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Hotel Maya Does The ‘Maya Mash,’ It’s A Waterfront Weekend Smash

Hotel Maya does the “Maya Mash,” it’s a waterfront weekend smash for “Halloween” and “Dia de Los Muertos” celebrations beginning Saturday, October 31 to Monday, November 2. Fuego will also unlock the chains to its “Creepy Cabana” for extraordinary dinners with two seatings nightly beginning October 15 to October 31.

The “Maya Mash” in Fuego will mark one of the most important Mexican holidays with a special artistic and beautiful alter set up for Fuego and Hotel Maya guests and employees to bring artifacts to remember passed loved ones beginning October 31. “Dia de Los Muertos” on Sunday, November 1 is a celebration of children and on Monday, November 2 is a celebration of adults.

Fuego “Creepy Cabana,” October 15-31

Fuego will offer guests a spectacularly spooky dining experience in its custom themed “Creepy Cabana” with spine-chilling views of the world’s most infamous haunted destination – The Queen Mary – lurking in the backdrop. Guests will encounter eerie props, colorful uncanny up-lighting, giant spiders and webs, a frighteningly themed dining table and side spaces, candelabras, and a small altar with several skulls, candles and flowers, plus more.

Fuego Executive Chef Victor Juarez has created a scary good Halloween themed menu. In addition, daily Halloween themed entrees and several food and drink specialties will be available to guests throughout the month. Fuego’s “Creepy Cabana” is available nightly by reservation only for up to 6 people from October 15-31 and requires a $300 minimum in food & beverage. To confirm availability and reserve your “Creepy Cabana” which requires a deposit, guests can contact Fuego directly at fuegorestaurant@icloud.com or call 562-481-3910.

Guest can also enter to win a Halloween “Creepy Cabana” Dinner on Monday, October 26 by entering now at Fuego’s Instagram page at @FuegoLB.

“Awaken your spiritual sensibilities and enjoy a macabre dining experience in our spooky private ‘Creepy Cabana’ on Fuego’s patio overlooking the waterfront of Downtown Long Beach,” said Greg Guthrie, General Manager at Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton. “Hotel Maya’s ‘Creepy Cabana’ is set in a unique themed environment that might make you feel as though you’ve been transported to the underworld for an evening of dark and delicious fun.”

Hotel Maya’s “Maya Mash” bash in Fuego will host the first-of-its-kind “Best Decorated Face Mask” contest where guests will have a Polaroid instant photo taken and then displayed for staff to select a winner. Guests can also take a photo of their Polaroid and post to Fuego’s Instagram page @FuegoLB for chances to win Fuego gift certificates.

Fuego is set for a frightfully good time on Halloween that begins with two dinner seatings in the “Creepy Cabana” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. In addition, Fuego will offer guests a special Halloween menu in the restaurant, along with several food and drink specialties available after 5 p.m. Fuego’s daily lunch menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A variety of holiday themed movies will also be shown on several Fuego big-screen TVs.

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Summit Hotel offers its own take on Oktoberfest this weekend

CINCINNATI — The Coronavirus pandemic has forced organizers to put new twists on many traditional events in Cincinnati.

This weekend the Summit Hotel in Madisonville, in partnership with Taft’s Brewing Co., is the latest place to offer a new way to celebrate Oktoberfest in Cincinnati.

“What we’ve done is brought that traditional Downtown festival spirit atmosphere here to the Summit,” said Martin Pittman, vice president of operations for The Summit Hotel.

The Summit Hotel will host four days of Oktoberfest fun beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The Summit can host up to 300 Oktoberfest fans within its 32,000-square-foot event facility, including the Overlook Kitchen and Bar.

“We have specifically sat our seating arrangements to maximize the physical distancing as well as the enjoyment and the number of guests that can come here,” Pittman said.

For this weekend’s Oktoberfest, the Overlook Kitchen and Bar’s chef de cuisine, Matt Corina, also created a new menu that incorporates traditional Oktoberfest fare.

“A good amount of sauerkraut, mustard, cabbage,” Corina said of his specialty menu. “I’m a huge fan of this type of food. And I want to allow the Overlook and Summit Hotel to be more a part of Cincinnati and the culture this city has.”

One of Corina’s Oktoberfest menu’s centerpieces is a seven-ounce burger topped with beer cheese and bacon crumbles along with house pickles and house coleslaw on the bottom. The chef is serving the burger on a fresh pretzel bun.

On the beer side of things, Taft’s Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest will balance out Corina’s menu.

“When they approached us about the idea of doing a socially distanced, safe Oktoberfest, we jumped at the opportunity,” said Whit Hesser, the chief operating officer for Taft’s Brewing Co. “We’re looking forward to this weekend.”

Beyond the food and the beer, the Summit’s Oktoberfest will also feature games, food trucks and fun for all.

“It’s a family event,” Pittman said. “We have the Fowling Warehouse. We’ve got Honey Child Artisan Pops. So, we have something for everyone.”

Thursday’s kickoff to the Summit’s Oktoberfest is open to all, no reservations required.

“And then ticketed events for Friday, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, as well as Sunday,” he said. “And you get to pick your seat, guarantee your seat as a ticketed event.”

Learn more about the Summit Hotel’s Oktoberfest by visiting www.thesummithotel.com.

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Kamala Harris suspends travel through weekend after 2 test positive for COVID-19

Oct. 15 (UPI) — Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris’ travel plans through the weekend have been suspended after two people close to the campaign tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Thursday.

Those who tested positive were Harris’ Communications Director Liz Allen and a member of her flight crew. As a result, a planned trip to North Carolina Thursday was called off as a safety precaution.

Jen O’Malley Dillon, campaign manager for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, said Harris will not travel until at least Monday. In the meantime, she will participate in virtual campaign activities.

Neither Allen nor the flight crew member have had contact with Biden, Harris or any other staffers since testing positive — or in the 48 hours prior to the diagnoses, O’Malley Dillion said.

Allen and the flight crew member had attended personal, non-campaign events since they were last near Harris and were tested before they returned to work.

O’Malley Dillon said Harris tested negative on Monday and Wednesday.

“From the outset of this pandemic, the Biden-Harris campaign has taken every precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19,” she said. “Today’s exceedingly cautious steps are part of that commitment.”

Travel for Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, has also been suspended. He had planned to visit Minnesota Thursday, where he was set to campaign with Jill Biden.

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Weekend Getaways, Short Trips & Family Vacation Guides

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Pictures from a fun weekend getaway
getaways mean more vacations….

While many people dream of spending weeks on sun-drenched tropical beaches, a growing number of families or couples are recognizing the advantages of vacation or holiday fun in shorter doses.

Two-income households with a gaggle of kids in tow especially have little time to plan, budget and organize a long trip.

So it’s no surprise that weekend getaway trips are catching on across the country.

In times of economic hardship, it’s especially important for families to budget travel expenses without giving up the fun and adventure that a full-tilt vacation may provide.

Short getaways or long weekend trips include much less planning and, of course, the chance to get out of town at a moment’s notice.

Make Your Vacation Seem Longer – Take Weekends

By opting for longer weekends, many vacationers feel they are getting more, not less, vacation time. Spreading the traditional 14-21 vacation days over the four seasons also provides lots of opportunities
for a short family road trip, fall foliage or winery tour, winter getaways or extended stays at summer campgrounds, theme parks or winter holiday ski trips.

“It all
depends on your attitude,” says New York native Mary Donough
who, along with her husband and two kids have taken quick
trips around the NYC
metro area, Boston
and Washington
– even Cancun
and Bermuda.

“While long stay vacations are fun to plan, it’s so much more exciting to pack a few things, grab the kids and go, especially in the off-season. Once you find out how fun and affordable it can be,
weekend trips are the only way to go.”

For the best deals during peak season also look for US destinations that traditionally offer cheaper airfares, hotel room and meals – like Orlando or Las Vegas – for a complete travel package that won’t break the bank.

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Great Ideas for Budget Travel

about weekend getaways around the Web:

the Web, check out top sites offering more information on fast
and affordable weekend getaways, shopping excursions, ski trips
and hiking treks for families, singles, and couples:

Family Travel Network – Interests & Activities
– Use the left hand drop-down menu to access tips & advice on trips for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, winter and fall weekend getaways
and related family travel fun on a budget.

Weekend Getaways from 9 Major U.S. Cities – Smarter Traveler reviews of top locations around the U.S. offering cheap getaways with related tips on finding budget restaurants and attractions.

Cheap Family Weekend Getaways – Check out the Travel Channel for expert advice on how to save money at state parks,

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Top 5 Ideas for a Weekend Vacation in Florida

Florida’s famously good weather and 1,350 miles of coastline make it one of the U.S.’s most popular vacation spots.

Whether you want to spend two weeks in the sun or head down for a quick weekend reprieve from winter weather, there’s plenty of places to go and things to do.

Are you dreaming of a weekend vacation in Florida? Here’s where to go to make the most of the Sunshine State.

1. Miami

Miami is the perfect weekender destination because it offers everything you want without the queues or the cliches of other Floridian cities.

The city is well connected to virtually every U.S. airport, so there’s no need to connect and you have plenty of flight options. There’s also a hotel for every budget. Plus, if you hit Miami Beach, you don’t really need a rental car!

What’s more, Miami has a vibrant food scene, tons of cultural events and destinations, and of course, endless sun.

2. Orlando

Orlando and Disney go hand-in-hand, but is Orlando suitable for a weekend vacation in Florida?

Disney for a weekend is do-able, but if you want the best value and you’re bringing kids, then it’s better suited for a week-long trip.

Universal Studios, on the other hand, is perfect for a quick two or three-day trip. Not only is Universal smaller, but there are plenty of weekend bundles for Universal Orlando tickets. 

3. St. Augustine

St. Augustine is the historic jewel of the north. While it’s a bit more difficult to get to for a long weekend, it’s worth the trip if you want to skip the crowds of Orlando and the traffic of Miami.

You’ll also find this northern destination is a bit more temperate during the winter months, so you don’t need to fry on the beach.

Plus, the city is home to some incredibly charming B&Bs and small luxury hotels that will leave you feeling relaxed rather than rushed.

4. The Forgotten Coast

Are you the type who loves to sniff out new destinations – the places that you don’t see on Instagram? Then, visit Florida’s Forgotten Coast. 

The Forgotten Coast is the bit of coastline on the panhandle (in Franklin County) and it offers all the joys of the state in one local area. There are 200 miles of coastline, 5 islands, and 99 historic sites – with no high rises and strip malls to be found.

There are vacation rentals aplenty here, so why not make it your home away from home, at least for a weekend?

5. The Florida Everglades

The Florida Everglades are often a site seen from the plane as you prepare to land in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, but they’re also an amazing weekend destination.

The Everglades is a national park that offers the prime habitat for manatees, crocodiles, and even Florida panthers. Trips and tours give you the chance to learn how to protect such a vital and special area and may even offer a chance to spot one of these creatures

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