Didn’t get a chance to travel with your family over the winter break? Don’t stress — Presidents Day is right around the corner and the three-day weekend is the perfect time to book a hotel in one of these historical cities, which provide plenty of fun activities and ways for families to pay tribute to patriots from the past and present. The holiday weekend will be here before you know it, though, so book one of these seven hotel deals in honor of Presidents Day now!
1. Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Va.
Explore the rich history of Colonial Williamsburg, Va. with the Revolutionary Experience Package at the Williamsburg Lodge. Witness men and women dressed in old-fashioned clothing and surrounded by 18th Century decor as they take you back in time through reenactments of this revolutionary time period that truly helped shape America as a nation. The package includes a three-day, two-night minimum stay, with admission to the Revolutionary City and the Art Museum, plus complimentary breakfast. Rates start from $79 per person, per night, and are valid through April 10, 2014.
2. Hampton Inn Rapid City, Black Hills, S.D.
What better way to celebrate Presidents Day than to visit one of America’s most memorable monuments? Stay at the Hampton Inn Rapid City and visit the Mount Rushmore National Monument with your family this February. Rates start from just $99 per night at this Black Hills hotel. See four of the most famous faces in U.S. history – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln – and then check out the museum and walk the boardwalk that wraps around the area. Be sure to see the nightly patriotic program with theatrical lighting and sounds. Take a ride on the vintage steam engine 1880 Train and explore the Black Hills Museum of Natural History during your trip, too.
3. Wyndham Gettysburg, Pa.
The presidential details of the Wyndham Gettysburg accent the city’s plethora of American history, and you can enjoy amazing rates as low as $89 per night during Presidents Day weekend. Visit the Gateway Theatre, located onsite, for a short film on the Battle of Gettysburg before heading to the Eisenhower National Historic Site, where President Eisenhower lived after his time in office. Other must-see attractions include the Gettysburg Museum of History and Lincoln’s Lost Treasure, an interactive tour throughout the streets of Gettysburg.
4. Rough Riders Hotel, Medora, N.D.
Originally constructed in 1884, the Rough Riders Hotel is located in Medora, North Dakota, just outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Encounter wild bison while learning about Theodore Roosevelt through daily horseback rides and nightly musicals. Visit this Presidents Day weekend for rates as low as $99 per night and take in all that the North Dakota badlands have to offer. Journey through the red-dirt roads of the Wild West and see what the 26th President of the United States saw way back when.
5. Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Boston is known as the historical site of the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre, two occasions that children learn early on in school. Let your kids explore the location of these events, plus so many more, by booking the Freedom Trail Package at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. Package includes deluxe accommodations and complimentary breakfast for two adults and two children, plus four tickets to the Freedom Trail Tour. The tour will bring you and your family to 16 different historical sites in the city of Boston. The package is valid for stays Thursday through Sunday only. Rates start from $249 per night.
6. Drury Plaza at the Arch, St. Louis
Think hot dogs, ice cream and the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. These three might not scream St. Louis, but you will when you realize how easy it is to visit the Midwest city this Presidents Day weekend. Book a room at the Drury Plaza at the Arch and enjoy rates as low as $95 per night with the Missouri History Museum Package. Package includes deluxe accommodations and information on the free Missouri History Museum. Plus, this hotel is located near the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic site, the famous Gateway Arch and the Science Center of St. Louis – all of which are free to visit, too!
7. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, N.Y.
Founded in 1869 and currently celebrating its 145th Anniversary, the all-inclusive Mohonk Mountain House offers guests a cozy retreat with breathtaking views of the mountains in the Catskills. The hotel is offering a week-long special for families looking to travel this Presidents Day. From Feb. 17 through Feb. 22, 2014, kids 12 and under stay and eat for free! Enjoy ice skating, snow tubing, skiing and more. Packages include breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus most resort activities, and the warm, classic accommodations will be perfect for a winter getaway while the kids are out of school. Rates start from $640 per night for a family with two adults and two children. Call 855-359-8664 for reservations and be sure to mention the Presidents Special.
8. Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Located steps away from historical sites such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center, Hotel Monaco Philadelphia is the perfect hotel for your Presidents Day weekend stay in Philadelphia. Explore all the attractions in Old City before heading back to your hotel room, where you’ll make even more memories. With the Family Fun Package, guests will enjoy overnight accommodations, complimentary valet parking, a welcome amenity for the children, one in-room movie, hot chocolate, the use of hotel board games and a complimentary 2 p.m. late checkout time. Rates start from $255 per night.
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