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The post below was originally published on Earth’s Attractions on June 5th by Violeta.

If you want to relax in a laid-back atmosphere to unwind and take a break from it all, the American Northeast offers a wide range of choices for all types of travelers. There are several lesser-known cities that will surprise you and give you various entertainment options. From picturesque settings near Amsterdam to the Saxon Woods Park in White Plains, and from the beauty of the western shore of the Hudson River to the Wildwood Beach, there are plenty of options for everyone. Here are four great places to visit along with tips for popular cheap hotels in each area.

Amsterdam, New York

When in Amsterdam, New York, you should visit the Guy Park, a house built in 1774 in the Georgian style. You can also take a look at the Shuttleworth Park, which is home to the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team, and make sure you don’t miss the Amsterdam Riverfront, which provides a great place for shopping, music, and more. There are several budget hotels in Amsterdam, such as the Super 8 Amsterdam NY and the Valley View Motor Inn, but you can also try the Halcyon Farm Bed & Breakfast.

Wildwood, New Jersey

There are so many entertainment options in Wildwood, New Jersey, that you’ll have a hard time choosing what to do and where to go. A visit to the Wildwood Beach shouldn’t be absent from your itinerary, and if you like water parks, then you can also include Splash Zone Water Park, Morey’s Piers, and Beachfront Water Parks. Other famous sites include the Seaport Aquarium and the Wildwood Insectarium, and you can also relax by playing arcade games or going shopping. The Diamond Crest Motel is a cheap hotel in Wildwood, while the Oceanview Motel will help you save money by allowing you to cook your own meals in the kitchenette. If you want Wi-Fi, choose the Paradise Oceanfront Resort.

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Weehawken, New Jersey

Located on the Hudson River’s western shore, Weehawken is a great town for those who want to travel around the Manhattan area without breaking the bank. It’s a quiet town and one that will make you travel back in time, as the Hamilton Park is the former place for duels. The park offers stunning views of western Manhattan and the Empire State, which makes it a perfect place for night photos. The Super 8 Motel North Bergen and the Explore Hotel and Hostel in nearby Union City are two cheap hotels in Weehawken that will save you money on your trip.

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White Plains, New York

Between the City Center 15 Cinema de Lux, the Westchester Mall, and the Saxon Woods Park, White Plains, New Jersey, offers several relaxation and entertainment opportunities. This town is perfect for those who try to discover lesser-known destinations for their travels, as it offers a great mix of outdoor and indoor activities for a short visit. Choose the Renaissance Westchester Hotel if you want to be close to the Neuberger Museum of Art or the HYATT House White Plains as affordable hotels in White Plains.

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