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Presidents’ Day Deals for Family Weekend Getaways

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The holiday taking place on the third Monday of February commemorates the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but also all the US presidents having served their country. Depending on the state, it gives either one day or a whole week off — a wonderful time for parents and children to enjoy some quality time together. Alexandria, Virginia become the theater of a month-long celebration in memory of Washington, while many other cities around the country hold colorful and educational events.

Mesa, Arizona

Escape the winter chill and explore the area around the Grand Canyon with this great discount on Mesa accommodations through Travelzoo. For instance you can stay at the Best Western Mezona Inn from $79 per night from Sunday to Thursday on B&B basis (with cookies thrown in), representing a 40% savings. Located close to family-friendly attractions such as the Arizona Museum for Youth and Arizona Museum of Natural History, the hotel features a pool and spa tub to relax after a cultural outing. Book by Feb. 18, 2015. For a real treat, check out Travelzoo’s 20% discount on Grand Canyon and helicopter tours too.

The Mayflower Renaissance, Washington D.C.

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What better time to visit the charismatic capital with the kids than Presidents’ Day? To celebrate the The Mayflower’s 90th Anniversary this year, The Mayflower Renaissance offers its guests a Make History With Us package including a $90 hotel credit, history book and a yummy banana bread. An upmarket destination with a rich history — the hotel hosted Presidential inaugural balls and is still a favorite with the locals — it’s a great base to discover Washington D.C.’s fascinating museums and monuments. Rooms start at $179 per night. Book by Dec.19, 2015 for stays through Dec.31, 2015.

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York

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Enjoy a winter carnival, scavenger hunt, and family bingo at this elegant resort close to the Catskill Mountains. The Victorian style property has a fantastic Presidents’ Special offer on Feb.16-21, 2015 thanks to its kids stay and eat for free. Add to this a brilliant Mohonk Kids’ Club for children ages 2-12 and nightly performances and you have a wonderful family vacation in the making.

Smuggler’s Cove Resort, Islamorada, Florida

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To celebrate its recent renovation and reopening, the 12-room waterfront boutique hotel in the Keys offers its guests a special rate of $135 per night, a savings of 20%. Families who enjoy fishing will love the new Honey Hole, a contained area of the hotel’s marina home to more than 300 fish available for catch. Hook ‘n’ cook as the fish can be caught and prepared for diner. Other activities include eco tours, snorkeling, scuba diving and even helicopter rides. The offer is available through March.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Indulge at this luxurious property offering a wide range of watersports, heated free-form pool and gorgeous spa with its offer through which kids get free breakfast, lunch and dinner from Kids Menu choices. Rates start at $499 per night through March 31, 2015 with the promo code MAJ.

Sonia Esther Soltani contributed this to MiniTime.

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