Visit the presidential candidates’ hometown

President’s Day is almost here, giving many of us another three day weekend to take advantage of. If you still haven’t heard enough about our presidential candidates, or have head your head in the sand when it comes to the news, it might be a good excuse to visit their hometowns in person. Consider it your own hands-on research. Bonus? They all hail from some of the best cities in the country. With Hotwire’s great deals on hotel rooms—you can save up to 60% on lodging—there’s really no excuse not to get away for the weekend.

Feeling the Bern? Bernie Sanders’ home state of VT offers many points of interest, from Lake Champlain to Killington (skiing!) to Spider web farm. Or, keep it in the Presidential family and visit Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home of Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert.   A 4 star hotel in Burlington starts at just $179 a night, and 3 star properties can be found starting at $56.

Member of the Hillary fan club? Hillary Clinton’s home city Chicago, IL has so much to offer for a fun-filled long weekend. If it’s too chilly to be outdoors, we’re fond of the Art Institute and the Field Museum. Shopping more your thing? Walk the Magnificent Mile, and hit the John Hancock Observatory while you’re at it, for stunning views of the city. Find rooms in 4 star hotels starting at just $84 a night and use some of the $ you saved on a round of Chicago hot dogs.

Hoping to ‘Make America Great Again’? Hit Donald Trump’s home city of NYC for some of the best landmarks, sights and history the country has to offer. After you’ve hit Coney Island and gone to see Lady Liberty, hit the Trump Bar for a drink and shop all the Trump merchandise your heart desires.  Hotwire has 4 star hotel rooms starting at $142 a night, allowing you to feel like a billionaire for the weekend.

Gonna #ChooseCruz? Head up to Calgary, Canada for a visit to Ted Cruz’s birthplace and reap the additional benefit of an incredibly strong dollar! 4 star hotels start at just $69 a night and up. If a trip to the Senator’s currenty city of Houston is more your speed, take advantage of the bustling museum district, a trip to the Space Center, and 4 star hotels. Prices start at $68 a night and up.

Maybe you’re “telling it like it is,” and Chris Christie is your guy. Head to Newark for a history lesson at the Newark Museum, or a stroll through Military Park. Take in the stunning Cathedral Basilica and dine on some of the best food New Jersey has to offer. From Jersey subs to Soprano’s worthy Italian to great Spanish food, Newark has it all. 3.5 star rooms starting at $78 and up.

If you’re all caught up in the #Marcomentum, head for sunny Miami , where a 4 star room starts at $200 and up. From the best beaches and people-watching to Cubano sandwiches and a contagious nightlife, this city has it all.

Prices based on lowest Hot Rate Hotel prices found for travel between 2/12/16 and 2/15/16. Prices are dynamic and subject to change. Availability is limited. There’s no guarantee these prices will be in effect at the time of your search. Hotel name shown only after booking. All bookings final.


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