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5 North American Hotels With Incredible Views

Destination matters most when planning a vacation. Usually, this means considering what actual city or town you’re visiting, and what there is to do there. But what if you’re just in the mood to relax, and want to do it away from home? What if you don’t want an active or busy vacation, but just a chance to get away and relax a little bit? In cases like these, the hotel itself can be the most important consideration, and the idea of “destination” can be narrowed somewhat.

Naturally there are awesome hotels all over the world, some affordable and some over-the-top expensive. Rather than just focusing on the so-called best hotels though, we’re going to focus on an enhanced experience through surroundings. Specifically, we’re looking at some of the North American hotels that happen to have the best views. They can make for lazy, relaxing vacations that are all the better.

Mandarin Oriental – New York City, United States

New York always sounds like a busy, almost hectic place to vacation, and it certainly can be. The city has a way of draining one’s energy more or less automatically. However, if you’re thinking of New York from a standpoint of luxury hotels, it can be a different experience altogether. High-rise hotels in the city can be incredibly luxurious, and put you up in arguably the world’s most famous skyline. Among such hotels, none can match the views from the Mandarin Oriental, which towers over Colombus Circle at the lower west corner of Central Park. The views of upper midtown Manhattan, the park itself, and the buildings along the famous Fifth Avenue across the park, are absolutely amazing. And even if you decide to venture out, you’re in one of the more relaxing parts of Manhattan. There’s plenty to do in Central Park without ever really venturing into the concrete jungle comprised of streets and buildings.

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The best ways to see New York City

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Don’t miss Central Park

If you are going to visit New York City, you will want to make sure to see one of its most famous sites, Central Park. Even if you come from a more rural part of the world, you will be able to appreciate the stark contrast of the finely crafted and cared for park space in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world. When you visit the park, there are many ways to explore it, but you can’t go wrong with a Central Park Rickshaw. With a rickshaw, you will be able to enjoy as much of the park as you would like without having to do all of the walking to get to the various locations. You will experience a smooth and comfortable ride with someone at the pedals that knows the park better than anyone. If you want, you can even have the driver take you to other locations in the city while you are their passenger.

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Travel Inspiration: Top 7 Things to do and Places to Visit in Oahu, Hawaii

What place automatically comes to mind when you hear the word ‘paradise’? Apart from the Philippines, Hawaii also comes to mind!



A Hawaiian escapade must be in every traveler’s bucketlist especially those who loves the beach and aims for a relaxed ambiance. As a little girl, I often watch TV shows that features Luau dancers and always wanted to go to Waikiki. The urge to go there started when I watched a Filipino film with the same title shot on location.

Also, Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls fame grew up in Hawaii and had a lot of interviews where she raved how she enjoyed growing up there.

Planning a trip to Hawaii can be overwhelming especially if you want to do as many things as possible. Of course, you want a perfect beach getaway!

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