As the winter months drag on, we’re all holding out for our next vacation. Many are hitting the road now for President’s Day weekend and we’ve got a last-minute deal for you. If you’re smart traveler looking to plan ahead, you can find savings in warm and cold climates through spring break. Whether you’re enjoying the snow or escaping it, we’ve rounded up the best deals for you from President’s Day weekend through spring break.
Share Your Birthday with a President and Get the Gift of Great Savings
Now through President’s Day 2014, the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel offers a special rate to those that share a birthday with one of the United States presidents. If your birthday falls on the same day as a president, you will receive a room rate corresponding with your age. For example, if you turn 34 on Ronald Reagan’s birthday on June 5, you will receive a room rate of $34 on that day. If you are a lucky individual that qualifies call 312-542-3441 to book your reservations.
Dive Into Savings
If you are are looking for an underwater adventure, travel to Puerto Rico and the Copamarina Beach and Resort Spa. Their diving package includes breakfast for two daily, and scuba tank dives for two adult for four days which includes two dives daily, and one night dive. If you’ve ever wanted to explore the ocean up close, this is the getaway for you. Dive into savings and book your stay by clicking here or calling 787-821-0505.
Stay Warm Thanks to Starwood
With the temperature lowering, so are the prices at select Starwood Caribbean Hotels & Resorts that offer discounted winter rates as low as $139 a night. Book by February 22, 2013 and use the code SNOWESC. Participating resorts are: Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico, The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island, and The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba. Click here to book.
Hit More Slopes and Get More Savings
Want to get in the best skiing this year? The Four Seasons Mountain Collection offers a Passport Program for those traveling to their resorts in Vail, Jackson Hole, and Whistler. Skiers and snowboarders can save up to 40 percent off of their overall booking rates. Now through April 7, 2013, winter travelers receive 15 percent off their room rates at the second of the three mountain resorts they stay at and 25 percent off the third resort. Four Seasons doesn’t just give you discounted roommates, if you manage to make it to all three resorts they will give you a free set of Prior skis or a snowboard, valued around $1,200. To book this offer click here or call 800-914-5110.
Family Friendly Spring Break
Planning a family spring break trip? Why not take them to The BroAdmoor Colorado Springs. From March 1 through May 15, The BroAdmoor gives vacationing families free meals for children under 10 years old, 30 percent off published room rates, and discounted passes to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Other benefits include access to The BroAdmoor movie theater, in-house bowling, billiards and an award-winning spa. Packages begin from $105 per person, based on double occupancy. To book, click here or call 719-634-7711
An Alternative Ski Vacation
Looking for a different ski destination? Check out the Hotel Santa Fe‘s winter ski package. Available now through March 15, 2013, you can take advantage of a one to three-night stay in a Picuris Jr. Suite with daily breakfast and two lift tickets to Ski Santa Fe. Rates start at $229 per night, based on double occupancy. To book, click here or call 855-825-9876.
If you’re looking for a good deal, aim to be the first to visit after renovation. In the Carmel Valley, the Quail Lodge & Golf Club has just completed a $28 million renovation to all guest accommodations and public spaces. Also upgraded is the property’s 18-hole golf course. Part of being the first means your rates start at just $125 per night, plus tax, from March 26 – April 18, 2013. The package includes a daily continental breakfast buffet for two, guest parking and high-speed Internet access. To book go online or call (866) 675-1101.
Warm Winter Getaway
Escape to somewhere warmer with Floris Suite Hotel‘s Caribbean Winter Deal. This Curaçao property has rates that start at $169 per night and include a free upgrade from a junior suite to a royal suite. Rates also cover continental breakfast for two, high-speed Internet, free parking, free shuttles into Willemstad, free gym access, as well as access to two private beaches with free shuttles, chairs and towels. The Caribbean Winter Deal runs until March 30, 2013. Book online or call 800-411-0170.
Surf and Turf Savings
If your idea of a great spring break means going underwater, look for scuba savings in the Turks & Caicos. The Sands at Grace Bay has partnered with Ocean Vibes Scuba and Watersports to offer a week-long scuba vacation deal. Called the Surf & Turf package, you can save more than $450 per couple. The offer includes studio courtyard accommodations at The Sands at Grace Bay resort, resort taxes & fees, two-tank scuba dive excursions for two through Ocean Vibes. The six-night package includes five days of diving and the seven-night package includes six days of diving. This offer runs from April 15 through December 20, 2013. Rates start at $1,130 per person for a six-night stay in a Studio Courtyard Suite. To book, from the U.S. call (877) 777-2637; or from Canada (800) 567-5327 and request the “SCUBA DIVE” travel package.
For more travel deals, check out:
- 2013 Wave Season Savings
- Travel Deals: Big Discounts for January Skiing
- Our Daily Travel Deals and Travel Deals archives
- The Budget Travel section
By Darra Stone for PeterGreenberg.com