Joe's Stone Crab 11 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139 Phone: (305) 673-0365
A febrile, glamorous melting pot with a hint of danger. It used to be called 'God's Waiting Room' because of the many octogenarians eking out their last moments by the pool. Today the old folks mingle with fashion designers, bikini models and Cuban émigrés, and the city that once had the highest murder rate in the US attracts millions of tourists. Greater Miami is a melting pot that would make America's founders swell with pride. Half the population is Hispanic, giving the city an international outlook that feels rare in the USA. For the casual visitor this means a city spiced with Latin American food, language, music, politics and spirit.
A shot of Europe, with a deep south chaser. New Orleans has long seduced with its Caribbean colour, sultry Southern heat, sweet-tasting cocktails and voodoo potions. The unofficial state motto, laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll), pretty much says it all. Then in August 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck, toppling levees, flooding much of the city and drastically changing everything. Called by some 'The City That Care Forgot,' New Orleans has a well-earned reputation for excess and debauchery. It's a cultural gumbo of African, Indian, Cajun and Creole influences. Katrina caused a mass exodus and roughly 40% of New Orleans' residents have reportedly returned, but only time will tell how the city will ultimately repopulate.
The Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/ Central Business District is nestled in the heart of the Crescent …
821 Gravier St New Orleans, LA 70112 United States 504-324-6000
Check-In: 3:00PM Check-Out: 12:00PM Parking: Valet Parking: 26.00 Per nt. plus tax
Complimentary Wireless and high-speed internet capabilities in our guestrooms and meeting rooms Microwave Mini-Refrigerator Coffeemaker and condiments Heated rooftop swimming pool overlooking the skyline of New Orleans Automated Teller (ATM) Beverage Area, Complimentary Coin Laundry
It may be a bit of a concrete bungle, but Space City has its charms. The fourth-largest city in the US is a sprawling metropolis of highrises, malls and parking lots. Hot, humid and flat, Houston may not be Texas' prime destination, but it has a great museum district and NASA's Johnson Space Center, and Galveston beaches aren't far. Oil and gas are still big business around here. Houston dominates southeast Texas thanks to a near manic commitment to growth, unfettered by zoning restrictions. The interesting bits are concentrated within a few miles of downtown; a 30 to 45 minute drive south on I-45 brings you to coastal attractions.