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Travel Deals: The Final Sales & Savings of 2012

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There are 12 days until Christmas and 18 days until the end of the year, but it’s not too late to use up those vacation days and plan one last trip. You don’t even need to fly. We’ve got deals across the country as well as a few bucket-list splurges overseas.

Warm up in San Diego

In Southern California, Hotel Solamar is offering a “Winter Warm Up” package that offers guests up to 25 percent off. Included in a stay are their “Mind Your P’s” wellness options, from rooftop Pilates to power walks. Just in time for those New Year’s resolutions.

Shop & Stay at The Showboat

The Showboat is offering a Holiday Shopping package with rates starting at $70 a night. The package includes overnight accommodation, discounts on shopping specials at Tanger Outlets and The Pier Shops at Caesars, complimentary drinks for two at one of hotel’s lounges, and a $30 dining credit.

Ski Savings in New Hampshire 

In Concord, New Hampshire, The Best Western is offering an “Overnight Stay and All Mountain Lift Ticket Package,” now through March 31, 2013. Starting at $109.99 a night, the package includes overnight accommodation and one Pats Peak All Mountain lift ticket per person for skiing/snowboarding valid for adults, juniors, and seniors.

Sweaters on the Crystal Coast

In North Carolina,  The Crystal Coast area is offering ” Sweater Weather Savings,” a collection of deals that gives you up to 40 percent off with rates starting at $66/night. Properties are situated near the 300-year-old-town of Beaufort. Here, you’ll find a whole list of local attractions under $10, from watching Spanish mustangs on Shackleford Banks to aquarium visits.

Visit Father Christmas in the UK

In London, The Mandarin Oriental is offering a “Harrods Christmas Experience Package,” now through through January 8, 2013. Starting at $705 per night, the rate includes overnight accommodations, full English breakfast in the dining room overlooking Hyde Park, a welcome Christmas gift upon arrival that includes Harrods 2012 teddy bear, and bespoke selection of delicious sweet treats by Papabubble for each child, one VIP ticket per family (for a maximum of five people) to meet Father Christmas at Harrods Christmas Grotto, and a Christmas candle by leading London perfumery Ormonde Jayne.

Tip Off the Magic

The Wyndham Orlando Resort invites fans ready to “tip-off” the basketball with their “Magic City” deal. Perfect for a weekend getaway, the rates start at $159 a night and includes an in-room cooler stocked with ice cold beer upon arrival, pre-game “Wings N’ Beer” at Gatorville Poll Bar & Restaurant, complimentary transportation to home Orlando Magic game, $10 VIP power cards to Dave & Busters and a nightly “check-in” with significant others, compliments of the concierge. To book the Magic City package, call (800) 421-8001 and request package PKGMAGIC.

Holiday Skating and More

For big holiday fun check out the “Winter Wishes” package from Barton Creek Resort & Spa, which includes accommodations, one skating session per night, a $25 voucher for the gift shop, breakfast buffet, and access to Frosty’s Family Fun Room which features tons of great activities for the kids.  Rates start at $99/night.

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By Courtney Crockett for Peter Greenberg.com

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