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Places To Visit: Top Summer City Escapes

For travelers looking to plan the perfect getaway for this summer, Roomer, a first of its kind online marketplace for buying and selling hotel rooms, has suggested five cities around the U.S. known for their pristine beaches, downtown areas and breathtaking sites. From the quaint town of Newport, Rhode Island to South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island, each destination is ideal for any age and a variety of travel preferences.

Newport, Rhode Island

For a relaxing weekend with family this New England coastal town is perfect. It has a wonderful blend of history and natural beauty. With peaceful outskirts and a beautiful downtown, you can fill your Memorial Day weekend with plenty of fun activities. Most importantly, the beaches are very family friendly, allowing you to set out a blanket and spend the whole day by the ocean.

Sample deals are available here: hotels in Newport, Rhode Island.

Montauk, New York


Also along the East Coast, Montauk is located on Long Island, the largest island in the Unites States. This leaves plenty of waterfront to enjoy your Memorial Day picnic. With summer temperatures in the high 70s during the day and high 60s at night, it is the perfect setting for a picturesque sunset dinner outside friends and family. Known as a more casual version of the Hamptons, it is a great place to bring children of all ages.

Sample deals are available here: hotels in Montauk, New York.

Hilton Head, South Carolina


An Island off of the South Carolina coast, Conde Nast named it one of the top ten islands in the United States. Considered one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world, it is one of the best Memorial Day beach spots in the country. Designed with a strong appreciation for the environment, there is a pristine, warm and relaxing vibe that will make your long weekend feel like an island getaway.

Sample deals are available here: hotels in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Chicago, Illinois


Moving off the Eastern coast, this Midwest city is full of  beautiful parks and beaches all along Lake Michigan; perfect for the family holiday! And if the city beaches feel too crowded, families can always take a short drive to the northern suburbs which are full of quiet parks along the smaller, pristine lakes. Either way, Chicago is a perfect escape for Midwesterners wishing to celebrate the holiday with a picnic by the lakefront.

Sample deals are available here: hotels in Chicago.

Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada


Taking your celebration to the West, Lake Tahoe is perfect for a Memorial Day Weekend vacation.  Right on the border of California and Nevada, it is the largest elevated lake in the U.S, higher than 5,000 ft. above sea level.  This means that instead of being surrounding by sand, it is surrounded by gorgeous mountains and trees, making it a picturesque picnic spot.  Not far from large cities such as Las Vegas and Los Angeles, all you need to do is throw the family in the car and start driving.

Sample deals are available here: on hotels in Lake Tahoe.

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