The Twin Cities and Beyond

Written in cooperation with Hipmunk’s Boutique Hotels Campaign.

The Twin Cities is known for being the center of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, but also for its shopping. Whether you are headed for the various outdoor activities or looking to shop till you drop at the enormous Mall of America, Minnesota is for you!

Let’s Go Shopping

While people may head to Bloomington, Minnesota, for many reasons, one BIG reason is for shopping and entertainment at the Mall of the America. If that is your plan, one great hotel option is the La Quinta Inn & Suites Minneapolis-Bloomington West. Floor-to-ceiling windows accent the view, while the comfortable rooms feature contemporary furniture, and modern amenities abound. La Quinta is pet-friendly and offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a delicious complimentary breakfast daily. With an indoor pool, spa and sauna, you can rest your tired muscles after a long day at the mall.

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For those interested in spending their dollars on shopping and not accommodations, Northwood Inn & Suites offers comfortable rooms, right in the heart of the action. In-room refrigerators and microwaves stretch your dollar even further to enable you to enjoy the Sea Life aquarium or National Wildlife Refuge. With free parking, free internet, and a business center, the Northwood makes for an affordable getaway.

Living Large in the City

If luxurious surroundings in the heart of the city is on the agenda, look no further than Loews Minneapolis Hotel. This hotel’s chic, modern rooms feature in-room Keurig coffee makers, complimentary daily newspapers, and fully stocked mini-bars. Limestone bathrooms offer designer toiletries, and pets are even welcome! The hotel offers three on-site restaurants and a full spa, and concierge services complete the feeling of total luxury. In addition, the ideal location, right in the heart of the city, puts dining and entertainment right at your doorstep.

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A Day at the Lake

Perhaps shopping isn’t your thing or you had your shot at the Mall and want to hit the water. Look no further than the Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth. Set right in downtown Duluth, access to Lake Superior is a breeze. Lake Superior Zoo, Canal Park, and Glensheen Mansion are all in close proximity. The hotel offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, two pools, and an on-site restaurant if you are tired at the end of a long day of sightseeing. Guest rooms have comfortable beds and complimentary toiletries, all in a lovely setting.

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Whether shopping, city nightlife, or the lake is calling you, Hipmunk offers the right hotel choice.

Choosing Convenience in the City by the Bay

This post is in cooperation with the Hipmunk Boutique 2016 campaign

San Francisco; the City by the Bay, the Gateway to the Pacific. There are many titles given to this amazing West Coast city, all of them worthy of such magnificent surroundings. Set on San Francisco Bay, home to San Francisco Sourdough, Alcatraz Island, and the curviest street in the country, this city of around 900,000 residents continues to charm.

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