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Weekend Getaways in New England are Ideal in Summer

Weekend Getaways in New EnglandNew England is a special part of the country that’s steeped in history and full of beautiful places to explore. One of the best times to visit New England is in the summer after the temperatures have warmed up and the weather is beautiful. If you’re not familiar with the area, New England refers to the portion of the Northeast United States included the states of Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. There are so many wonderful cities, towns, and peaceful rural areas to discover in each of these states, so more than one trip to the region is definitely warranted. That’s why weekend getaways in New England are so great, you can take a weekend and explore one place and then choose another destination for another weekend down the line. Because once you visit the area, you’ll want to return. Because there are so many Select Registry properties in New England, all of your weekend getaways in New England will feature luxurious accommodations. So take a look at all there is to do in each state and start  planning a few weekend getaways in New England this summer.

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The Best Downtown Denver Events This Summer

Downtown Denver EventsThe city of Denver, Colorado is a fantastic destination for summer getaways. During the summer the mild weather makes Denver the perfect place to go if you want to enjoy all the perks of a big city while having easy access to the wonder of the Rocky Mountains. The Mile-High City is full of great things to do, no matter your interests. There is a great arts and culture scene, fantastic dining, superb entertainment, and a plethora of other interesting activities to choose from. And if you’re a sports enthusiast, there are several professional teams in and near the city to become fans of.  Plus, the surroundings are absolutely gorgeous. If you decide to take a trip to Colorado this summer and experience all the city has to offer, then check out these great downtown Denver events while you’re in town.

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Spend Time in Downtown Walla Walla

Downtown Walla WallaAre you thinking about a trip out west to visit Washington state? Consider taking a trip to Walla Walla, Washington. The city is located in the Walla Walla River Valley and in the heart of Oregon wine country. The region is known for its scenic beauty as well as for producing quality vintages of all manner of wine varietals. The city of Walla Walla is notable for it’s fantastic work of revitalizing Downtown Walla Walla. The downtown area is known for being full of great artistic expression for all to enjoy. When you visit Downtown Walla Walla, you can experience live music and theater, browse museums and galleries, and taste fine wines and delicious food. So what are you waiting for? Downtown Walla Walla is calling your name!

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4 Reasons California Wine Country Vacations are Perfect

California Wine Country VacationsThe state of California is a wonderful travel destination for a multitude of reasons. Because of the state’s large size, there are many different environments and landscapes to discover in California. One favorite destination for travelers is the California wine country. Wine Country is world-renowned for being growing premium wine grapes and producing amazing wine. California Wine Country vacations have been popular getaways for decades and there is a  good reason for that.  There area more than 400 wineries in the area and great activities, fine dining, and luxury accommodations are also prevalent in the area. Plus, the area is downright beautiful. It was tough, but we’ve narrowed down our long list of reason to head to Napa, Sonoma, or Mendocino counties to just four reasons California Wine Country vacations are perfect.

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Hocking Hills Horseback Riding is a Great Adventure

Hocking Hills Horseback RidingAre you looking for somewhere unique to getaway and leave it all behind? Perhaps you should head to the state of Ohio and explore the Hocking Hills. This part of the state is an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of your every day life. You’ll be surrounded by nature in all of its glory and enjoy all of the outdoor activities you love. For instance, the Hocking Hills horseback riding is a great way to spend the day. With a trusty steed and an expert guide, you can discover all the charms of the area from a unique vantage point during Hocking Hills horseback riding adventures. Plus with two Select Registry properties in the area, a Hocking Hills getaway could be just what you need.

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Innkeeping Classes near Providence

Innkeeping Classes at Historic Jacob Hill Inn*Over the course of our 24 years of owning our property on Jacob Hill people have asked: “how we got into the Innkeeping business?”  Our story has been told and shared many times around the world, over the internet, in magazines, newspapers, and my personal favorite, word of mouth (today it’s called social media). In short, after an extensive searched all over Rhode Island, we found our Historic property located just 15 minutes from where I grew up. We redecorated and re-purposed it over the years, creating the highest rated lodging property in the Providence area.


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The Best Beaches in Wilmington, NC

Best Beaches in Wilmington NCWilmington, NC is a wonderful coastal town with a relaxed atmosphere and a lot of charm. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the quaint downtown, historic homes, great restaurants, and parks. The town is also home to a movie studio, so when you visit, you might even see a celebrity or two. However, one of the best things about heading to Wilmington is hitting the beach. The best beaches in Wilmington, NC feature perfect sand, gorgeous waves, and plenty of friendly faces. So get ready for summer and start planning your activities for the best beaches in Wilmington, NC.

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Celebrate the Arts at WaterFire Providence

WaterFire ProvidenceThe city of Providence, Rhode Island is full of charm and exciting things to do. As the capital city of the state, it makes sense that there are often special events and celebrations to take part in downtown. There are numerous festivals and other events that celebrate the city and its people year round, and the summer is no different. One such annual event that people look forward to each summer is WaterFire Providence. The event centers on an award-winning sculpture in downtown Providence. During the summer, a series of events surrounding the artwork bring Providence to life with art and entertainment. If you’re planning on a trip to Rhode Island this summer, then you must make some time for WaterFire Providence.

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Select Registry Teams With Tesla Motors

Tesla Partnership

Both Tesla owners and their vehicles can recharge at more than 170 B&Bs, inns, and hotels throughout the U.S.

Charleston, SC – May 7, 2015 – Thanks to Tesla Motors Destination Charging program and 170+ forward-thinking, business-savvy, and environmentally-conscious Select Registry member properties, road trips just got easier for Tesla Model S owners.


The Tesla Motors Destination Charging program gives Tesla drivers the freedom to charge wherever they want to travel by replicating the charging convenience owners are accustomed to at home. Under this partnership, and when all scheduled installations are complete, drivers will be able to recharge their vehicles at more than 170 Select Registry B&Bs, inns, and hotels in 34 states and Nova Scotia, Canada. Currently, there are 63 properties installed, with the remainder to be installed in the coming months.

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Refine Your Palate at the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Hudson-Chatham WineryThe Hudson Valley region of New York state is a place full of history, culture, scenic views, and lots of charm.  This part of New York is a great place for a romantic getaway due to the natural beauty and the abundance of activities available. During your time in the Hudson Valley, you can enjoy the outdoors on a hike, search for that perfect something in a quaint shop, eat at a top-notch restaurant, and take in the arts at a gallery or special performance.  Another great thing to do during your time in the area is to attend a wine tasting at Hudson-Chatham Winery.  This local winery has a large selection of handmade wines that exemplify what’s best about the region.

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