Archive for the ‘Family Travel Deals’ category

Stay & Play Summer Package at Sheraton Tysons Hotel

May 28th, 2015

Summer is around the corner and families should book their stay and play packages at family-friendly hotels now. If heading to Washington D.C. or the surrounding Virginia area, consider a stay at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel. The property’s new Stay and Play Family Package offers more for guests with children.

Sheraton Tysons Hotel

Package includes a stay in deluxe accommodations with four tickets to the local Tysons AMC movie theater, plus two-for-one admission to the Jefferson Falls mini-golf course at Jefferson District Park, discounted admission to the local landmark Colvin Run Mill and one welcome packet with directions to Riverbend Park and Nature Center on the Potomac River. Rates start from $119 per night and a two-night stay is required.

After reaping the benefits of the family package, guests will also be able to enjoy the hotel’s summer activities and events. On Friday nights, guests can enjoy live music in the hotel’s bar and grill, Brix and Ale. On Saturday afternoons, families can enjoy made-to-order burgers, hot dogs and refreshments at the outdoor pool from 1 to 3 p.m. And on a daily basis, families can check with the front desk for a list of scheduled activities just for kids.

Additional amenities at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel include free Wi-Fi, free shuttle service to local attractions and pet-friendly rooms.

The Stay and Play Family Package and summer activities and events are on offer now through Sept. 7, 2015.

— Hilarey Wojtowicz

Loews Hotels & Resorts Invite Families to “Summer Like a Local”

May 24th, 2015

This year, stay at a Loews Hotel with your family and enjoy native experiences and attractions in your destination. The family-friendly hotel brand is offering a special “Summer Like a Local” package to all guests who want to explore more of the city or area that they are visiting. Here are six of the properties offering the promotion this summer.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Enjoy Miami’s tropical city and stay at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in South Beach to enjoy all that it has to offer. Book the Summer Like a Local promotion and enjoy a four-night stay with your fourth night free; one $75 resort credit; free Wi-Fi; one $25 discount at the spa; one 20-percent discount on SOAK cabanas and daybed rentals; free admission for one child to the SoBe Kids Camp or 50 percent off two children for the SoBe Kids Camp; one Summer Like a Local passport; and free meals for children ages 12 and under from the kids’ menu during your stay. Rates start from about $247 per night. Offer valid through Sept. 30, 2015.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
San Diego has so much for families to discover – don’t miss Balboa Park, which celebrated 100 years in 2015 – and when you book the Summer Like a Local promotion at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, families will be able to save while seeing more. Package includes two adult tickets to the San Diego Zoo and one $50 breakfast credit daily. Rates start from about $309 per night. Offer valid through Sept. 7, 2015.

Loews Regency San Francisco
Ride the cable cars of San Francisco for free this summer when you book the Summer Like a Local promotion at the Loews Regency San Francisco. Package includes a One-Day Visitor Passport for two to ride the cable cars and breakfast for two guests daily. During your trip, don’t miss seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf. Rates start from about $479 per night. Offer valid through Sept. 7, 2015.

Loews Chicago Hotel
Don’t miss Chicago’s famous “bean” in Millennium Park during your stay in the Windy City this summer. Book the Summer Like a Local promotion at the Loews Chicago Hotel and enjoy two tickets to the Chicago Architectural Boat Tour and breakfast for two at Rural Society per adult, per day. Rates start from about $369 per night. Offer valid through Sept. 30, 2015.

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Music City has so much for families to see and do, from shows at the Grand Ole Opry to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Book the Summer Like a Local promotion at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and enjoy more of what Nashville has to offer. Package includes two tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, one $25 food and beverage credit to use during your stay and complimentary parking for one vehicle for one night. Rates start from about $229 per night. Offer valid through Sept. 7, 2015.

Loews Don CeSar Hotel
St. Petersburg has 22 separate beaches for families to relax and is a year-round destination with warm clear blue waters. Stay at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel and book the Summer Like a Local promotion to enjoy more than just the beach during your family vacation. Package includes breakfast for two in Sea Porch and two tickets for a sunset cruise sailing at Dolphin Landings (maybe leave the kids behind for this part!). Rates start from about $332 per night. Offer valid through Sept. 7, 2015.

— Hilarey Wojtowicz

Hotel Viking Invites Families to Newport, R.I.

April 8th, 2015

With spring in full swing and summer on the horizon, families may want to consider a trip to Newport, Rhode Island, for nautical adventures, museum tours and coastal views from the famous mansions. For families really looking to bring everyone together during the vacation, Hotel Viking has a package that may be perfect.

Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island

The We Are Family Package at Hotel Viking offers overnight accommodations, a children’s board game for the entire family to play together, Viking coloring books with unlimited crayons, one disposable camera for the kids to take photos with, a special kids’ welcome amenity, 10 percent off at the hotel spa and free breakfast for up to two children with paying adults.

The package offers so much for families to do on top of the already kid-friendly amenities and activities at the property. Hotel Viking is a historic hotel with tons of charm and convenient in-room essentials, like mini-fridges, cribs and rollaway beds, a pool and free Wi-Fi. The onsite spa, SpaTerre, also has kid-friendly services on its Prince and Princess menu. Additionally, the onsite Bellevue Restaurant offers a children’s menu; the hotel has a game room; and the property is located near must-see attractions, like the Newport Art Museum and the Old Stone Mill.

Rates for the We Are Family Package start from $189 per night for a family of four visiting midweek this spring, and from $409 per night for a family of four visiting midweek during the summer. Package is valid for children ages 12 and under only. Offer based on availability and blackout dates may apply. Book now through Dec. 31, 2015.

For more information, read about Newport, Rhode Island family vacations.

— Hilarey Wojtowicz

St. Regis Aspen Resort Summer Cowboy Academy

April 4th, 2015

Families may associate Aspen, Colorado, with skiing and hiking, but the Rocky Mountains town also has a country side. Explore the Wild Wild West this summer with the St. Regis Aspen Resort’s new family-friendly Cowboy Academy experience.

Family standing at the fence at a rodeo

Upon arrival, families can gear up the right way with a personal shopping experience at Kemo Sabe, a local Western apparel company. All items can be personalized with special brandings, too. Additionally, adults receive a complimentary glass of beer or wine during the shopping trip. (Note: Families do not need to purchase anything during the personal shopping experience. Items vary in price.)

Next, guests will take in the beautiful Colorado scenery with a guided backcountry horseback ride through the Aspen Wilderness from T-Lazy-7. Enjoy a half-day ride up to Maroon Bells complete with a picnic lunch. Children must be at least 7 years old to horseback ride.

After their little adventure, families will have the opportunity to explore other areas of Aspen via the St. Regis’s new courtesy vehicle. Adults can take the family for a joyride around town in the new turbo-charged Lexus NX for free.

Finally, families can see authentic cowboys and girls in action at the Snowmass Rodeo. The competition takes place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. from June 10 to August 19, 2015, and includes bull riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding and more. Special kids’ activities are also available at the rodeo, such as a petting zoo, mechanical bull ride and steerhead roping activity, all of which are free. Admission to the rodeo is included with the package.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort’s Summer Cowboy Academy experience is available from June through August 2015. Package rates start from $1,000 for a two-night stay. Call 970-429-9550 to book; offer not valid online.

— Hilarey Wojtowicz