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The Ten Most Popular Hotels in Florida

June 20th, 2012

Tempo Miami
Tempo fashions itself as a “Rock Resort” of sorts, and it lives up to that name. All of the luxury furnishings are designed with a more modern, vibrant look than other hotels in Florida. Here, there is an emphasis on sleek designs, and the awesome Rock Resort Spa, located directly on the premises. The Tempo is a five star hotel, yet has a number of options that can suit most budgets.

Hilton Bently
This is a hotel that definitely has the luxury traveler in mind. The hotel is comprised entirely of suites, with different types of suites available for different budgets. The rooms are all furnished with European furnishings, and there is a lot of Italian marble throughout the building. The big reason for the popularity of the Hilton Bently is its proximity to everything you could ever want to see on Miami Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ten Best Places to Eat in Atlanta

March 28th, 2012

Sotto Sotto
Sotto Sotto is a mainstay of the Atlanta, Georgia, dinner scene, and has some of the best Italian dishes in town. The biggest thing that customers say they love about Sotto Sotto is the consistency of the dishes. They can be sure that the dishes will be cooked to roughly the same specifications every time they come to the restaurant. With many “finer dining” establishments, this is not always the case..

Aria
Located on East Paces Ferry Road, Aria boasts some of the most eclectic choices of any restaurant in Atlanta. Not only does it have a great, diverse menu of delicious meat and vegetarian options, but renowned pastry chef Kathryn King is on staff here. This means that Aria can offer its customers a very well-rounded dining experience, making it very popular for birthdays.

Miller Union
Miller Union is located on Brady Avenue, and is known throughout the city as “the” place to go for traditional southern cuisine. However, thought it’s a traditional place, don’t expect the food to be without a little extra flair. Miller Union has gone a long way toward tastefully enhancing the traditional southern fare that people have grown to love. It does all of this with a wide range of dishes, and without compromising its traditional heritage.

Bones
On Piedmont street, you’ll find Bones steakhouse. This is a traditional steakhouse that has a number of things going for it that make it very special. First of all, owners Susan DeRose and Richard Lewis run the place with exceptional tenacity. They are obsessive perfectionists, that work very hard to keep their special recipes secret. They even keep the source of their beef very close to their chest. This is definitely a unique place to eat.

Empire State South
Empire State South can be found on Peachtree Street, Midtown Atlanta, and it is well known as one of the most creative restaurants in town. Their menu is constantly changing, as the owner and the head chef come up with new ideas for dishes constantly. The little tweaks that they do to their dishes to account for the seasons also make them very popular. This is the place to go if you want to dine on something absolutely unique and creative.

Tomo
Tomo is located on Cobb Parkway, smack-dab in the heart of a strip mall. While the location may not be what you would call “extravagant,” this certainly does not take away Tomo’s reputation as the best Japanese restaurant in town. In fact, many people say that the location allows people to feel more comfortable and just enjoy a great meal.

Holeman and Finch Public House
Located on Peachtree street, Holeman and Finch Public House is renowned for their amazing pork dishes. In fact, most people look at this restaurant as the only place in town to get a high-class pork meal. They also serve a wide range of “alternative” foods like rabbit livers and sheep testicles for the heartier diners out there.

Cakes and Ale
Cakes and Ale is located on West Ponce de Leon Avenue, and is known for one big thing: simplicity. The simplicity of the menu may seem boring to some, but it is really an amazing display of chef Billy Allin’s confidence in his abilities to make fresh-tasting, amazing food. This is the place to go if you want something simple and tasty.

Restaurant Eugene
Restaurant Eugene is the top Southern/New American fusion restaurant in town. Located on Peachtree Road, Eugene takes the best of what southern food has to offer, and it adds a tasteful bit of class that creates an altogether new dish. This is the place to go when you want a little of the ordinary, and a lot of the extraordinary.

Bacchanalia
Located on Howell Mill Road in an old meat-packing plant, Bacchanalia stands as a testament to what good food and a great atmosphere can do for a meal. The place is home to a number of amazing dishes, and the restaurant itself is a sight to behold. Instead of the fancy trappings found at most restaurants like this, Bacchanalia has a decidedly more “industrial” look, and it creates an amazing atmosphere.

Ten Things To Do In San Francisco

March 9th, 2012

For visitors who want to stray from the beaten path while visiting San Francisco, here are 10 activities to consider:

1. The all American game—baseball—is alive and well in San Francisco, California, at the AT&T Ball Park. Catch a game at one of the best baseball stadiums with a classic feel and outstanding views.

2. Not exactly “in” San Francisco, but 20 minutes north across the Golden Gate Bridge are ancient giant trees that are part of the Coastal Redwood Forests. They provide a relaxing walk where visitors can be inspired by the centuries old trees amid overwhelming pine scent.

3. China Town should be on every tourist’s itinerary. A visit to this area can be as structured or adventurous as each individual desires. Dim sum tea houses make great choices for a lunch stop or to grab a meal to go.

4. At the Northwestern tip of the city is Lincoln Park and one of the most scenic trail walks available anywhere. Starting from the Sutro Bath Ruins and the Cliff House walkers move along Land’s End Trail. It provides a fantastic view of Golden Gate Bridge and the bay, ending near Sea Cliff and China Beach Park.

5. Market Street is a great place to shop or just watch the locals do their shopping. The street leads straight to the Ferry Building and the Saturday outdoor farmer’s market. Many of the shops and restaurants spread into the outdoors as well along the water’s edge and the city’s piers.

6. Golden Gate Park hosts numerous attractions including the Japanese Tea Garden, Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, and Stow Lake. Events are scheduled there throughout the year. It also provides miles of paved trails to bike or walk.

7. Visit the USS Pampanito at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf. This World War II Balao Class Fleet Submarine has become a memorial and museum. Educational day and overnight programs are available for children throughout the year.

8. The Exploratorium houses ongoing exploration of art, science and human perception. It has a vast collection of interactive exhibits, web features, supervised programs, activities and events.

9. The Marrakech Magic Theater provides an unforgettable show filled with laughter and intriguing feats of magic for the whole family.

10. The Walt Disney History Museum displays many artifacts from Walt’s personal life from birth to death and all the amazing things he accomplished that continue to entertain visitors today.