May
31
2019

10 hot new hotels in Los Angeles for business travellers

By Los Angeles / United States /

There’s no more happening a place in the American summertime than Los Angeles whether you’re heading to a game of baseball at Dodgers Stadium (pictured), travelling there for business, or some fun at the many attractions. One of the world’s most popular cities for business travel or simply a holiday, there’s also a lot to look forward to with several new hotels on the way giving visitors to Los Angeles even more choice than ever. After starting your Los Angeles adventure with a great car hire deal at Los Angeles airport with DriveNow consider parking your wheels at one of these new hotels. Soho Warehouse (Arts District, Downtown) July 2019 The London-based Soho Warehouse is the third in LA and set to open in the south Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. Soho Warehouse will span more than 110,000 square feet, making it one of the biggest standalone Houses and the first with guestrooms on the West Coast. The property will…

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May
29
2019

Driving the USA – Road trip Route 66 in a motorhome

By United States /

A Route 66 adventure is the ultimate road trip with friends or family. Route 66, which is also known as the ‘Mother Road’, spans nearly 4000 kilometres across eight states, from Chicago to California. Since earning its name ‘Route 66’ in 1926, it has inspired songs, films, TV shows and books. But even though it was officially decommissioned in 1985, people from all walks of life still come together to travel one of the world’s most famous highways. Just hire a campervan from Los Angeles Airport so your adventure can begin. As you drive this iconic highway, check out some of these roadside attractions, while staying in vintage motels and seeking out American road food. Santa Monica You can either begin or end your Route 66 adventure in Santa Monica. Either way, you’ll have plenty of fun exploring where the west coast meets the Pacific Ocean. Drive along the Santa Monica Boulevard and stretch your legs for a walk along…

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May
27
2019

Sleepless in Seattle with these 5 great museums

By Seattle /

Seattle may be home to the headquarters of global giants like Microsoft and Amazon, but it’s so much more than just a tech city. Washington State’s largest city is surrounded by water, mountains and thousands of acres of forests and parks. Another tick is that it has plenty to offer the ones who love culture, art and history. Seattle has a range of fantastic museums to explore and most have free entry on some days of the week. Start your trip by snapping up a great car hire deal at Seattle Airport with DriveNow. Then check out some of these top museums. Seattle Art Museum The Seattle community regards this cultural gem as the city’s most prestigious museum. It’s famous for its non-stop special exhibitions that give you something new to look forward to each time and there’s even more artwork on display since it underwent a recent major expansion. Expect everything from Impressionism to cultural showcases from across the…

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Mar
31
2019

Florida day trips to keep you busy for a day

By United States /

Florida may be the theme park capital of the world, but it also has so much to offer by the way of day trips from Florida. Forget about fighting the crowds at Disney Land and Universal Studios. Instead, go on an adventure with one of the popular Florida days trips that locals recommend. Hire a car from Miami Airport and you’ll have the freedom to visit beaches, forests and other attractions that only locals know about. Here’s our list of the top five Florida day trips. Ginnie Springs 5 and a half hrs north of Miami Airport Florida has hundreds of freshwater springs and Ginnie Springs is definitely one of the state’s best. Relax at Ginnie Springs and swim in the clear, blue waters. It’s also a popular spot for kayakers, snorkelers, open-water divers and cave divers. It has an intricate and extensive limestone cave system and many turtles and wading birds. The nature park is open year-round and entry incurs a small fee….

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Feb
26
2019

LA events – 5 experiences for an unforgettable time in Los Angeles

By California /

There’s always something happening in Los Angeles, no matter what time of year you visit. There are LA events to offer every type of traveller year-round. Some of the best LA events include cultural festivals, film festivals or even food and wine festivals. When you plane lands, hire a car at LA Airport with DriveNow.  Check out one of these top LA events during your stay. Palm Springs International Film Festival February Los Angeles is famous for its filmmaking scene and filmmaking history. Use your time here to explore the area’s diverse film scene with the Palm Springs International Film Festival nearby. The festival showcases independent films and highlights the best in international cinema. It’s also known as a path to the Oscars, with more than 87 per cent of the Gala winners going onto receive Oscar nominations. LA Beer Fest April Last year’s LA Beer Festival was sold out and organisers promise this year’s event will be even better….

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Jan
26
2019

Why you need to visit Los Angeles in February

By California / United States /

If you’re one who doesn’t enjoy travelling in the peak of summer, then you should consider visiting LA in February. It’s cooler while still being pleasant and there’s fewer crowds. You just need to hire a car from LA Airport, then you can check out these top things to do in February. Chinese New Year You thought the New Year was done and dusted in January… think again. February brings Chinese New Year as the east meets the west in LA. What better place to celebrate Chinese New Year other than Chinatown? Expect tens of thousands of people to line the streets, with firecrackers, live music and dozens of floats in LA’s famous Golden Dragon Parade. Valentine’s Day Be romantic and plan an epic Valentine’s Day for your partner in LA! You can have a candlelit dinner at a fancy restaurant by the ocean or with mountain views. If you really want to impress your date with an extravagant experience,…

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Nov
14
2018

8 hidden gems in the NYC music scene

By New York /

  Everybody knows NYC for its famous broadway shows, subway buskers and outdoor concerts. The music scene is the city’s heart and soul, although NYC has many music venues that you probably don’e even know about! If you’re stopping by NYC for your USA driving holiday, you should check out some of these hiddem gems. Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn Steel quickly made a name for itself after opening last year, with five nights of sold-out rock concerts. Since then it has become one of the most popular music halls for locals, with many performances for one night only. Some upcoming names include The Front Bottoms and rapper Noname. Barbes Imagine watching musicians perform a friendly, intimate back room of a French bar. That’s Barbes for you and it’s one of the city’s most diverse music scenes. You can expect everything from indie rock, West African funk, jazz and French musette. Flushing Town Hall The iconic Flushing Town Hall, which was built…

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Oct
03
2018

5 things to see in New York City at New Year’s

By New York / United States /

New York City has many charms, but nothing quite compares to the spirit of the holidays. It may be cold and snowing in the winter, but you can simply rug up and wear comfortable footwear to experience NYC’s festive events and decorations. If you’re travelling around the US, why not find a bargain car hire deal to get you from A to B? Once you’re in New York City, ring in the New Year by visiting some of the best attractions. Rockerfeller Center This iconic New York site is perfect for a Christmas visit. The huge complex gives you access to panoramic city views. On the ground level there’s an ice-skating rink, where you’re sure to have fun. Of course, you must make time to see the famous Rockerfeller Christmas tree in all its glory. Central Park There are many ways to enjoy New York’s great green space during winter. There’s outdoor ice-skating and the opportunity to hire a sled,…

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Jul
20
2018

A foodie’s guide to the best San Francisco restaurants

By California /

San Francisco is a beautiful city by the bay, which has everything to offer. Whether you love being outdoors, visiting cultural sites or dining at incredible San Francisco restaurants, you can find what you’re looking for. San Francisco is a paradise, especially for food loves because it has a variety of diverse restaurants, cafes and street food stalls. Certainly, this means the options are endless. Hire a car with DriveNow and spend enough time in the city to explore these great San Francisco restaurants. The Citrus Club The Citrus Club on Haight Street gives a whole new understanding of how simple changes with a focus on local ingredients can transform a dish. This Asian restaurant serves up noodle dishes from Vietnam to Indonesia with a unique twist. The Citrus Club even substitutes citrus fruit for oil, which therefore puts the best of California’s fresh fruits onto your plate! Udon Mugizo Fresh, homemade udon noodles in the heart of Japantown. What…

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Jun
06
2018

Sunshine and Santa Monica – top spots for your summer holiday

By California / United States /

      Santa Monica, the end of the line for Route 66, is famous for its sunshine, surf and sand. It’s a paradise for anybody who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, and enjoy everything this gorgeous, sunny patch has to offer. The first thing you should do when you fly into LA airport is hire a car with DriveNow, and head west towards Santa Monica.  Check out these five top attractions and activities. Venice Beach The buzzing beachside town of Venice Beach is among LA’s top attractions. It’s graced with stylish boutique stores, cafes, live entertainment and awesome surf. It’s also just a short distance from Santa Monica. The Venice Boardwalk is a popular spot where you can casually stroll or take a bike tour as you enjoy the ocean scenery and nearby canals. Sailing Cruise Imagine sunset out on the water, where you can enjoy stunning views of the coast….

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May
28
2018

Sweet home Chicago – Hottest Hotspots beyond the city

By United States /

Chicago is one of the United States’ largest cities. Famous for its architecture, art and cultural institutions and top restaurants, the ‘windy city’ draws millions of tourists every year. But many people don’t make the time to travel out of the city to explore some of the amazing gems nearby. Land a bargain car hire deal with DriveNow, and venture out of the city. Here are some exciting destinations within a few hours of Chicago. Hike the Empire Bluff Trail Drive five hours from Chicago into Michigan for one of the region’s most popular short hikes. The 2.4 km trail leads you through beech-maple forest to coastal boardwalks that overlook Lake Michigan. The hike rises above the deep blue waters and sand dunes, offering spectacular views of the coast. Beware of some steeper sections, but for the most part it’s a family-friendly hike. Pack some lunch so you can enjoy the scenery before heading back to your car. Kayak Chicago…

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Apr
12
2018

Coachella Spotify Playlist

By California /

Coachella returns this weekend for its 18th year and if you’re heading to the infamous music and arts festival, you’re in for a treat with our Coachella Spotify playlist. The festival organisers never fail to disappoint on the eclectic mix of unbelievable music talent, and this year isn’t any different. With three incredible headline acts; Beyonce, The Weeknd and Eminem it’s already set to be an unmissable gig. The Queen B herself had to bow out of the 2017 event due to being pregnant with twins. So, she’s back this year and it’s her first major gig since giving birth which is bound to be as fierce as ever. Headlining on Friday is The Weeknd who has recently dropped his new single, Call Out My Name just in time for his highly-anticipated performance. And, closing the festival on Sunday is the rap god himself, Eminem. After making a comeback in 2017 and collaborating with some huge talent, we wonder if he’ll bring…

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