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Come on, you know it: We all have a secret soft spot for those kitschy red, white and blue decorations folks tend to resurface during the summer — especially around July 4th. But while we give a wink to plastic flags, what we truly love is some rustic, genuine American décor; from pieces that look straight out of Betsy Ross’s Philadelphia home to more desert-inspired styles reminiscent of the Westward Expansion. And hotels across the country are happy to oblige to these decor styles year round. Since Independence day is on the horizon, enjoy our favorite spots for all the plaid, wood and warmth that typical American décor is so famous for.
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Sure, the BVI is a nice, island-y spot. But we have some atypical island vacations after the jump that are hard to beat.
It’s getting warmer, summer is soon approaching, and we’ve got a full-blown case of spring fever at Oyster HQ. So it’s easy to catch ourselves dreaming of an island escape where we can enjoy some sun, fun, and relaxation. But going to the Caribbean is sooo typical (not that we’d turn down the chance to be someone’s travel buddy if they’re heading that way…hint, hint). Instead, we’re picturing a different kind of island vacation. A vacation where you’re on an island, but not one that most would normally think of; instead, we’re picturing the atypical island vacation – but with all the perks of an island getaway. Check ‘em out now!
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Lobby at the Mansion on Forsyth Park; Savannah, GA
The Mansion on Forsyth Park is one of the best — and most special — hotels in Savannah. The Victorian mansion overlooks a park in the Historic District and features a long list of amenities, particularly so for a boutique hotel; not only does the hotel boast an attractive outdoor pool, a solid spa, and a tasty restaurant popular among guests and locals, but it also has it’s own cooking school where guests can take group lessons or get one-on-one attention in learning how to serve up authentic Georgian cuisine. Eclectic, spacious rooms have vintage furnishings, such as white Rococo-esque headboards, accented by modern touches like funky light fixtures and animal-print throw pillows. Visitors wanting to be in the heart of the tourist action might prefer a property closer to the riverfront, but those looking for top-notch luxury arguably can’t find a more high-end spot than the Mansion. Check out more photos of the hotel after the jump or read our review>>
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