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Ready for a hot summer? Even in a cool city like Fort Wayne, it can be hard to figure out where to stay, what to do, and what to eat when you visit. Fortunately, we’ve done the work for you!  As you plan your visit to Fort Wayne, be sure to take advantage of some of the great package deals we've put together for you! Many combine great hotel accommodations with passes and gift certificates to Fort Wayne attractions and restaurants.

There are dozens of deals and packages to choose from, but here are a few of our favorites:

SUP The Fort Wayne Adventure package includes a four-hour rental of a canoe, kayak, or bicycle from Fort Wayne Outfitters through sixty-eight miles of trails and rivers. Check out the great scenery as you travel around the city. After a day on the trails, cool down in Fort Wayne’s largest outdoor pool, as this package includes a room at Don Hall’s Guesthouse Hotel and dinner at its Grille Restaurant. Other great zoo packages include room accommodations and tickets to the award-winning Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.  The zoo was voted Indiana’s #1 “Gotta-Do Summer Attraction” last year and is consistently one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids.  Families can get close to animals from Africa, Australia, Indonesia, and many other areas.  Talk to an underwater SCUBA diver about caring for the Great Barrier Reef, feed sea lions, and learn even more with live demonstrations almost every hour around the zoo.  This year, the zoo has two new Sumatran tigers, viper boas, and a swamp monkey that visitors can meet. TinCaps-Family (3) For the serious sports fan, stay downtown and enjoy a TinCaps game! Stay right near the action at Parkview Field with a package from Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Fort Wayne. Other packages for families include hotel accommodations and a movie, pizza, or dinner at a local restaurant.  These packages are great to beat the heat, as many Fort Wayne hotels have pools for visitors.  The “Stay and Play Kids Package” from the Hampton Inn and Suites North includes passes to Crazy Pinz and Science Central. Visit our website for a full list of packages and prices.