Pair history with exploration when you and the family check into a storied hotel inspired by an American president. Here are five to consider.
Get comfortable in this famed hotel and learn about the farmer, inventor and president it was named for. Kids will get a kick out of the free and fun "Where's Tommy?" tour of the capital city. Begin the adventure in the Beaux Arts-style hotel's cozy library before making your way to eight locations where Thomas Jefferson is remembered. Return to the hotel and you'll be rewarded with a treat, compliments of the chef, as well as a Thomas Jefferson bobblehead doll.
Learn about the 16th president during your stay in the home of Lincoln's presidential library and museum. Visit the well-regarded center featuring exhibits, artifacts, theatrical presentations and guest speakers. Hop on the Springfield Trolley for easy access to more historic sites. Then imagine life more than 150 years ago while visiting New Salem, a re-creation of Lincoln's 19th-century frontier village.
Located in the city's historic Gaslamp Quarter, the grand hotel was renovated by our 18th president's son Ulysses S. Grant Jr. Take note of the hotel's $6.5 million collection of artwork, created by world-renowned artists from various backgrounds. The sculptures, ironwork, murals and paintings express the cultural landmark's blend of history and modern approach to hospitality. The famed Southern California beaches and amusement parks are just a short drive away.
This boutique, independent hotel is the ideal home base from which to learn about our 25th president. Visit the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum for interactive, hands-on science exhibits, a planetarium and a historical library. The permanent McKinley Gallery display chronicles the path of a leader who was born in 1843 and served 14 years in the U.S. House before becoming president. A second term was cut short by his death at the hands of an assassin.
This historic 504-room hotel was first officially named to honor President Theodore Roosevelt in 1923 and recognize his efforts to build the Panama Canal. For a brief time, it operated under a different moniker. Ten years ago it closed for a $145 million restoration and reopened, once again, as The Roosevelt. Just steps beyond, you'll find the famed French Quarter, shopping, museums, galleries and, of course, music.