The 2012 Best Hotels rankings recognize hotels with a record of high customer satisfaction and an exceptional reputation among published travel experts. To create the 2012 rankings, U.S. News evaluated the strength of accolades and ratings that elite hotels received from major travel publications, as well as travelers, to identify hotels that are loved by experts and consumers alike.
“With well over 1,500 four and five-star hotels in the United States, travelers have a wealth of luxury options. Our Best Hotels rankings are a great resource for travelers who want to know which hotels are favorites of both the experts and travelers like them.”
The High Tide Music Festival is showing lots of promise if they're able to lock in any of the top three acts on their list which includes Paul Simon, Tom Petty & Red Hot Chili Peppers. UPDATE: The High Tide Music Festival has been cancelled for 2012 but is likely to take place in 2013.
The 2011 Dew Tour was a huge success and is likely to return in 2012.