With two major celebrations occurring within three days, the weekend of February 13-16 is the perfect time for clients to enjoy a winter getaway. Valentine's Day is on Saturday, February 14 this year and Presidents Day is on Monday, February 16, which makes the long weekend perfect for visiting a romantic hideaway, a presidential landmark, or both.
As February is also a time of potentially disruptive weather, Travel Insured International reminds agents that romance and history are best enjoyed when clients insure their 2009 Valentine’s and Presidents Day trip plans. Because winter weather conditions, an icy fall or serious illness can spoil vacation plans, it's important to protect your clients’ prepaid travel dollars.
A Worldwide Trip Protector travel insurance plan from Travel Insured will safeguard your clients' getaway and free their minds to enjoy a romantic, safe and possibly historic holiday vacation. Below are some ideas for enjoying the Valentine's and Presidents Day weekend.
Visit the Hawaiian island of Oahu where President Obama grew up. The beach town of Kailua, where the Obama family vacations, is a hideaway for the successful romance of the President and First Lady. (www.kailuachamber.com)
Visit President Harry Truman’s southern White House in Key West, FL, the port that is also a popular cruise stop. Toast a romantic sunset at the town’s southernmost U.S. point in Mallory Square. (www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com)
Get lost in the stars of Beverly Hills, CA, just south of Simi Valley, home of the President Ronald Reagan Library, its majestic Pacific sunsets, and the storied romance of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. (www.reaganfoundation.org)
Relive history at the Lincoln Birthday Bicentennial at the Abraham Lincoln home and neighborhood in Springfield, IL. From February 12, Lincoln’s 200th birthday, through February 15, 2009, enjoy concerts and programs with actors portraying Lincoln and other historic figures. (www.nps.gov/liho)
Reserve a romantic dinner for two at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, (www.ciachef.edu/restaurants) after visiting the nearby estate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor overlooking the scenic upper Hudson River. (www.nps.gov/hofr)
Book a New York City weekend with a visit to President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace and home at 28 East 20th St. (between Broadway and Park Avenue.) Walk one block east from the home into old New York’s most romantic neighborhood, Gramercy Park and the lush townhouses of Irving Place. (www.nps.gov/thrb)
Enjoy a romantic, historic weekend in downtown Boston with a visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library on Columbia Point, overlooking Dorchester Bay on the southeastern coast of the city. (www.jfklibrary.org)