Discover Seattle

Seattle is an urban city with thrilling attractions and is surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, waters, forests and more. Downtown is filled with sightseeing, shopping, arts & culture, sports and family fun. Additionally there are plenty of restaurants, wineries and breweries to enjoy. Here is a list of great attractions and events to take part in while visiting Seattle:

  • Check out Pike Place Market on Saturday mornings during the summer months for
    fresh and specialty foods.
  • Come for the Bumbershoot Festival that is taking place September 2-4 at Seattle Center for Seattle’s celebration of music, arts and creativity!
  • Baseball fans, catch a home game for the Mariners at Safeco Field.
  • Football fans, CenturyLink Field is home to the Seattle Seahawks and with football season right around the corner, be sure to get tickets to a home game.
  • Music lovers can head over to the KeyArena at Seattle Center of the Tacoma Dome for concerts, events and more.
  • Make sure to stop at the city’s biggest attraction, the Space Needle. The Observation Deck and SpaceBase Retail Store are open every day from 10am until 9:30pm. You can also grab a bite to eat at the SkyCity restaurant while here.
  • Seattle is home to the University of Washington. Visit the campus or check out the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture that is located on the campus.
  • Other museums in the area include the Seattle Art Museum and The Museum of Flight, which showcases more than 150 historic air and spacecraft exhibits.
  • If you are traveling with children the Family Fun Center is the perfect attraction. There’s go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf and more to keep the kids entertained.
  • Washington State Convention Center hosts trade shows, expos and more for the business traveler.
  • The Port of Seattle with Alaska Cruises running throughout September for leisure travelers is a must!

Whether you are traveling solo, with family and friends, for business or for leisure, Seattle has popular attractions for everyone. From downtown Seattle, to Waterfront, Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square and more surrounding neighborhoods don’t miss out on all the excitement that Seattle has to offer. Don’t forget to stay at the budget friendly and pet friendly Red Roof Inn Seattle Airport – SEATAC while in town so you can get the most out of your travel experience.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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This Summer, Stay 3 Get 1 FREE!

THIS SUMMER, EARN A FREE NIGHT BY STAYING 3 SEPARATE TIMES WITH RED ROOF!

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Where will you go this summer? Pack your bags and start saving with Red Roof!

All RediCard members who register for the Stay 3 Get 1 promotion, and who stay 3 separate times with Red Roof between June 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016 from the point of registration, will earn a free night.

  • STEP ONE– Log into your RediCard account or enroll to become a RediCard Member.
  • STEP TWO– Once logged into your account, register for the Stay 3 Get 1 promotion.
  • STEP THREE– Stay at Red Roof 3 separate times from June 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016 and earn a free night!

Click here for more information.*

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Summer Travel Fun Facts

Use the following useful travel facts when planning your next getaway to help make the most out of your experience:

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  • 1 out of 5 travelers will vacation within their home state. (Found here.) Plan a spontaneous weekend getaway this summer and get the most out of your travel experience by staying at a budget-friendly and pet-friendly Red Roof.
  • Spending money on new experiences (for example, vacations, concerts, festivals etc.) yields more satisfaction and happiness than spending on material goods. (Found here.)
  • Vacationers get a boost from looking forward to a holiday and trip length doesnt affect travelers happiness levels. (Found here.) So aim for more frequent and shorter getaways throughout the year over one long vacation.
  • Top leisure travel activities for U.S. domestic travelers are: 1) visiting relatives; 2) shopping; 3) visiting friends; 4) fine dining; and 5) beaches. (Found here.)
  • Studies show that traveling together strengthens family bonds; 60% of children say they feel closer to their grandparents after a vacation together. (Found here.) Bring grandma and grandpa on the next trip!
  • 75% of Americans don’t use up all of their vacation days. On average, Americans use only half of their vacation days because of too much work. (Found here.) So why not make full use of each business trip by adding one of two leisure days.
  • California, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas and New York are the states that consume the most ice cream. (Found here.) Top selling ice cream flavors are vanilla, with 33% of the market, and chocolate with 19%. (Found here.)

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Travel with the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Winners!

We are happy to announce that we have a bunch of locations being selected as 2016 Certificate of Excellence winners by consistently having great reviews on TripAdvisor! If you are looking for a great experience and a fantastic trip, stay with us at one of the winning properties listed below:

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Red Roof Inn Kings Island, GA

  • Begin your journey to Cumberland Island National Seashore in St. Mary’s (7 mi) where you board the ferry. Arrive, visit the wilderness area, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, and plant & animal communities.
  • Spend a day at St. Mary’s Aquatic Center Water Park (7.4 mi away). Attractions include Splash Mountain, Orange Crush, Lap Pool, the Oasis and the Snack Shack.
  • Crooked River State Park (9.6 mi away) connects generations with forests, scenic marsh views, and abundant coastal wildlife. Boat, fish, and hike the nature trails. Okefenokee Swamp Park (25 mi) transports you into a prehistoric environment, populated by living dinosaurs (alligators, carnivorous plant species, rare birds).
  • Swing the club at Osprey Cove Golf Club, just 5.3 miles from our hotel. “Unspoiled, Uncrowded, Unpretentious”.

Red Roof Inn Fairmont, WV

  • You must try the official “state food,” the pepperoni rollColasessano’s World Famous Pizza and Pepperoni Buns is less than 0.5 miles away.
  • The restaurant, the winery, the distillery – visit it all at Heston Farms, only 4.7 miles away! Also have some fun on the farm with courtyard concerts, festivals and more!
  • Did you know that Fairmont, WV has several state parks all within distance of Red Roof? Visit Pricketts Fort State Park (9.9 miles), Valley Falls State Park (15.3 miles), and Tygart Lake State Park (20.7 miles) for some outside adventures.
  • Bowling lanes, laser tag, bumper cars, climbing wall, an arcade and more! Bring the family to the Valley Worlds of Fun. Outside activities are open May through October, but indoor activities are open year round! Just 2.6 miles away.
  • The Wave Pool is one of two pools of its kind in the tri-state area that offers the comfort of cool water and the chance to “ride the waves”.  Flotation tubes are available to enjoy, as well as a concession stand, sand volleyball court, and a water slide. Opens for the season on Saturday, May 24. Just 5 mi away.

Red Roof Inn Chicago – Schaumburg, IL

Safe travels & happy adventures!

-Katie

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Summer Travel Savings: Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix’s vibrant red mountains, clear blue skies and unique desert landscape are perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. There is a blooming restaurant scene in Phoenix and the city serves as a great home base for spontaneous day trips to popular attractions in the state.

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The per-friendly Red Roof PLUS+ Phoenix West (starting at $56.69) comes with new comfy bedding, flat-screen TV, and an outdoor pool. A similar room in the area would cost approximately $100 more over two nights.

Spontaneous things to experience with an extra $100 are as follows:

Other nearby Red Roof locations include:

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

 

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Congratulations Cleveland!

Congrats to the Cleveland Cavaliers on their historic win last night against the Golden State Warriors on Game 7, winning the NBA Finals! Not only was this such an historic win as the Cavs were the first team to ever come back from a 3-1 series deficit to win a championship, but it was also their first NBA title win. Lebron James also won MVP.

Our Cleveland properties are very proud of their home team taking the championships:

Make sure to catch a game next season and book in advance with one of the properties listed above. With the money you save by booking at a Red Roof Inn, you can get more out of your Cleveland Cavaliers basketball experience.

Go Cavs!

-Katie

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Summer Travel Savings: St. Louis, MO

The largest city in the Great Plains, St. Louis is beer, baseball and lots more. Top summer attractions include historic and scenic spots to explore, including the must see and iconic Gateway Arch.

Located minutes from the St. Louis Zoo, Busch Stadium and other attractions, Red Roof PLUS+ St. Louis – Forest Park/Hampton Ave (starting from $76.49) offers newly renovated rooms which include flat screen TV, plush high-end bedding and wood-like flooring. A similar room in the area would cost approximately $100 more over two nights.

Other things to experience with an extra $100 are as follows:

Other nearby Red Roof locations include:

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Summer Travel Savings: Pittsburgh, PA

Visiting Pittsburgh this summer? Stay at Red Roof PLUS+ Pittsburgh South – Airport with rates starting at $69.99, saving $100, based on a mid-scale competitor’s rate. Stay at Red Roof PLUS+ Pittsburgh South – Airport offers spa-inspired bathrooms, plush high-end bedding, free airport shuttle service and more!

The money you save can go toward celebrating the cities 200th birthday. The 200th birthday celebration brings together locals and visitors from around the US and consists of a fun-filled and exciting line up of events. Experience fireworks, the Bicentennial Day Parade on July 9th and more fun events all for FREE!

The Steel City was also recently ranked one of the top Foodie destination in the US with a new crop of innovative restaurants that are changing the epicurean landscape.

Other activities to do while in town with the money you save are as follows :

Other budget-friendly and pet friendly Red Roof Inns that are nearby all the best attractions are:

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Summer Travel Savings: Chattanooga, TN

Long known as a premier outdoor destination, Chattanooga has an endless list of outdoor activities for travelers to experience. From whitewater rafting to the best hiking trails to Canyoneering, travelers will never get bored in this Scenic City.

Guests can relax and decompress at Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Chattanooga-Downtown (starting at $99.99). Conveniently located in the downtown area, the property features renovated rooms with all new furniture, free continental breakfast and an indoor heated pool. A similar room in the area would cost approximately $100 more over two nights.

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Other activities to experience with the money you save while in town are as follows:

Other nearby Red Roof locations include:

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Experience Nashville’s greatest events!

The CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo are coming soon in Nashville from June 9-12 and these are 2 major events that you do not want to miss! The Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in the country and includes 150 epic performances, 10+ stages and comedians all in 700 acres of Tennessee nature at the Great Stage Park. The CMA Music Festival takes place at the Nissan Stadium in Downtown Nashville and features some of the biggest Country music stars including Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and more!

Get the most out of your festival experience by staying at a budget-friendly Red Roof. Nearby hotels include:

Other nearby attractions to experience while you are in town for the festivals are as follows:

  • Experience music year-round in downtown Nashville! Take a tour of Music Row & visit historic RCA Studio B, the famous recording studio of Elvis. Enjoy Shopping, Honky Tonk Highway, dining, entertainment & more.
  • Visit the full scale replica of The Parthenon in Nashville, TN.  There are group guided tours you can take with family and friends or take a self-guided tour any time during operating hours.
  • The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country-music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, which has presented the biggest stars of that genre. See a show while you’re in town!
  • Visit the Nashville Fairgrounds! From fairs to pet shows to sporting events, there is always something exciting going on at the Fairgrounds! Check out upcoming events here.
  • Come to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and honor those country music artists who have been inducted including Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, George Straight and more. Click here to find out the current exhibits on display.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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