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Travel Deals: Ski Savings and SoCal Vacations

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What better way to usher in November than with travel deals for the upcoming winter season that are just too good to pass up? The Rocky Mountains are the place to be this winter if you’re an avid skier, but if you would rather spend your time in a more temperate climate, check out how you can save on trips to Southern California and Nassau Paradise Island.

Rocky Mountain Ski Savings

 Looking for some ski savings? Head over to Beaver Creek Lodge, a Kessler Collection ski resort in charming Beaver Creek, Colorado. Now you can take advantage of the “Skis & Fees,”which lets guests escape the airline fees and experience the snowcapped Rocky Mountains in the fall. The promotion is available starting November 18 and includes a two or more night stay at the award-winning and luxurious lodge, daily breakfast for two at Rocks Modern Grill restaurant, plus complimentary ski rentals from onsite ski partner, Christy Sports. Rates start at $313.00 for November 18-December 20, and April. Rates run from $673.00- $1,043 during the holiday’s including Christmas, New Years and President’s week, but are $469.00 for other times this winter. For more information or to book “Ski’s & Fees” please visit them online or call 970.845.9800.

30 Percent Off Laguna Beach Break

Want a beach break? How about a beach weekend upgraded with local art and food? In Southern California,  the Inn at Laguna Beach Inn has a “Flavors of Laguna: Palette to Palate” promotion. Working together the Laguna Art Museum and Flavors of Laguna, guests experience a food and art walking tour of the area. The package offers:

·       One night accommodations at Inn at Laguna Beach

·       Guided Walking Tour of Laguna (for two)

·       Sampling cuisine at participating restaurants

·       Entrance into several participating art galleries and the Laguna Art Museum

The package starts at $269 per night, offering a 30 percent discount in room rates. The package rates are based on double occupancy and are available Wednesday through Saturday, with tours are Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 am -2:30 pm. To book, go online and use code: PKGPTP.

$300 Instant Savings in Nassau Paradise Island

Looking for some tropical savings this winter? Act now for savings to Nassau Paradise Island in the Bahamas. From now through November 12, 2012,  you can receive $300 savings on a 6-night, air-inclusive stay, or get $200 on air-inclusive stays of 4 to 5 nights. Travel must be booked by February 28, 2013. To book, visit the website.

“Mistletoe” Holiday Package at Kimpton’s Hotel La Jolla

In need of a little holiday cheer? Escape the harsh winter weather and head down to San Diego. From December 1 to December 30 for just $30 above the best available rate, guests at Kimpton’s Hotel La Jolla can book the Mistletoe Package, which includes deluxe accommodations, complimentary valet parking, a signature Mistletoe Holiday Cocktail for each guest upon arrival, and a holiday-themed welcome basket and seasonal fruit cake waiting in your room. To book this great package, use the rate code “MISTLE” or call (800) 666-0261.

Ski Savings at Crested Butte in Colorado

Can’t wait to hit the slopes this season? On Opening Day, November 21, all guests at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains ski for free! And the great deals don’t stop there. From November 21 to December 19, guests who book their lodging with Crested Butte Vacations will continue to receive free skiing privileges. Throw in the Butte Bucks program, which gives guests who pre-purchase the special coins 20 percent off purchases as local restaurants and shops, and you’ve got yourself a great vacation. For more information, visit the Crested Butte website.

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By Lily J. Kosner for