American Road Trip Getaways
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NEW YORK CITY AND THE U.S.S. INTREPID
Begin your American Road Trip Getaway in New York City, Pier 86. This is the new home to the U.S.S. Intrepid! Built in 1943, she has seen it all!
And 'you' get to see it all on the Flight Deck, in the Captain's Bridge, on the Hangar Deck and on the Third Deck. You'll be surrounded by authentically-restored aircraft of every type. Be sure to check out the Exploreum in the Hangar Deck where kids have hands-on experiences like no other.
Admission is $19.50 for adults, $14.50 for ages 6-17 and $7.50 for ages 2-5. Discounts for seniors and military. Open every day of the week this spring and summer.
Call (212) 245-0072 for more details or go to www.intrepidmuseum.org
Hotels in NYC are plentiful. The Sofitel New York is a convenient, upscale accommodation that has Family Packages providing connecting rooms for the kids at a 50 percent discount and free breakfast for the kids too! See the hotel web site for details and terms. (212) 354-8844. www.sofitel.com
WASHINGTON D.C. / NEW CAPITOL VISITOR'S CENTER
There's a new underground addition to our nation's capitol building. The new Capitol Visitor's Center is a sight to see and it is making this popular tour much more comfortable for the 1000's that come to visit.
Exhibition Hall is the jewel of this magnificent structure. It houses rare documents and displays that help to explain our system of government and the historical people who were a part of it. After some time here, you may have a better understanding of how the 3 branches of government work. Plenty to see with actual live TV feeds from working congressmen and senators.
The new visitor's center is free to see but getting into the historic part of the capitol under the great rotunda, takes a reservation. You can take the chance of obtaining one when you arrive. Your best bet is to take care of it in advance on line at www.visitthecapitol.gov
Staying in DC is part of the fun and a good choice for proximity is the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, a block from the White House. Their 'Family Moments' promotion can save you some money with 50% off a connecting room for the kids. Throw in free breakfast for the kids and you've got a classy 'stay' for a lot less money. See hotel web site for complete details. www.sofitel.com
COLONIAL WILIAMSBURG, VA
Where to stay? here are a few ideas. In the Colonial Wiliamsburg Resort Collection there are many choices. Here are 3 that give a good range in price.
'Colonial Houses' give visitors a rare experience in 26 restored 18th-century accommodations. Each house, found in the historic area, differ in style with a unique history and appeal. Expect somewhat rustic interiors for a very authentic stay. Rates average $179 per night. See the link below for details or call 757-253-2277
'Williamsburg Lodge' offers very comfortable accommodations in the all-new federal-style guesthouses, the renovated Tazwell Hall and the restored main lodge building. This choice is located right across the street from the historic area with rates averaging $229 per night. There is also a convenient, new restaurant on the property. See the link below for details or call 757-253-2277
'The Williamsburg Inn' is the crown jewel in accommodations. Located within a short walk from the historic area, this 1937 historic hotel of America has been home to royalty and celebrity. It is like staying in a very comfortable Virginia estate with modern amenities including golf, pool and spa. Rates begin at about $412 per night. See the link below for details or call 757-253-2277
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