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Best Cities to Celebrate the Holidays

Dec 4, 2017
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  • New York City Christmas
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    Looking for the most festive cities to celebrate the holiday season? From historic tree-lighting ceremonies and festivals to lively markets and spirited accommodations, these destinations should top your travel list this winter.
  • Hilton Chicago
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    In Chicago, see the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival complete with a parade, fireworks and more than 1 million twinkling lights. Explore Christkindlmarket, Chicago’s largest open-air market, and stop by Winter Wonderfest for rides, ice skating and live music. Warm up in front of the fire at Hilton Chicago and enjoy festive cocktails and a 24-foot Christmas tree.
  • Fort Worth
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    Experience Western holiday traditions in Fort Worth, Texas, like Christmas in the Stockyards, ice skating at Panther Island and classic holiday movies at Bass Performance Hall. Also this year, the Modern Museum celebrates its 125th anniversary with an impressive festive light display.
  • George Eastman
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    For a unique take on the traditional Christmas tree, head to Rochester, N.Y.’s, Genessee brewery — the state’s oldest — for the lighting of its “keg tree.” For a more authentic holiday experience, visit the festively decorated George Eastman Museum and Holidays at the Market for themed crafts, decorations, food and more.
  • Universal Christmas
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    Fly south for winter to partake in Orlando's elaborate holiday offerings like Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Holidays Around the World at Epcot, the Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios and SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.
  • Charleston
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    Charleston’s beloved annual Holiday Festival of Lights brings visitors from all over to the impressive drive-through display and, this year, the historic Dock Street Theatre offers a preproduction of beloved holiday movie White Christmas. If you’re still in town for New Year’s, join the party on the USS Yorktown, a retired aircraft carrier used in World War II and Vietnam.
  • New York Christmas
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    A tried-and-true Christmas classic, New York City is a must-visit during the holidays. From the Rockefeller Christmas tree to Radio City Music Hall and Bryant Park’s Annual Winter Village, New York brims with fun festivities.
  • New Orleans
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    Mardi Gras isn’t the only holiday New Orleans does well. Holiday travelers visit for the iconic NOLA ChristmasFest ice-skating rink, the Riverwalk Tree Lighting Ceremony and annual Miracle on Fulton Street attraction. Special offers are available at Hilton New Orleans Riverside and Windsor Court Hotel.


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Apr 17, 2019

Ways to Sweat Less While Traveling

Traveling to exotic locales often means contending with unusual weather. Americans tend to enjoy a fairly moderate climate, which means your body doesn’t always adapt when you head to places like Africa or South America. So, how do you keep yourself from sweating and stinking up a new city? Try these tips.

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

Reviews / Hotel
Apr 17, 2019

Hotel Joule

I arrived in Dallas on a cloudy afternoon and, luckily, traffic was light as I drove my rental car into the city in just less than 30 minutes. The Hotel Joule was built in the 1920s in the Neo-Gothic style and is a city landmark in the heart of the business district.

Products / Clothing
Apr 17, 2019

Nighthawk Jacket

A slim-fit bomber jacket that packs in loads of features without looking bulky, the Nighthawk is perfect for travelers.

Enjoy the Open Road on Your Terms

For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.

Under $100 / Europe
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Under $100: El Raval, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (or “Old City”) is often packed with tourists who wander up and down Las Ramblas spending way too many euros on overpriced paella and sangria. But the border neighborhood of El Raval is just a few steps from the bustle, but worlds away from the exorbitant prices.