By Amber K. Camp
Fairbanks
Alaska
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Located in the heart of Alaskas Interior, and ten minutes away from the North Pole, Fairbanks Alaska, has something to offer vacationers of any age.  Fairbanks is the states leading and first gold mining city, dating back to 1902.  Three short years later, miners discovered over $6 Million in gold.  Fairbanks is also home to Discover Channels, Ice Road Truckers television series. 

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to book your next getaway to the city where the Northern Lights can be seen almost any day during the winter season. When booking your flight to Fairbanks International Airport (FAI), EscapeWizard.com can guide you through the process. Simply click the following link to get started (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). After booking your flight make sure to book your hotel reservations, as hotels in the area fill up quickly. Don€™t be caught in the cold, living in an ice house when you could be staying at one of Fairbanks leading hotels with room service, breakfast, and cozy fireside lobbies. EscapeWizard.com can book your hotel reservations. Whether you€™re looking for something fancy and classy, a resort getaway, or just a room to sleep in once your done skiing down Birch Hill, EscapeWizard.com can help (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
   
After arriving to your hotel, EscapeWizard.com invites you to dine away in some of the citys most famous restaurants€™. If you€™re a big fan of BBQ, Then Big Daddys Restaurant, located on 107 Wickersham Street, is just for you. €œBig Daddy€ was featured on Food Networks very own, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives Christmas in Alaska. €œDaddy€ was also awarded as the 2008 Alaska State BBQ Champion presented by Alaskas own, Sarah Palin.
   
EscapeWizard.com suggests a wide variety of entertainment as well. From skiing at BirchHill, hockey games, to traveling the Steese Highway all the way to the Yukon or even the Article Circle, where you might just luck up and drive along the Ice Road Truckers. If you€™re looking to stay more local in the area, Fairbanks offers events at The Carlson Center, as well as Alaska history in the areas museums. One of the most popular museums is the Museum of North. It is full of history from all the different Native cultures, as well as the different animals that walk along that states beautiful lands.

Fairbanks also offers more child oriented activities such as Pioneer Park, open all year round. During the spring and summer, Pioneer Park offers train rides on Fairbanks very first steam engine train, dating over 100 years old. Pioneer Park is also home to some of the original cabins that made Fairbanks what it is today. Parking is also free.

EscapeWizard.com also invites you to check the nightlife, even with the family. Fairbanks is the home of the Northern Lights, a sure spectacle that most only experience in post cards or pictures. The Northern Lights is more likely to be seen during the winter time, although some locals and visitors have claimed to catch a glimpse of its beauty year round. If you€™re looking for more of the adult nightlife, EscapeWizard.com suggests checking out areas such as South Cushman, Johansen Expressway, and College Road, where visitors can experience Alaskas homemade brews such as Alaskan Amber, and Silver Gulch.

No matter what it is your looking to escape from or experience in Fairbanks, EscapeWizard.com can help by booking your flight and hotel reservations today. Experience Alaska. Experience life! Book your reservations with EscapeWizard.com today.
Hotels in Fairbanks
By Janice Bockelman
SpringHill Suites Fairbanks
575 1st Avenue, Fairbanks, AK
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Situated just south of the Chena River, SpringHill Suites Fairbanks offers a downtown location only six miles from Fairbanks International Airport (FAI). The hotel features Express Check-In (beginning at 3 p.m.) and Express Checkout (until 12 p.m.), as well as an ATM for your convenience.

SpringHill Suites Fairbanks provides comfortable Studio Suites outfitted in tranquil nature tones. Options include one king bed or two double beds; all rooms feature a sofa-bed, as well as a kitchenette with a mini-refrigerator, a microwave, a coffeemaker and tea service. In-room entertainment highlights include cable/satellite television with premium movie channels, such as HBO, an iPod dock and free wired Internet. Complimentary high speed internet is available in public spaces and meeting rooms.

Travelers can take advantage of on-site hotel amenities by starting their day off in the SpringHill Suites Fairbanks’ fitness center, or the indoor pool and whirlpool. Spring Hill Suites Fairbanks offers complimentary breakfast to all guests, including buffet and continental selections, as well as a Grab-n-Go option for those pressed for time. For an elegant dining experience just downstairs, Lavelle’s Bistro makes an excellent choice, offering an extensive wine list and dishes such as Alaskan seared scallops, Dungeness crab and artichoke dip, and herb-crusted pork tenderloin. Additional neighborhood dining options include Big Daddy’s BBQ, The Fudge Pot, Gambardella’s Pasta Bella and Soapy Smith’s Pioneer.

Beyond the plethora of trekking, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities at your doorstep in Fairbanks, SpringHill Suites Fairbanks is also well-located to explore city highlights such as the Fairbanks Ice Museum, showcasing life-size ice sculptures by local artists, and Pioneer Park, a historic theme park.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to adventure into the Fairbanks frontier, explore the rugged landscape, experience the natural untamed beauty and understand why the original pioneers pressed on in this corner of Alaska. Click on the link to begin your adventure now (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Fairbanks
By D. Gregory Perrin
Holiday Inn Express
400 Merhar Avenue, Fairbanks, AK
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During your next stay in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Holiday Inn Express is a great choice to book your hotel accommodations. This quaint, four-story hotel is equipped with 114 guestrooms and 5 suites, all of which are non-smoking. Guests can check-in to the hotel at 3 p.m. or after on the day they arrive in Fairbanks.
   
The rooms have all the usual amenities such as color television with cable package, coffee and tea maker, miniature refrigerator, and microwave oven. There is a full sized desk in each room for people to do work during their stay in the hotel. Also, guests traveling with valuables can check them in at the front desk where the hotel’s safety deposit box is located.
   
The Holiday Inn Express also has many services that guests can take advantage of during their stay in Fairbanks, Alaska. The hotel has an indoor pool so guests can go for a swim year round and there is a whirlpool to relax in after a long day. There is a fitness center with a few machines to help guests maintain their workout regime while traveling in Fairbanks.
   
There is a business center in the hotel to accommodate businessmen and women who are traveling for their jobs.  There is copying, printing, internet service, and many other business services that are needed for guests of the hotel.
   
After a good nights sleep, guests can wake up to a warm cup of coffee in their room and a complimentary newspaper to read to start the morning. Then, guests can come downstairs to enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet.  Each room has an in-room video check-out to make leaving the hotel easy for all guests.
   
All in all, the Holiday Inn Express Fairbanks is an excellent choice for any traveler vacationing in the city, just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book with EscapeWizard.com.