Mark Your Calendars: Must Attend 2016 Festivals
Whether you're interested in food, music or cultural celebrations, we've gathered an exciting list of festivals in the US for you to peruse. Book your hotel in advance and start exploring!
Make Music — A Road Warriors' Insider's Tip!
You can always count on us to bring you the most new and exciting travel information, and so we've scoured everywhere to bring you the hottest 2016 music festivals in the US. Avoid the heat, drama and cancellations of Coachella or Bonaroo, and try the up-and-coming KaaBoo Music Festival in San Diego instead. From September 16-18th of 2016 (the earlier you start planning and getting tickets, the better!) you and a group of friends can enjoy the music of Jack Johnson, the Avett Brothers, and even throw it back with the Goo Goo Dolls. Since its inception last year, KaaBoo has been celebrated for bringing a cleaner, more pleasant experience that has something for dancers, comedians and artists alike — so you can enjoy great music in a venue that touches all aspects of creativity. There are a variety of different festival passes available, so, whatever your budget, KaaBoo has something that will work for you.
Find a New Art Piece
Do you love fine art, but lack the budget for a Sotheby's estate sale? Great art doesn't have to cost as much as a down payment on a house — and it should be accessible to everyone. That's where New York City's Affordable Art Fair comes in. Taking place from March 30th to April 3rd of 2016, the art fair features works in a variety of lower price ranges from over 1,000 artists. So whatever your style is, which room of the apartment you're looking to improve or how much money you have, you're guaranteed to find something that works for you.
No matter what your interest, whether you're a social butterfly or a brooding solo traveler, hitting up a festival is the ideal way to celebrate yourself and your passions.
Traveling to Houston for the Final 4
It's almost that time of year again — are you ready for March Madness 2016? We know that some other, more "low-key" fans are content to just watch the games on their TVs all cozied up on the couch, but not you. You're heading to the final four in Houston to experience the madness firsthand. Looking for some of the best sports bars in Houston, or in need of a list of what to do in Houston before, in between or after the games? Keep reading. You know we've got you covered. So book your hotel room and get ready for a great time.
If your team lost and you find yourself needing to blow off some steam, or if your team won and you’re looking to celebrate, head over to Lucky's Pub downtown. With over 250 beers to choose from, a reputation for enormous portions, and skee-ball, darts and — did we mention? — one of the biggest TV screens of any bar in the city, you are sure to find a way to either lick your wounds or clink glasses in celebratory pride. There's great music, even better company and a kitchen that's open past midnight. Lucky's is the perfect way to experience the city like a local.
Heights Cigar Lounge
When you’re tired of the sports bar scene, an afternoon or evening at Heights Cigar Lounge should do the trick. Celebrated for its friendly staff that’s more than willing to make recommendations for amateurs and aficionados alike, Heights Cigar Lounge refers to itself as "your den away from home." Packed with (what else?) leather sofas and recliners, plenty of card game tables for you to meet — and challenge — new friends, and, of course, wifi, TV and the all-important fireplace, Heights Cigar Lounge is the perfect way to really unwind in Houston. Don’t worry if you don't have time to stay to enjoy a smoke before the game; you can pick up a cigar for that win you're counting on later and even speak with one of the bar's knowledgeable tobacconists for advice on something new to try. You can head in, pick up your cigars and walk out just in time for the tipoff. Discover new flavors, find that cigar you enjoyed years ago, or simply enjoy the lingering scents in the air.
While we can't guarantee that your favorite team will walk away with the championship, we can pretty confidently promise that you'll have an amazing time and have no problem finding fun activities in Houston to keep you and your group entertained. Be sure you check out our tips on hot margarita spots in town, too. One thing you can count on when you visit gorgeous Houston is you’re sure to find out just how much this vibrant city has to offer — from basketball to margaritas, day lunching to cool evening vibes, this hip town has something for everyone.