Country Inns & Suites By Carlson Announces"See My Country" Itineraries for Last-Minute Summer Vacations

Minneapolis, MN | August 07, 2009

Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM today unveiled a series of two, four and seven-day road trip itineraries for families interested in exploring the United States by car before the end of summer. Posted on the company's website at countryinns.com/roadtrip, the itineraries feature a variety of attractions of interest to families. Top family-friendly venues within the itineraries are designated with the company's new "Mom's Choice" rating. Country Inns has invited 25 leading family bloggers to take the itineraries and share their experiences online.

Each itinerary provides background information and online links to historic, educational, nature and other fun-filled and budget-friendly attractions of interest to kids and parents alike. The itineraries include a mix of locally and nationally known attractions, notable family-owned restaurants and a few relatively undiscovered venues.

The themed itineraries explore five regions of the United States. Each itinerary features three two-day legs that can be taken separately or combined for a longer trip.

  • Founding Fathers Country treks through North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.

  • Binoculars Country ventures through upstate New York.

  • Streams & Shores Country winds through Wisconsin and Minnesota.

  • Peaks & Valleys Country journeys across Montana, Utah and Idaho

  • Ocean Drive Country follows the coastline of Southern California.

  • Country Inns & Suites new "Mom's Choice" designation for top attractions in each itinerary is based on factors such as family fun, price and mom approval. Top attractions receiving the "Mom's Choice" rating include:

  • Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va.

  • The Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.

  • Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Md.

  • Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca, N.Y.

  • Ithaca Farmers Market, Ithaca, N.Y.

  • Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y.

  • Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

  • Barnum's Circus World Museum, Baraboo, Wisc.

  • Minnehaha Falls at Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minn.

  • Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth, Minn.

  • Custer Battlefield Trading Post and Café, Crow Agency, Mont.

  • Wildflower Festival, Alta, Utah

  • Roaring Springs Water Park, Meridian, Id.

  • Balboa Park, San Diego, Calif.

  • Oceanside Pier, Port Hueneme, Calif.

  • Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, Santa Barbara, Calif.

  • Country Inns & Suites By Carlson offers its "Sweet Deal" promotion for summer which allows guests to save 15% off two or more consecutive nights at any of the more than 465 properties in the U.S. and Canada for stays between now through September 13, 2009. Guests staying at U.S. hotels will also receive a valuable offer from T.G.I. Friday's restaurants. Three day advance registration is required and additional terms apply. Additional details can be found at http://www.countryinns.com/roadtrip. For more information about Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, visit www.countryinns.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or the Country Inns & Suites Blog.

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    Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, a leading select service hotel brand, features residential-style architecture and comfortable, home-like design concepts offering excellent value and attractive accommodations. The brand includes more than 480 locations in the Americas, Europe and India. It is part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a leading global hotel company with more than 1,045 locations in 75 countries under the brands of Regent® Hotels & Resorts; Radisson® Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts; Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Park Inn®.

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