August 5, 2013 |
A small luxury coastal resort, about two hours' drive south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is offering an extra reason for families to venture forth: a multi-night package that includes suite accommodations and meals, plus a picnic and horseback riding. Up to two adults and two young children can use the package at the 42-guest Las Alamandas. The resort's 1,500 acres of tropical terrain and waterfront provide plenty of places to play. Among the activities are hiking, mountain biking, bird-watching, kayaking, surfing, tennis, beach volleyball and children's arts and crafts.
January 28, 2013 |
With 104 inches of snow falling in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon during December and more since the start of the new year - for a total of 15-plus feet - it's been a grand start to 2013 at Snowbird outside Salt Lake City. So, officials are celebrating with a January White Sale , with discounts on its lodging packages. Here are three examples: The Ski Free & Stay the Fifth Night for Free deal has rates starting at $125 a night for bedroom and studio units. The offer is valid until March 31. The Early Week Stay & Ski package has rates beginning at $119 a night.
October 18, 2011 |
Disney's plush Aulani resort and spa near Honolulu has been open since August, but grand opening discounts keep on coming. The latest is a fifth night free for limited dates at the pricey resort on 21 oceanfront acres. The deal: Stay four consecutive nights and the fifth night is free. The standard-view room at the resort is the least expensive; it sleeps up to four and has a private porch or balcony. There's much to do at this resort, particularly with kids: a snorkeling area, pools, tubing stream and stingray encounter led by marine biologists.
October 10, 2011 |
Yes, this is Las Vegas too. The woodsy Resort at Mount Charleston , about 30 minutes from the Strip, offers fall hiking and Halloween events for families seeking to escape the usual haunts. Tickets for a Halloween party Saturday and fall festival Sunday come with the room that sleeps four for $144 a night. The deal: This resort in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest feels worlds away from the casino crowd. The package includes two children's tickets for the Halloween party (no charge for adults)
December 22, 2011 |
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa sounds religious but it's not. The upscale resort near Cape Town, South Africa, derives its name from the nearby mountain range. The mountains stand on one side of the resort; the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Guests can watch whales and dolphins in the ocean and hike the surrounding wilderness trails of Table Mountain National Park. The deal: Cape Town Chic is a well-priced package from Lion World Tours that includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, a day in Cape Town on your own and four nights at the Twelve Apostles to enjoy the setting and the spa. Spend a little more and you can add on sightseeing excursions.
July 27, 2011 |
The Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa has a midweek deal good for a late summer stay in Northern California's wine country . From now through August, snag a package that includes a suite, $50 daily credit and two wine tastings for $199 a night. -- The deal: The "Suite" Napa Summertime Special applies to midweek stays in a small suite starting at $199 plus tax. And you can use the $50 daily credit toward a round of golf, breakfast or other eats, spa services and more. Wine-tasting passes for two are issued when you check in, so you won't know in advance which vineyards you may be visiting.