Hipmunk Hotels: 10 Affordable Hotels in Northeast USA (in Wildwood, Weehawken, Amsterdam, and more)

The post below was originally published on Earth’s Attractions on June 5, 2016 by Violeta-Loredana P.

If you want to relax in a laid-back atmosphere to unwind and take a break from it all, the American Northeast offers a wide range of choices for all types of travelers. There are several lesser-known cities that will surprise you and give you various entertainment options. From picturesque settings near Amsterdam to the Saxon Woods Park in White Plains, and from the beauty of the western shore of the Hudson River to the Wildwood Beach, there are plenty of options for everyone. Here are four great places to visit along with tips for popular cheap hotels in each area.

Amsterdam, New York

When in Amsterdam, New York, you should visit the Guy Park, a house built in 1774 in the Georgian style. You can also take a look at the Shuttleworth Park, which is home to the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team, and make sure you don’t miss the Amsterdam Riverfront, which provides a great place for shopping, music, and more. There are several budget hotels in Amsterdam, such as the Super 8 Amsterdam NY and the Valley View Motor Inn, but you can also try the Halcyon Farm Bed & Breakfast.

Wildwood, New Jersey

There are so many entertainment options in Wildwood, New Jersey, that you’ll have a hard time choosing what to do and where to go. A visit to the Wildwood Beach shouldn’t be absent from your itinerary, and if you like water parks, then you can also include Splash Zone Water Park, Morey’s Piers, and Beachfront Water Parks. Other famous sites include the Seaport Aquarium and the Wildwood Insectarium, and you can also relax by playing arcade games or going shopping. The Diamond Crest Motel is a cheap hotel in Wildwood, while the Oceanview Motel will help you save money by allowing you to cook your own meals in the kitchenette. If you want Wi-Fi, choose the Paradise Oceanfront Resort.

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Weehawken, New Jersey

Located on the Hudson River’s western shore, Weehawken is a great town for those who want to travel around the Manhattan area without breaking the bank. It’s a quiet town and one that will make you travel back in time, as the Hamilton Park is the former place for duels. The park offers stunning views of western Manhattan and the Empire State, which makes it a perfect place for night photos. The Super 8 Motel North Bergen and the Explore Hotel and Hostel in nearby Union City are two cheap hotels in Weehawken that will save you money on your trip.

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White Plains, New York

Between the City Center 15 Cinema de Lux, the Westchester Mall, and the Saxon Woods Park, White Plains, New Jersey, offers several relaxation and entertainment opportunities. This town is perfect for those who try to discover lesser-known destinations for their travels, as it offers a great mix of outdoor and indoor activities for a short visit. Choose the Renaissance Westchester Hotel if you want to be close to the Neuberger Museum of Art or the HYATT House White Plains as affordable hotels in White Plains.

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Hipmunk Hotels: History, Culture, Leisure, and Fun in Hartford, Rochester, and More

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Colonial history and a strong influence of European culture make the Northeastern Woodlands special in its own way. Picturesque landscapes, dense forest and verdant valleys along the river Mississippi promise for a refreshing retreat. However, you need to choose your Hipmunk hotels northeast wisely to make the most of your holidays there.

Woburn, MA

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A sparsely populated city in Massachusetts, Woburn exudes typical small-town aura with scenic charm and an inviting atmosphere perfect for refreshing weekend breaks. With bountiful nature, beautiful Horn Pond hiking trail, Vinkari Safari children’s activity center, and LazerCraze games park, Woburn has something for everyone. Interestingly, hotels in Woburn, MA come with impressive rooms and wide range of amenities at affordable rates so that you can simply relax and enjoy instead of worrying about expenses on vacation.

Jersey City, NJ

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Jersey City serves as the gateway to some of America’s most popular tourist attractions – the Statue of Liberty and New York City. You will find some economical accommodations near Newark Liberty International Airport, which serves the city. However, hotels along the Hudson River waterfront, although much dearer, offer excellent view of the river and the Manhattan skyline across it. Interestingly, tourists visiting NYC prefer hotels in Jersey City, NJ to hotels in Manhattan as the former allow bargaining. W Hoboken, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Hyatt Regency Jersey City are some of the popular hotels offering magnificent riverfront views as well as premium amenities.

Rochester, NY

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Rochester offers wide variety of accommodations, starting from low-cost inns and B&Bs to posh hotels with world-class amenities. Airport shuttle, concierge, swimming pool, spa, and fitness center are some of the amenities you’ll find at the high-end hotels in Rochester, NY. The downtown area, dotted with eateries, nightclubs, bars, and coffee shops, is an ideal place to experience the life and culture of the city. Although spring and autumn are the best time to visit the place, summer is the most happening season in Rochester with consecutive music and art festivals and live shows.

Hartford, CT

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Situated along the Connecticut River valley, the picturesque city Hartford awaits you with lively music and a rich heritage. The city, being an important financial hub and the capital of Connecticut, offers all the comfort, convenience, and entertainment options vacationers seek. Hotels in Hartford, CT offer rooms and amenities tailored to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travelers. The city also has a historic background. Legendary author Mark Twain lived in this city. His home is now open to public as Mark Twain House and Museum. Don’t miss the Travelers Tower, which offers a 360-degree panorama of the city.

Bangor, ME

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Bangor, a less-traveled destination in the Highlands in Maine, has plenty in store for visitors. The small city comes alive with folk, music, and art festivals during the summer months. Moreover, the Appalachian Trail, Mount Katahdin, Moosehead Lake, canyons and waterfalls in this region set the stage for outdoor adventures like hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. Super 8 Motel, Howard Johnson Inn, Quality Inn, and Bangor Motor Inn & Conference Center are some of the popular, low-cost hotels in Bangor, ME.