By Rose Overbey
Fredericksburg
Virginia
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The city of Fredericksburg, in central Virginia, may ring a bell with history buffs. George Washington's mother and sister both called this town home for many years, and the first president spent his youth only a couple miles from the city. It also was a critical town during the Civil War because of its central location between the Union capital of Washington DC, and the Confederate capital of Richmond, VA. Today, it's colonial charm and historical importance draws tourists to travel to the city.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next trip to Fredericksburg, Virginia. This historical city is located between the larger cities of Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. You can fly into Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) -- which serves Washington, DC, or Richmond International Airport (RIC) in Richmond, VA. Ronald Reagan Airport is about 10 miles closer to Fredericksburg than Richmond International. Book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com: To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). And, when booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please refer to our top selections of hotels in the Fredericksburg area for assistance with finding accommodations.  Then book by following the link to the hotel portion of our website (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

EscapeWizard.com suggests you start your tour where George Washington spent his youth. Ferry Farm isn't technically located in the city limits, but its significance as George Washington's childhood home is worth the trip. A tour of the farm will offer a historical perspective on the rest of your trip to Fredericksburg. EscapeWizard.com recommends taking advantage of the Fredericksburg Tourism Center's offer of a two-for-one deal, which includes a visit to Ferry Farm and the beautiful Kenmore home, where George Washington's sister, Betty Washington Lewis lived with her husband. Both of these homes represent some of the best preserved colonial sites in America and tell the personal stories of one of our nation's founding fathers and his family.

If you enjoy history, EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting some of the Civil War sites located around town. You have many spots to choose from, but Ellwood Manor is a must-see for any history buff. During the Civil War, this home served as everything from a field hospital, to union headquarters. Legend has it that many important guests have also stopped by Ellwood Manor, including James Madison and James Monroe. EscapeWizard.com also recommends visiting the Fredericksburg National Military Park to retrace some of the battles during the Civil War. Take a driving tour, or walk among the same fields that union and confederate soldiers fought on.

EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. Here the city's prominent figures and important landmarks are all woven together into a wonderful story of the city's rich history.

If you visit in the summer, EscapeWizard.com recommends enjoying some of the outdoor activities the area offers. Fredericksburg's location in rural Virginia makes the area an ideal spot to mountain bike, picnic or hike. Also make sure to enjoy the charm of the town today. Colonial style pubs and Bed and Breakfast inns abound.

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to visit Fredericksburg. Take a trip to a different time and enjoy the history of this city. Just click the link above and book your next trip to Fredericksburg, Virginia with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Fredericksburg
By Shaina Amienyi
Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg
1060 Hospitality Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
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The Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg is an excellent hotel choice for business and leisure travelers visiting the historic city of Fredericksburg. Stay at the hotel and you will be close to Quantico Marine Corps Base, the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, and numerous historic sites including battlefields and museums. Check-in begins at 3pm at this hotel, and checkout is at 11am.

The hotel offers 136 guest rooms and 12 suites, all complete with Garden Sleep System king or queen beds. There is a refreshment center where you will find a microwave, fridge, and coffee maker with complimentary Starbucks® coffee. You can stock the fridge with snacks and beverages from the Pavilion Pantry, the 24-hour, on-site convenience store. You can also use the fridge and microwave for leftovers that you bring back from the Great American Grill.

Beautifully designed bathrooms showcase granite vanities and Waterpik® shower heads. For entertainment, watch complimentary HBO on the 26-inch flat screen TV. Other features include Braille numbers, doorbells with audio and strobe alerts, and roll-in showers. Suites come with king sized beds and additional amenities including a seating area with a sofa bed, a mini bar, and whirlpool bathtub.

You can be comfortable while you work, thanks to the ergonomic desk chair and sizable work desk. Business guests will want to take advantage of the PrinterOn® remote printing services. You can print right from your room to the 24-hour business center. The Fredericksburg Hilton is a great place to hold events. The hotel offers a total of 2,700 square feet of flexible event space and can accommodate up to 150 guests in the Madison, the largest meeting space.

You will not have to miss your workouts while being out of town. You can exercise in your room using complimentary Stay Fit Kits® supplied in your room or visit the on-site fitness center. The indoor pool is good for swimming laps or splashing around with friends and family. If you want to relax, you can enjoy the water in the whirlpool.

The Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg offers convenience, comfort, and classy accommodations. Business professionals will love being near businesses such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Intuit, GEICO, and Northrop Grumman. Those in town strictly for pleasure benefit from being close to Cannon Ridge Golf Course and Old Town Fredericksburg. Click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to EscapeWizard.com to book your stay at the Hilton.
Hotels in Fredericksburg
By Sarah Hay
Homewood Suites by Hilton
1040 Hospitality Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
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Virginia is for lovers, or so the state motto goes, and guests will love their experience at Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fredericksburg. Visitors to the area will appreciate the centrality of Homewood Suites to everything in the area, including historic downtown Fredericksburg, King’s Dominion, and Meadows Farm and Cannon Ridge golf courses. The hotel is located halfway between Richmond and Washington, D.C., and is next to the Fredericksburg Expo Center. Business travelers to the region will find a multitude of corporations and businesses nearby, including Quantico Marine Corps Base, Geico Insurance, Mary Washington Healthcare, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Dahlgren). With a 4 p.m. check-in time and a 12 p.m. check-out time, you’ll find the hotel caters to everything a traveler needs to relax and enjoy the region.

Every day of the week, guests of the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fredericksburg can wake up to a complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast, and every evening, Monday through Thursday, a Welcome Home reception, including a light meal, is complimentary. In your spacious two-room suite, you’ll find a full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave, as well as two TVs, free high-speed Internet access, dual phones with complimentary local phone calls, along with an iron/ironing board and hair dryer. There are laundry services on site, and the hotel offers a complimentary grocery-shopping service. Looking to relax? There’s a fitness center, pool, and whirlpool on site, and even a 24-hour convenience store, the Suite Shop, for any gifts, necessities, or snacks.

If you’re in Fredericksburg for business, the Homewood Suites can provide you with everything you need to help keep you up-to-speed. There is a business center available, with audio/visual equipment rentals, express mail service and printing, and faxing and photocopying services are at your disposal. If you’ve been searching for the best deal available at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fredericksburg, look no further than EscapeWizard.com; just click on this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).