One of the benefits of staying at a Homewood Suites by Hilton is the evening social. I have read mixed reviews about these socials online, but I am a big fan. Generally speaking, you can make a meal on the food there. The social is often billed as being light refreshments, but they feed you pretty well. There is also a variety of cold beverages to enjoy. Of course, any alcoholic offerings will depend on local laws.
On Monday night, I was able to enjoy a hoagie sandwich, cheese and cracker tray, and a salad. I did not drink any alcoholic beverages because I was planning on driving right afterwards. After the social, I headed to the Palmito Hill Battlefield to watch the sunset. As soon as the skies got dark, I was treated to a beautiful view of the Southern Cross on the horizon. It was gorgeous!