It's summertime and for most of us that means: vacation! And with that means fun, family-friendly destinations that the whole family can enjoy, no matter how old or young you may be.
The hotel part of it is key, isn't it? We always try to find a place to stay that's kid-friendly and we always try to make sure the kids are as comfortable as possible. Extra! Bonus! Points! if the hotel has a swimming pool.
But sometimes even a pool isn't good enough.
Kids get bored easily, don't they?
I typically find myself packing not only essentials necessary for the trip but items that will keep my kids occupied regardless of whether we are in the car, or in our hotel for the night. Variety is the key, or so I've found.
Recently, Marriott and Nickelodeon came up with a great new promotion to keep kids happy and occupied while staying at a hotel on vacation. So listen up; starting July 1st, you can arrange to "Nickelodeon Your Stay" at nearly 2,000 hotels with the Marriott brands. This wonderful promotion translates to this: ALL kids get free activities including a Nickelodeon bracelet with a code to access free online games at Nickelodeon, and an activity book with challenging puzzles and mazes. And if you dine in? Kids who eat at the hotels' restaurants also receive a place mat featuring favorite Nickelodeon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.
And to make this experience even better - if you can imagine that, Marriott and Nickelodeon are also offering an upgraded package at several of Marriott's brands (including Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites) for just $10. And so what will that $10 get you? I'll tell you! It includes all the free items plus a SpongeBob activity bag and splash ball, Nickelodeon sunglasses, and a 3-D build-your-own SpongeBob craft.
And let me tell you, we received this little promotional package in the mail and my 4 year old? LOVES the SpongeBob activity bag. As a matter of fact, he asked to take it to day camp for show and tell.
For $20 at the Marriott and JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts kids get all the above items and a special SpongeBob SquarePants or Dora the Explorer pillowcase and storybook. Marriott and Nickelodeon are making it easier for kids to enjoy their stay for an affordable price that parents like.
Visit 'Nickelodeon Your Stay' for more information. And while you are there checking things out, book a room. Make sure you also check out their free, downloadable, Nickelodeon themed travel games under the free goodies section.
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Disclaimer: “I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Marriott and received a Nickelodeon gift pack to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”