Are you thinking of a Northeast American escape but want to go somewhere different? Well, check out these five alternative destinations. From Massachusetts to Vermont to New York, this list has your next vacation covered.
Located directly across the Hudson River from New York, Jersey City is a great alternative destination for discovering the Big Apple. It offers visitors budget accommodation rates in a phenomenal location, close to many of the city’s biggest attractions. However, travellers who want New York City and river views will literally have to pay the price, but the vistas are most definitely worth it. For a luxurious stay, guests can’t go wrong with Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson. Every room has a view of the New York City skyline or the Statue of Liberty.
Braintree is part of the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts. It’s located south of the city centre and the best time to visit is either spring or fall. When looking for Braintree accommodation, check out the prominent hotel chains, including Holiday Inn, Hyatt, Comfort Inn, Best Western and Motel 6. Comfort Inn Boston-Rockland is close to Rockland Golf Course, and all guests receive complimentary breakfast daily.
An ideal place for a New York City break, Rochester has a lot to offer visitors. It’s a city known for its lively entertainment district and creative arts industry. Its downtown neighbourhood of East End is brimming with nightclubs, coffee shops, restaurants and bars. For accommodation in this area, check out Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside and Inn on Broadway. If you visit Rochester in summer, you will be thrilled by its many free festivals, markets and concerts.
As Vermont’s largest city, Burlington is a town full of New England charm and outdoor activities. It’s located on Lake Champlain and is nestled between the Adirondack and Green Mountain ranges. The great thing about Burlington is that visitors will find high-end to budget accommodation options right next to the harbour. Hotel Vermont is popular for couples’ getaways, while Burlington Hostel caters to the backpackers and bargain hunters. There really is something for everyone to do – and somewhere for everyone to stay – in Burlington.
Although it may sometimes appear to be in Philadelphia’s shadow, Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in Pennsylvania and it has a lot to offer visitors. Conde Nast Traveler even named it one of the top 15 places to go in 2015. Now that’s an endorsement. Consisting of 90 neighbourhoods and three rivers, Pittsburgh is a city of great food, entertainment, outdoor adventure and history. The cultural district is a great place to base yourself in the city. Visitors will find the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel directly on the water, while the Courtyard by Marriott isn’t far away and offers pleasing specials.
As you can see, there are so many alternative places to visit in North-Eastern America that are perfect for your next city break. The choice is yours.