Springtime Historic Getaways From Historic Hotels of America(R)

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ — National Preservation Month promotes preservation efforts in localities across the country. Members of National Trust Historic Hotels of America honor the country’s diverse and unique heritage by offering special packages during Preservation Month, May 2006. Offers range from special museum exhibits to battlefield and trolley tours.

More than 30 spring packages from Historic Hotels of America are featured at http://www.historichotels.org/press_release/1/38. The following are selected samples.

The Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg, Pa.

Experience a two-hour bus tour of the Gettysburg battlefield, tickets to three area museums and unlimited rides on the hotel trolley. Later retire to the hotel for afternoon tea and cookies. (Available thru May 31, 2006; $439 Family rate for two adults and two children, ages 4-11, or $369 for two adults. Rates include breakfast buffet.) Visit http://www.historichotels.org/hotel/183

The Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla, Calif.

The Grand Heritage package features two-nights in a historic suite, two tickets to the San Diego Historic Trolley Tour, La Jolla history book, self- guided historic walking tour outline, late checkout and breakfast for two. (Available on an ongoing basis; $699 per couple.) Visit http://www.historichotels.org/hotel/8

The Historic Hotel Boulderado, Boulder, Co.

The Historic Downtown Boulder Excursion package includes choice of king or suite accommodations, $25 gift certificate for downtown shops and restaurants, $20 dinner credit for Q’s Restaurant or the Corner Bar and an envelope full of Boulder merchant values. (Available thru May 25, 2006; $199 – $249 per night, double occupancy.) Visit http://www.historichotels.org/hotel/25

Wentworth-by-the-Sea Marriott Hotel & Spa, New Castle, N.H.

The Wentworth Historical Package includes deluxe accommodations, dinner for two at the hotel, tickets to the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Exhibit at the John Paul Jones House Museum and a copy of Wentworth by the Sea, The Life and Times of a Grand Hotel. (Available May 1-30, 2006; $149 per person, per night, double occupancy.) Visit http://www.historichotels.org/hotel/212

Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has identified more than 200 hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architectural and ambiance. To be selected for this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized as having historic significance. Reservations can be made though Historic Hotels of America http://www.historichotels.org/.

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