BRIDGEWATER, NJ--(Marketwired - Jul 3, 2013) - Excitement is in the air -- literally -- at the Bridgewater Marriott hotel, where the weekend of July 26th through the 28th will host The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning minutes from this Somerset County, Bridgewater hotel.

Taking place near this NJ hotel, the annual balloon festival offers the opportunity to join 125 balloons as they soar to new heights. Morning rides are available for $200 per person (evening for $225) and last between 20 to 45 minutes. Balloons come in all forms, and some of this year's special balloons will take shape as Elvis, Pea-Nut the Elephant, a Pepsi Football and the PNC American Flag.

While the balloons are at the heart of the festival, there are plenty of other activities, too, including amusement rides, Friday night fireworks, a Saturday night balloon glow and outdoor yoga, Zumba and Jazzercise. The amazing Jennifer Smith Cannon Lady will take flight throughout the weekend, and concerts will feature live performances from big names including REO Speedwagon and Blues Traveler.

Nothing says romance like a hot-air balloon ride, and couples can make the most of the festival with this hotel's special dining package, which includes deluxe overnight hotel accommodations and meals at this hotel's restaurants in Bridgewater, NJ including breakfast for two and dinner for two (up to $85) at T-Bones, A Tuscan Steakhouse.

To book the dining package at this hotel near Raritan, NJ, visit, or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US. Enter/mention promotional code D60 when making a reservation. This offer is available through September 1, 2013, and rates start at $234 a night.

To learn more about The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, including tickets for flights, visit

About the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel
Modern, comfortable and convenient, the Bridgewater Marriott hotel offers an elegant stay just 30 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and close to the energy of NYC. Guest convenience is at the forefront of service here with amenities such as free parking, self-service laundry and express check-in and check-out. Just across Bridgewater Commons Mall, this family-friendly hotel is perfect for vacations and puts guests close to Bridgewater Sports Arena and Jack Cust Baseball and Jennie Finch Softball academies. An indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center are great ways to start or end the day. Guest rooms feature plush bedding, a 42-inch LCD cable TV, desk, high-speed Internet access and room service. Dining includes the elegant T-Bones, A Tuscan Steakhouse, which features more than 100 wines, and Martini's Lounge serving creative cocktails and light snacks in a stylish setting. With 16 meeting rooms, including a ballroom and banquet facilities, an executive floor with added amenities and a full-service business center, this Bridgewater hotel is a top choice with corporations.

Contact Information:

Bridgewater Marriott
700 Commons Way
Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807