(LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2006) — In honor of the 43 men who as president raised their right hands and recited, "I do solemnly swear to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," Americans are annually given a day to reflect on their accomplishments and challenges. This year, travelers have new opportunities for low cost, memory-rich presidential adventures, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California and AAA Travel.
For Presidents Day 2006 — February 20 — Southern Californians are being offered free admission to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
The Nixon Library and Birthplace is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Monday. Guests are invited to tour the galleries, gardens, memorials, replica of the White House East Room and the restored birthplace of the 37th president. The first 100 guests receive a free cherry pie. Also, there will be presentations by actors playing the roles of George Washington, at 1:30 p.m., and Abraham Lincoln at 2:30 p.m. The library is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential library is open daily from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and for Presidents Day offers look-a-likes of the founding fathers, who will tell stories of their amazing lives and be available at the Children's Activity Center. The Reagan library is located at 40 Presidential Drive.
For travelers looking for an all inclusive look at presidents past and present, AAA Travel presents a three-day, two-night Washington D.C. adventure. The guided coach excursion begins at the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean and Marine Corps (Iwo Jima) Memorials. Then, tour-goers board the Arlington Cemetery tram to the Tomb of the Unknowns and the changing of the guard, then a visit to the final resting place of President John F. Kennedy.
From the comfort of the motorcoach, view the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, House and Senate Office buildings, FBI Building, White House, Federal Triangle, Embassy Row, Georgetown, U.S. Navy Memorial and Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Price of the Washington D.C. Adventure starts at $170 per person, double occupancy, and includes two nights hotel stay, the motor coach tour and all state and local taxes. Airfare to Washington D.C. and meals are extra. Stay an extra day and night for only $64 per person.
For more information on Presidents Day trips contact AAA Travel at aaa.com/travel, call (888) 874-7222 or visit the AAA Travel store in any of 72 Automobile Club of Southern California offices.