English: Lake Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It’s summer, and it’s the perfect time to take a road trip with the family. Below are five towns worth visiting and the best accommodations for a road tripping family.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Wheeling, West Virginia
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Wheeling makes for a great destination for some outdoor fun such as Oglebay Park. At 1,650 acres, this self-supporting public municipal park is the only one of its kind in the country.
SpringHill Suites is just minutes from downtown Wheeling. All studio suites are appointed with either a king bed or two queen beds, a large work desk, a sofa bed, microwave, mini-refrigerator, and complimentary high-speed internet access. Breakfast included is also included. Starting at $104/night.
Embassy Suites in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Tuscaloosa is a progressive and community-minded city that is perfect for a family to visit. There is the Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, where one can admire vintage cars and enjoy multimedia exhibits. There is also the gorgeous Tuscaloosa Riverwalk which is a great place for a picnic or bike ride.
Embassy Suites Downtown is situated near points of interest, among others. Feel at home in a spacious suite with complimentary Wi-Fi, a separate sitting area, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, and microwave. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool and a modern 24-hour fitness center. Starting at $229/night.
The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown in Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock is the capital city of the state of Arkansas. This is an excellent city to immerse the family in some history. A visit to the Little Rock Central High School and the Clinton Presidential Center is a must.
Situated in the heart of the River Market District, the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, is an excellent choice for families to stay. Amenities include high-speed internet, in-room workstation, 24-hour business center and library. Be sure to take advantage of the indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center too. Finally, wrap up your evening in the lounge or by the fire pit in the courtyard. Starting at $209/night.
Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham in Spring Hill, Florida
An overlooked town that shares the same coast as more popular destinations such as Tampa, is Spring Hill. Situated on the Gulf of Mexico it captures the essence of this beautiful part of Florida.
Stay at the Microtel Inn and Suites and wake up early for the free continental breakfast. There is internet access, a fitness center, and a cooling outdoor pool. The family can unwind in the evening in front of a 32-inch flat screen TV. Other amenities include in-room microwaves and refrigerators. Starting at $67/night.
Homewood Suites by Hilton in Augusta, Georgia
Augusta is a quintessential southern town that can charm any visiting family. Though the city is most famous for playing host to golf’s most prestigious tournament, The Masters, it also offers other activities and sites such as the wonderful Riverwalk, where one can find the oldest museum in the United States, the Morris Museum of Art.
The Homewood Suites offers one- and two-bedroom suites which feature separate living and sleeping areas. Each has convenient amenities such as a fully-equipped kitchen with full-size refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. You’ll find enough space for work or relaxation. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi in your suite, the lobby, and business center. Enjoy a swim in the hotel’s pool or a workout in the fitness center. Starting at $134/night.