Exclusive Travel Deals in April 2010
Economical explorer Alice Shapin highlights this month’s traveling deals. In April 2010: Delaware, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, California, Vermont
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Dino exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
We’ve seen it all — blizzards, torrential rains, and finally a promise of warmer weather. So now it’s time to get away and enjoy. Whether you want the city, gardens, water views, or wineries across the country, we have great deals just for Hudson Valley readers.
From Dinosaurs to Daisies
Where: Hotel du Pont. 11th & Market St., Wilmington, DE; 302- 594-3100
What’s special: This landmark historic hotel located in the Brandywine Valley is one of the finest examples of European craftsmanship in North America. It offers sophisticated elegance and exceptional service. Built in 1913, such notables as John F. Kennedy, Charles Lindberg, and Katharine Hepburn have been guests of the hotel. It’s close to history, art, antiques, museums, beautiful mansions, and breathtaking gardens.
The deal: “Twice as Nice Double Gardens” package includes admission to Winterthur Museum and Country Estate and Longwood Gardens; overnight stay; free breakfast; and free valet parking. Enjoy the early-spring garden blooming season at two glorious DuPont gardens. The earliest flowering bulbs and blooming shrubs and trees are now appearing at Winterthur. Special seasonal conservatory displays at Longwood Gardens include the Annual Easter Display. Rates are from $179 per room per night, plus taxes. Special for our readers is a free box of their famous Hotel du Pont Almond Macaroons upon arrival. Exclusive Rate Code: “WMRTWICE.” This is a $140 savings.
When: Now through April 30th, 2010
Guests at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Another Hotel du Pont deal: “Double Dinosaurs” includes admission to the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Museum of Natural History; overnight stay; free breakfast; and free valet parking. Enjoy “Dinotopia: the fantastic art of James Gurney” at the Delaware Art Museum, then visit the Delaware Museum of Natural History to see real dinosaur fossils and more. Prices are from $174 per room per night, plus taxes. Special for our readers is a box of the famous Hotel du Pont Almond Macaroons upon arrival. The savings is $115. Exclusive Rate Code: “WMRDINOS.”
When: Now through May 15, 2010