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Four Hidden Gem Destinations for Fall 2018

This fall, we have scoured our portfolio of properties to find you some secret autumn hidden gem destinations. From on-site tacos to Ivy-League greatness, we’ve found a little something for everyone with these destinations. For a truly affordable and fun holiday that is more creative than ‘just going camping’, we’ve got you covered.

FALL HIDDEN GEM FEATURE: Magnuson Hotel Framingham




Close to Ivy-League Harvard University, Magnuson Hotel Framingham is a great home base for your vacation this fall. It’s really close to Cochituate State Park which is known as a great pre-hike picnic spot. It’s also got three lakes for boating and fishing. Pack a tent for a cheeky nap spot in the afternoons. If it gets too chilly, there’s a world of shopping at ‘Shoppers World’ on Worcester Road, right by the hotel. Shop till you drop and then retire to your crisp & clean room. We highly recommend springing for the upgrade which gives you access to separate living areas, pull-out sofas and balconies!  Finally, don’t miss a bite in the on-site restaurant (you can work off any excess calories in the fitness center later).

Get a great room in Framingham under $100 a night.



hiking in opelikaOPELIKA, ALABAMA

Magnuson Hotel Opelika is perfect for the shopaholic and adventure traveller alike so plan that group trip! Tiger Town is the largest retail center in east Alabama with over 50 stores for you to scratch any purchasing itch. Need to feed your outdoor spirit? Hike, swim, or picnic on nearly 700 acres at Chewacla State Park, which offers public grills, trails and beaches. Don’t forget to bring Fido with you on your adventures; we’re pet-friendly – just let us know! Due to its southern location, Alabama is still fairly warm in the fall (average temperatures are 64 °F/18 °C), so visitors up north will likely find a light jacket is all that you’ll need to pack for your adventures. Parents should check out this fantastic guide to fall activities in the area.

Get a comfy full size bed for 50 bucks!



pet-friendly searcySEARCY, ARKANSAS

Just north of Little Rock, M Star Hotel Searcy, has gotten a fresh coat of paint with its refurbishment and is now looking better than ever! It’s very convenient to key fall activities including hiking, golfing, and boating. A bit too chilly to be outdoors for you? Why not see the local sights including the Historic Black House, Rialto Theater, and Harding University’s performance series. You’ll feel so relaxed after a long day of exploring in their spacious rooms with flat screen televisions, wireless internet and continental breakfast every morning. Don’t forget to bring your pooch! They’re pet friendly too.

Get a queen MINI-SUITE starting at $49!!



brownsville tacosBROWNSVILLE, TEXAS

Brownsville isn’t just for Spring Breakers. This small town is convenient to the border with Mexico, meaning you could have breakfast in one country and lunch in another! There’s also some great sites to see while you’re there including nearly 400 species of animal at Gladys Porter Zoo. Little ones will enjoy the many themed play & learning areas at the Children’s Museum of Brownsville. Your stay will be fully kitted out! If it’s not too cold out, enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, sit down to a convenient meal at Mi Torito Mexican Grill (their on-site restaurant) and get a workout in the exercise room. You’ll need it after indulging in tons of tacos!

Book your fall stay starting at $59 a night.

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