracts visitors year-round. This is one of the best places to head for a vibrant nightlife scene—there are cabarets, bars, and lounges aplenty. Pop into the Provincetown Art Association and Museum to check out local artwork, both historical and contemporary. Farther south, the Woods Hole Science Aquarium houses 140 marine animals native to the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region. You might even see marine biologists feeding the seals in the aquarium’s outdoor enclosure.

    In the Mid-Cape, you’ll find Yarmouth, which has the saltwater beaches and golf courses typical of Cape Cod. But you’ll also find a couple of key cultural sites that set the town apart. First, there’s the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, which celebrates the arts with classes, workshops, and special exhibitions. Then there’s the Edward Gorey House, dedicated to the famous illustrator and author known for his macabre etchings.

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    Dec 09 2014 by Groupon
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    Custom Bobbleheads and Other Novelties from AllBobbleheads.com (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

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    Bobblehead dolls let you imagine you live in a world of giant-brained beings who agree with absolutely everything you say. Get unlimited nods of wisdom with this Groupon.

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  • $129.99 for $260 worth of bobbleheads, gifts, and novelties—enough to purchase a fully-customized double bobblehead
  • Though the online shop stocks numerous prefabricated bobbleheads of popular figures—and other giftable items—its custom creations are the real favorites. Each custom bobblehead comes with your choice of body template and a completely customized bobbling head based on photos you submit. The staff will send you email proofs regularly as your bobblehead is being perfected, and you can request changes along the way. You’ll receive the finished product within 9–12 weeks of submitting your photos.

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    Every custom work of ardently nodding artwork AllBobbleheads.com creates begins with a real person. Working from photos, model-makers sculpt likenesses of real people, then attach them to a wide choice of pre-made, puny bodies. The finished statuette is goofy but surprisingly accurate, making it an ideal way to keep the fish in your aquarium company while you’re away.


    Nov 03 2014 by Groupon
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    Stay with Daily Market Credit at Residence Inn Clearwater Downtown in Clearwater, FL; Dates into April

    Stay with Daily Market Credit at Residence Inn Clearwater Downtown in Clearwater, FL; Dates into April
    Price
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    Savings
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    Retail
    $179
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    Hotel at a Glance: Residence Inn Clearwater Downtown

    Residence Inn Clearwater Downtown’s all-suites accommodations feel more like homey apartments than hotel rooms, with full kitchens and separate living rooms. All of these newly renovated rooms feature stainless-steel appliances, flat-screen TVs, and pullout queen sofa beds for extra guests. They’re conveniently located downtown, just a short drive from Clearwater’s celebrated beaches along the Gulf Coast.

  • Distance to the beach: about 3 miles
  • Free hot breakfast buffet: eggs, waffles, and fresh fruit
  • Pick up snacks and toiletries at the onsite market; this Getaway includes a daily $25 credit.
  • Complimentary beer and wine are served at the manager’s reception in the lobby, along with appetizers. Receptions take place on Mondays and Tuesdays. Check the hotel’s calendar to find the next reception.
  • Stay fit: Work out in the fitness center or go for an invigorating swim in the heated outdoor pool.
  • Award winner: The hotel received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2014.
  • Nearby attraction: The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a family-friendly attraction that’s home to sea turtles, dolphins, and otters.
  • Newly renovated: The entire hotel has recently been completely renovated.
  • Clearwater, Florida: Seaside Spectacles and Family-Friendly Beaches

    At Clearwater Beach’s Pier 60, every sunset is a cause for celebration. Buskers belt out tunes, circus performers breathe fire, and stilt walkers teeter along the beachfront as the sun dips below the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a testament to how integral the beach—a short drive across the Intercoastal Waterway—is to Clearwater’s culture.

    In 2013, Clearwater was named the nation’s best beach town by readers of USA Today. Clearwater Marine Aquarium is home to one of the city’s biggest celebrities, Winter the dolphin, who starred in Dolphin Tale alongside Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. You can stroll the city’s Dolphin Trail to see more than 100 whimsical statues of bottlenose dolphins. Or take the 30-minute drive to Caladesi Island State Park, where you can fish or kayak near 3-mile trails that wind through mangroves and bays.

    Also a 30-minute drive away is downtown Saint Petersburg, which is full of upscale dining and shopping venues. Head to laid-back Pass-A-Grille to find an outdoor art market, boutiques, and an ice-cream shop right on the seashore.

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    Dec 02 2014 by Groupon
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    Stay at The Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago's Loop, with Dates into March

    Stay at The Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago's Loop, with Dates into March
    Price
    $74.12
    Savings
    32%
    Retail
    $109
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    19th-Century Hotel on Michigan Avenue with Elegant Guest Rooms

    When it was opened in 1893, The Congress Plaza Hotel was intended to be the elite spot for travelers who passed through Chicago. The hotel first welcomed guests during the World’s Columbian Exposition. Over the next 50 years, it was furnished with glamorous ballrooms and stylish supper clubs. The building soon became known as the “Home of the Presidents” for hosting Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon. Now the hotel’s chief advantage is its superb location in downtown Chicago, where it stands along Michigan Avenue. It’s just steps from Grant Park, several world-class museums, and a host of luxury retail stores.

    More than a century after its construction, the hotel still exudes Old-World glamour. In standard guest rooms you’ll find soaring ceilings and large windows. Lake-view rooms are similar in size and style, but feature fantastic views of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, and Lake Michigan. Be sure to explore the rest of the hotel—the lobby ceiling is decorated with mosaic tiles, and the Renaissance-style Gold room features elaborate murals restored by Lido Lippi, who also helped restore the Sistine Chapel.

    The Congress has two onsite dining venues. Rafael’s Restaurant serves gourmet burgers, roasted duck breast with orange sauce, and other specialties. In the morning, you can enjoy a hearty American breakfast at the Gazebo Restaurant.

    Chicago’s Loop: Historic Commercial Center with World-Class Museums and Parks

    Named after the shape formed by the elevated train tracks that form its perimeter, The Loop is Chicago’s downtown and the country’s second-largest business district. Skyscrapers such as the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the art-deco Chicago Board of Trade Building loom large here. They overlook waterfront parks, a glitzy theater district, and some of the world’s finest art collections.

    About three blocks from the hotel is the Art Institute of Chicago, whose gargantuan collection covers everything from marble busts and sarcophagi to modern masterpieces such as Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks and Grant Wood’s American Gothic. You don’t even have to go to the museum to see outstanding art—walk around The Loop, and you’ll see outdoor sculptures from Picasso and Joan Miró. Just north of the Art Institute, Millennium Park is known for both the Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Pavilion (which hosts free public concerts during the summer), and for the sculpture Cloud Gate, known to Chicagoans as “The Bean” for its legume-like shape.  

    Grant Park, known affectionately as “Chicago’s front yard,” occupies more than 300 acres along the lake just east of the Loop. Modeled after the gardens at Versailles, the park is dotted with several impressive attractions, including Buckingham Fountain, the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. Its sheer size have made Grant Park the site of many notable events, including Barack Obama’s 2008 victory speech and the Lollapalooza music festival, which takes place here every summer.

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    Nov 25 2014 by Groupon
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    Stay with Optional Water-Park Package at Fort Rapids Waterpark Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, OH

    Stay with Optional Water-Park Package at Fort Rapids Waterpark Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, OH
    Price
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    Savings
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    Retail
    $129
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    Hotel at a Glance: Fort Rapids Waterpark Hotel & Conference Center

    At 60,000 square feet, the water park inside Fort Rapids Waterpark Hotel & Conference Center is the largest in central Ohio. Visitors can get drenched by a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, zoom down 12 water slides, and take a dip in an adults-only hot tub.

  • Water-park package: Some options of this getaway come with water-park passes for each guest, 50% discount for breakfast, and a souvenir mug.
  • Extended hours: The water park opens early (10 a.m.) for overnight hotel guests.
  • Dining options: a buffet with seafood and grilled meats, a sports bar, a coffee shop, and a concession stand located inside the water park
  • Gold Rush Arcade: Air hockey, skee-ball, and Pop-A-Shot are among the classic games here.
  • In-room amenities include 27-inch TVs and high-speed Internet in Wyatt Earp rooms, and microwaves and mini fridges in Oak Creek Canyon and Bryce Canyon suites.
  • Pick up souvenirs at a Western-themed gift shop.
  • Halloween Spook and Splash Event held on November 1st includes: pumpkin and face painting, coloring contest, creepy crafts, ghoulish cookie decorating, costume parade and contest, trick or treating, and monster splash dance party.
  • Columbus, Ohio: OSU, Acclaimed Museums, and One of the Country’s Best Zoos

    In 2012, Columbus made Business Week’s list of America’s 50 best cities, thanks in part to the city’s best-known institution—Ohio State University. Though the school contributes a youthful air and helps drive urban progress, Ohio’s capital is much more than a college town. In the walkable downtown you’ll find trendy restaurants and bars as well as a groundbreaking interactive science museum, COSI, and the highly acclaimed Columbus Museum of Art. The Scioto River bisects the city, flowing past public parks and miles of walking and biking paths. A half-hour drive north will take you to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, one of the finest institutions of its kind, perhaps best known for its affiliation with director emeritus Jack Hanna.

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    Oct 28 2014 by Groupon
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    Stay with Slot Credit, Dining Credits, and Wine-Tasting Passes at Sheraton At The Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY

    Stay with Slot Credit, Dining Credits, and Wine-Tasting Passes at Sheraton At The Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY
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    63%
    Retail
    $215
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    Spacious Sheraton Hotel in Niagara’s Tourist District

    After happening upon Niagara Falls in 1678, Franciscan missionary Louis Hennepin wrote in his journal that “the Universe does not afford its parallel.” Millions of visitors—ranging from poncho-clad honeymooners to daredevils taking the 175-foot plunge inside wooden barrels—have expressed similar sentiments since. Sheraton At The Falls Hotel is conveniently located just two blocks from the entrance to Niagara Falls State Park, within easy walking distance of several attractions on the American side of Niagara Falls.

    In addition to accommodations at Sheraton At The Falls, this Getaway comes with a $30 credit toward slot play at the 24-hour Seneca Niagara Casino, located across from the hotel. The casino floor here is set aglow by stained-glass windows and neon lights from more than 4,000 slot machines. Colorful card tables host blackjack, craps, roulette, and musical chairs. A more soothing atmosphere washes over the casino’s spa, which offers body-healing therapies, massages, and salon services. And when you’re in the mood for a day trip, you can use the included wine-tasting passes to sample the vino at eight nearby wineries.

    For dinner, you can use the $20 credit at the first-floor TGI Fridays. While you’re at the hotel, feel free to take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or grab a morning cup of joe at the Starbucks in the lobby. The spacious guest rooms feature plush custom mattresses bolstered by the Sheraton’s signature Sweet Sleeper beds, layered with feather and down pillows.

    Niagara Falls, New York: Spectacular Waterfalls at United States–Canada Border

    Every second, hundreds of thousands of gallons of water cascade down Niagara Falls. You can watch the water spill over jagged cliffs from pedestrian bridges and observation decks. The best view, though, might be from the Hurricane Deck, a wooden platform located 20 feet from Bridal Veil Falls. From spring to fall, you can access the platform by taking the Cave of the Winds tour, during which professional guides lead poncho-clad visitors to Bridal Veil Falls via wooden pathways.  For an up-close encounter with the falls, you can book a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist; the tour boat shuttled sightseeing guests to the base of the thundering Horseshoe Falls for more than 100 years and continues to operate on the American side of the falls.

    Millions of tourists have flocked to Niagara Falls since the early 1800s. Around that time, Napoleon Bonaparte’s younger brother honeymooned in the area with his American bride; scores of newlyweds followed in their footsteps, earning Niagara Falls the nickname of “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” Throughout the 19th century, massive crowds also came here to watch daredevils perform high-wire stunts above the rapids.

    In the late 1800s, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted led a group that lobbied politicians to create a park that would protect the falls from further development. Today, the 400-acre Niagara Falls State Park, the first of its kind in the country, sits directly on the border between Canada and the United States. Miles of hiking trails wend through the scenic park; along the way, you can learn about the area’s history at the visitors’ center. There’s also plenty to do indoors around Niagara Falls. The area has remained a family-friendly destination, with indoor water parks, an aquarium, arcades, and casinos for the 21-and-older crowd.

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    Nov 04 2014 by Groupon
    Stay with Slot Credit, Dining Credits, and Wine-Tasting Passes at Sheraton At The Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY

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