Chances are, someone on your gift list this holiday season wants to explore America: perhaps antiquing in Charleston; the museums of New York, Boston or Washington, D.C.; the mountains of Colorado; or sample dozens of other uniquely American destinations.

Why not give the traveler on your list a gift card from Historic Hotels of America? A getaway is always appreciated. The Historic Hotels of America gift card has nearly 50 destinations from which to choose including:

*picturesque New England inns;

*California coastal retreats from Carmel to Ventura or La Jolla;

*the grandeur of a classic historic hotel in Boston, Dallas, New Orleans, Kansas City, Saint Paul or San Antonio;

*sophisticated southern small boutique hotels in Charleston, S.C., or Chapel Hill, N.C.;

*regal resorts from Jekyll Island, Ga., to Ashville, N.C. or the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts; and
*western historic hideaways in Colorado and Wyoming.

Historic Hotels of America gift cards can be ordered in any amount starting at $50 and are valid at nearly 50 HHA members throughout the country. You choose the dollar amount and the recipient chooses how and where to spend it. For more information, including a list of participating hotels and terms and conditions,

And right now, you can give the gift of travel and reward yourself, too. Use your MasterCard® to purchase a gift card valued at $225 or more and a stylish and rugged rOtring® Core® pen is yours free. As a special thank you, you’ll also receive a complimentary six-month membership in the National Trust, America’s leading preservation advocate working to save historic buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes. Please allow 30 business days for your free National Trust membership card to arrive.

For last minute shoppers, gift cards can be ordered until 3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 22, 2004, to be received by Friday, December 24 (express charges will be applied). Some restrictions apply.
Avoid the shopping center—give a gift card for a memorable historic travel experience.

National Trust Historic Hotels of America is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. HHA has identified 213 hotels in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambience.

To be selected for this program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized locally as having historic significance.

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