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Wonders of the World

August 11, 2009 | Permalink

According to USA Today, the voting is on to pick the “Seven Wonders of Nature.”  You may remember that in 2007, more than 100 million people voted on the seven man made wonders.  

While the Grand Canyon is the only U.S. nature site still in the running, Road Warrior checked out the list of nominees and found some great places to visit, many not surprisingly near Extended Stay Hotels. 

Included among the nominees were both Mount McKinley, between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, and Pikes Peak in Colorado.  Referred to affectionately as “America’s Mountain,” Pikes Peak is known for everything from amazing fall colors to downhill racing.  Regardless of what season you visit, be sure to take the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the highest such rail service in the world.  Assure a fun, comfortable trip by staying at one of the two great Extended Stay Hotels in nearby Colorado Springs.

Road warriors who frequent California won't be surprised to learn that internationally known Yosemite National Park was also on the list.  Made famous by photographer Ansel Adams, Yosemite Valley was carved out by giant glaciers a million years ago.  Yosemite sights like Half Dome and the El Capitan cliff have become world-wide emblems of California’s majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

At the southern end of Yosemite Park is the Mariposa Grove of ancient redwoods, some nearly 3,000 years old.  Walking among these giants is an experience you don’t want to miss.  A little farther south is Fresno, California where you'll find two terrific Extended Stay Hotels locations

Feel the excitement of a million gallons of water going over a huge cliff at Niagara Falls, New York.  Regardless of the time of year you visit, be sure you have rain gear to protect you from the constant spray.  Whether you view the Niagara from one of the towers that surround the Falls or venture closer to the pounding water, this is a sight you will long remember.  

As you might imagine, the immediate Niagara Falls area can get pretty congested, so avoid the crowds and stay just 20 miles away at Extended Stay Hotels’ Buffalo – Amherst Hotel.  

America is a beautiful country, filled with some of the most awe-inspiring sights you can imagine.  Road Warrior encourages you to set aside some of your travel time to experience America's natural wonders.  And when it's time to pack it in, you'll find a comfortable and affordable Extended Stay Hotels location nearby.

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