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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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Fun Fact Friday: Pets and PetMD

We continue to celebrate our pets month, which now is extended through March. To celebrate, here are some fun dog facts:

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1. Dogs chase their tails for many reasons: curiosity, exercise, anxiety, predatory instinct or, fleas! If your dog is chasing his tail excessively, talk with your vet.

2. Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they’re born and develop their spots as they grow older.  

3. Dogs do dream! Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM). During the REM stage dogs can dream. Twitching and paw movements that happen during their sleep are signs that your pet is dreaming.

4. Dogs have 3 eyelids! An upper lid, a lower lid and a nictitating membrane or “haw,” which helps keep the eye moist and protected.

5. Dogs do see in color! It’s a myth that dogs only see in black and white. In fact, it’s believed that dogs see primarily in blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of gray.

6. Dogs’ sense of hearing is more than ten times more acute than a human’s.

7. The Beatles song “A day in the Life” has an extra high-pitched whistle, audible only to dog, causing some dogs to howl. It was recorded by Paul McCartney for the enjoyment of his Shetland Sheepdog.

8. The longest lived dog was a 29-year-old Australian Cattle dog named Bluey, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

9. If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!

10. It has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.

Facts found from PetFinder and FunnyFido.

Our team also has been continuing to use PetMD this month as well!

Our Digital Brand Content Manager uses it to keep her pup at a healthy weight:bingo

  • “When we rescued our dog Bingo, we were shocked to find him on the heavy side of the scale. We discovered petMD and its thorough nutrition guides helped us plan a balanced diet that’s right for his age and breed. He’s already lost ten pounds—and hasn’t lost any tail wags!”

Safe travels, happy adventures and HAPPY PETS MONTH!

-Katie

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You stay happy, Pets Stay FREE!

Our 15% discount for pet travelers has been extended through March! Make sure to take advantage of this discount for all of your travel needs, especially since kids and pets always stay free! Click here for more info.

Don’t forget, PetMD is a very helpful tool when traveling or just in general for any question you may have on your pet.

Our Digital Marketing Specialist uses it for any nutrition related questions for her pup named Tucker:

“Tucker is a yellow lab/husky mix and will be 3 years old this March! Tucker is my first furry four-legged child, tuckso as many other first time pet parents are, I was constantly overthinking everything when it comes to food, health, exercise, etc. for my pup. PetMD has helped me over the last few years in figuring out what is best for Tucker. The nutrition section is awesome! I am guilty of sharing human food with my pup every now and then and this section and others have several blogs and articles that make you aware of what foods are good for your dog and which ones are dangerous. Nutrition, food, health, diet & exercise – PetMD has it all the information for your pet to live a happy and healthy life.”

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Red Roof Loves pets!

Pet month is still in full swing! Pet travelers, do not forget to use your 15% discount this month, whether you’re traveling with your dog, cat, chinchilla – whoever your 4-legged best friend happens to be! Don’t forget that all pets stay free!

No matter the pet, petMD is there to help you out with all of your pet needs!

Our Digital Marketing Coordinator used PetMD for her cat whenever she had questions:snapchat-7338138840540447785

“My little kitten named Louie is 2 and a half years old! PetMD has been terrific for me throughout the couple years of Louie’s life so far. PetMD even helped me pick out Louie’s name as they have a large list of male cat names to choose from. PetMD’s symptom checker is great and super easy to use. You just click on what type of pet you have, click on the area where your pet is experiencing symptoms and choose from a wide list of symptoms your pet may have. This has been very helpful as it lets me know whether I should take Louie to a vet or if he is fine and I am just being too much of a worry wart. Thank you PetMD!”

CLICK HERE to ask petMD.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Do you petMD?

This February is pets month at Red Roof! At Red Roof, we love pets and they always stay FREE! During February, rather than the year-round 10% off that we offer to our pet travelers, we are offering 15% off! Not only that, but we are also doing some fun pet related activities including an Instagram Contest.

#REDROOFLUVSPETS INSTAGRAM CONTEST:

  • Dates: Feb 1-22, 2017
  • Rules: Follow @redroofinn on Instagram and share a photo of your pet with #RedRoofLuvsPets in the post for a chance to win up to $200 in Visa Gift Cards and 3 free nights at Red Roof. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on or around February 25th, 2017. CLICK HERE for more info.

At Red Roof, we also recommend using PetMD with your pet when traveling or just in general. PetMD is the perfect site to find answers to all of your pet health, wellness, and basic needs.

As pet parents, we all experience those heart sinking moments of wondering “Is there something wrong with my pet?”, “Is my best friend sick?”, “Should I take my pet to the vet?”. It would all just be easier if your pet could talk!

Well, there is a way to answer all of those questions! PetMD is the perfect app and site to use, whether you are looking for symptoms, nutrition facts, pet blogs and basically, anything on any type of pet!

PetMD is pet parenting made easier. Their app allows you to get FREE, vet-qualified answers about your pet in less than 24 hours. Plus, browse PETMD’s wide range of popular pet topics, create personalized pet profiles and locate your nearest vet.

It is definitely something Red Roof recommends to all pet parents out there, especially when on the road! We love all pets and want them to be the healthiest and happiest that they can be. 🙂

Download the app here.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Introducing our Newest PLUS+ Location Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville North – Goodlettesville

Nashville tops the charts as the music capitol, food destinations, best places to visit and more, making it one of the best destinations to plan a getaway too. To make your travel experience even better, we have just opened a new PLUS+ right near all the best attractions; Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville North – Goodlettesville.

This pet friendly, family friendly hotel offers Free WiFi and is close to Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, the Tennessee Titans training camp, the Grand Ole Opry, Music City, Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Bridgestone Arena. Located 13.6 miles northeast of downtown Nashville!

  • The Grand Ole Opry (13 miles), the show that made country famous, is a weekly country-music stage concert that, unlike typical concerts, presents 8 or more singers a night. See the calendar of events here.
  • Fantastic Dining: Cracker Barrel, Blue Sky, Chef’s Market, Mexican, Arby’s, Kabuto, and Waffle House (walking distance); Rice box and fast food restaurants (0.5 mi). Longhorn, Rafferty’s, Red Lobster, Chilli’s (1 mi). Click here for the best local dining spots!
  • General Jackson Showboat (13 miles), America’s most entertaining cruises, features live country entertainment, great dining & more. Plan your tour or cruise today along the Cumberland River.
  • Football season is here! Traveling to Nashville to cheer on the Tennessee Titans during a home football game at Nissan Stadium? Click here for the 2016 Titans football schedule.
  • Moss Wright Park (2 miles) is the largest park in Goodlettsville and offers trails, picnic tables, playgrounds, a dog park, athletic fields and more.
  • Riverfront Park (14 miles) offers an amphitheater, boat dock, a replica of Fort Nashborough, and many other historic statues along the river.
  • Drakes Creek Park (12 miles) offers athletic fields, playgrounds, 2 miles of trails and picnic areas.
  • For concerts, sporting events, family entertainment and more, check out Bridgestone Arena (14.4 miles) or Nissan Stadium (13.4 miles), home of the Tennessee Titans.
  • For business conventions, special events and great dining, check out Convention Center Gaylord Opryland Resort (12 miles).
  • Visit a family member, explore the campus, check out a sporting event and more at Tennessee State University. Just 15.2 miles away from Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville North – Goodlettsville.
  • Check out Opry Mills (13 miles), Tennessee’s largest outlet and retail destination with over 200 shops, Rivergate Mall (2 miles) and more. For a list of all the shopping locations, click here.
  • Historic Mansker’s Station houses a reproduction 1779 log station and Bowen Plantation House, the longest standing brick structure in Middle Tennessee. Mansker’s Station is just 1.2 miles away from us. Plan your trip today and book now!

Add more WOW to your stay at the budget friendly Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville North – Goodlettesville. This Red Roof PLUS+ hotel features Premium Rooms with breakfast and a snack ready in your room! Our Superior and Deluxe rooms feature ironing boards, hair dryers, in-room coffee and tea makers, and microwaves & refrigerators.

Our hotel also features exterior corridors, free parking & a coin laundry on site. Our guests are invited to work out with a wide variety of equipment, free of charge, at the fitness facility located just next door to the hotel.

All guest rooms feature free Wi-fi and free TV channels, including 3 HBO channels. Experience our coffeehouse-style coffee and tea in the lobby. We welcome you to Red Roof PLUS+ Nashville North in Goodlettsville. 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 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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