The post below was originally published on Nomadbiba on April 15, 2016 by Bianca Bauza.
The Western United States offers visitors pristine nature and rich cultural experiences. If you plan to visit this area, these lesser-known destinations will get you off the beaten track. If you want to spend some days relaxing in style, here are some good recommendations for luxury hotels.
Enjoy Nature in Bellingham
Nestled in the Bellingham Bay, this bustling city is surrounded by magnificent scenery and unspoiled nature. Bellingham offers easy access to the San Juan Islands and the stunning North Cascades. In the city, there are also some beautiful parks for outdoor lovers, such as Whatcom Falls Park and Lake Padden Park. If you like to go whale watching, there are good opportunities here as well. One of the best hotels in the city is the Hotel Bellwether. Rooms in this luxury waterfront hotel feature gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private balconies or patios.
Kiss the Sky in Renton
Set on the shore of Lake Washington, Renton is a small city that offers spectacular views on the lake and Mount Rainier. Renton is just 11 miles southeast of downtown Seattle, so it’s a good base if you prefer to stay in a calmer place. One of the main attractions in Renton is the Jimi Hendrix Grave Site. If you’re looking for a place to stay, try the Larkspur Landing Renton. This all-suites hotel offers comfortable and modern rooms with premium bedding, complimentary breakfast and hot drinks, and an outdoor spa tub.
Experience the Rich Culture of Santa Ana
Located in Southern California, Santa Ana is the second most populous city in Orange County. As such, it’s a diverse and multicultural city with a strong arts and culture scene. Some of the most popular attractions in the city are the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art and the Discovery Cube Orange County. The Courtyard by Marriott Santa Ana Orange County offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities, a free airport shuttle, and an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub.
Mix Culture and Nature in Tacoma
Sitting at the foot of Mount Rainier, Tacoma is set in a scenic location on the beautiful Puget Sound. This mid-size city is the perfect base for exploring the Mount Rainier National Park. Top attractions in Tacoma include the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Le May – America’s Car Museum, the Museum of Glass, and the Children’s Museum. If you want to stay in downtown Tacoma, the Hotel Murano, a Provenance Hotel is one of the best options. This beautiful and modern boutique hotel features a full-service spa, an upscale restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center with sauna.
Have the Adventure of a Lifetime in Moab
Located along the Colorado River, Moab is best known for being the gate to the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. With plenty of opportunities for mountain biking, rock climbing, and hiking, it’s a place that attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. Other popular attractions include the Dead Horse Point State Park, the Negro Bill Canyon Trail, and La Sal Mountain Loop. One of the best places to stay around Moab is Red Cliffs Lodge. Located along the Colorado River just a few miles northeast of Moab, this scenic resort features rustic rooms with wood-paneled walls and log furniture.