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4 Remarkable Places to Visit in Darwin

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Planning where to spend your holiday getaway can be stressful yet exciting. There will always be overwhelming options out there. All you need is to choose a destination wisely, so you can fully enjoy your vacation with your loved ones.

One of the amazing travel destinations that lets you experience an ultimate trip is Darwin. This capital city of Australia’s National Territory boasts spectacular wilderness regions, lush green parks, pristine beaches, wonderful climate, breathtaking views, as well as magnificent tourist spots. It is definitely an adventurer’s dream destination.

When you finally arrive in this astounding city, there is an available car hire in Darwin airport to help you get around the city conveniently and easily. Most tourists hire a car so they can travel at their own pace; there are no guides to pester you about catching up with the tour group, or long hours of waiting for public bus and transport to arrive.

Now if you have sorted out your car hire, then check out some of the must-visit places you need to tick off your list once you set foot in Darwin:

Bicentennial Park

A great way to spend your day while in Darwin is to go to the Bicentennial Park. This huge area of parkland is situated in the city center. It encompasses the Civilian Memorial and The Cenotaph War Memorial as well as overlooks the Darwin Harbour. More so, it hosts various events, including concerts for the Greek Glenti and Festival of Darwin.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Known as the premier cultural institution of Northern Territory, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is home to globally renowned scientific and art collections as well as research programs. It showcases various exhibitions that every art lover will appreciate. In addition, it hosts the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards yearly.

Mindil Beach

In case you are in search of an island getaway, then head to the beautiful Mindil Beach. It is located close to the central business district, so it is easy to go here and spend some relaxation. This stunning beach offers a lot of things you can do, such as catching a fire show, massage therapy, various water activities, and food tripping. Furthermore, you can shop till you drop at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets every dry season.

Charles Darwin National Park

Famed for its World War II concrete bunkers, Charles Darwin National Park is one of the important places in Darwin. This impressive national park houses 36 mangrove species, military bunkers, as well as shell middens. It also secures a part of Port Darwin wetland, one of the most significant wetlands in Australia. You can also stroll around the entire park either by biking or simply walking and get the chance to witness the sweeping views of the city’s skyline.

Choosing Darwin as your holiday destination is a great idea. Since it is one of the less touristy spots in Australia, you won’t be worrying about large crowds anymore. You will totally have a one-of-a-kind and fun vacation once you visit these astonishing places mentioned above. Hence, make it a point to plan your trip properly and have an ultimate Darwin experience with your family or friends that you will remember all your life.

Back To The Scenic And Serene Beaver’s Bend State Park

Amazing sunset.

Amazing sunset.

Okay so my family and I went to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma again for a weekend adventure last month. This is the second time we went there, and I think it is going to be a tradition now.  We love the place.  It’s scenic, calming, relaxing, and beautiful.  It feels like you are in a different place, away from the busy life in the city.

We drove there Saturday after noon and we arrived at the Hochatown Lodge at around 3:00 P.M.  It was the very first time we booked an accommodation at Hochatown Lodge and  we were somewhat satisfied in our stay.

The room rate was reasonable and the room was just the right size.

  • We had two double queen beds non-smoking room.
  • Secured door locks.
  • Refrigerator, microwave, oven, hair dryer, coffee maker, television, and complete toiletries.
  • The towels smelled really good.  🙂

I am giving the Hochatown Lodge a rating of 3.5 because:

  1. The quilts need upgrade.
  2. They should serve bacon and eggs for breakfast, too.  🙂

Overall, it’s an okay place to stay if you are looking for an affordable accommodation around Beaver’s Bend State Park.

a-beach lake

After we checked in and stuff, we drove to Beaver’s Bend and looked around for a place to go the next day.  We found the beach where we hung out by lake last year.  We spent a while there relaxing until sunset.

Getaway Adventure With Nature – Beaver’s Bend State Park Broken Bow Lake

Stable Rides

Stable Rides

a-canoeing in the lake

Canoe, paddle boats, and pedal boats

 

The Five Best Luxury Hotels in Oslo

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Oslo has become a European vacation favorite. The city is known for diverse architecture, parks and green areas, eye-catching museums and music festivals. Not only is Norway’s capital a primary tourist destination, but it’s one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe.

A stay in Oslo is enhanced by a luxury hotel, as this beautiful city should be experienced with panache. Here are the five best luxury hotels in Oslo.

The Thief

Not only does The Thief have the latest technology, but it is also located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Oslo. Surrounding The Thief in the Tjuvholmen area is the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and the Royal Palace, along with Karl Johan Street. This boutique hotel offers balconies and specialized art in each room. Each room features wireless internet, a 42-inch LCD TV and an iPod docking station.

The Grand

Located near The Thief, The Grand is a throwback to old Oslo. Opened in 1874, it has hosted celebrities and Nobel Prize laureates. It maintains the classic feel of old Norway despite modern amenities such as a health club and hip restaurants and bars. Opening onto Karl Johan Street, The Grand is also close to the Oslo Nye Teater, the Royal Palace and Oslo Opera House.

Hotel Continental

Also located in the city center, the Hotel Continental is known for its posh restaurants and spacious rooms. There are four restaurants in the hotel serving world-class food and cocktails, so you can stay in and have a grand time. The hotel is also close to the high-end shopping and clubs of Karl Johan Street and the National Gallery.

Lysebu Hotel

This four-star hotel is located in the hills north of the city by the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Lysebu Hotel is also close to the Tryvann Tower and Oslo Winter Park, and possesses a more natural feel, separated from the city’s bustle. The Lysebu is known for its art gallery — the Henie Onstad Art Centre has collaborated with the hotel on an exquisite display of Norwegian and Danish art.

Frogner House Apartments – Skovveien 8

As the name suggests, the rooms are designed like apartments. Each room comes with a kitchen and laundry service and is fully furnished, making it ideal for families or large groups. Along with the spacious rooms, this location in the Frogner House group is near the National Library and Norwegian Nobel Institute. It also offers easy train access to the city center and airport.

There are many great hotel properties in Oslo, but staying at one of these will give you a unique, luxurious experience.

 Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park