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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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College Town Travel: The BIG 10

Whether you’re are student, a family member, an alum or just a raving fan, colleges and universities are always a fun destination to visit, especially the Big 10 schools that currently are in the middle of the best season, football season! Whether you are looking for a fun tailgate, a fantastic atmosphere, an edge of your seat football game or just some place to explore the campus, enjoy local campus cuisine, or catch a performing arts show, these schools have it all and they all have budget-friendly Red Roof Inn’s nearby so you can get more out of your college town experience.

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Indiana University Bloomington

This beautiful university is filled with nearby parks, museums, great dining, exciting sporting events (Go Hoosiers!) and fantastic performing arts. Make sure to visit the following attractions while visiting this campus:

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University of Maryland, College Park

This University is filled with campus attractions from beautiful gardens, to grand libraries, sporting events and more! You will always have something to do and see.

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University of Michigan

This university offers a vibrant atmosphere, a raving fan base of Wolverines and tons of things on and nearby campus to see and do:

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Michigan State University

This beautiful campus is located on the banks of the Red Cedar River and is known as Spartan Country!

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Ohio State University

O-H! I-O! This campus is filled with the Best Fans in the Land as well as the Best Band in the Land. The Ohio State Buckeyes are known for their great sports teams, tailgating and the beautiful campus. Must-see things to do and see around campus include:

  • The Schottenstein Center– Home to the Buckeye basketball team. This center also hosts major concerts and family fun events.
  • The Shoe– The Ohio State football field hosts amazing games. Whether you are a fan of the team or not, you do not want to miss out on the great atmosphere.
  • The Short North– Located right next to campus, this amazing destination is filled with local breweries, fantastic dining, fun bars, unique shops and so much more. Strolling the streets of the short north is a must!
  • The Wexner Center for the Arts– This art center always has a different exhibit for the art lovers and also offers films throughout the year.
  • Gateway Film Center– The best Film center on and around campus that shows the hottest films and offers students a great discount!

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Pennsylvania State University

Penn State is a football school, but there is tons more to do than just football. Make sure to check out these must-see attractions below:

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Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Visit an art gallery, listen to a great lecture, enjoy a performance, see a film, explore the surround natural parks, cheer on the sports team and more at this great university.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This beautiful campus is filled with many great museums, historic buildings, performing arts and located by the most-known and hopping street in Champaign-Urbana, Green Street!

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University of Iowa

University of Iowa, home of the Hawkeyes, has tons more to do than just sports. Make sure to see all these attractions while on campus listed below:

  • Attend a college game!- Cheer on the Hawkeyes at the Kinnick Stadium or the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
  • Englert– Catch a play, comedy, film and more at this major entertainment center.
  • Art Building West– ABW is a beautiful building located on the west side of the Iowa River, overlooking Hutchinson Quarry Pond with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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University of Minnesota

This University is filled with fantastic performing arts, and of course, an amazing sports team! Make sure to check out these attractions on and nearby campus:

  • Weisman Art Museum – Offers free admission and is always filled with a new and exciting exhibit.
  • Walker Art Center– Hosts the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, performances, special events, exhibits and lectures.
  • Gopher Sports– With 23 Division I teams, there’s always an exciting game on campus.

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University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Experience the excitement and campus life at UNL!

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Northwestern University

This university, located nearby Downtown Chicago, offers a lot to do around the campus as well as the best Chicago attractions just a short drives away!

  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art – offers year-round exhibits, educational programs and the Block Cinema film series.
  • Cheer on the Wildcats! Enjoy tailgating and a game at the Ryan Field.
  • Explore Evanston – This is the town that hosts the campus. This great city right outside of Chicago offers many great shopping and dining options all walking distance from campus.

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Purdue University

Experience the best dining, sporting events, and seasonal student life at this Big Ten school. Make sure to check out the following must-see attractions:

  • Elliott Hall of Music– Attend a concert and performance, featuring the hottest artists.
  • The Union– The home of student life, also featuring a grand Christmas Tree every year, which is a must-see.
  • Slayter Hill– the best sledding hill in the winter. Also hosts many free outdoor concerts throughout the year.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

This university is filled with fantastic landmarks, events, science and discovery museums, arts, gardens and tons of entertainment. Make sure to check out these attractions listed below:

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Remember, when visiting college towns, Red Roof Inn is the perfect place to stay! We offer student discounts (CLICK HERE to save 20%) and fantastic benefits for RediCard Members, including points earned on each stay toward a free night and $2 off, as well as 500 Points, when booking a Premium Room

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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Experience Clearwater, FL

White sand beaches, gorgeous sunny weather, endless entertainment and outdoor activities can be found in Clearwater, FL. You won’t want to miss out on the miles of crystal clear waters and mild, temperate climate. Clearwater is celebrating its 100 years of existence this year, so be sure to visit this ultimate destination.

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There are many outdoor activities that visitors can do, whether you are feelings adventurous or just want to relax:

Dining, shopping, outdoor excursions, vibrant activities and more – there is something here for everyone and every budget. No matter what time of the year it is, with its beautiful beaches, year-round warm climate and limitless activities, Clearwater is the perfect vacation spot. Make sure to stay at one of these budget-friendly and pet friendly Red Roof Inn locations when in town so you can get the most out of your travel experience!

Safe travels and 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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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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