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Hipmunk Hotels: Explore the American Northeast in Providence, Bangor, and More

Jitaditya Narzary

Is a traveller disillusioned by the familiar and fascinated with the unknown... and of course the founder of this blog.

The Northeast is the most prosperous and densely populated regions of the United States. While the region boasts of some of the largest metropolises, there are many smaller cities that are now growing rapidly and are worth checking out. Here are five such cities from the Northeast that you might consider visiting.

Providence, RI

This beautiful capital of Rhode Island is known as much for its historical heritage and museums as for its modern attractions such as the open skating arena and river walk. It has long been a hub of manufacturing, especially that of silverware and jewelry. However, of late the service industry has also grown, especially in the fields of education and healthcare. You can find a lot of cheap hotels all over Providence, but for convenience, it is a good idea to opt for the ones near airport such as the Best Western Airport Inn.

Hartford, CT

Among other things, Hartford is known as the insurance capital of the country as several major insurance houses have grown from here. The more intellectually inclined can of course make a visit to the Mark Twain House where America’s best known author lived and worked, which has now been turned into a museum. There is no dearth of budget hotels in Hartford, but for the best amenities at reasonable costs, you should try the likes of Radisson Hotel Hartford and Crowne Plaza Hotel.

New Haven, CT

The best known entity in New Haven is probably Yale University, which needs no introduction. It also boasts of several museums, libraries, and galleries, making it a major center of art and culture in the country. Whether you are on a business or leisure trip, New Haven has plenty of hotels to meet all kind of requirements. You can consider Omni New Haven Hotel or Courtyard New Haven Hotel for good facilities at reasonable rates.

Bangor, ME

Bangor is a small town that has grown around the shipbuilding industry. However, it has a plenty to offer visitors, especially if they are looking for something new and unique. The town has a heady combination of natural splendor and a vibrant art scene. It hosts an art festival every year, and even apart from that, there are many museums and galleries to explore. On the other hand, Acadia National Park offers a lot of adventure opportunities along the coast. It is also a good place to enjoy fresh seafood, especially lobsters. If that is not enough, you can get hotels in Bangor at incredibly cheap rates. Just try out the likes of Motel 6 Bangor or Super 8 Motel Bangor.

Woburn, MA

Woburn is a small place, but it is only nine miles from Boston. So, even if you have long-term work in Boston, you can put up here for a more peaceful stay. For the nature lovers, the Woburn Safari Park is also a good option. There are many cheap hotels in Woburn in the sub $100 range such as Courtyard by Marriott Woburn/Boston and Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston North.

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