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Hipmunk Hotels: Northeast and Northwest Hotels from Bellingham to Long Island City!

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Written by Carl Hedinger

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Northeast and Northwest Hotels

If you’re having a hard time choosing between a trip to the Atlantic or Pacific, why not visit both and enjoy some wonderful American coastal destinations. This guide will cover spots from Washington State all the way to New York with some great stops along the way. Here’s your guide to some fantastic Northeast and Northwest hotels that will fill your itinerary in fun fashion.

Renton, Washington

Visit the Seattle suburb of Renton and start by paying homage to the greatest guitarist at the Jimi Hendrix Grave Site. Spend a day relaxing at a hotel like the Larkspur Landing Renton, or you could go out and enjoy the many things to do around Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Visit during warmer months and you’ll get to enjoy the Henry Moses Aquatic Center for a variety of pools and slides.

Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham is a wonderful city in Whatcom County tucked between British Columbia and Washington. It’s surrounded by natural beauty, with Whatcom Falls Park and Lake Padden Park being the most popular outdoor attractions among many more in the area. Fairhaven Historic District is another option for those inclined to stick around the city and is great for foodies and those interested in learning about Bellingham’s roots. You can also spend a night indoors at a relaxing hotel like the Oxford Suites Bellingham.

Burlington, Vermont

Head back east and enjoy Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain that borders New York and Vermont. Walk around Waterfront Park or the University of Vermont and stay at the nearby Hotel Vermont. Cyclists rave about Burlington Bike Park and the views found along the way, and pedestrians love the fun and shopping at Church Street Marketplace. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is known as a great way for all ages to learn about the ecosystems found in the water surrounding the city.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth has lots to do, and many people love to start with a stay at the Alehouse Inn for its proximity to the Strawberry Banke Museum. Market Square is ideal for foodies and shoppers, while Prescott Park’s gardens are a short walk away from downtown and offer harbor views along with the beautiful flowers. Take a boat and head out to Isles of Shoals for an afternoon and enjoy the sunset bouncing off the water.

Long Island City, New York

It’s hard to mention the Northeast without giving New York a shout. If you’re in the area, spend some time in Long Island City, which is growing as an art hub. Stay at the Wyndham Garden and spend an afternoon walking the promenade at Gantry Plaza State Park. Hunter’s Point South Park isn’t far away and offers picturesque views of sites such as the UN Headquarters. MoMA PS1’s installation art displays will keep you captivated and always seeing something new when visiting.

What do you think about this trip now? Are you ready to fit these wonderful Northwest and Northeast hits into one trip or would you rather take it slow and spend time at each one? Either way, enjoy your trip at these iconic destinations. Safe travels!

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Carl Hedinger

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.