New in Daytona: One Daytona & Fashion Outlets!

Daytona Beach Shores

Daytona is famous for its beaches, its racetrack, it seafood… and now it features shopping as well! Visit the Tanger Outlets for outdoor shopping, featuring such names as Nike, Michael Kors, Sunglass Hut and more!

Another brand-new edition to the area is One Daytona, which offers a luxury theater, shopping and dining. One notable attraction is the Bass Pro Shop, which contains a 12,000 gallon freshwater aquarium, as well as a 70,000 square foot outdoors-themed shopping location.

When you’ve had enough sea and sand for one day, check out these new attractions, and let us know what you think!

 

The Knitting Nest

If you’re visiting Tahoe and looking to stay warm, consider visiting The Knitting Nest, located at The Eagles’ Nest at the top of Kingsbury Grade. This beautiful boutique yarn shop offers a curated selection of bags, art, jewelry and soaps (many by local Tahoe artists) as well as yarn and other knitting supplies. Explore the selection and then relax by the fire… what better way could there be to warm up on a cold day?

For shop hours and other information, visit The Knitting Nest’s website here.

The Best BBQ in Bandera

11th Street Cowboy Bar

Looking for some of the best BBQ in the Texas Hill Country? Here are some of our favorites:

Busbee’s Bar-B-Que is a great choice for families. It was even featured on the History Channel a few years ago! Another popular stop is Sid’s Main Street BBQ, for truly home-cooked, southern-style BBQ. Or perhaps you feel like grilling some of your own? We love the 11th Street Cowboy Bar, which invites you to bring your own meat and grill it on their Texas-sized BBQ pits every Wednesday! They also offer live music, side orders, spices and all the other “fixins” you’ll need!

Have you own favorite BBQ places and tips? Do tell!

The Best Pizza in Tahoe

Après-ski begs for great pizza… and Tahoe has it.

We love pizza, and Tahoe boosts some of the best around! Some of our favorites are:

Lake Tahoe Pizza Company. This one’s a bit of a drive if you’re staying at the top of Kingsbury, but we think it’s worth it! The garlic chips make a wonderful appetizer, as does the salad bar, while you’re waiting for your pizza to cook.

Looking for something closer to home (when your home-away-from-home is the top of Kingsbury Grade)? Try Fox & Hound, another local favorite! With great views of the valley and a large menu (including burgers and BBQ), you can’t go wrong.

And for something right in the middle (at the Heavenly Village in Stateline), check out Base Camp Pizza Co. They often feature live music along with unique salads, wings and more.

Have your own favorites? Do tell!