National Plan for Vacation Day is coming up on January 25. This annual holiday created by U.S. Travel Association is celebrated to encourage Americans to commit all their PTO for the year ahead and provide inspiration as they plan how to spend them.  We’re celebrating planning for vacation all week long with ideas on how to spend your time off.

Plan For Vacation Day: City Breaks

If you’re craving the hustle and bustle of a big city, including museums, historic sights, fine dining, shopping, events, and more, we have some ideas for a city break. Pack your walking shoes and prepare to make memories when you #StaySonesta in these world class cities.

Washington, DC

Live like a local at our boutique hotel, Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle, just steps away from famed historic and cultural landmarks, local farmers’ markets and enticing shops and bars that DC has to offer. Step out of this calming oasis and into all of the action of Dupont Circle, including its trendy shops and dining. Take a stroll down Embassy Row or hop on the Metro to check out attractions including the National Mall, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Portland, Oregon

Stay in the heart of the city at the quirky and whimsical Royal Sonesta Portland Downtown, known for its fun décor, impeccable service, and close proximity to many favorite attractions in this Pacific Northwest city. When you #StaySonesta in Portland, you’ll be in close proximity to Powell’s City of Books, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and many other premier attractions.

New Orleans, Louisiana

It’s Carnival season in New Orleans, and Mardi Gras brings extra life and color to this vibrant southern gem. However, there’s truly always something happening in New Orleans! Catch a jazz show, dine in some of the best restaurants in the world, tour manicured gardens, or get a scare with a ghost tour. Plan to stay in the heart of the French Quarter at the iconic Royal Sonesta New Orleans, our full service hotel and its own “city within a city” complete with on-site dining and live music and entertainment.

Houston, Texas

Houston is home to some of the best shopping, dining, arts, and culture in the US, and the casually sophisticated vibe of Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is the perfect backdrop for experiencing this city. Offering easy access to the Galleria, Texas’ largest and most luxurious shopping center, Royal Sonesta Houston is also close to all that the Uptown neighborhood of Houston has to offer, including some sunning urban green spaces like Memorial Park.

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