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The Destination Hotels blog is a space dedicated to celebrating life, food, and unscripted exploration. With the help of local experts, culinary masterminds, and industry insiders, we're sharing tips and destination insights to get you inspired for your next great adventure. From our family of travel lovers to yours, we encourage you to read on, chime in, and travel often!


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Local's Guide: 2 Days in Tempe

A vibrant city with a thriving cultural scene and some of the best restaurants in Arizona - it's about time you discovered Tempe, Arizona.

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Holiday Party Trends

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The holiday season is on the horizon, and to get us prepared, we polled our top meetings and events teams for their take on what's trending for 2015 holiday parties.

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Destination Taste: Del Mar

Experience true relaxation on the picture-perfect coast of Southern California.

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Destination Taste: Vermont

When you think of food in Vermont, chances are the Dark Amber Nectar of the Gods, maple syrup, comes to mind.

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Tips For Planning Government Meetings & Events

Destination Hotels sales professionals recognize that our partners in the government and military sectors have an array of logistical hurdles to cross before an RFP for an event is ever submitted.

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Destination Taste: Oregon

Central Oregon and has become known as the microbrew capital of the West. With more than 24 breweries, it’s no wonder Bend, just 15 minutes from Sunriver, has been dubbed “Beer Town USA”.

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Destination Taste: San Diego

Come to San Diego for the beaches, stay for the farm to table food and laid back local population.

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Destination Taste: Palos Verdes

Terranea is a land unto itself. When you step onto our 102-acre private peninsula paradise, it’s like stepping into a whole new world - minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles. On three sides, you’re surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific and across the channel is Catalina Island.

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Destination Taste: San Antonio

Whether you plan to explore the Texas Hill Country, enjoy the history of Downtown San Antonio or escape from it all within our hill country oasis, La Cantera Resort is the place to begin your adventures.

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Destination Taste: Lake Tahoe

Mark Twain called Lake Tahoe “the fairest picture the whole world affords. “The simple, unadorned beauty of the mountains, trees, and lakes soothe you into relaxation but also provoke you to explore.

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Local's Guide: 2 Days in San Diego

San Diego is known for its relaxed atmosphere, craft beer and beautiful sunny weather. From the moment you step outside, you can’t deny the instant attraction to San Diego.

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Top US Ski Destinations to Visit This Season

With vacation rentals in six states, the Destination Hotels team of travel experts know a thing or two about planning a great ski trip. Here are the top US ski destinations to visit this ski season.

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Top 5 Challenges Meeting Planners Face Today

Planning and coordinating meetings is not only stressful, but can most certainly take a village. In fact, according to an annual study conducted by CareerCast.com, Event Coordinators as having the 8th most stressful job in the nation .

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The Hottest New Trend in Cocktail Hour Networking

Happy Hours and welcome receptions are the most common way that meeting planners work networking, an essential component of a conference, into the agenda.

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