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Check out the First 2014 Spring Break Travel Deals

Locations in this article:  San Diego, CA Venice, Italy

The snow can’t last forever, right? The first signs of spring are just around the corner and you know what that means: shoulder-season discounts! We’ve rounded up some of the best early spring travel deals out there, but you have to start planning NOW. Don’t wait for everyone else to get spring fever.  Jump on these spring break travel deals before everyone else is in on the secret.

broadmoor-labor-dayPlan for your spring family getaway with this package from The Broadmoor: Rates start at $105 per person, based on double occupancy. Plus you get 15 percent off select retail purchases, discounts to bowling and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, complimentary access to the Broadmoor movie theater, one free fitness class per person, and…kids under 10 eat free (except for brunch). The resort offers more than a dozen on-property dining options, championship golf courses, a spa, and tennis. You’ll also have easy access to outdoor adventures like horseback riding, hiking, and fly fishing, upon others. This deal is valid  March 15-May 15, 2014.  Call 855-634-7711 or visit The Broadmoor for more information. 

Pacifica Hotels is running a limited-time offer of 25 percent off 17 of its boutique California coast properties. The deal is valid on stays through March 31, but you must book by February 25, 2014. Participating hotels include: Half Moon Bay Lodge, Pelican Inn & Suites in Cambria, Spyglass Inn in Pismo Beach, the Inn at Venice Beach, and Blue Sea Beach Hotel in San Diego. For rates and more information, visit Pacifica Hotels.

By now, most diets have gone out the window. A spring fitness retreat just might be the solution to shedding the polar vortex pounds. In Utah, Red Mountain Resort has put together a five-day, four-night package that includes three healthy meals a day, a guided daily morning hike, unlimited health and fitness classes, personal discovery activities, and cooking demonstrations. Book before February 28 for travel through May 31, 2014 and you can score a rate of $245 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. To book, call 877-246-4453 or visit Red Mountain Resort.

The Inn on the Alameda in Santa Fe, New Mexico,  is offering a three-night spring package from $417 to $957, depending on the room type.  The deal includes entrance to the International Museum of Folk Art to view the Tako Kichi exhibit of Japanese kites, which has been extended due to popular demand. You also get daily breakfast, daily afternoon wine-and-cheese reception, free parking and Wi-Fi, and shuttle service to downtown attractions. This deal is valid from March 10 to April 30, 2014. Call 800-289-2122 for more information or click here to book. 

woodstock-inn-and-resort It’s almost maple sugar season in Vermont. At the Woodstock Inn & Resort, the  Sugar Season Escape package starts at $169 a night midweek and $199 a night on weekends. That includes overnight accommodations and a country breakfast for two. The Sugar Season “Extra Sweet” package starts at $239 a night midweek and $269 on weekends, and comes with a $100 spa credit. Visitors can get into the maple sugaring season with a visit to nearby Sugarbush Farms or they can head to Woodstock the weekend of March 22-23, 2014, where locals celebrate all things maple. These deals run from March 9 through May 22, 2014. Blackout dates will apply. Call 888-481-8802 or click here for more information.

Get good grades and save. Five Ohio State Park lodges will give discounts based on how many A’s are on your kid’s report card. You’ll save $10 per A on a lodge room or cottage, up to $50 per family. Use the promotional code STAY4A and you must present the original report card upon check-in. This offer is valid though May 30. Even if your kids didn’t nail their grades this semester, you can still save. Use the promotional code FAMILY and children ages 12 and under can stay and eat free when accompanied by a parent (maximum two kids). Call 800-282-7275 for more information.

Participating lodges are:

Salt Fork State Park Lodge –  from $94 per night
Mohican State Park Lodge – from $99 per night
Punderson Manor State Park Lodge – from $93 per night
Maumee Bay State Park Lodge – from $89 per night
Deer Creek State Park Lodge – from $99 per night

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