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There’s more to a good travel deal than the room rate. Instead, think about the full travel experience. This week, we’ve got hotel deals that offer access to great restaurants, expert tennis instruction, historic museums and even the baseball hall of fame. And if that’s not enough, we even have a luxury resort offer that drops to $25 for the second night.

Tennis and Treats

From September 6-8, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is hosting its 5th Annual Wine & Culinary Tennis Camp. For three days, you can take advantage of intimate tennis lessons with the award-winning coaches at the Broadmoor, honing your technique with drills, video-analysis, and arranged matches.

The tennis instruction goes for about three hours each day, followed by culinary events and lessons. These include a private wine tasting with Charles Court’s sommelier at the Mountain View Terrace and a grilling demonstration performed by Gourmet Spoon chef Dan Witherspoon. You’ll also be able to enjoy healthy dishes specifically designed by Chef Dan. For couples traveling together, the three day, two night package starts at $975 per person and is $1,275 for single occupancy.Click here to book.

The Phoenician Savings Rise Again

On October 1st of this year, The Phoenician in Scottsdale reaches its 25th anniversary. To celebrate, the resort is offering a 25th Anniversary Summer Celebration package. You can reserve a single night for $199 and each additional night for $25. While staying there, you can take advantage of other great deals, like $25 off any bottle of wine priced at $50 or more, enjoying a second “replay round” of golf for $25, and $25 off of two treatments at the Centre for Well-Being. Offers are valid through September 30, 2013. Click here to book.

Take a Day Off Labor at The Lake

This year, New York’s lakeside Otesaga Resort Hotel is offering a Labor Day Weekend Family Resort Package with rates that start at $415 a night. The package includes a traditional guest room, breakfast and dinner for guests staying each night, and a Manager’s cocktail reception on Friday August 30th. Weekend activities include lawn games for all ages, family bingo, classic movies, and laughs with Coco the Clown. There will also be a cocktail and cooking demonstration, as well as live music and dancing each night.

If you prefer outdoor activities, there will also be a historic tour of the Otesaga, as well as the opportunity to go swimming in the pool, canoeing on Lake Otsego, or golf on the Leatherstocking Golf Course. Nearby, you can visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, Farmer’s Museum, and Fenimore Art Museum. Available Friday August 30th through Monday September 2nd. To make reservations, call (800) 348-6222,  email, or click here for more information.

Philadelphia Art

With the Barnes Museum and the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia’s art scene continues to grow. You’ll even feel its influence in the travel space. At the Sofitel Philadelphia, the rooms and suites have undergone an extensive renovation inspired by the nearby Rodin Museum. In fact, above each headboard in guest rooms is a contemporary painting inspired by Rodin. Beyond its own walls, the Sofitel Philadelphia is offering guests access to the exclusive Barnes Collection. The package includes luxury accommodations, an exclusive welcome amenity, daily breakfast, cocktails for two, two VIP tickets to the Barnes Collections and parking. Rates start at $295.00 a night. Click here to book.

Sushi in San Diego

In San Diego, Katsuya By Starck is known for its innovative sushi and atmosphere. Test out the restaurant with the Andaz San Diego’s “That is How We Roll” package. The package includes two nights at the Andaz San Diego with a welcome beverage, a $100 dining credit to Katsuya, a $40 Ivy wine bar gift card, overnight valet parking, and VIP nightclub access for two to Ivy at Andaz (Thursday-Saturday nights). Rates start at $229 per night; note a minimum two-night stay is required. Click here to book.

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By Stephanie Ervin for