The Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway Hotel Offers Family Vacation Packages to the Connecticut Zoo

July 19, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Bridgeport, CT July 19, 2008 - With "Staycations" being the buzzword for summer travel 2008, families are looking to spend their vacation time either at or closer to home. As a result, the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway hotel near Bridgeport has just introduced a "Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Package" which enables a family to enjoy a night away from home plus admission to the zoo for just $169! The Zoo is currently featuring a new exhibit for this summer only entitled "Fly Me To The Zoo A Free Flight Bird Show."

This family vacation package includes accommodations for two adults and two children in a deluxe room in the newly renovated Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway hotel near Bridgeport, plus zoo admission for just $169 per night. This family vacation package is valid through September 1, 2008 and subject to availability. Those making reservations via phone or online, must refer to Promo Code ARN.

The Connecticut Marriott hotel near the Beardsley Zoo has recently undergone an extensive guest room renovation creating accommodations that are the ultimate in state-of-the-art technology and comfort. Rooms now feature Marriott's trademark Revive bedding with plush down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets, premium cable television channels, coffee and tea making service, pull-out sofa beds, high-speed Internet access, and much more. The Connecticut Marriott hotel features both indoor and outdoor pools as well as two restaurants: Porter's Restaurant or On The Rox by the pool.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport features more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species including many endangered and threatened species such as the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Andean condor, Ocelot, Red wolf, Andean (spectacled) bear, Maned wolf, and Golden lion tamarin. The Zoo also features a South American rainforest with free-flight aviary; a prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas; a New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, sheep and other barnyard critters; the hoofstock trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer and more; as well as a colorful carousel.

The new "Fly Me To The Zoo A Free Flight Bird Show" is an entertaining and educational show using non-traditional, free flight birds (such as raptors, hornbills and parrots) and combines their natural behavior with a conservation message which will engage, inspire, and empower people of all ages. The show was recently hosted at the Philadelphia Zoo and at the Texas State Aquarium.

For more information on the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway or to book this family vacation package, call 203-378-1400. Reservations can also be made via the hotel's website at