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gardenofthegodsGarden of the Gods and Rim Rock Recreational Area is the jewels in the crown of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest of southern Illinois.

Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreational area are two must see locations on the eastern side of the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. Both are located just off Karbers Ridge blacktop 30 minutes from Harrisburg. Garden of the Gods consists of spectacular overlooks and views of unusual rock formations. One formation, known as Camel Rock, and will be featured in the America the Beautiful Quarter Program representing Illinois in 2016. Garden of the Gods has been listed in “USA Today” as one of “Ten Great Places to Get Nature on Film”. There are two main trail systems. The “Observation Trail” is a .25 mile stone path featuring some of the most well known formations. The view [...]

Whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind art, wine, or antiques, or exploring the great outdoors, Trails to Adventure in Southernmost Illinois can take you there.

The trails begin in the rolling Southern Illinois countryside where you can sip your way along and discover truly surprising and authentic wine culture on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.

Bed and Breakfasts dot the region and are great launching pads for wine tasting, hiking or biking enthusiasts. Cabins in the area can offer a secluded getaway.

An old railway converted bike path, The Tunnel Hill State Trail is a 45-mile trail winding through farmland, thick woods, lush wetlands and a tunnel for which it was named.

Nearby, the Shawnee National Forest offers, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and some of the best fishing around along with 5 miles of interconnecting trails and the popular Observation Trail where breathtaking views can be found.

You won’t want to miss the Garden of [...]

We’ve always said Dreams do Come True at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Florida and now with our new Honeymoon Registry, it just keeps getting better and better. Who doesn’t dream of a romantic beach side wedding? We know the costs associated with planning your dream wedding can be tough enough but then add to that all the honeymoon expenses. Well no worries anymore. The Hilton Honeymoon Registry program will help you to receive that dream destination honeymoon. Just set up your free honeymoon registry like any other adding your wishes to your list then invite your family and friends to help and sit back and relax and know your dream honeymoon is in the works. If you’re planning that special day be sure to see why the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is the perfect wedding venue in Daytona Beach to make all your dreams come true!

September Slip Away Rates: The crowds have gone but, the enjoyment of what the BEACH has to offer continues with warm days, exciting nights and relaxation to re-charge your battery! Ocean front rooms starting as low $59 per night. Ocean front Suites starting as low as $79 per night  Sept 1st to Sept 30. We are located just 1 mile from Broadway at the Beach were you can shop till your drop or Dance the night away! We are 1 mile North of the Boardwalk Downtown District. We are within minutes of all major attractions  Rates slightly higher on Friday and Saturday. Weekends may require a minimum night stay.

This Labor Day Weekend, join us in Historic Hendersonville, NC for the 68th Annual North Carolina Apple Festival, a four-day celebration in honor of the North Carolina Apple. From August 29th-September 1st, the NC Apple Festival features a street fair on Historic Main Street including free, live entertainment, arts and crafts, apple growers selling apple products, children’s & youth activities, special exhibits and open houses, food and, to top it all off, the King Apple Parade on Labor Day. Capture the spirit of a hometown celebration that has something for the whole family, with many individual events and entertainers throughout the festival.    Start your day off with one of the breakfasts featuring delicious apple dishes, of course and then spend the rest of the day enjoying the excitement of Main Street as well as many other activities and performances across the community.  And on Labor Day, don’t forget the King Apple Parade!

There’s a peaceful quiet in the outdoors. Yes, sometimes there is welcomed noise from kids riding bicycles, birds chirping, or the clang of a horseshoe hitting a peg, but for the most part, West Virginia’s state parks offer a respite in a world ever-changing and in fast forward.

Forty-nine areas make up the West Virginia State Park system. Ten of the 49 areas have lodges and restaurants, five of those with championship golf courses, and some with cabins and campgrounds. These are open year-round and are called: Pipestem, Twin Falls, Stonewall, Cacapon and Stonewall resorts; Chief Logan Lodge; Blackwater Falls, Hawks Nest, North Bend and Tygart Lake state parks. Each of these areas has unique character.

There are two lodges and two golf courses, but the real Pipestem is scenic and outdoor oriented. Hiking trails are great. There is horseback riding and seasonal fly-fishing packages are available. The campground is popular, as well as, [...]

Don’t miss the Shore Chefs Crab Cake Cook-off this weekend: August 16 & 17, 2014 from 12 to 5 pm at the Monmouth Park Racetrack. Local Chefs will compete for the best crab cake award and the coveted People’s Choice Award. Taste fare from your favorite local restaurants including crab cakes, fried catfish and lobster rolls, among other favorites. If you’re thinking of attending the event, why not make a weekend getaway of it? The Courtyard Lincroft Red Bank is pleased to offer a getaway package that lets you stay in the middle of the action and save! When you book our exclusive Eat, Stay & Play Package, you’ll get extra perks to make your getaway unforgettable! Package includes: Overnight Accommodations, Breakfast for two adults daily at The Bistro, Free admission to the Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off this weekend. Don’t miss your chance to make the most of the summer. Book today! Courtyard Info [...]

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