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Top 10 Reasons to Stay in Times Square, New York

Travel Tips for Area: Times Square
Top 10 Reasons to Stay in Times Square, New York

Times Square, arguably the world’s most famous plaza, epitomizes all that is so inherently New Yorker: lively, dazzling and incredibly hypnotic. Over 26 million tourists flock to the heart of the Big Apple every year, realizing that what once was an area to avoid is now the safest, most entertaining and eclectic hub in the whole city. With fantastic shopping, incredible dining, drinking, sightseeing and more neon-light-feasting than possibly anywhere else on earth, New York’s Times Square packs a punch in every which way possible. Sure, you’ll wonder far and wide in this sparkling city, in a bid to visit the most popular sites and experience the variety of activities on offer, but if it’s a truly authentic New York experience you’re after, then book your holiday rental accommodation in Times Square and you can take advantage of everything this dynamic address has to offer. Need a few more reasons to stay here? Top 10 reasons why staying in Times Square is a really, REALLY good idea 1) It’s safe Times Square boasts the largest crowds anywhere in the city, there’s a healthy hive of activity here pretty much 24/7; it’s extremely well lit and effectively policed, making it the ideal strolling place no ...

Celebrate the arts on Gallery Row in Downtown LA

Travel Tips for Los Angeles
Celebrate the arts on Gallery Row in Downtown LA

Los Angeles has no shortage of distinguished art museums, but those looking for a more unconventional way to explore them need look no further that the Downtown Art Walk. Organized every 2nd Thursday of each month, on and around popular Gallery Row, LA’s Downtown Walk is a celebration of the best of the city’s art, music, food and cultural aspects. The event is a feast for all the senses, and ideal for those wishing to admire and experience the local art scene in an entertaining way. Book your vacation rental in Downtown LA and make sure your vacation falls on the right date and you too can take part in one of the city’s most popular events. Gallery Row is known as the art centre of Los Angeles, even though less than 10 years ago one could find merely a handful of museums here. In fact, this area was known more for its dodgy after-hours happenings than for the quality of its art centres. Nowadays, there are more than three dozen galleries to be found, showcasing the very best of anything art-related; from paintings, to sculptures, hand-made jewellery, clothing and accessories. Gallery Row and its surrounding blocks gift an unprecedented look ...

Best Shopping Guide to Miami Beach

Travel Tips for Area: Miami Beach
Best Shopping Guide to Miami Beach

Need some help maxing out your credit card on your next Miami vacation? Then read on and find out just how easy it is to find shopping Shangri-la in and around Miami Beach. This epitome beach holiday destination has a lot more to offer than just sun, sand and surf; it is also home to some seriously splendid shopping opportunities, so book your holiday rental in Miami Beach and find plenty of rewards for all your hard work. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue Let’s start at the very top shall we? Need to update your Tiffany & Co collection, or perhaps replace a few Gucci and Hermes scarves? Then we suggest you head to Bal Harbour, Miami Beach’s hub of designer haute-couture boutiques. When the concept of a designer-only mall was first thought up, there were certainly plenty of sceptics. It won’t do well they said, nobody will come they said…well weren’t they wrong? This Mall is considered the US’s most profitable, when you consider sales per square meter, and attracts the world’s rich and famous like no other mall in the country. If the mere mention of Bvlgari, Dior, Chanel and Versace makes your head spin, then make a bee-line for ...

Explore San Francisco’s nightlife near the Buena Vista Park

Travel Tips for Area: Buena Vista Park
Explore San Francisco’s nightlife near the Buena Vista Park

If you’re heading to San Francisco on your next vacation break, book a rental holiday apartment near the Buena Vista Park in Haight and enjoy the best of the city’s daytime activities and night-time fun. A trendy and hip suburb, Haight is rated as one of the city’s best suburbs for its eclectic and multicultural mix of attractions, dining and entertaining options. If variety really is the spice of life, then you’re bound to have an appetizing San Francisco holiday indeed. Whether travelling solo, with a friend or a lover (of either sex) you won’t have any problems finding the perfect night-time venue to round off your sightseeing days in great style. Simply follow our guide to the area’s best clubs and bars and you’ll be assured of a fun and unforgettable San Francisco vacation. Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight Street Club Deluxe is considered one of San Francisco ‘best kept secrets’ and is certainly one of the hottest clubs near the Buena Vista Park. Its long established stellar reputation is due both to the food its kitchen serves, and the entertainment the club offers. Giovanni bakes the best wood fired pizzas in San Francisco and, luckily for you, he works at Club ...

Best Brunch Spots in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

Travel Tips for Area: Haight-Ashbury
Best Brunch Spots in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco

Haight-Ashbury is renowned as one of San Francisco’s most fashionable suburbs. The hippie, chic and anything-goes attitude translates to all the attractions on offer; be it entertainment, food or shopping. Some of the city’s trendiest boutiques are found here and Haight St, the suburb’s main hub, has enough to keep even the most discerning tourist spellbound for days (if not weeks) on end. Book your holiday rental apartment in Haight-Ashbury and you can be guaranteed a titillating and colourful stay. To help give your holi-days a jump start, we’ve compiled a guide to the very best brunch spots around; so dig in, fill up and explore! The Little Chihuahua, 292 Divisadero St This Mexican institution in Haight is not your run of the mill greasy burrito joint, but rather a modern, fresh establishment offering amazing favourites with unique and tasty spins. For a bumper start to your day, gorge on the Mexican French Toast, a delectable mix of bacon and plantain tortilla smothered in orgasmic (sorry, we meant organic) maple and agave syrup or, the ever popular huevos motulenos which is a corn-chip version of the well known huevos rancheros. If you’re suffering the evil effects of a wicked night out, then go ...

Best Tours in West Hollywood, LA

Travel Tips for Area: Hollywood
Best Tours in West Hollywood, LA

If you want to be right in the midst of the action on your next Los Angeles vacation, then rent a holiday apartment in West Hollywood and have it all at your doorstep. The city’s best attractions, restaurants and landmarks will be right under your nose, giving you the chance to enjoy the best this glitzy city has to offer. To make your life even easier we’ve scoured the virtual world to find you the very best tours to join. Take the hassle out of your planning and take advantage of these great, affordable and fun ways to get the most out of your Los Angeles vacation. Bikes and Hikes LA, 8743 Santa Monica Boulevard Based right in the heart of West Hollywood, this tour company offers invigorating bicycle tours of Los Angeles. The young, energetic and well-informed guides do a great job of keeping the herd together and make sure you don’t miss a thing. They’re particularly skilled at keeping everyone safe and happy and offer lots of rest stops if needed, so this is a fantastic family activity and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Some of the highlights you’ll be riding past include the Capital Records building, the ...

The Best Tours in South Beach, Miami

Travel Tips for Area: South Beach
The Best Tours in South Beach, Miami

Miami is an ideal holiday destination for anyone wanting a relaxing, invigorating and unforgettable holiday. This most famous ‘playground’ has been the hit-spot with the world’s rich and famous for decades, yet unparalleled holiday rental apartments and villas in South Beach have now made Miami an affordable destinations for us mere mortals too. So jump onboard a Segway, a plane or a catamaran and come discover South Beach’s hidden gems with the best tours this side of Ocean Drive. Glide your way through South Beach For a fantastic way to see all the sites of South Beach at your own leisure, why not rent a Segway and glide your way past all those hard working joggers and skaters? These genial personal transportation devices have taken the world by storm, and Miami’s South Beach is the perfect place to tour with one; you can explore all the nooks and crannies swiftly and comfortably and you’ll have a ball doing so! You have the option of renting a Segway for a one or two-hour slot, which includes a short but comprehensive training session. Segway riding is easy and is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. After your training session ends, and the instructor ...

Beautiful Bryant Park in Midtown West, New York

Travel Tips for Area: Midtown West
Beautiful Bryant Park in Midtown West, New York

In a sometime frantic and vibrant city like New York, a natural refuge is what locals crave the most. In Midtown West, that famed oasis in the smog comes in the shape of Bryant Park, a delightfully and thoroughly enjoyable reprieve from the big city lights. You too could enjoy the attractions and relaxing atmosphere of Bryant Park if you choose a Midtown West holiday rental apartment on your next NY vacation. After all...there’s only so much shopping, sightseeing and walking one can manage before needing a well-earned break. Found just east of Times Square, Bryant Park may be minute compared to Central (really, which park isn’t?), but it offers quite a lot to both visitors and locals, who flock here every day to enjoy a lunch-break in peace and tranquillity. Merely a storage space and drug trafficking hub a few decades ago, Bryant Park has been recently restored and has swiftly gained popularity with locals. Nowadays it is also known as the home of the New York Fashion Week shows, a feat even Central Park couldn’t pull off! The park’s look has a very European feel, and indeed it was designed with a French provincial garden in mind. The plantings are ...

Best Boutiques on Fillmore St, San Francisco

Travel Tips for Area: Fillmore District
Best Boutiques on Fillmore St, San Francisco

Fillmore’s colourful history has gone a long way to ensuring this area remains one of the most diverse suburbs in San Francisco. The constant ebb and flow of immigration to the area, over the last 100 years, has left a lasting impression on the architecture and general atmosphere; and has gifted Fillmore an incomparably diverse disposition. Once home to a thriving Japanese community (it is said this is where Buddhism was first imported to the States), a flourishing African-American hamlet (which made this a jazz hub) and an eclectic mix of lower class residents, Fillmore is home to some of the city’s best artists and performers. Extensively restored in the last two decades, the suburb boasts unique and enticing boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Fillmore Street, the main thoroughfare, offers the best shopping and dining options in San Francisco and is one of the trendiest melting pots in the whole country. The weekly Saturday produce markets draws in local from miles away and is a brilliant place if self-catering whilst on holidays. Book your holiday rental apartment in Fillmore when visiting San Francisco, and we have the sneaking suspicion that, between the shops, restaurants, jazz clubs and yoga centres...you may never want ...

Top family attractions Sunny Isles, Miami

Travel Tips for Area: Sunny Isle
Top family attractions Sunny Isles, Miami

Sunny Isles Beach is considered by all who visit to be the ultimate Florida holiday destination. Pristine sandy beaches, a vibrant atmosphere and a more than central location means that basing yourself here will gift you the very best Miami has to offer. Travelling with kids in tow? Book your holiday rental apartment or villa on Sunny Isles and have all of Miami’s best family attractions nearby. Follow our guide to the best kid-friendly attractions in Miami and start planning the family holiday of a lifetime. Crandon Park Beach For some serious fun in the sun, pack the family and head to Crandon Park Beach in Key Byscane. Not only will you be able to swim in the crystal clear waters, but the kids can have a blast at the nearby amusement park, where carousels, playgrounds and roller-skating rink can keep them entertained for hours. Hire a kayak and explore the coastline or head off into one of the many nature trails for an invigorating hike. Jungle Island One of the most popular family attractions in Miami would have to be Jungle Island, a mix between a zoo and a fluffy and furry theme park. Here, kids can feed animals, watch bird shows and ...

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