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HARTFORD, CT, April 5, 2004 - With Mother's Day nipping on the heels of Spring's arrival, it's time to "spring" into action and begin planning a special weekend getaway for Mom in May. Connecticut offers an array of easy getaway packages that will leave Mom refreshed and rejuvenated, but more importantly, loved and appreciated. A sampling of Mother's Day packages includes:

Mother's Day in Mystic Package - Mystic, CT
Moms can enjoy quality time with a family member or companion while receiving the VIP treatment at The Mermaid Inn. The Mother's Day package includes:

  • Accommodations for two evenings
  • Dinner for two
  • Mother's Day breakfast for two complete with decadent eggs benedict with lobster
  • All rooms arranged with brandy, fresh flowers, Italian chocolates and complimentary soft drinks.
  • Two admission tickets to Mystic Seaport or Mystic Aquarium

Package begins at $225 per night, and does not include tax and gratuity. For information or to make reservation, please call (877) 692-2632.

Hilltop Inn and Suites - North Stonington, CT
Treat Mom to a relaxing day and a sensational night with a stress-free package from Hilltop Inn and Suites. The package includes:

  • Flowers upon arrival
  • A 25-minute facial or Reiki Therapy treatment
  • Fifty percent off all spa products
  • A private Mom's Margarita Happy Hour Reception from 5 ­ 7 p.m.
  • A "Mom's Only Limousine Service" to Foxwoods Resort for Sunday morning Bingo, which includes Bingo pass, markers and a roll of quarters for slot machines.

Package begins at $249 for a deluxe room, and $299 for a Spa Suite, and does not include tax and gratuity. For reservations and additional information, please call (877) 965-0500.

"Ti Amo" Mother's Day Package - Village of Niantic, CT
Why stop celebrating Mom on Mother's Day? Let Mom celebrate Mother's Day any time of the year with a getaway gift certificate from Fourteen Lincoln Street, a chef-owned bed and breakfast. Mom will be sure to enliven her taste buds while staying at the former 19th century church turned bed and breakfast. Hostess and Chef Cheryl Jean is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has been awarded six national culinary awards. This delightful epicurean package includes:

  • Afternoon tea
  • A chef-prepared breakfast complete with baked goods featured in Dean & DeLuca in Tokyo
  • A box of specially handcrafted chocolates created by Chef Jean
  • An elegantly-appointed room complete with private bath and Jacuzzi tub.

Fourteen Lincoln Street will be closed on Mother's Day Weekend. Prices begin at $175 per night, and do not include tax and gratuity.

For reservations or additional information, please call 860-739-6327. Please note that a gift certificate for a one-night stay may be used anytime January 1 - May 31, 2004, during the month of December or anytime mid-week for one full year from time of purchase. A two-night gift certificate must be purchased for anticipated weekend stays between June - October.

To find other great getaway packages and values in Connecticut, travelers can call 1-800-CTBOUND (1-800-282-6863) or visit the Connecticut Tourism Division's website at www.ctbound.org and click onto Specials. With one simple click, a list appears highlighting some of the hottest deals around the state. All essential information - including a description of the package, dates of availability and contact information - is clearly outlined, plus some direct links are provided to each individual property and attraction mentioned in the package. For itineraries already created by the state, please log onto www.ctbound.org and select from one of the 52 Getaways.

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