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10 Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Charleston | Condé Nast Traveler

When you want a view that’s as inspired as your drink.

By Paul Oswell, May 19, 2021

Courtesy Charleston Harbor Fish House Bridge Bar/Facebook

Charleston is mostly a town of highs, figuratively and, in the case of its rooftop bar scene, literally.

And it makes sense: where better to soak in that balmy Charleston weather and those unparalleled church spire views than atop one of the city’s many swanky hotels?

You don’t have to be downtown to catch that sweet Southern breeze, either: the watery outskirts of the city yield plenty of options. So get climbing—this is a city whose charms are best experienced from on high. These are the best rooftop bars in Charleston.

Click the link to read our complete Charleston city guide.

Source: 10 Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Charleston | Condé Nast Traveler

Click & Grow 25 Indoor Garden Brings Growing Into Your Kitchen

By John Biggs, Tuesday 5:30PM

Photo: Click & Grow

Click & Grow 25 is the latest project by former orchestra conductor Mattias Lepp who felt that the idea of indoor gardens—essentially, a farmer’s market in a box—would be just the tool for staving off future food shortages.

His company, founded in 2009, raised $11 million in 2018 to develop new materials and hardware technologies for indoor gardens.

Now, he and the Click & Grow team are taking the tools they used to build large-scale gardens and bringing them into the home.

Source: Click & Grow 25 Indoor Garden Brings Growing Into Your Kitchen

Baseball lifts San Diego’s spirits. Can it revive a pandemic-stricken U.S. economy? | Reuters

By Daniel Trotta, Chris Canipe, and Howard Schneider

May 6, 20218:09 AM PDT

Petco Park in San Diego celebrates the opening day for the San Diego Padres as they host the Atlanta Braves in their MLB home opening baseball game in San Diego, California April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES)

It was Saturday night in downtown San Diego, and J Street near the Petco Park baseball stadium was bustling.

Fans of the hometown Padres, many decked out in team gear, packed the bars and restaurants with more waiting in line and happy to do so after a year of pandemic lockdown.

Source: Baseball lifts San Diego’s spirits. Can it revive a pandemic-stricken U.S. economy? | Reuters

Travel is Heating Up: Two-Thirds of Americans Planning Summer Vacations – Apr 20, 2021

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NEEDHAM, Mass., April 20, 2021 / PRNewswire /

With summer right around the corner, it’s not just the weather that’s heating up. Tripadvisor’s 2021 Summer Travel Index reveals that – with every passing day – travel is making a big comeback.

Nearly half of Americans (43%) in a recent Tripadvisor survey believe travel activity will rebound within three months.

With Americans no longer settling for staycations and local trips, it appears true vacation getaways are coming back en vogue.

Over two-thirds of Americans (67%) are planning to travel this summer (June 1 – August 31), which is a 17% increase from those who traveled this spring (March 1- May 31). Millennials are the most excited to get back out there with the vast majority (72%) of the generation planning trips. Although many still plan to drive to their destination (43%), 19% plan to fly, up 4% from this spring.

Most popular destinations for Americans this summer (and what to do in each)*

Top 10 destinations
this summer
Highly-rated hotel
that’s still available
Most booked
experience
Highly-rated
restaurant
1. Cancun, MexicoLe Blanc Spa Resort CancunBest ATV Tour, Five Ziplines and Cenote Swim with Lunch and Transport IncludedEl Timón de Cancún
2. Orlando, Fla.The Delaney HotelSEA LIFE Orlando AquariumLa Luce
3. Myrtle Beach, S.C.Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand VacationsPolynesian Fire Luau and Dinner Show Ticket in Myrtle Beach42nd Street Bar And Grill
4. Key West, Fla.Havana Cabana at Key WestKey West Sunset Sail with Full Bar, Live Music & Hors D’oeuvresSeaside Cafe at the Mansion
5. Miami Beach, Fla.The Standard, MiamiCity Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruiseil Pastaiolo
6. Las Vegas, Nev.Four Seasons Hotel Las VegasLas Vegas Helicopter Night Flight with Optional VIP Transportation Edge Steakhouse
7. Playa del Carmen, MexicoBanyan Tree MayakobaBuggy Tour in Playa del Carmen with Cenote Swim and Mayan Village VisitNørdic
8. Cabo San Lucas, MexicoVista Encantada Spa Resort & ResidencesCabo San Lucas – Beach and Desert 4×4 ATV Tour Panache Restaurant
9. Tulum, MexicoAhau TulumSelva Maya Eco Adventure Park: Ziplining, Hanging Bridges, Rappelling and CenoteLoco Tulum
10. Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicDreams Macao Beach Punta Cana5 tours in 1 – Horseback Riding / City Tour / Cacao Farm / Zipline / Dune BuggyMontserrat Manor Restaurant
*Most popular experiences in each destination based on bookings on Tripadvisor made between June and August 2020. Highly-rated hotels and restaurants sourced from Tripadvisor Popularity Index as of April 19, 2021. 

Source: Travel is Heating Up: Two-Thirds of Americans Planning Summer Vacations – Apr 20, 2021

Bobby Flay opens a new burger restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip – Eater Vegas

Bobby’s Burgers slyly opened at Caesars Palace

by Susan Stapleton, Apr 27, 2021, 9:00am PDT

Bobby’s Burger, Jason Lasswell

Chef and TV superstar Bobby Flay surprised everyone by opening Bobby’s Burgers, his twist on a fast-casual, American eatery, inside the Forum Food Hall at Caesars Palace. The restaurant takes over the former Smashburger space at the food court with burgers inspired by his travels around the country, fries, and shakes.

The burgers feature traditional ingredients such as bacon and cheese on the Palace Classic Burger and the Bobby Blue + Bacon Burger. A Crunchburger comes topped with cheese and chips; the Nacho Burger is made with queso, tomato salsa and pickled jalapeños; and the BBQ Smokehouse Burger comes with bacon, crispy onion, chipotle barbecue sauce, and American cheese. The outlet also has Bobby’s Veggie Burger with barbecue mushrooms, chickpeas, quinoa, lettuce, and tomato, or a fried chicken sandwich.

Source: Bobby Flay opens a new burger restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip – Eater Vegas