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Staycations are fashionable these days, but shelling out cash to stay in a hotel 30-60 minutes from the comforts of home has always seemed a bit silly to us. Thanks to these five Arizona hotels, our opinion of the recession era’s take on vacations might be changing.
HAVERHILL, Mass. — Sometimes the best time to visit a community is when it's struggling.
Well-loved Valley band Rock Lobster brings live ’80s music to a park specializing in trains — not a bad venue to wrap up Father’s Day. In addition to the concert, you’ll find rides aboard a scaled-down narrow gauge railroad and antique carousel, railroad displays and artifacts, a snack shop that operates out of a caboose, and room for kids to burn off energy.
DETAILS >> 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 15. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. Free admission; rides cost $2 per person and are free for kids younger than 3 with a paying adult. (480) 312-2312 or TheRailroadPark.com.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Harry Potter's Diagon Alley in Orlando, the world's longest and fastest inverted roller coaster in Ohio and water parks in every corner of the United States are among the many new attractions at theme parks this season.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama's largest city is making a comeback after decades of dormancy, and there's plenty of free stuff for visitors to see and do in the new Birmingham.
FILE - This June 10, 2011 file photo shows people on a hillside of Railroad Park during a concert in Birmingham, Ala. Once a trash-strewn empty lot beside train tracks, Railroad Park opened in 2010 and quickly became a favorite gathering spot. With features including ponds, a wetlands area, a walking track and a natural amphitheater, the 19-acre park is a perfect spot to spend a few hours watching people or reading a book. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Mark Almond, File)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When it's Kentucky Derby season in Louisville, money seems to flow faster than the Ohio River. Hotels and restaurants fill up; bars serve mint juleps and fine Kentucky bourbon. Shopping includes a hunt for the colorful hats worn as a Derby tradition. Parties are thrown, and wagers are plunked down on can't-miss colts and longshots alike as fans guess which horse will win the famous race at Churchill Downs.
DENVER — Domo isn't just a Japanese restaurant. It's a place where you can immerse yourself in Japanese culture — by visiting a museum that evokes a northern Japanese farmhouse, strolling in a garden studded with Buddha statues, or even taking a martial arts class in the lovingly converted former warehouse where the restaurant compound is located.
Train enthusiasts have an opportunity to learn about the history of Arizona railways as the Arizona Railway Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 1 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.
The long-anticipated road construction project at the intersection of Higley and Williams Field roads has finally come to an end, which is expected to make travel easier for Gilbert residents.
Before and during the US Civil War, tens of thousands of slaves made their way out of slavery on what was nicknamed the Underground Railroad. It wasn’t a railroad. It was a secret escape route ...
ATLANTA — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.
FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2012 file photo, a couple walks along the Atlanta BeltLine as the midtown skyline stands in the background in Atlanta. The Atlanta BeltLine is an urban redevelopment project that aims to turn an old 22-mile railroad corridor that rings the city’s in-town neighborhoods into a network of trails, parks, affordable housing and, eventually, transit. So far, only the 2.2-mile Eastside Trail has opened, with skyline views and regularly changing public art installations providing added scenery for those who walk, bike and jog along the path. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Ride the rails at the at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, where you can enjoy Christmas light displays, cups of hot chocolate and a visit with Santa.
Trains and holiday traditions go together for several in the East Valley and across the Phoenix metro area.
Landscaping is a large part of curb appeal. And sellers should keep in mind that curb appeal is important to most buyers, a 2013 National Association of Realtors survey found.
Since the Tribune has decided that I must join Facebook to participate in discussions here, I am rather limited to letters. Ms. Turley-Hanson’s censorship campaign does deserve an answer, so here it is.
GRANTVILLE, Ga. — When the cotton mill closed, the rural Georgia town of Grantville began a slow transformation into a ghost town.
The Western Canal multi-use path in Chandler will be closed between Alma School and Price Roads for three months beginning Nov. 1.
VICCO, Ky. — Eight months after this tiny Appalachian town took a stand against gay-based discrimination, it's basking in a flurry of attention and even an infusion of much-needed cash. All that hoopla has its openly gay mayor dreaming of reviving a place that had long seemed past its prime.
In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, Vicco Mayor Johnny Cummings talks about the notoriety his Appalachian town has received since it passed an ordinance early this year prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in Vicco, KY. Out-of-towners occasionally venture well off the interstate highway to make the trek to the fading coal town of about 330 residents where an aging row of buildings lines one side of the block-long downtown. Railroad tracks run along the other side, though trains rarely go by anymore. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)