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Off the Beaten Path: Jackson’s Hidden Gems

Summers in Jackson are a magical thing, when snowy ski slopes transform into a network of forests and trails. The wildlife is abundant, the rivers are teeming with mountain water, and visitors flock to the area to enjoy the season’s gifts. Most summer trips to Jackson are incomplete without a photo under the antler arches or a rowdy evening at Jackson Hole Playhouse, but there are hidden gems to be found here, too. This list highlights the lesser-known activities on offer to help make your trip a little more special. For tips on where to stay, check out this guide to hotels in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Exploring Dupont Circle – Washington D.C.’s Trendiest Historic District

It’s difficult to describe the eclectic neighborhood vibe that radiates from the famous Dupont Circle. With a glorious fountain at its epicenter, the Circle looks out on lush Victorian mansions, delicious cafes and fancy embassies. You’ll also find bohemian boutiques, upscale shops, and dive bars nearby. There is a niche for every kind of traveler in this diverse neighborhood, and visitors could easily spend hours, if not days, lost in the surrounding streets. So book a budget hotel in Washington D.C. and consult this eclectic list of some of the most popular spots to visit in Dupont Circle:

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Where Will You Go In Cuba?

It’s time to start making dream itineraries now that Cuban borders are opening to American tourists. While boat companies await approval for high-speed ferries from Florida, you can decide which of the impressive provinces you’ll be visiting first. Since most American travelers are unfamiliar with the new restrictions, be sure to study up before you go (this Hipmunk blog post is extremely informative). In the meantime, here is a quick guide to the most popular destinations for your dream itinerary for visiting Cuba.

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Exploring Vero Beach

Most travelers living outside of Florida are unaware of the charming town of Vero Beach, nestled along the stunning Treasure Coast. With a long maritime history that begins with a citrus shipping port, the town is full of historic gems that are well worth exploring. However, it’s the fantastic beaches and refuges as well as the local activities that keep visitors coming back year after year. So whether you’re enjoying Disney’s Vero Beach Resort with the family or trekking through the endless green spaces, there’s an abundance discoveries in this charming town. Be sure you don’t miss these major attractions in Vero Beach.

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Hipmunk City Love: Miami on a Budget

I’m a major proponent of budget travel, and a vibrant city like Miami offers a lot of fantastic free activities that visitors should take advantage of. If you enjoy history, like to peruse artistic pieces, or revel in being outdoors, you’ll find dozens of places to spend your days. Here, I’ve compiled a varied list of free activities to enjoy in this subtropical city. So book your Miami hotel and save those precious dollars for some amazing Latin and Caribbean entertainment on offer in town. 

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Hipmunk City Love: Beyond Orlando’s Amusement Parks

Most people make their way to Orlando for the world-famous amusement parks, missing out on all the other unique tourist activities in and around the city. While the parks are a lot of fun, they can quickly become quite expensive. If you’re heading to the city to enjoy fantastic weather or a weekend getaway in your Orlando hotel, skip the long park lines and consider these budget tourist activities instead.

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Hipmunk City Love: A Weekend in Bangkok

Bangkok is a city of contradictions, where huge modern shopping malls tower over small traditional Thai houses and food carts sit perched on the sidewalk in front of high-end restaurants. The contradictions are what make Thailand such a unique and fascinating place. It also allows for visitors of all types and budgets to have a great time in this bustling city. Having lived in Bangkok for almost two years, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite tourist activities and local hangout spots. So book one of the cheap hotels in Bangkok near one of the city’s transit stops and hit the humid streets of Bangkok.

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