Movies by the pool, bike rides alongside the Potomac, and free milk and cookies every night? We’re in.
Where: Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Alexandria. 480 King St., Alexandria, VA. 800-368-5047; www.monaco-alexandria.com
What’s special: Alexandria, Virginia — with its cobblestone streets, historical sites, restaurants, galleries, and boutiques — sits on the edge of the Potomac River just downriver from Washington, D.C. Take the King Street Trolley to explore the area, or the Water Taxi to cross the river to the new National Harbor. Hotel guests enjoy complimentary bike rides to explore neighboring sights like Mount Vernon or the paths along the Potomac. For little ones, take advantage of the hotel’s radio flyer wagons and stroll through Old Town, or grab the entire family for a dip in the indoor pool. Each Saturday evening, the hotel dims the lights, pulls out the inflatable pool furniture, and shows movies on a screen right by the pool. Play games like Nintendo Wii and Trivial Pursuit and enjoy coloring books, fruit snacks and popcorn in the hotel’s living room every afternoon.
The deal: The “Family Summer Fun” package includes complimentary milk and cookies nightly and free in-room movie. Rates start at $179. Hudson Valley Magazine readers also receive free parking worth $24.
When: Through Sept. 11