The Quick Guide to Visiting Vegas Beyond the Strip

When most people think of visiting Las Vegas, it’s all about partying at casinos and the glitz and glam of The Strip. But the truth is, there’s much more to Vegas than mega-casinos and pool parties. While that’s fun for some trips, it’s also nice to explore everything BEYOND The Strip, from museums to nature spots or the old Vegas vibes of Fremont Street. That’s why when Marriott Hotels invited me to come experience a different side of Vegas, I jumped at the chance! So, without further ado, here’s my quick guide of things to do and where to stay in Vegas off-Strip.

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Top Things To Do in Jacksonville, Florida

I recently had the chance to explore Jacksonville, Florida for a few days on a fun group press trip itinerary, hitting up the beaches and spots like Kingsley Plantation and the Cummer Museum. Jacksonville is such a cute city, especially with all of its public art and murals everywhere! I had so much fun photographing JAX, learning some history, and eating so much good food. See below for my top picks on things to do in Jacksonville, Florida!

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The Quick Guide to Tempe, Arizona

The city of Tempe is just east of Phoenix, and has a population of just under 200,000 people. It’s home to Arizona State University, or ASU, which is one of the largest universities in the United States, so during the school year, Tempe is lively and packed with thousands of students. Because of this, Tempe has a vibrant nightlife scene, and plenty of fun things to do during the day too! It’s the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or girls’ trip, or just some me-time. Some top attractions include Tempe Town Lake, the various hiking trails in the area like Hayden Butte, and the delicious restaurants and dessert spots around town, like Ghost Ranch and The Crepe Bar. Without further ado, here’s my quick guide to Tempe of things to do, where to eat, and where to stay!

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The Most Instagrammable Spots in SLO CAL County

Have you ever been to SLO CAL®? San Luis Obispo County, aka SLO CAL, is located off of Highway 1 halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s the perfect road trip stop, filled with adventure activities, wineries, beautiful beaches, and delicious dining. And, lots of amazing photo spots! From locations like Hearst Castle to the Madonna Inn and the Oceano Dunes, there’s something for everyone in SLO CAL, and plenty of Instagrammable spots to stop by!

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The Weekend Getaway Guide to Dallas & Fort Worth

I recently had the chance to experience a long weekend exploring the two cities of Dallas and Forth Worth with Travel Texas to see what they’re all about. There are so many fun things to do in either city, that it was hard to pick what to include in this guide! Major Fort Worth attractions include line dancing at Billy Bob’s and seeing the daily cattle drive at the Stockyards, while Dallas tourist attractions include the Margarita Mile and fun neighborhoods like Deep Ellum. Don’t forget you also have to try some authentic Texas BBQ while in DFW! Whether you’re planning an itinerary for a weekend escapade from Austin like me, or flying in for a business trip from California or NYC, here’s some of the best things to do in Dallas and Forth Worth!

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