9 Hottest Hotel Attractions in America

From drive-in movie theaters to elaborate water shows, check out our picks for the hottest hotel attractions that are sure to make your next vacation a memorable one.
By: Ben Breslerman

Photo By: Tim Mantoani

Photo By: Sammy Todd Dyess


Located just 30 minutes north of San Diego in Carlsbad, California, LEGOLAND California Resort is the perfect place to take an exciting, kid-friendly family vacation, and for you to gain a sense of nostalgia in the process. With more then 75 rides, stores and restaurants, not to mention other-worldly attractions like Dino Island and Castle Hill, the only question your kids will be asking after their visit is, "When can we go back?"

Duck Walk at The Peabody Memphis

For the last 80 years, The Peabody Memphis has provided an experience unlike any other hotel in the business – the Peabody Duck Walk. This must-see Memphis, Tennessee, attraction occurs twice daily at 11 a.m. and at 5 p.m. when five North American mallards climb their way out of the enormous marble fountain in the lobby, and waddle down a red carpet for everyone to enjoy.

The Pearl Dive-in Theater

Dive into one of California's latest and most innovative attempts of bringing the silver screen to life. A boutique hotel located in San Diego, The Pearl Hotel offers a unique opportunity for patrons to enjoy their favorite movies while taking a dip in their oyster-shaped swimming pool while surrounded by California’s ambiance of nice weather and palm trees.

Heartbreak Hotel

Make no mistake about it, the Heartbreak Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, offers up a much different connotation than Elvis's lyrics displayed within the famed song. That being said, even though the "Heartbreak Hotel" was just a fictional place in his mind at the time, "although it's always crowded, you still can find some room," is one line that rings true year-round. Located across the street from Graceland, the fashionable boutique hotel features more than 120 rooms dedicated to "The King of Rock ‘n' Roll.”

The Millennium Dome

The Millennium Hotel Minneapolis offers its guests a view of the city unlike any other in Minnesota. The 14th floor of the iconic Millennium Dome offers amazing panoramic views of the city, as well as the perfect location to host the wedding of your dreams.

Bellagio Fountains

They don't call it the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for nothing! However, unless you’re dropping some major coin on the casino floor, most entertainment options in Las Vegas are going to cost you an arm and a leg. That's what makes the Bellagio's complimentary water show such a refreshing option for your entertainment. Ranging every 15 to 30 minutes depending on the day, this unprecedented water show is synced with famous musical tunes and light features, astounding millions of tourists each year.

Bowling at Montage Deer Valley

In most cases, snowy mountains and beautiful views are the first things that come to mind when you think of Park City, Utah. But if hitting the slopes or being pelted with snowballs isn’t your favorite form of entertainment, the Montage Deer Valley has you covered. From high-end shopping, top-notch dining options and a signature spa to nostalgic arcade games and a bowling alley, the Montage Deer Valley will make your stay one to remember.

Gaylord National Resort ICE!

Some of the best attractions in the world are only offered for a limited time, as is the case for Gaylord National Resorts ICE! The holidays are a time of joy, and this special holiday event offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate with the whole family. Located at the National Harbor in Washington, D.C., guests are given the opportunity to escape to a winter wonderland surrounded by nearly 2 million pounds of hand-sculpted ice creations as well as free nightly entertainment.

Hard Rock Hotel – Universal Studios

Ever think you could stay at one of the most rockin' hotels in the country, while spending your downtime with Mickey Mouse and the rest of the gang? Along with Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort, the Hard Rock Hotel is one of four stunning hotels located within the grounds of Universal Studios Orlando. From The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to more then 25 thrilling rides and creative nightlife and dining options, your trip to Universal Studios will undoubtedly be a vacation to remember.

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