Travel Hack: Take in Trendy Neighborhoods to Stretch Your Travel Budget Hotels.com reveals the hippest areas to explore in 10 major cities to help travelers save money while gaining cultural experiences PR Newswire DALLAS, May 16, 2013 DALLAS, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When your leisure or business travels take you to one of Americans' favorite major destinations, it's the perfect opportunity to explore the city beyond tourist landmarks, packed restaurants and long taxi lines. The experts at Hotels.com^® have uncovered a selection of hip, culturally-diverse neighborhoods in some of the Top Domestic Destinations as ranked by the most recent Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®) to help travelers not only extend their travel budget, but also have a truly authentic experience in some of America's top cities. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130516/DA15107) "Consumers have now been trained that flying mid-week is better for their wallet, but when visiting major cities, hotels in downtown areas typically have higher rates and lower inventory due to business travel and conventions," says Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "This is the perfect time to explore other neighborhoods of cities like New York and Chicago and save on the hotel stay and flight. Travelers can use that extra money to take in a show, dine at a top-rated restaurant or have an adventure in the new area of town they're exploring." Check out this list of 10 of the most popular domestic travel destinations, their average hotel prices according to the latest HPI, the trendiest neighborhoods in each city and why a stay there will not only save you money but also be a rewarding experience. City & Average Neighborhood & Sample Why to visit Hotel Price Hotel Price Allston-Brighton – Best · Boston University and Western University Hotel, Boston College bookend this from $149; Crowne Plaza thriving neighborhood. Boston, from $145 · Electic restaurant and Boston - $186 nighlight scene caters to the student and recent grad Keep in mind Fall is peak population. travel season due to the proliferation of colleges in · This "college-burg" is a the area. great place to go thrift shopping. · Home to a wealth of art galleries, beer gardens and music venues. · Well-served by Chicago's Chicago - $162 Wicker Park – Wicker Park mass transit system. Inn, from $109 · Historic roots include German and Polish beer barrons that left a legacy of ornate mansions and first-rate dive bars. · Houses some of the most famous modernist architecture in North America. · Numerous municipal staircases crisscross the Silver Lake – Comfort Inn neighborhood and provide Los Angeles - West Sunset Boulevard, from pedestrian access up and down $148 $100 the area's signature hills. · Known for its indie rock scene. · Boasts some of the nation's most acclaimed food trucks and farmers markets. · Indulge your wanderlust for art and fashion in one neighborhood – Wynwood is divided into two sub-districts Wynwood - DoubleTree by known for these crafts. Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, from $139; Marriott · More than 70 galleries, Miami - $174 Miami Biscayne Bay, from museums and art collections in $152 the Arts District. Take part in a "ArtWalk" on the second Saturday of the month. · Formerly known as Little San Juan, you can find a lot of Puerto Rican influence in the food scene. · Offers a respite from the Bourbon Street scene but within walking distance of the French Quarter's attractions. Warehouse District – New Orleans - Lafayette Hotel, from $99; · Also known as the Arts $161 Renaissance New Orleans Arts District for its abundance of Hotel, from $139 galleries and world-class museums. · This newly remodeled area features some of the city's best restaurants. · Just one subway stop away fromManhattan. Williamsburg, Brooklyn – · Offers some of New York's New York City - Condor Hotel, from $179; best music, food and nightlife $264 Hotel Le Jolie, from $199, options against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. · Numerous entertainment options found on Bedford Avenue. · High rate of pedestrian activity relative to other areas of the city, making it perfect to explore while on vacation – no parking meters to plug! North Park – Layfayette San Diego - $134 Hotel & Swim Club, from · Culturally-diverse and $127; Inn at the Park, from full of trendy boutiques, $129 restaurants, galleries and bars. · Home to a farmers market every Thursday and a gallery walk the second Saturday of each month. · Classified by its abundance of Mexican cuisine and Latino influenced buildings with ornate murals. · Tends to have some of the city's sunnier and warmer San Francisco - Mission District – Inn San weather due to it geography. $185 Francisco - $175 · Valencia Street is full of quirky shops, slow food restaurants, wine bars and coffee shops. · Unbeatable views of the city in Dolores Park. · Home to Volunteer Park, which has a 108-step brick water tower with one of the best views of the city and region, and theSeattle Asian Art Museum. Capitol Hill - Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle · A great cup of coffee is Conv. Center/Pike Street, a given in this neighborhood. Seattle - $158 from $118; The Roosevelt, a Coast Hotel, from $129 · Spontaneous street parties are known to break out here. · Steeped in history, the neighborhood is dotted with Victorian mansions alongside fringe theaters, shops and nightlife hotspots. · Recently revitalized area is an arts and entertainment mecca and is home to numerous theaters and performance H Street - Hilton Garden Inn studios. Washington DC/US Capitol, Washington, D.C. from $134; Courtyard · Easy transportation via - $157 Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol, streetcars is expected to be from $129 complete by the end of the year. · Along with the arts came the restaurants foodies and families alike adore – there's even a kid-friendly wine bar. More information on trendy neighborhoods is available at http://www.hotel-price-index.com. All hotels featured above have Excellent or Outstanding Hotels.com Guest Review ratings. Average prices listed are accurate as of May 13, 2013. Press contacts: Ashley Aberbach – Finn Partners for Hotels.com Phone: (212) 715-1524 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @finnpartners Taylor L. Cole, APR Hotels.com North America Phone: (469) 335-8442 Email: email@example.com Twitter: @TravelwithTLC AboutHotels.com^® Hotels.comis a leading online accommodation booking brand.Through the Expedia Inc. global network of websites, Hotels.com, LP connects travelers with almost 205,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Hotels.com, LP benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the best rates for its customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions. 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Travel Hack: Take in Trendy Neighborhoods to Stretch Your Travel Budget
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