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Awesome Travel Ideas for Hotels, Restaurants and Bars

Summer is quickly winding down. Labor Day is next Monday, kids are starting school again and family vacations are ending. We want to offer some trendy, travel ideas for you to consider. In addition, the door is fast closing on the great outdoors.

But there are some places you will want to visit anytime of the year. Here’s a list of awesome ideas for hotels, restaurants and bars. Even the most ardent TV & Pop Culture lovers will want to put down their remotes. Get off the couch and see the world! Take advantage of these travel ideas.

Hamilton Hotel: VEEP
“I’m the Vice President of the United States, you stupid little f–ckers!”.

Vacation like the ultimate TV star this Fall in Hamilton Hotel’s Selina Meyer Presidential VEEP Suite in Washington DC. In collaboration with HBO, the hotel designed this unique, one-of-a-kind Presidential suite. It commemorates the network’s Emmy award-winning series “VEEP.” Curated in conjunction with set designers and prop masters from the series’ production and HBO. Implemented by Terri Jannes Interiors, the experience includes iconic original props like the Presidential Resolute Desk. In addition, find a presidential seal area rug, a grandfather clock, an oversized portrait of Selina, and other marquee photographs, art and decorative objects.

Mister Paradise: The Shining & A Clockwork Orange
“Here’s Johnny!” – Jack Torrance

Mister Paradise brings the highest quality bar experience without the austere to the East Village. The cocktails are named after a piece of pop culture ephemera, such as the Dr. Angel Face and Cafe Disco. Even Stanley Kubrick enthusiasts will enjoy the subtle hints to the director’s iconic films. As a result, all green bathrooms are inspired by the nightmarish Room 237 from the infamous 1980 film, The Shining (sans the womanly spectre). Further, the restaurant’s Red Room, primarily used for private events, pays homage to the set designs of A Clockwork Orange.

The Resort at Pelican Hill: The O.C.
“You’re A Cohen Now, Welcome To A Life Of Insecurity And Paralyzing Self-Doubt”

Take a trip down memory lane with the The O.C’s infamous couple, Marissa Cooper and Ryan Atwood. Head to Newport Beach and hit all the fan favorite spots in the beloved O.C. It’s the perfect way to experience life like the Cohen’s and Cooper’s. While you are in town, head over to The Resort at Pelican Hill for the ultimate vacation in Newport Beach. This luxury resort is set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach.  The Resort at Pelican Hill® features: 128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments. It immerses guests in the absolute finest of everything. In addition, there are 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces. Plus, a rejuvenating Five-Star spa; an iconic “Coliseum Pool,” one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas. Finally, golfers can enjoy the Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas.

The Ledge: Mean Girls
“On Wednesdays, we wear pink”

The Ledge is a monochromatic pink bar that channels the California swinger bars of the 1970’s. Here, guests can feel like the ultimate mean girl, Regina George. Also, you will bask in the splendor of the pink tiered bar, pink wallpaper and pink tiled floor – similar to Regina’s own pink decorated bedroom. While Amy Pohler won’t be serving mocktails, guests can order the Watermelon Spritz for an all-pink moment, and there is happy hour every day from 5-9!

Peppi’s Cellar: The Sopranos

Located underneath the Italian restaurant Gran Tivoli, Peppi’s Cellar is accessible only via winding staircase and through the restaurant’s working wine cellar, creating a secluded subterranean space that channels an old-school bar in Rome and appears to be straight out of an episode of the Sopranos. Therefore you can eat and drink like Tony Soprano. Seat at one of the room’s numerous candlelit tables and if necessary, in true Tony Soprano fashion, speaking in hushed tones at one of the bar’s several private booths. Regardless of where you sit, expect to indulge on upscale Italian bar fare. Try your choice of drink from Peppi’s massive spirits collection. Here’s cheers to hoping your night at Peppi’s goes smoother than most of Tony’s did.

JJ’s Hideaway: Saturday Night Fever
“She can dance, you know that? She got the wrong partner of course, but she can dance” – Tony Manero

Opened this month, JJ’s Hideaway is a post-punk dystopia that pays homage to the bars/club scenes of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The venue is complete with hot pink neon signage, reclaimed pews from a local church and the pièce de résistance – a light-up, disco dance floor so visitors can do their best John Travolta impersonation. Lastly, there will also be a roster of DJs to get guests grooving to the latest hits as well as the classics (so yes, you can anticipate the Bee Gee’s Night Fever and Stayin’ Alive).

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Photo: Hamilton Hotel