The iconic Le Meurice in Paris is hosting its annual carnival in honor of Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 24. The “Carnival Package” is meant for you and the kiddies: there’s live ballet based on Chinese beats, balloon and magic workshops, and the “can’t-invite-kids-and-not-have-this” classic -- face painting. The hotel will even get your little ones to dress up and parade around in a Chinese New Year costume parade. And after the day’s activities are over, hopefully the kids will be pooped out but not you. Le Meurice’s pastry team will have prepared a yummy buffet that you don’t want to sleep through.
Rates for the Carnival Package start at €700 ($947).
The Omni San Francisco Hotel, located steps away from Chinatown, is a prime place to take in the festivities during Chinese New Year including the famous San Fran parade. The Lunar New Year Parade tends to feature over-the-top floats, elaborate costumes, lions, exploding firecrackers, a 268' Golden Dragon ("Gum Lung"), and the newly crowned Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Omni’s “Chinese New Year Package” includes deluxe room accommodations, two tickets for seating on the February 23 parade route, full breakfast for two through room service, fortune cookies, and complimentary valet parking for one vehicle.
The Chinese New Year package starts at $301 per night and is available February 22-24.
[Photos: The Dorchester Collection and Omni Hotels & Resorts]