With its eco-friendly vibe, easy-to-navigate streets, affordable food, and world famous bookstore (Powell’s), Portland, OR, is a winning city for families. Even better, the Portland Perks Package makes it low fuss. You get discounted rates at a number of the city’s top hotels, plus free breakfast and parking, plus a coupon booklet for sweet savings on eats and shopping, plus discount tickets to some of the coolest attractions in the area. Check out the Oregon Zoo and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Visit travelportland.com/deals for more details and hotel booking information.
Truly a cosmopolitan city, Atlanta attracts people of all kinds for its vibrant art and music scene, array of museums and parks, and variety of restaurants and shops. The city also offers affordable packages for you and your family to enjoy. Take advantage of the MVP summer package for only $89 and tour the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola, or soak up any of the free or $10 & under deals, such as the Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days or the Saturday Family Discount, plus half-price discounts on theater, dance, and music performances. Check out the NASCAR Sprint Cup Races at the Elliott Grandstand and the Kangaroo Conservation Center. Visit atlanta.net/mvp for more details and hotel booking information.
With its friendly people and small-town feel, Columbus is a perfect place for families still looking for that big city appeal. Home to the world-famous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus also offers great shops, restaurants, and amazing hotels. With the Fun Family Getaway package starting at $300, a family of four can get lodging, admission to the interactive science museum COSI Columbus, a coupon for a free Graeter’s banana split, and a shopping/entertainment discount book for the Easton Town Center. Visit internetvacationmall.com and click on Columbus for more details.
Trademarked “America’s Most Perfect Village,” Cooperstown, NY, has a ton of family-friendly activities for those drawn to quaint, rural places. Located about 60 miles from Albany on the shores of Lake Otsego, Cooperstown is great for families to enjoy nature together. The Joint Membership Package gets you into all the best museums as well as admission to The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Enjoy a day out at The Otesaga, one of the nation’s top golf resorts. Visit cooperstowntickets.com for more information.
San Jose, CA
“Fun in the sun” is certainly the motto for San Jose, an active city that has plenty of fun things to do for a family (often for free), such as hiking trails, picnicking havens, festivals, and parades. Through the Saint Claire hotel’s Stay Connected package, starting at $249 a night, families can take advantage of the hotel’s ripe location next to The Children’s Discovery Museum and Paramount’s Great America theme park. Plan a day out to Raging Waters, Northern California’s largest water park. Visit thesainteclaire.com for these deals or sanjose.org for more tips on fun things to do.
New York, NY
For families who enjoy the lights and sounds of the Big Apple, why not enjoy it on a bike? The Bicycle Package Built for Two, courtesy of Apple Core Hotels, is a fun way to take in the city. Starting at $280, you can lodge in the heart of NYC and enjoy a two-hour bike ride in Central Park. By staying at one of the many locations associated with Apple Core Hotels, you will be located within walking distance to must-see New York attractions such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Macy’s. Visit applecorehotels.com and use package code “BICYCLE” to get in on this great deal.