Hotel gift certificates packages perfect for romantic or family getaways

Hotel gift certificates packages perfect for romantic or family getaways


Want to surprise your partner with a romantic getaway? Treat your parents on their anniversary? Cure your family’s cabin fever with a weekend of swimming, movies and pizza?

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has teamed up with area hotels to offer more than 20 getaways, ranging in price from $79 to $290, with the majority in the $99 to $120 range. Rooms range from standard double rooms to family-size suites for as many as six people, and romantic suites with fireplaces and whirlpools.

Here are samples of one- and two-night getaways:

l Romance—Rockford-Style: $119.88 includes one night for two people at the Sleep Inn in a specially-decorated room with a king-sized bed, candles, wine, flowers, chocolates, freshly baked cookies, two movie tickets to Showplace 16 and breakfast in bed. Rooms have free high-speed Internet and coffee makers.

l Rev’d Up Family Getaway: $155.69 includes one night for as many as six people at Quality Suites in a suite with two double beds and a sofa bed, hot breakfast buffet, evening reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages, 24-hour access to atrium pool, passes to Bally Total Fitness and a $50 gift certificate to Rev’d Up (an indoor recreation center with electric go-carts, bumper cars, batting cages, bowling, golf simulator, video arcade and a restaurant). Suites have microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee makers.

l Two Nights & A Movie: $99 includes two nights for as many as five people at the Hampton Inn in a room with a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds, continental breakfast buffet, one in-room movie, popcorn, two liters of soda and access to indoor pool, whirlpool and exercise room. Rooms have coffee makers.

l Family Fun Getaway: $111.94 includes two nights for four people at the Village Lodge in a room with two beds, continental breakfast, four movie tickets to Showplace 16, one large pizza from Papa John’s, four tickets to Discovery Center Children’s Museum (chosen by Child magazine as one of the nation’s top four children’s museums). Rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges.

For complete descriptions of all the packages, log on to Gift certificates can be mailed to you, or mailed directly to the recipient, with a personalized message from you. The gift certificates do not expire. If a year passes and the exact packages are no longer available, the certificates are redeemable for a room or package of equal value. For Christmas delivery, order by Dec. 19. Order gift certificates by phone at 800-521-0849, Ext. 661, during business hours.

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