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Travel Deals: Surprise Summer Perks

Locations in this article:  San Diego, CA

From secret rooms to personal beach butlers and championship golf courses, luxury is more affordable than you might expect this summer. See how in this week’s travel deals, which have a few surprises for families and couples alike.

Tee Time

Did you know you could work on your golf swing just outside of Yosemite National Park? Saddle Creek Resort, located in Sierra Nevada’s foothills, offers an eighteen-hole golf course. Their “Two-For-One Stay and Play Package” gives guests two nights at their bungalows, complimentary breakfast, and two rounds of golf on their championship course. The bungalows contain several bedrooms, a living room with fireplace, a dining area and a full size kitchen. Packages start at $309 per guest for a weekday stay and $409 for weekend nights. Check out their website for more information.

Kids’ Corner

That’s not the only way for families to save. On the west coast, San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo offers 40 to 50 percent savings on their “Kids Rule! Package.” With the package, kids can enjoy a S’mores and Pizza Party, a pajama parade and contest and the new treasure hunt. A Wii games lounge and family pool will keep kids entertained. Meanwhile, adults can visit the inn’s golf range offers fun for the adults. Prices start at $249 per day and are available through September 3. Visit them online for more info.

Bounce Back

Family travel is coming with a few perks this summer. Colonial Williamsburg’s “Summer Bounce” package gives guests the opportunity to earn $150 in perks and it also offers them 20 percent off their stay. Starting at $267 a night, after discount, the Woodland Hotels and Suites packages offers free entrance to local museums, Busch Gardens and Water Country UCA, Woodlands FunZone and various attractions in the area. In addition, you receive free breakfast and free transportation to each attraction. Deal ends Aug. 30 so call 800-447-8679 or go to click here to grab this promotion.

Secret Stash

Stay at Rhode Island’s The Chanler in Newport and enjoy the mystery of their “Secret Room,” available July 29th through August 30th. The Summer Secrets is a weekday that offer requires a minimum of two nights stay and includes a visit to the Preservation Society Mansion, a personal butler for your time at Gooseberry Beach (an area favorite) and a three-course meal at the hotel’s Spiced Pear dining room, in addition to a daily breakfast in their Veranda dining area. Rates start at $700 a night. Check out their website for more information.

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