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Hospitality America Hotels Destinations in Sunny Florida, Vibrant South Carolina, and Adventurous Tennessee.  Participating hotels are: Hampton Inn® Coconut Grove, Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Airport Blue Lagoon, Hampton Inn & Suites® Miami Brickell Downtown, Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale, Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines, Wingate by Wyndham® Miramar, Hampton Inn & Suites® Gainesville Downtown, Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville RiverPlace, Courtyard by Marriott® Greenville Downtown, Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 Woodruff Rd, Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, Hilton® Columbia Center, and Hampton Inn® Johnson City.


FLORIDA - GAINESVILLE

Gainesville Downtown is lively, yet historic and young at the same time, and this is where it all happens. The historic downtown just keeps improving, and is now a thriving district for nightlife with bars, and restaurants in every corner.  Kick off your weekends at the Bo Diddley Plaza for the Free Fridays Concert Series taking place each Friday through September. The city’s revitalization efforts and summertime in Gainesville means outdoor fun and good times, walk down the tree-lined streets, draped lazily with Spanish moss, and right in the middle of all is the Hampton Inn & Suites® Gainesville Downtown. “Best of all, downtown is entirely walkable, so stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites hotel and set out for round-the-clock fun.” Said Sheila Kallam, the General Manager for the Hampton Inn & Suites® Gainesville hotel located in the Historic Downtown.

The best summertime attractions in Gainesville:

  • Butterfly Rainforest – For information call (352) 846-2000
  • Florida Museum of Natural History – For information call (352) 846-2000
  • Florida Natural Springs Parks – For information call (850) 245-2157

Place to stay in Gainesville:

Places to eat in Gainesville:

  • Vellos Brickstreet Grille – For reservations call (352) 872-5556
  • Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille – For reservations call (352) 371-7757
  • 101 Downtown - For reservations call (352) 376-4177

FLORIDA - FORT LAUDERDALE, PEMBROKE PINES & MIRAMAR

Blue wave beaches to the yacht-filled waterways to the exotic Everglade, you arrived in the sunny Greater Fort Lauderdale. Discover Greater Fort Lauderdale by navigating through Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines and Miramar areas and find a world of fun, from golf, beaches, and area museums to shopping, a game at the casino or a thoroughbred racing at the Gulfstream Park.  While in this region, check out the schedule for a home game or upcoming event to attend with friends & family in one of the two stadiums, the Sun-Life Stadium - home of the Miami Dolphins, and the BankAtlantic Arena – home of the Florida Panthers. 

To stay, find affordable and comfortable hotel accommodations at the Hampton Inn® Fort Lauderdale City Center, the Hampton Inn® Pembroke Pines, or the Wingate by Wyndham® Miramar. “The beaches and museums are always great! Las Olas Art Walk and outdoor boutique shopping is just a hop skip and a jump away - Jet ski or boat rentals are available too via our concierge service” said Kelley Malone, General Manager of the Hampton Inn hotel located in the City Center Downtown of Fort Lauderdale. “Who can forget shopping, this region is perfect for any shop lover, from major outlet malls such Sawgrass Mills Mall and Dolphin Mall to upscale high-end smaller shops such as Shops at Pembroke Gardens, the Pembroke Lakes Mall or the Galleria Mall” added Craig Park, the Regional Manager for the Hampton Inn hotel located in Pembroke Pines off Sheridan St. & I-75 and the Wingate by Wyndham hotel located in Miramar also at I-75 but at the Miramar Parkway.

The best summertime attractions in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region:
  • Beaches – For a complete list of beaches call (954) 765-4466
  • Billie Swamp Safari – For information call 1-800-GO-SAFARI
  • Everglades – For information call (954) 434-8111
  • Fresh & Saltwater Fishing – For a complete list of Fishing locations call (954) 765-4466
  • Gaming & Casinos – For a complete list of gaming & casinos locations call (954) 765-4466
  • Go Riverwalk – For information call (954) 468-1541
  • Golf Courses – For a complete list of golf courses call (954) 765-4466

Places to stay in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region:

Places to eat in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region:

  • Cracker Barrel in Pembroke Pines – For reservations call (954) 704-4020
  • Lime Fresh Mexican Grill in Pembroke Pines – For reservations call (954) 436-4700
  • La Carreta Cuban Cuisine in Miramar – For reservations call (954) 437-3602
  • Caffé Europa by Las Olas – For reservations call (954) 763-6600
  • Johnny by Las Olas – For reservations call (954) 761-7920
  • Mango’s Café by Las Olas – For reservations call (954) 523-5001

FLORIDA - MIAMI

One of the top destinations in the United States, Miami continues to shine; this ever evolving city is rising to its best with buzzing nightlife, sunny skies, and celebrity-drenched destination.  Miami’s nationally recognized revitalization of the downtown and surrounding areas are bringing back all the sparkling glitz and tourism from around the world, Miami is bubbling again. “The Brazilian tourists are the best representation of what Miami has become - a world-class destination” said Eduardo Chapoval, the General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel located in the Brickell Downtown area.

Families and friends have a plethora of fun in the sun options while visiting Miami. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is listed as one of the top ten beaches in America that offers a historic lighthouse, hiking, biking, kayaking, shoreline fishing, and more to do throughout the day. Two other outdoor favorites are Zoo Miami and Jungle Island where visitors can encounter wildlife from all over the world, witness spectacular shows, and learn about nature. "I believe Miami has something for everyone, whether you are here to soak up some rays, shop until you drop, dance the night away, enjoy art-deco heritage, catch a sporting event or concert, have a close encounter with wildlife, or just want to enjoy the multi-cultural environment this city has it all to offer on a daily basis" added Christian Riofrio, the General Manager for the Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in the Miami Airport South Blue Lagoon area. “Be sure to check out our state-of-art stadiums, the new Miami Marlins Park and the home of the Miami Heat – the American Airlines Arena, check their schedule to see if there’s a home game or an upcoming event to attend with friends & family. Just shop ' till you drop, tan 'till you can't, and party hardy” noted Miguel Velasquez, the General Manager for the Hampton Inn® hotel in Coconut Grove.

The best summertime attractions in Miami:

  • Beaches – For a complete list of beaches in Miami call (305) 539-3000
  • Miami Seaquarium – For information call (305) 361-5705
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – For information call (305) 250-9133
  • Magic City Casino – For information call (305) 649-3000
  • ECO Adventures – For information call (305) 365-3018
  • Public Golf Courses – For information call (305)755-7800
  • Fresh & Saltwater Fishing – For information call (305)755-7800

Places to stay in Miami:

Places to eat in Miami:

  • Berries in the Grove – For reservations call (305) 448-2111
  • Las Culebrinas Cuban Cuisine – For reservations call (305) 445-2337
  • Perricone’s Restaurant – For reservations call (305) 374-9449
  • Grimpa Brazilian Steakhouse – For reservations call (305) 455-4757
  • Anacapri Italian Restaurant @ Blue Lagoon – For reservations call (305) 266-1355
  • 94th Aero-Squadron Restaurant – For reservations call (305) 261-4220

SOUTH CAROLINA - COLUMBIA

The Congaree Vista district along Gervais Street just keep improving, once known as a warehouse district, became a thriving district of art galleries, shops, hotels, bars, and restaurants. You can do a lot in a day in Columbia. The city’s revitalization efforts and Summertime in Columbia means outdoor fun and good times, located close to the best hotels of Columbia South Carolina, the Hilton® Columbia Center and the Hampton Inn® Columbia Downtown Historic District, is the world-renowned Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, the South Carolina State Museum, the Columbia Museum of Art, the University of South Carolina, and the State Capitol Building.  Best of all, Columbia’s Congaree Vista district is completely walkable, leaving your car in the hotel garage sound like the perfect opportunity for round-the-clock fun. “The fun is endless, but we like to recommend our pick”, said the General Manager for the Hilton® hotel in Columbia, Tony Tam.  “The Vista is surrounded by fun for the family or a Romantic weekend getaway”, added Ben Blackwell, General Manager for the Hampton Inn® hotel in Columbia at Gervais.

The best summertime attractions in Columbia:

  • Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens – For information call (803)779-8717
  • South Carolina State Museum - For information call (803)898-4921
  • Columbia Museum of Art - For information call (803)799-2810
  • EdVenture Children’s Museum – For information call (803) 779-3100

Places to stay in Columbia:

Places to eat in Columbia:

  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse - For reservations call (803) 212-6666
  • Liberty Tap Room - For reservations call (803) 461-4677
  • Ristorante Divino  - For reservations call (803) 799-4550
  • Blue Marlin - For reservations call (803) 799-3838

SOUTH CAROLINA - GREENVILLE

Greenville in South Carolina is a cool destination for travelers looking for some summer fun. Over 50 restaurants can be found between Downtown Greenville and the RiverPlace area, including ice cream, bistros, and fine dining restaurants. Cool down and enjoy weekly summer concerts, a walk at the Falls Park in the middle of town, fabulous shopping, and endless Arts, both visual and performing. Go out & explore Greenville by bike from the Reedy Rides. Relax at one of these best hotels in Greenville, the Courtyard by Marriott® Greenville Downtown, the Hampton Inn & Suites® Greenville Riverplace, or the Hampton Inn® Greenville I-385 & Woodruff Rd. “Be sure to check out the Greenville Drive Baseball schedule to see if there’s a home game to attend with friends, colleagues, or family” said the Sales team of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.  

“Discover Lake Jocassee with a wide range of activities including scuba diving, fishing, boating, and hiking.” added the enthusiastic team from the Hampton Inn hotel in Greenville, I-385 with Woodruff Road. When asked about what the hotel would recommend their guests to do this summer in Greenville, Nelle O'Donnell, the Director of Sales of the Hampton Inn & Suites @ Riverplace answered: “I would recommend them to go to a Greenville Drive baseball game, take a stroll on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, or enjoy a picnic in Falls Park. For the local staycation, I would say to leave the kids at home, make a delicious dinner reservation, book what of our exceptional suites and have a night "away"!“

The best summertime attractions in Greenville:

  • BB&T Main Street Friday’s with weekly outdoor live jazz music – For information call (864) 232-2273
  • Downtown Alive with weekly music series – For information call (864) 232-2273
  • Falls Park – For information call (864) 467-4350
  • Greenville ZOO – For information call (864) 467-4300
  • Moonlight Movie Series with weekly classic movies – For information call (864) 232-2273
  • Shakespeare in the Park – For information call (864) 232-2273

Places to stay in Greenville:

Places to eat in Greenville:

  • Rick Erwin’s Nantucket Seafood Grill – For reservations call (864) 546-3535
  • Lazy Goat Restaurant – For reservations call (864) 679-5299
  • J Peters Grill & Bar – For reservations call (864) 234-9688

TENNESSEE - JOHNSON CITY

For years, Johnson City has been the center for tourism in the Northeast region of Tennessee. Originally a train depot, Johnson City is now a metropolitan melting pot with invigorating music, enchanting culture, and exhilarating mountain adventure. Johnson City is also the home to East Tennessee State University, the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, and Freedom Hall. The city flourishes with tradition, heritage, and hospitality. Its natural beauty and fresh mountain air make Johnson City the perfect location to visit during the summer. To stay, the Hampton Inn® Johnson City is the choice; the hotel is nestled in between the Blue Ridge Mountains and yet closes to the heart of Johnson City. “Johnson City is a complete destination with wide range of summer activities including fishing, whitewater rafting, and hiking.” Said Trina Dugger, the General Manager for the Hampton Inn® hotel in Johnson City.

The best summertime attractions in Johnson City:

  • Gray Fossil Site – For information call (423) 439-3659
  • Hands On! Museum – For information call (423) 434-4263
  • Area Lakes for fishing or recreation
  • Hiking on various trails around Johnson City

Place to stay in Johnson City:

Places to eat in Johnson City:

  • Alta Cucina Italian Restaurant – For reservations call (423) 928-2092
  • Firehouse Restaurant – For reservations call (423) 929-7377
  • Café Pacific – For reservations call (423) 610-0117

 

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