Friday, November 16, 2012

3 Top Timeshare Resorts at Historic Destinations

The RedWeek November newsletter offers this idea for your next timeshare vacation – mix a little learning into the fun by choosing a destination with historic significance.

Many historical sites offer interactive exhibits, firsthand accounts, and thought-provoking audio-visuals which can make a big impression on kids and adults alike.

Be sure to look for timeshare resorts like these 3 when planning your next educational vacation:

1. Marrott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Oahu, HI. This popular resort is just 30 minutes from Honolulu where you’ll find Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Within the grounds of Pearl Harbor are exhibits, displays, memorials, and museums.

The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on that battleship during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and is built directly above the sunken hull of the battleship.

In a section of the Memorial known as the Shrine, an opening in the floor overlooks the sunken decks. If you choose, you may toss flowers into the water here in honor of the fallen sailors.

A Marrott’s Ko Olina Beach Club timeshare rental is just $136/night, and resales start at $6,500.

2. Resort on Cocoa Beach, FL. Cocoa Beach, FL, is less than five minutes from Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. While here, stop by the Air Force Space and Missile History Center and the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium.

The Kennedy Space Center brings the exciting story of the United States' space program to life. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers a number of displays including actual space craft such as the Gemini 9 capsule and the Apollo 14 command module, and thrilling interactive exhibits including the Shuttle Launch Experience, and a simulation ride into space.

Rent a timeshare at The Resort on Cocoa Beach for $143/night; resales start at just $750.

3. Wyndham Old Town Alexandria, VA. This urban resort is just a quick 20-minute Metro ride to The White House, the Smithsonian Mall with its numerous fascinating museums on American history, the U.S. Capitol, and many other museums (see top photo) about, and monuments to, the story of the United States of America.

A Wyndham Old Town Alexandria timeshare rental at just $110/night makes an affordable Washington, D.C., vacation. Resales start at $12,500.

Photo Credit (top): time.com
Photo Credit (1): acepilots.com
Photo Credit (2): orlandowelcomecenter.com
Photo Credit (3): attainablemind.net

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