Hipmunk Hotels: Raleigh, Lexington, and Other Cities in the Deep South

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Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC, along with the rest of the American south, follows the rule to avoid visiting during the summer months when it’s too hot to move. Tourists are encouraged to rent a car, as it can be hard to get around the city and its suburbs without one. The charming nearby cities of Glenwood South and Durham are where visitors will find museums, shopping, and great restaurants. Sport enthusiasts will love visiting Raleigh during March Madness. Those looking for affordable accommodations can find them in the Days Inn Raleigh Downtown and Super 8 Raleigh Downtown, and if you’d like to stay central to everything, the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown is a great option.

Lexington, KY

Horse enthusiasts will be familiar with Lexington, KY as it’s the city of the famous Kentucky Derby. Those visiting Churchill Downs can stay nearby at several hotels, including the Quality Inn & Suites and the Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown, and those looking for something more unique are encourage to check out AirBnB options as well. Tourists will not have to rent a car as the Lextran is a great option for public transportation. Shoppers can get their fix at the Eastland Shopping Center and parents bringing their soon-to-be college students to campus can stay at the University Inn Hotel or the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington.

Huntsville, AL

Those looking for alternate but charming cities to tour in the south can find what they’re searching for in Huntsville, AL. Tourists can check out the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Alabama Constitution Village. Various affordable hotel options include La Quinta Inn Huntsville Space Center, Huntsville Knights Inn, the Ramada Huntsville and the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Huntsville. Many hotels provide a complimentary breakfast, and average nightly rates are around $100 or even less. The airport is also close to downtown Huntsville, so tourists still have access to the town while having the ability to stay close to the airport, such as in the Four Points by Sheraton Huntsville Airport.

Chattanooga, TN

Tennessee’s perfect location makes it easy to visit Chattanooga any time of the year. Tourists are most likely to be found in Chattanooga in June during the famous Bonnaroo Music Festival, so those not interested in the crowds are encouraged to avoid this time of year. In the fall, nature-oriented trips are quite popular as tourists can hike, kayak, and rock climb well into the autumn months and still expect pleasant weather. Overall there are several great options for accommodations in and around Chattanooga, including InTown Suites Chattanooga East, Comfort Inn and Suites, and Wingate by Wyndham Cleveland.

Daytona Beach, FL

Those looking for water-active beach getaways will find what they need at Daytona Beach. Apart from the popular Spring Break time, budget-friendly hotels including La Playa Resort Daytona Beach, Hyatt Place Daytona Beach, and more will run rates around $100. Those looking to stay right on the beach should check out the Nautilus Inn.


Samantha is currently working with Hipmunk on the #HipmunkCityLove project. Check out some of herlatest posts for more hotel and travel tips from Hipmunk!

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