Need some family travel fun time? Head over to Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway located at 180 Hawley Lane in Trumbull, CT, sits among Southwestern Connecticut’s Fortune 500 corporations near Shelton and Bridgeport. The hotel features 319 rooms and six suites on five floors as well as 12 meeting rooms with 12,540 square feet of flexible event space and one concierge level. Dining options include the Parallel Post restaurant and lounge and On the Rox outdoor bar and grill. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and seasonal outdoor pools and whirlpool.
Family Travel Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway Wild Side Special
Before going swimming with the sharks, soaring with the squawks or jiggling with jellyfish, the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway wants travelers to get off to a good start with a special breakfast deal.
The Bridgeport hotel’s Stay for Breakfast Package serves up deluxe accommodations from $129 to $189 per night plus breakfast for up to two adults at Parallel Post. Children 12 and under registered in the same room also can eat free.
As one of the more convenient hotels in Trumbull, CT, the Marriott Merritt Parkway offers quick access to Beardsley Zoo about 4 miles away and The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk about 20 miles down the highway. The attractions feature tons of exotic fish, cute animals, rainforest reptiles, fun rides and educational exhibits.
Connecticut’s only zoo, the nearby Beardsley facility in Bridgeport offers more than 300 animals including an Amur (Siberian) tiger, wolves and Golden Lion tamarin monkeys. Catch a glimpse of prairie dogs, bison, deer, pigs, bald eagles, Bess beetles, wood turtles and plenty of other creatures while exploring five sections of the property.
Baby otters are a new addition to the zoo. Children will love to see the four new otters roam around and explore their world. On July 4, 2014, the zoo is expected to feature an animal scavenger hunt with a patriotic color theme – with red wolves, white swans and blue poison dart frogs among highlighted creatures.
The Rainforest Reptile Shows begin July 1 and run through Aug. 17, 2014. The shows feature rainforest natives that crawl, slither and creep. Visitors can experience direct contact with the animals and learn their interesting stories.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering the chance to do something most people have tried to avoid all their lives. The “Jiggle a Jellyfish” exhibit allows visitors to gently touch the tops of live moon jellyfish as they move through a new space created just for them. The exhibit will be open daily in July and August and weekends and holidays during other months.
The aquarium focuses on the nearby Long Island Sound. An arm of the Atlantic Ocean, this relatively small body of water is rich in aquatic life. The aquarium’s exhibits include crabs and lobsters, game fish and jellyfish as well as sea turtles and sharks.
After a day of exploring the wonders of the natural world, visitors can return to the Trumbull hotel and retire in spacious rooms with thick mattresses and fluffy pillows for a sound night’s sleep. Guests can catch up with friends and family and post pictures and videos of their zoo and aquarium adventures on social media channels via high-speed Internet access. Coffee makers, mini-refrigerators, Bath and Body Works products and safes are among amenities visitors can expect.
Parallel Post provides a perfect start in the morning. The farm-to-table Dean James Max restaurant features the freshest seasonal ingredients in dishes that regularly change based on availability of ingredients. Local favorites include the Belgian waffle, Southern-style biscuits and gravy, Babke french toast, made-to-order omelets and cereal. Fresh orange juice and coffee by Omar Roasters ofNewington, CT, are always on tap.
The Stay for Breakfast package is valid Thursday through Sunday through Dec. 20, 2014. Guests may book the deal online or by calling 1-800-228-9290 and using promotional code S4B.