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Hipmunk Hotels: Amazing Food, Art, and Culture in Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and More

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This post is a little bit different from the usual ones I have on Take Me to the World. I am a writer with Hipmunk and this is a paid assignment that I have done for them (a girl’s gotta pay the bills). This post is about some things to do in New England/East Coast of the USA. It does contain sponsored links, but was written by me.

Brooklyn, New York

I’ve been to Brooklyn a couple of times, but only very briefly. I would like to spend more time in Brooklyn the next time I am in NYC because there are a lot of neat things to do there. You can check out the independent cafes, restaurants, and shops in Williamsburg. If you are there on a Saturday check out the food truck scene at Smorgasburg and grab a beer from the Brooklyn Brewery (free tours on Saturday afternoons). Check out the exhibits at The Brooklyn Museum and New York Transit Museum. Plus you can watch a show at venues like The Billie Holiday Theatre or the Kings Theatre.

Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. Photo courtesy my own (from Trover).

Providence, Rhode Island

Providence is the capital of Rhode Island. While this might be the smallest state in the US, there is a lot to do in Providence. Book nerds will want to check out the Providence Athenaeum. Those who like art and history will want to check out the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum. A short drive from Providence is local Rhode Island vineyards like Verde Vineyards and Nickel Creek. In the evening, you can catch a show at the Columbus Theatre or the Providence Performing Arts Center.

Inside the Rhode Island State Capitol in Providence. Photo by Jim Bowen on Flickr.

Allentown, Pennsylvania

There is a lot to do in Allentown, which is Pennsylvania’s third biggest city. You can check out America’s love for cars and wheeled transportation at The America on Wheels Museum, and learn about the Lenape Tribe at The Museum of Indian Culture. Foodies will want to check out the Allentown Farmers Market, and nature lovers will enjoy Allentown’s many parks like the Allentown Rose Gardens. Finally, there’s lots of live theatre and music to enjoy at venues like the Miller Symphony Hall and 19th Century Theatre.

America on Wheels Auto Museum in Allentown, PA. Photo by Klaus Nahr on Flickr.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In Pittsburgh foodies will love learning about the cuisine of and local markets of the city on the Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour. See an excellent view of the city by taking the Duquesne Incline. Grab a happy hour drink at Kayla, Bar Marco, or The Summit. Check out the colourful home of artist Randy Gilson at Randyland. Wander through the Carnegie Museum of Art or the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Pittsburgh has a long history involving jazz music, and today you can enjoy great jazz with ensembles like the Boilermaker Jazz Quartet and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra.

The Duquesne Incline overlooking Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Brian Donovan on Flickr.

Burlington, Vermont

Located along Lake Champlain Burlington, Vermont might be a small city regarding population, but it has a variety of things to see and do. I always like having a beer, so if you are like me, then you’ll want to check out the Burlington Brew Tours, which visits a variety of local breweries. Shopaholics will want to check out the shops on Church Street or local products and artisans at the Burlington Farmers Market. Finally, the Art Deco style Flynn Center for the Performing Arts has a variety of live theater and music events through the year.

Marquee at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

The marquee at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont. Photo by Doug Kerr on Flickr.

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