Scattered around the northeastern USA, these lesser-known destinations give visitors the opportunity to get off the beaten path. From old-time mansions, to spectacular art collections, to the largest number of cherry blossoms in the US. You will find plenty to discover in these locales. And if you need an affordable place to stay during your holiday, here are some good hotel recommendations as well.
A Summer Escapade to Newport, RI
Located in the heart of New England, on the southwestern tip of Aquidneck Island, Newport has attracted summer visitors since the turn of the 20th century. This peaceful resort town is also known for its famous Newport Mansions, a collection of properties from the colonial era through the Gilded Era that are an important part of Rode Island’s architectural heritage. If you are looking for the perfect spot to stay while you explore this area, the Gilded Hotel is an excellent option. With its bold and modern decor, this quirky boutique hotel offers an irreverent take on the Gilded Age.
Explore Boston from Braintree, MA
Braintree, a suburban town in New England, is located just 13 miles south of Boston. The town is part of the Greater Boston area and it offers easy access to the downtown core via the MBTA Red Line. For travellers looking for a comfortable place to stay, the Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree offers cozy amenities at affordable prices.
Visit Allentown, the Queen City of Pennsylvania
The fastest growing city in Pennsylvania, Allentown is located just 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. Founded in 1762, this nice city has an impressive architectural heritage. One of the most splendid buildings you will see is the Allentown Art Museum, built in the neo-Roman style and housing a spectacular collection of over 13,000 works of art. If you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel, check out the Wingate by Wyndham, a modern hotel with a great location and a wide range of amenities.
Experience Manhattan from East Elmhurst, NY
Bordering LaGuardia Airport, East Elmhurst is a culturally diverse neighbourhood in Queens, NY. This young middle-class community used to be home for several African-American legendary figures, such as Malcolm X, Dizzie Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong. Today, this vibrant area attracts visitors who need to stay close to LaGuardia airport or those who want to stay close to Manhattan without paying exorbitant prices. If you are searching for a modern hotel near the airport, the LaGuardia Plaza Hotel is packed with creature comforts and offers affordable rates.
Enjoy the Charms of Newark, NJ
Located just eight miles away from New York City, Newark is the largest city in New Jersey. A major transport hub, Newark also has some interesting attractions that keep drawing visitors, such as the Branch Brook Park, the Prudential Center, and the Newark Museum. If you are looking for a centrally located hotel to enjoy the best that this city has to offer, the Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown features comfortable and modern rooms with plenty of amenities and services at great prices.
This post is part of the Hipmunk’s Hotels series.