Published on : Saturday, February 2, 2013
Home to eight U.S. Presidents (including the first!) – more than any other state – and long-hailed the “Mother of Presidents,” Virginia is the ideal destination for a Presidents’ Day weekend getaway. With historic hot spots including Mount Vernon, Monticello and Montpelier, Virginia offers visitors countless presidential activities during the holiday weekend.
Not only is the state the birthplace to several of founding fathers, but also the sole filming location of Steven Spielberg’s recent blockbuster, “LINCOLN,” with 12 2013 Oscar nominations, has inspired a wealth of Lincoln-themed travel packages, discounts, tours and attractions including The Lincoln Movie Trail and Sweepstakes.
With value-driven thematic deals, historic tours, and even “the presidential treatment,” Virginia is the ideal destination for a long getaway over the holiday weekend. Visitors interested in history, family fun and culinary can take advantage of the plethora of Presidents’ Day tours and packages available throughout the state. Beyond the following sampling, a complete list of Presidents’ Day offerings can be found on www.virginia.org/PresidentsDay.
Clifton Inn Presidents’ Day Package
Sip Thomas Jefferson’s favorite wine and cocktails with the Clifton Inn’s “Presidents’ Day” package. Rates start at $164 and include overnight accommodations with daily breakfast and afternoon tea, a bottle of Madeira, Thomas Jefferson’s preferred wine, a Founding Fathers Cocktail Flight and a “Declaration of Independence with Short Biographies of its Signers” book. In addition to these offers, travelers have easy access to the homes of former presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison.
The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond – Valid through March 3, 2013
Lincoln fans wishing to sleep in the same beds as the stars can take advantage of the historic Jefferson Hotel’s “Lincoln Stayed Here” rate of $195 per night for a superior guest room, available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. With luxurious accommodations, breathtaking architecture and first-class dining, travelers will feel like true celebrities in this grand hotel
Lincoln Movie Richmond Getaway Package
Home to some of the most prominent residents of Richmond during the Civil War, and frequently visited by well-known war personalities, the Linden Row Inn is offering an ideal package for “LINCOLN” fans who wish to experience pre-Civil War architecture and explore the streets where the movie was filmed. Package rates start at $199 and include overnight accommodations, a $75 gift certificate for lunch or dinner at Bistro 27 Restaurant, a bottle of sparkling wine and complimentary valet parking.
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