As part of its pledge to help families get 300 percent more enjoyment out of every trip this summer,Embassy Suites Hotels is creating special opportunities for families to learn and discover during their vacation. The upscale, all-suites hotel brand is partnering with the Association of Children’s Museums to help families get three times more wonder out of their getaways, through dedicated offerings at local children’s museums across the country during brand-declared MORE-days (June 21, July 8 and August 1), surprise museum perks for guests staying at Embassy Suites during MORE-days and educational travel tips from expert and television host Samantha Brown.
“We’ve partnered with the Association of Children’s Museums to help provide families with enriching, stimulating experiences that further the sense of wonder and discovery that a vacation can bring,” said John Rogers, Global Head, Embassy Suites Hotels. “Vacations aren’t only about fun and relaxation; they can also be a learning experience for the entire family – from museums to cultural destinations to historical landmarks. We believe that the comfort and convenience of Embassy Suites and its signature amenities provide the ideal home base for families to explore and discover a city.”
Families staying at Embassy Suites Hotels on a MORE-day in destinations around the country – Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami, New Orleans, Newark (DE), Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington, DC – will have access to guest-only VIP conveniences at their local children’s museum, like a discount at the gift shop or access to a VIP entry line. Plus, some lucky families staying at hotels in these markets will be surprised and delighted with free tickets to the local children’s museum on each MORE-day.
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In many cities, the local children’s museum is a go-to activity that is easy and cost-effective to work into the itinerary. “Children’s museums provide a stimulating hands-on, fun and safe environment for kids and parents to explore together, and they’re usually centrally located and inexpensive,” said Samantha Brown. While museums are a must-see, they are just one of many educational experiences cities have to offer, as Samantha shares below:
- Help kids learn great map skills by planning ahead for the places you want to visit and figuring out the best route (public transportation or walking) to get there. Many destinations involve transferring to more than one form of public transportation, so it can become a fun problem-solving expedition.
- Travel to a foreign land without leaving the country! Cities have entire countries within them so find out where the great neighborhoods are – the Chinatowns and Germantowns, the Little Italys – and sample snacks and beverages you’ve never tasted.
- Head to the top! The tallest building in the city usually offers a top-floor observatory to give kids a thrill and a birds-eye view of the city from above. The lines for the tallest building may be long, so visit the second tallest building with an observatory and get the same exhilarating view with less wait.
Please visit EmbassySuites.com/300More for a full listing of participating children’s museums and VIP offerings, as well as destination and activity suggestions. Families can also stay connected to Embassy Suites on Facebook and Twitter. To make reservations, visit embassysuites.com, call 1-800-EMBASSY or visit HiltonWeekends.com to save with The Great Getaway, offering rates as low as $100 in the U.S. and up to 40 percent off stays internationally.
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