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Escape the Snow With This Week’s Best Warm-Weather Travel Deals

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travel_dealsWhat? Another snow storm? If you’re on the East Coast and are totally over it, you’ll be happy to know that you can soak up the sun this month without paying a hefty markup. In fact, with these travel deals, you can escape the polar vortex and save money. From beaches to deserts to West Coast cities, this week you can earn $400 in airfare credit, pay under $50 a night, or check out MLB spring training when you travel to select warm-weather destinations.

The Polar Vortex Blues

Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is marketing itself as the prime destination to escape the polar vortex. You’ll find average high temperatures of 62 in February, 68 in March and 76 in April. Jealous? You don’t need to be. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has put together a 4 to 7-day resort village package with rates starting at just $196 per person per night, a 20 percent savings off seasonal rates. Included in the offer is a round of golf at one of the resort’s three championship golf courses, a 3-day bike rental for use on Hilton Head’s 50 miles of paved bike paths, a 2-hour kayak ride through an 11-mile inland lagoon system, 2 hours of tennis court time per day at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, a signature massage (along with a facial treatment or  body scrub) at Spa Soleil, and discounts on activities and dining throughout the property. Sounds good, right? To book a package, call 877.567.6513 or visit the website.

Tanque Ranch$400 Airfare Credit to Escape the Cold

Good news: The Tanque Verde Ranch will pay you to fly out of the cold. You can earn up to $399 in airfare credit for a 4-night stay at the ranch from now until April. The aptly named, “Cold There? Fly Here!” package includes a $399 airfare credit, deluxe lodging, and three full meals a day. In addition, you’ll have access to free activities like fishing, nature programs, guided hikes, mountain biking, horseback riding, and other family adventures. Plus, there’s a supervised program for kids ages 4-11. All-inclusive rates start at $549 per night. Click here to book.

Play Ball

Baseball lovers don’t have to be stuck at home. Get ready for spring training. Jupiter Beach Resort in Jupiter Beach, Florida, is just minutes away the Roger Dean Stadium, where you’ll see the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. The Spring Training package includes 10 percent off best available rates on all room types, daily breakfast, and a ton of baseball fan perks (think Cracker Jacks). Rates start at $324 a night and are valid from February 28-March 28, 2014. To reserve, call 866.943.0950 or book online; use promotional code BALL.

Aruba_MarriottRomantic Aruba

Snow days might be fun for kids, but they are challenging for parents. The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Palm Beach, Aruba has a plan to make it easier.  Its romantic getaway includes overnight accommodations, a daily breakfast buffet, a sunset sail for two, a reserved pool cabana and late check out. Rates start at $323.46 per night, for a 4-night minimum stay. To book, call 1-888-PARADISE or click here; remember to use code Z87 when booking.

Warm Weather Valentine’s Day Options for Under $50

Good news, romantic procrastinators, it’s not too late to book a last-minute Valentine’s Day getaway. In fact, you might even save because you waited. American Express Travel has put together a flash sale with offers for all three nights of the Valentine’s Day/Presidents’ Day weekend. The 72-hour flash sale is currently live, from now until the end of the day on February 6, 2014.

Rates start as low as $23 a night (through February 17, 2014) for hotel stays in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New York, California, Florida, Washington, DC, and more.

Options include:

Click here to book.

By Lily J. Kosner for