This week's specials range from an Orlando single-parent family deal to a package for the Beijing Olympics.
Single parents, grab the kids and head to Orlando, Florida for a family resort experience. Through December 2008, Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn is offering a single-parent package, starting at $204 per suite, per night. The deal includes breakfast and dinner for one adult, free meals for kids 5 and under at selected eateries, a spacious KidSuite and though probably not the tipping point on the deal, the Trent Williams single “Sweet Home Holiday Inn”. The resort also offers two pool complexes, free transportation to Orlando’s theme parks, a kid’s spa and an arcade. For more info, call 800-905-8206 and ask about the Single-Parent Package, or visit www.nickhotel.com.
San Francisco's newest hotel is family friendly. The InterContinental Hotel, which opened Feb. 28 (next door to the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco), offers a plethora of perks for kids. Children 12 and under receive books and crayons at check-in time and families may request board games, a nightly delivery of milk and cookies and bedtime stories. Choose from 550 guest rooms in a 32-story high-rise that includes an exclusive guest lounge, the upscale Luce restaurant, a full-service spa, health club and more. Check out nearby attractions, such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Metreon/Sony Entertainment Center. For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.intercontinentalsanfrancisco.com.
Experience the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 6-26, via package operator Roadtrips. Starting at less than $5,000 per person, enjoy a guided tour of the city's highlights with a bilingual guide and a stay at hotels such as the Sheraton Great Wall or Park Hyatt for various six-night blocks in August. The package includes tickets to multiple events of your choice at the Beijing Games, including the opening and closing ceremonies, breakfasts during your stay and transportation to and from events. Call 800-465-1765 or visit www.roadtrips.com. (Check out our Beijing Hotel article for more information on where to stay during the Games.)
Who says you can't get something for nothing? Disneyland Resort is offering a deal for families that buy a 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus Ticket—two extra days free at Disney's resorts in Southern California. Children's tickets start at $139, adults at $169. Through April 24, enjoy five days at destinations like Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure Park, including the Disney Magic Morning experience, where guests can access park rides before they open to the public. Disney lovers should note that the park is offering similar deals: six-day passes for the price of four days and seven-day passes for the price of five days. Make a reservation at disneyland.disney.go.com.
Through June 30, families may stay at New York's Buckingham Hotel at least two nights at a rate of $299 per night, plus tax. The Buckingham's Passport to Earth and Space Package includes accommodations in a suite for two adults and two children, admission to the American Museum of Natural History, including the Hayden Planetarium. There, witness the Space Shows at the Rose Center, IMAX films, astronaut ice cream and other displays. To book your stay, call 888-511-1900 and ask for the Earth and Space Promotion. For more information, visit www.buckinghamhotel.com or the museum's Web site at www.amnh.org.