Marriott wants you to keep exploring America’s national parks this fall and it plans to make doing so a little cheaper.
Marriott — which also includes The Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, Sheraton and Courtyard — has partnered with the National Park Foundation to make visiting national parks easier for travelers.
The company is discounting stays for their properties near national parks and allowing Marriott Bonvoy members to purchase “America the Beautiful” an annual pass to national parks and federal recreational lands’, according to Travel + Leisure.
“We are thrilled to offer Marriott Bonvoy members a convenient way to plan road trips and explore historical sites and national wonders with their friends and families with this one-of-a-kind travel partnership,” Marriott’s global officer of digital, distribution, revenue strategy & global sales, Brian King, said in a statement to The Points Guy. “The opportunity to experience breathtaking scenery in pristine wilderness settings while giving back to the National Park Foundation is invaluable and will help preserve parks for future adventure seekers.”
With the promotion, member rates begin at $99 per night at more than 400 Marriott hotels located near national parks. Members can book through Marriott’s national parks page or through the standard Marriott website with the promo code “M96”, according to The Points Guy.
Additionally, Bonvoy members can redeem 22,500 points for an annual park pass or donate points towards the National Park Foundation.
Across the U.S. there are 419 national parks. And there is at least one national park located within each state, per Lonely Planet.
National parks slowly began opening in May after being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parks are now “encouraging visitors to plan ahead, especially if they’re looking to visit a particularly popular destination, and to #RecreateResponsibly,” according to Travel + Leisure.
It is recommended to practice social distancing while visiting the parks as well as checking for alerts before you travel and consider visiting less crowded parks.
This Saturday, Sept. 26, is National Public Lands Day, in which all national parks will be free to visit.