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Skip the beach and head to Pittsburgh for Spring Break!

This year, make spring break a unique vacation and head to Pittsburgh! This city is filled with all kinds of things to do from shopping, dining, dancing, theme parks and more!

Red Roof PLUS+ Pittsburgh East – Monroeville is just 14 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh, 2 miles from Monroeville Convention Center, Sri Venkateswara Temple, and Monroeville Mall. Pittsburgh Zoo, Kennywood Amusement Park and Sand Castles Water Park are only 11 miles away. Within seconds of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Book now!

Other attractions are as follows:

  • One of the most dynamic major arts institutions in America, Carnegie Museum of Art features a broad spectrum of arts, from painting and sculpture to film and digital imagery. Less than 15 miles from our Monroeville property.
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History’Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibit is the first in the world to feature scientifically accurate environments chronologically ordering the Age of Dinosaurs. Less than 15 minutes away from our property.
  • Come down to Heinz Field and watch the Steelers play in a home game or catch a live event like U2’s the Joshua Tree Tour 2017 on June 7th. Only 15.9 miles away!
  • Bring a date to Monster Mini Golf and watch them glow inside this indoor glow-in-the-dark 18 hole miniature golf course. Be mesmerized by a live DJ and hit the jackpot in the arcade! Less than 5 miles away!
  • Monroeville Convention Center is only 2.5 miles away from our hotel.
  • Satisfy your wild side with Pennsylvania’s Kennywood Amusement Park! With 30+ roller coasters and water rides, this attraction is less than 15 miles away.
  • Explore the Pittsburgh Zoo, located in Pennsylvania’s Highland Park, with its vast variety of animals and its state-of-the-arts aquarium. Only 13.8 miles away.
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – Begin your journey in the LEED®-certified Welcome Center before entering their exquisite 1893 glasshouse with ever-changing displays. Continue on to the Tropical Forest Conservatory and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes. Only 12 miles away!
  • Grab a bite to eat at home town favorites and great chains like Max & Erma’s (across the street), Outback Steakhouse (.2 miles), Gateway Grill (.2 miles), Primanti Brothers (1 mile), Rivertowne Pour House (1 mile) and Udipi Cafe’ (2.5 miles).
  • Stay close to campus during your visit at Red Roof Plus+ Pittsburgh East – Monroeville. A short drive from Carnegie Mellon University (13.6 miles), the University of Pittsburgh (13.7 miles), Duquesne University (13.9 miles) and Seton Hill University (19.9 miles).

With all there is to see and do in Pittsburgh, you are sure to have an exciting break! Make sure to get the most out of your travel experience by staying with budget friendly and pet friendly Red Roof PLUS+ Pittsburgh East Monroeville. Discover an enhanced experience with all new rooms, verified Wi-Fi and our most requested higher-end amenities. Enjoy a new boutique design, new furniture, Rest Suite beds by Serta, high-end bedding, modern flooring, and flat-screen TVs.  Book Now.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Experience more WOW in Hartford, CT!

Whether you’re looking for a great outdoor getaway, fantastic cuisines, family-fun activities, performing arts and entertainment, Hartford, Connecticut has it all! Hartford is also filled with Culture! From fun, food, arts, history, style and beauty- Hartford offers what you are looking for. While in Hartford, make sure to check out these fun activities and attractions:

Concerts and Performing Arts:

  •  XL Center offers fantastic concerts and events year-round like Blake Shelton on 9/30.
  • Make sure to attend the hottest concerts at XFINITY Center, an outdoor Amphitheater.
  • The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts brings amazing shows and performances like: Disenchanted the Musical September 30-October 2nd.

Museums and Family Fun Activities:

Outdoor Fun:

  • If you like dinosaurs, you’ll love the 200 million-year-old fossil trackway, interactive exhibits and the chance to cast your own dinosaur footprint to take home.Dinosaur State Park preserves one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America.
  • Take the Founders Bridge across theConnecticut River to row, boat, fish, hike, bike, bird watch and more! Visit the Connecticut River Museum for art, artifacts and model ships.

Trade-shows and Conventions:

  • Attending a trade-show, conference, convention or event atConnecticut Convention Center? It’s in the heart of Downtown overlooking the river- a perfect location!

Colleges & Universities:

  • Attending a trade-show, conference, convention or event at Connecticut Convention Center? It’s in the heart of Downtown overlooking the river- a perfect location!

Casinos:

Local Dining:

  • Black Eyed Sally’s Southern Kitchen & Bar
  • Agave Grill & The Tavern Downtown
  • Black Bear Saloon
  • Hot Tomato’s Ristorante – Italian Fare & Parkview

When in Hartford, make sure to stay at the budget-friendly and pet friendly Red Roof PLUS+ Hartford. Our location is also just .1 miles from the Hartford Station Amtrak Station, which offers easy transportation to all the best attractions around the area.

Red Roof PLUS+ Hartford adds more WOW to your stay with an enhanced experience & all new rooms with higher-end amenities. The hotel features free WiFi, elevators, interior corridors. Complimentary coffee & tea in the lobby! Check out the fantastic amenities in our newly renovated 100% Smoke-Free rooms! New, comfy Rest Suite beds by Serta, new high-end bedding, new flooring, and a large flat screen TV. Premium Rooms offer a snack ready in your room! Stay with us.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Experience Rancho Cordova, CA!

Come for a visit to the heart of Northern California and explore the beautiful city of Rancho Cordova. History buffs, sports enthusiasts, arts & culture lovers – there’s something here for everyone. Enjoy all of the outdoor activities, things for the kids, and activities for the adults like exploring wine country.

History buffs have a variety of places to explore in Rancho Cordova:

If you enjoy the water, there is plenty to see and do:

Feeling adventurous?

Family friendly activities:

Whether you are a NBA fan or prefer college teams, Rancho Cordova has it all:

Traveling for a special occasion or with a group of friends?

No matter if you are traveling with the family, friends or even solo you will find something in Rancho Cordova that you enjoy. During your trip, stay with Red Roof Inn Rancho Cordova – Sacramento. Our property is newly renovated and offers 100% smoke-free rooms, an outdoor unheated pool, a fitness facility onsite, free WiFi, and don’t forget pets stay free with Red Roof.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Experience Augusta, Georgia

Visit one of Georgia’s oldest cities and the Garden City for a fun, relaxing getaway. Augusta is filled with Southern charm and city funarts  and cultureshopping and fine cuisine. Red Roof Inn Augusta West is the perfect place to stay while on vacation. This affordable and pet friendly hotel has amenities and comfort that don’t just stop inside your room. Enjoy our beautiful pool and delicious continental breakfast. From our Suites to our Standard, Red Roof Inn & Suites Augusta West have rooms filled with top amenities like free WiFi, flat screen TVs and In room microwaves. Beyond that you can expect and clean and comfortable stay every time. Book Now.

  • Visit Funsville Amusement Park /Adventure Crossing (0.7 miles) on your family fun day. Get all of the thrills and excitement of amusement park fun.
  • Visit Carolina Moon Distillery. Bringing you fresh homemade moonshine & spirits distilled with local grain and ingredients. Unique flavors include ‘Rabbit Spit’, Blueberry, Black Betty Whiskey and May Lady Aged Rum.
  • Bringing the best in Expos, live music & entertainment to the Augusta area, the Augusta Entertainment Complex (11.6 mi) will be hosting T.I. (9/24) and I Love the 90’s (10/6).
  • One of the premier golf courses of the world, the Augusta National Golf Course (7.2 miles) has been the home of the PGA Tour‘s Masters Tournament since 1934. Play a round on one of the most sacred courses in the game.
  • Enjoy the great food at Cracker Barrel (Walking), Chili’s (4 miles), Cooker (4 miles), Don Pablo’s (4 miles), Logan’s Roadhouse (4 miles), Macaroni Grill (4 miles), Super Salad (4 miles) and Tony Rama’s (4 miles) during your stay.
  • The Augusta Convention Center(12.2 miles) brings top expos, events and entertainment to Augusta. Whether planning an expo and looking for a place to stay, or visiting the convention center for an event, stay close and stay with Red Roof Inn & Suites Augusta West.
  • A one of a kind pottery shop in the heart of Augusta,Tire City Potters (11.1 miles) is an in-house pottery boutique bringing you hand crafted pieces prime for everyday use. Pitchers, bowls, mugs and other useful everyday items with an artistic flair. Check out the artistic art galleries and show rooms like Artists Row, Artistic Perceptions and Art on Broad (12.1 miles).
  • Shop the hottest brands and styles atthe Augusta Mall (2.6 miles). Get great deals on all of the latest fashions and enjoy a day of shopping.
  • On your college visit toAugusta State University (7.9 miles), Paine College (8.8 miles), Medical College of Georgia (8.8 miles) or Georgia Regents University (10.6 miles) stay with Red Roof Inn & Suites Augusta West. Stay close to campus and get a true feeling for campus and the flavor of Augusta.
  • Enjoy some of the fine arts during your stay in Augusta atthe Augusta Ballet and Grover Maxwell Performing Arts Center. Enjoy Ballet, classical music and other arts to bring out the musical and artistic beauty in the world.
  • We support our troops and on your next visit toFort Gordon (6.9 miles), stay with Red Roof Inn & Suites Augusta West and stay in comfort surrounded by amenities like in room coffee and flat screen TVs. We understand that the stress of life on the base can be taxing. Book Now and check out our 10% military discount.
  • Visit theAugusta Market, Saturdays on the Riverwalk. See all of the great items and food there is to be had at this fantastic local event.
  • Stay in comfort during your next procedure or visit tothe Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (6.9 miles), Doctor’s Hospital (2.6 miles) and Trinity Hospital- Augusta (7.4 miles) right here in Augusta. We know healthcare can be stressful, on your next visit, stay in comfort at the Red Roof Inn & Suites Augusta West.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Experience Houston

Visit America’s fourth largest city and plan your next travel experience to Houston, Texas. Sports, museums, shopping and world-class dining – come see it for yourself. During the evening and night hours check out the nightlife on Washington Avenue. Southern hospitality meets urban chic city here. Come out and explore and see what there is for you to do in Houston.

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Check out the many parks and outdoor attractions. If you are the outdoorsy adventurous type, then Houston is a must see city:

  • Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown – Enjoy thrilling waterslides, a lazy river, a water park and more!
  • Discovery Green – Enjoy kayaking, restaurants, events on the green, play fountains and more!
  • Hermann Park – Explore a Japanese Garden, a cafe, pedal boats and more!
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center – Reconnect with nature and explore wet lands, prairies, bayous, forests and more!
  • Enjoy fun on the water such as canoeing, fishing, jet skiing, boating and more.
  • If you are bringing your four-legged friend along with you, check out the many dog parks in the area.

Sports fanatics, come here any time of the year to see professional sports in action:

  • Cheer on the Texans at NRG Stadium. Tailgating starts four hours before game time, so get your appetite ready and come grill out before watching some football.
  • Basketball fans can cheer on the Rockets at Toyota Center.
  • Baseball lovers, head over to Minute Maid Park and see the Astros in action.
  • Catch a soccer game and see either the Dynamo or Dash teams compete. Live music, giveaways, food and more are all part of the pre-game tailgate.

History buffs, explore the rich culture that Houston has to offer:

  • Take the architecture tour and experience the historic buildings and the past of the city.
  • The Texas Independence Trail – Trace the road that led to Texas’ freedom and stop at important sites along the way.
  • Bayou Bend – The Museum of Fine Arts Houston house museum for American decorative arts and paintings.
  • Haunted Houston – Houston is said to be one of the most haunted destinations in the US. Explore the many old, historic buildings said to be inhibited by ghosts.
  • Heritage Society Complex – Explore the outdoor, interactive historic museum that holds 9 historic structures.

There’s always something happening in the city. Check out an event while you are visiting:

Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor activities, sport games or museums and galleries, fine dining or casual takeout – there is something in Houston for everyone. Enjoy the mild, year-round temperatures while exploring the diversity that the city offers. Come act like a local for a few days and discover the Southern charm of Houston.

Make sure to get the most out of your travel experience by staying at one of these pet-friendly, budget friendly Red Roof Inns while in town:

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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#GoMoreGoBetter Summer 2016

 

summer 2016 #gomoregobetter contest

Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still #GoMoreGoBetter with Red Roof!

Share with us your favorite travel memory so far from summer 2016 and use the hashtag #GoMoreGoBetter for a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packs. The prize packs include a $500 Visa Gift Card and 5 free nights at any Red Roof nationwide!

Here’s how you enter:

  1. Follow @redroofinn on Instagram
  2. Share your favorite summer 2016 photo with #gomoregobetter in the post
  3. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on or around August 31st.

Dates: August 10th-31st, 2016

Click here for contest rules and more information.

Good luck to all and happy Summer 2016 Adventures!

-Katie

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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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