Spring Break 2015 Travel Deals

Spring Break Travel Deals 2015

Spring Break is finally here! After months of cold weather and snow, break out your flip flops and enjoy the sunshine. Today we’re sharing some of the best last minute travel deals we could find across the country and beyond. These deals are amazing but won’t last long, so act fast!


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 Discover the Palm Beaches

For an unforgettable Spring Break vacation experience that won’t break the bank, take advantage of an assortment of savings at the following hotels and resorts: 

The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach

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Say hello to Palm Beach luxury with the Warm Winter Bliss Package at The Brazilian Court Hotel. Rates from $609 through April 3, 2015 include a half-day bicycle rental for two and an all-American breakfast for two each morning.

Delray Sands Resort, Highland Beach

Book early and save at Delray Sands Resort. Guests who book their visit at least seven days in advance will receive 15% off their stay.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan

Earn up to $600 in resort credits with the Effortless Escape Package through April 19, 2015. Stay three or more nights and receive a $200 resort credit; stay five or more nights and receive a $400 resort credit; or stay seven or more nights and receive a $600 resort credit.

Hyatt Place Delray Beach, Delray Beach

Stay like a VIP at Hyatt Place Delray Beach through the end of the year and enjoy free breakfast, complimentary parking and a $10 food and beverage credit for use at the hotel’s Coffee to Cocktails bar.

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, Jupiter

Travelers will enjoy family fun with complimentary breakfast for children under 12 and a $25 daily resort credit when they book the Opal Family Package at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa through May 1, 2015.


Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is nestled on Florida’s famed Gold Coast with the world’s third largest Barrier Reef.  It offers lush coral reefs, exciting underwater wrecks, and thousands of colorful fish, turtles, rays and more.

With that in mind, you’ll be able to keep the whole family busy this Spring Break with unlimited non-motorized watersports, a visit to see the sea turtles at Loggerhead Marine Life Center, resort activities, and milk and homemade cookies at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa with the Little Loggerhead Package. 

Or, if you have an adventurous kid who is 10 years of age or older, take on the Beginners Dive Package (or the Pura Vida Beginners Dive package for adults). Venture off to the Blue Heron Bridge and other popular dive spots after helpful training in the property’s infinity pool. 

The Little Loggerhead and Beginners Dive packages include an oceanfront suite stay at the resort, with prices ranging from $379 to $1,114.


Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa

Located in one of TripAdvisor’s top 10 up-and-coming destinations, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa guests will enjoy fresh local fare and speakeasy-style drinks at McCoy’s Oceanfront, sea-inspired treatments at SiSpa, poolside relaxation and beach access with water sports.  Private balconies with Atlantic views are afforded to all of its generously appointed 194 guest rooms and 25 suites.

If you’re looking for an action packed Spring Break, take advantage of their Beach Bum Watersports Package. You can jump on Jet Skis, kayaks and paddle boards by day, then the whole family can rest and relax after all of the fun on the water with provided lounge chairs and umbrellas.

The Discover Scuba Package also takes explorers to survey the crystal-clear waters of South Florida, with full preparation beforehand. Prices for both packages range from $319 to $599.


SPRING GETAWAY AT HYATT REGENCY GRAND CYPRESS

Soak in the sunshine this Spring Break with deluxe resort amenities, countless recreation opportunities, and outdoor entertainment options provided by the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.
 
The award-winning, 1,500 acre Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located one mile from Walt Disney World® and close to Universal Orlando® and SeaWorld® Orlando. Whether the family wants to visit some of Orlando’s finest attractions, mom wants take advantage of some “ME” time at the Marilyn Monroe Spa, dad wants to enjoy a round of golf at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course and the award-winning Tennis and Racquet Club, or everyone wants to splash around at the Grand Cypress’ signature lagoon pool (the 800,000 gallon, half acre, free-flowing pool boasts 12 waterfalls, heated and non-heated zones, two whirlpools, a rope bridge, walking paths, and wrap-around sundecks that feature the new Water Slide Tower Pavilion), your family is sure to have a great time!
 
And kids can make a splash at the Mermaid Academy or create souvenir sand art while participating in exciting activities at Camp Hyatt.

Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Within the charming town of Celebration, Florida, rests a delightful escape from the ordinary, Bohemian Hotel Celebration. Captivating lakeside views invite guests to walk alongside the water for a stroll in the “unexpected Orlando,” take a swim in the inviting pool or relax in rocking chairs on the terrace, among lush red draperies, hickory branch chandeliers and rustic driftwood scones crafted from indigenous vines.
 
The Bohemian Hotel Celebration has the building blocks for a family spring break vacation with a special package including the excitement of Central Florida’s newest theme park. Experience the rides, shows and attractions of LEGOLAND Florida, while using the peaceful Bohemian Celebration to prepare for and recover from the day’s fun. 
 
The LEGOLAND package starts at $371/night, includes spacious accommodations for four, delicious breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children to energize you for the day, two adult tickets to LEGOLAND (children’s tickets can be purchased separately on property based on quantity and ages), two activity books with crayons, and four bottles of water.  
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Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida 

If you’re looking for a vintage experience this Spring, look no further than the Casa Marina Hotel. The Casa Marina Hotel embodies the romance of Old Florida and is the last vestige of a bygone era best known for bootleg gin, gangsters and red-lipped starlets. Today the Casa Marina has 23 cozy rooms and the hallways are lined with black and white photos of well-heeled crowds on the boardwalk, smiling bathing beauties and beaches lined with Model Ts, all providing guests with a glimpse into a postcard past. 

In celebration of the Casa Marina Hotel’s  90th Anniversary (circa 1925), Casa Marina Hotel is offering Ocean View or Parlor Suite accommodations for $90/night, which includes a $20/night gift card nightly for ‘Dinner and a View’ in their Penthouse Lounge & Martini Bar from Sunday through Wednesday each week (excluding holiday dates), for the entire 2015 year. 

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WaterColor Inn & Resort 

“The Longer You Stay, The More You Save” at WaterColor Inn & Resort, an AAA Four Diamond resort nestled on nearly 500 acres of sugar-white sand beach and coastal dune lakeshores.

Through St. Joe Club & Resorts, guests of WaterColor Inn & Resort may enjoy a variety of added amenities, including golf and private beach club access; bicycle, kayak, canoe, pontoon boat, and YOLO Board rentals; beach bonfire services; WaterColor Kids’ Camp access; and much more. With a savings of up to 25% off beachfront guestrooms, the deal includes:

  • Stay one(1) night and receive 10% off
  • Stay two (2) nights and receive 15% off
  • Stay three (3) nights and receive 20% off
  • Stay four (4) nights and receive 25% off
  • Nightly rates start at $245 (before the resort fee)

Offer available select dates through May 21, 2015 (excluding 3/7/15-3/20/15, 4/4/15-4/10/15 and 4/23/15-4/25/15).


Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Bask by a sun-drenched pool deck during the day, and then delight in exquisite dining and entertainment at night while staying at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. You are invited to enter a world where you are free to play, shop, dine, spa or simply relax – however you define a perfect day. 

Don’t just daydream about your spring fling; reserve now and save 50% on your third night stay. Offer available now through April 30, 2015.  

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Ritz Carlton, Florida

Amelia Island it great for families for a few reasons.  First, the destination is full of southern charm and you would think you are in Georgia based on the tree-lined streets with Spanish moss and the wildlife feel.  

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is set on Fernandina beach- which is gorgeous and continues the wildlife feel with huge sand dunes and a wide beach. At the hotel, they have a pirates kids club, resident parrot, treasure hunts, pirate tuck-ins, shark tooth making classes, and plenty of outdoor activities including kayaking in the marshes near by and bike paths to explore the area.

Sarasota is the birthplace of the circus – what is more kid friendly? The Ringling is an amazing cultural destination with museums for arts, circus theater and more. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers many family bonding moments including the sunset drum circle where the hotel organizes a family dance party, a Kids Play & Learn golf Program, “Kids Night Out” weekend programming as well as a “Give Back Getaway” experience where families can visit hurt/retired circus animals. 

Play a round of golf under the hot Florida sun at one of the most premier golf courses in the world – the 36-hole Greg Norman designed golf course, Tiburón, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Check out the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to visit with exotic creatures such as panthers, alligators, leopards, bears and lions.

Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples  and the property just unveiled Bites, located in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples stunning and sophisticated Lobby Lounge, just unveiled a stylish new take on brunch with a tapas-inspired menu featuring small tastes of popular brunch dishes. Featured shareable items included eggs benedict, latkes, ricotta and strawberry blintzes, sweet potato yuka hash browns and will be accompanied with live music and a large selection of cocktails. 


Springtime in Tallahassee

From Shakespeare to rock and roll, celebrations of literature, art, food and equestrian prowess mark a wide range of Tallahassee special events and festivals this spring when the area puts “Spring On Stage.” Check out some of the incredible events that are coming up this year: 

Avett Brothers Concert: On April 10 at 6 p.m., the 2013 Grammy Award-nominee group for Best Americana Album, The Avett Brothers, headline at The Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park. 

Word of South: On April 11 – 12, a unique blend of writers and musicians and an exploration of the relationship between the two disciplines will take place on four different stages at Cascades Park. The festival will showcase authors who write about music, musicians who are also authors, and everything in between.

Southern Shakespeare Festival: Hosted at The Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park April 17 – 19, the Southern Shakespeare Festival promotes the arts and knowledge of the Elizabethan era with a mixture of Renaissance culture and 60s memories through entertainment, demonstrations, and live music every night prior to the show, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 5:30 p.m. The final day of the festival is a full day celebration with vendors, music, children’s activities and appearances by Sonnet Man, a hip-hop version of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival: Tallahassee’s downtown chain of parks hosts an art festival April 18 – 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. that features live entertainment, food from local restaurants, and original works of art by more than 150 local and regional artists.

Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival: The Tallahassee Museum presents lively jazz, Dixieland, Zydeco, swing, and rhythm and blues under the trees April 25 – 26. Highlights also include fun family activities on the pioneer farm and at Bellevue Plantation.

Wilco Concert: The acclaimed Chicago sextet, Wilco, extends its 20th anniversary tour to The Capital City Amphitheater at Cascade Park on April 26 at 5:30 p.m. The two-time Grammy Award-winning band was highlighted by the Chicago Tribune as “bold, imaginative and vibrant” for their diverse and ever-changing set lists.

Capital Cuisine Restaurant Week & Concert Series: Celebrating the diverse selection of dining and the city’s growing reputation as a culinary destination, this May 14 – 26 event allows patrons to explore the tastes of the area’s most popular eateries. Participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus featuring two and three-course meals for lunch and dinner. 

Emancipation Day Celebration: The Knott House and John G. Riley House Museum annually commemorate the declaration of the Emancipation Proclamation in Tallahassee. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the event on May 20, featuring a live reenactment of the reading at the Knott House, complimentary lunch on the lawn, period music, speeches and costumed entrepreneurs.

While enjoying Tallahassee’s spring events, share your experiences using the hashtag #IHeartTally on your favorite social media sites. call (850) 606-2305.


 Chattanooga Spring Break Safari & Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a way to “Travel Around the World” with your kids over Spring Break? Chattanooga’s Spring Break Safari and 14-site Scavenger Hunt offer a great way to get out of the house, recharge and spend some quality family time together now through April 19, 2015. 

The special, inclusive Spring Break Safari is anything but ordinary. The city has been transformed into a place where kids rule and adventure is everywhere. Kids can’t resist exploring the world with lots of hands-on activities designed just for them. 

Families can also explore Chattanooga on the 14-site Scavenger Hunt, an exciting way to learn more about each attraction and different areas throughout the city. There are a series of clues – both outside and inside the attractions as well as around the city – that need to be answered and then documented by taking pictures. The Scavenger Hunt can be accessed on the mobile site or viewed in the official Spring Break Safari Guide located at any of the participating attractions. The Guide can also be downloaded online. 

While you’re in town, be sure to check out some of Chattanooga’s incredible spring events including the Chattanooga River Market, Rock City’s Fairytale Nights, the Chattanooga Film Festival and more!


Wallet-Friendly Experiences Across the Northeast

While many travelers are in the midst of planning summer vacations, now is the time to make the most of off-season savings and last-minute getaways before spring arrives. Whether you are seeking a cozy escape to New England, or an action-packed adventure in Lake Placid or New York City, there’s a host of wallet-friendly experiences to be had across the Northeast.

Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Cape Cod, Mass.

Set on a private beach in Cape Cod’s legendary North Falmouth, Sea Crest Beach Hotel is the perfect place for families, friends and loved ones to escape and indulge in oceanfront scenery and all that the Cape has to offer.

Now through June 14, travelers can enjoy 20 percent off of room rates for Sunday through Thursday stays, and residents of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard (must have valid ID with address) can experience some staycation savings with starting rates of $79 per night through April.

Harbor View Hotel in Martha’s Vineyard

Harbor View Hotel, one of Martha’s Vineyard’s most iconic landmarks, is beckoning travelers to enjoy the island’s peaceful off-season. 

Those looking for some pocket-friendly savings at Harbor View Hotel can enjoy a second night at 50 percent off when booking one night between now and April 2, and 50 percent off of the hotel’s Captain’s Cottage Suites through May 14.  Residents of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket (must have valid ID with address) can indulge in special starting rates of $79 per night through April.

Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, N.Y. is offering thrilling experiences for adventurer seekers. The Ski Free Midweek Package (use promo code SKIFRE at booking) includes two days of complimentary skiing at Whiteface Mountain and three nights’ accommodations in a suite complete with a balcony, jetted tub and fireplace, full breakfast daily, warm, homemade cookies at turndown, nightly s’mores, and access to all resort amenities. Package rates start at $420 per night for two based on a three nights stay, and is available through April 2.

Sofitel in New York City

Sofitel New York, the stylish Midtown hotel with a decidedly French accent in its contemporary décor, sophisticated artwork, brasserie cuisine, and cosmopolitan service, is offering a Winter Weekend Getaway package with rates starting at just $379. The package includes overnight stay in a Queen room, chocolate welcome amenity, breakfast for two at Gaby Brasserie Francaise, Ice skating passes for two at Rockefeller Center and two complimentary cocktails at Gaby Bar.


Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona

Sunshine-seekers, it’s time to replace the snow and rain boots with sunshine and cowboy boots! Now is the time to fly into summer and take advantage of the Winter Flight Credit special at Tanque Verde Ranch in sunlit Tucson, Arizona.
 
This working dude ranch, resting on 60,000 acres of magnificent Arizona desert, gives travelers the opportunity to shake off their everyday wear for play clothes and cowboy boots. All-inclusive guests enjoy complimentary horseback trail rides, gourmet Southwestern cuisine and family-friendly activities, such as fishing and mountain biking through the breathtaking Rincon Mountains. As the sunset lights up the Arizona desert, guests are treated to an old-time BBQ cookout and the live music begins. 
 
From March 15 – April 15, guests can receive a $500 winter flight credit that transports them to an authentic Wild Western-inspired getaway. Or, for those within drivable distance, guests who stay 3 or more nights will receive a $99 (or more, depending on length of stay) gas credit toward their stay with the Fill Your Tanque deal, offered until May 15. 
 
Welcoming adventurers of all ages with a plethora of unique activities, Tanque Verde Ranch creates a vacation experience that provides memories of a lifetime to each visitor.

Your Spring Selfie at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Families can capture every moment of their time together this Spring Break with the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa’s new series, “Indulge Your Selfie” packages that include a complimentary Bluetooth “selfie-stick.”

Offering a map of breathtakingly beautiful and comically quirky on-property “selfie spots,” kids and parents have a number of picture-perfect background settings to document memorable experiences and a $50 resort credit to use at their disposal (new bathing suit from the resort’s shopping selection perhaps). Below are a few of the unique family-friendly experiences during which adults and the little ones can pose, prop, snap, and post:

  • Mom and Dad soaking in in the sun, avocado margaritas in hand, while kids splash around in the resort’s five spacious pools
  • Shouting “Ahoy! Matey” while taking a private gondola ride to an Instagram-worthy dinner at Rockwood Grill or Mikado
  • Pampering parents with mani-pedis, facials, and massages inside the private Spa Sanctuary at the indulgent Spa at Desert Springs (the largest spa in all of Southern California)
  • Strolling along numerous waterway bridges to waddle with resident flamingos and swans
  • Putting at the lush fairways of the two Ted Robinson-designed golf courses or yelling “Fore!” through the golf-in-miniature course adjacent to the property

Guests can also enter the special social media contest to win an upgraded return visit to the property. Room rates start at $399 until May 31 and $169 per night from June 1 – September 31, 2015.  


 Visit Carlsbad

Located along the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline and graced with a mild climate year-round, Carlsbad, California, offers an idyllic setting for your next vacation. Whether on an action-packed getaway or a relaxing retreat, you’ll find amazing accommodations to suit your Spring Break style.

Beach Terrace Inn

Buy two nights, and get the third night free at Beach Terrace Inn during its Can’t Beat Midweek promotion available to guests arriving on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday for three nights, April 26 – May 21. This promotion is valid on new reservations only. Limited quantities available, some restrictions/blackout dates apply.

Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Experience the best of Carlsbad with Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa’s Family Adventure Package. Full of discounts to some of the best local attractions and shops, families can take advantage of savings and create their own adventure!

The Family Adventure Package includes continental breakfast for four, 15% off Chandler’s Restaurant and Ocean Crest Spa, 15% off admission tickets to San Diego theme parks and attractions, 15% off water sports rentals and lessons, plus a special discount to Aviara Golf and the Carlsbad premium outlet stores.

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Located on Batiquitos Lagoon, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is offering unbeatable savings on luxury accommodations with its Splash & Stay Promotion.

Launching spring 2015 and running through the end of the summer, the promotion starts at $519 and includes 1 night accommodation, daily breakfast for two adults and two children at Bistro 65, dinner for 2 at Blue Fire, Kids Camp (includes lunch or dinner, for two children), and complimentary parking.

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is offering exclusive packages to the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park. Discover over 2,600 wild and endangered animals from around the globe and enjoy California’s beautiful climate with the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa’s Safari Package. Located just 20 miles from the resort, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is the perfect destination for family getaways.

The Safari Package includes deluxe hotel accommodations, two adult tickets for San Diego Zoo Safari Park ($92 value), and daily lunch “Grab & Go” from Marketplace Café.  Book online or call 866-716-8134 and ask for rate plan LWPKG1.

West Inn & Suites

West Inn & Suites is offering an exceptional package this spring, pairing remarkable rates on its contemporary rooms and suites with generous perks and award winning service. Book a Single King Suite April 19 – May 21 and save 15% with the Suite Spring Retreat promotion. 


Harbor the Good Life at Dana Point, CA

Seven miles of coastal bluffs, pristine beaches, and magnificent blue waters encompass the quaint city of Dana Point. This Southern California treasure, located between Los Angeles and San Diego, is the perfect destination for a getaway with plenty of opportunity to enjoy all the perks of a beachside city and engage in rejuvenation of body, mind, and soul. Here are just a few ways you can enjoy Dana Point:

  • Rent bikes from DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Doheny Beach and embark on an adventure along the shoreline for awe-inspiring views of the ocean along a backdrop of plush, green hills.
  • Channel a connection with nature when surfing the golden coast waves or mastering the calm current on a stand up paddle board.
  • Set sail in “the whale watching capital of the west” and chase after dolphins and whales. Dave’s Whale Watching & Dolphin Safari catamaran is a sensational and unique experience that takes groups of up to 49 as well as a private charter out on whale watching excursions with ocean “viewing pods” where guests can watch dolphins swimming below the sea’s surface.
  • Hit the 18-hole championship golf course at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort to enjoy oceanfront golf.
  • Rejuvenate with a private yoga lesson from “I Heart Yoga in the Park” on the plush lawn of the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Eco-Adventure Center offers guests the ability to learn about marine life and ocean ecosystems by expert naturalists through a variety of excursions including snorkeling adventures to discover native fish and guided sea hikes.
  • Kids and adults alike can enjoy immersive activities and eco-minded adventure expeditions via Dana Point’s Ocean Institute.

For an endless spring and summer, enjoy Dana Point throughout the year as the sun always shines in sunny California.

Luxurious Easter Vacation at Thompson Chicago

Thompson Chicago, the luxury lifestyle hotel in Chicago’s Gold Coast, serves as an urban oasis this Spring Break and Easter holiday with two special offerings: 

  • Golden Egg in the Gold Coast: For overnight guests staying at the hotel Saturday, April 4, 2015, guests of Thompson Chicago can set out on a hunt to find several color-coated eggs hidden throughout ten hotel guest rooms, holding special prizes such as complimentary cocktails in Salone Nico, complimentary overnight parking, the prized golden egg which holds an overnight stay, and more! Happy hunters who discover the hidden eggs can present them at the front desk to redeem their prize.
  • Cleanse + Dream: Targeted towards bachelorettes and spring breakers looking to kick-start that beach-ready body, Thompson Chicago launches the Cleanse + Dream package with modern juice apothecary Owen + Alchemy. The package provides a perfect balance of relaxation and rejuvenation for guests where they have the opportunity to create a customized 2 or 3 day juice cleanse courtesy of Owen + Alchemy, a relaxation massage and overnight accommodations in one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods.

Spring Away and Valet at The Langham, Chicago 

Say goodbye to the winter blues and take a trip to see and feel the city of Chicago bloom as we head into the warmer months. From the tulips along Michigan Avenue to the light breeze along the Chicago River, feel energized and renewed as the city comes to life before your eyes. Enjoy luxury accommodations, overnight valet parking and more.

Spring Away and Valet Package is available for bookings through April 13, 2015 and includes: Langham Classic Room accommodations; overnight valet parking for one vehicle; complimentary in-room tea & Nespresso coffee, internet access in guest rooms and public areas, in-town car service within two miles of the hotel (based on availability), access to the fully-equipped fitness studio and luxurious changing rooms featuring saunas, steam rooms and aromatherapy showers, and daily local newspaper. 


Girlfriend’s Getaway at The Edgewater in Madison, Wisconsin

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Launching just in time for spring break, the Girlfriend’s Getaway Package enables guests to explore the many amenities The Edgewater, historic hotel in Madison, Wisconsin has to offer.

The package includes overnight accommodations, a private yoga class, 60-minute treatment of the guest’s choice, 20% off additional spa services and 10% off retail, and two specialty cocktails in The Statehouse.


Blue Man Group in Las Vegas

Blue Man Group Las Vegas, is offering family 4-packs of tickets (which come with free popcorn) for only $199 now through Sunday, April 12th. This special has a retail value of $384 (before service fees), so families will save $185 through this limited-time deal.

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SPRING INTO A “MOUNTAIN OF SAVINGS” AROUND MT. RAINIER THIS APRIL

Enjoy Spring Break, Easter activities, National Park Week, and Fee Free Days at Mt. Rainier National Park this April, and do so at a discount!

Visit Rainier has named April “A Mountain of Savings” month for its overnight visitors, and the following lodging properties are discounting their rates by 25 percent for mid-week accommodations.

  1. Alexander’s Country Inn – Ashford
  2. Alta Crystal Resort – Crystal Mountain
  3. Cedars Inn – Enumclaw
  4. Copper Creek Inn – Ashford
  5. Crystal Carriage House – Crystal Mountain
  6. Crystal Mountain Hotels – Crystal Mountain
  7. Crystal Rainier Retreat – Crystal Mountain
  8. Jasmer’s Rainier Cabins & Fireplace Rooms – Ashford
  9. National Park Inn – Longmire
  10. Nisqually Lodge – Ashford
  11. Rainbows End Cabins at Mount Rainier – Ashford
  12. Silver Skis Chalet – Crystal Mountain
  13. The Cornerstone Cabin – Ashford
  14. Wellspring Spa – Ashford
  15. Wilderness Edge – Ashford
  16. Wildwood – Ashford

In addition, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is also offering 25% off its mid-week general admission price Monday through Friday, through April, when guests mention the “Mountain of Savings” offer.

The Visit Rainier “Mountain of Savings” offer will be honored at all sixteen lodging properties for all mid-week (Sunday – Thursday night) guests during the month of April, subject only to availability. No other discounts apply. Guests must stay a minimum of two nights at participating lodging establishments and must mention the “Mountain of Savings” offer when they make their reservations to redeem the discount. Offer expires on May 1, 2015.

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For Thrill Seekers

Winter packed a mean punch this year, and with the snow comes cabin fever. Travelers looking to shock themselves out of hibernation might consider these big thrill ideas:

Fury 325

The world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster will soon be unleashed at Carowinds in Charlotte, N.C.

What does an 81-degree plunge from 325 feet look like at 95 mph? Until you can find out in person, get your fix with this sneak peek video (gulp!).  This will be North America’s longest steel roller coaster, joining 13 other crazy rides along with a great waterpark and kid-friendly Planet Snoopy and Dinosaur learning center. Carowinds offers a host of accommodation options, from a lodge to cabins and more. 

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s Thrill Seekers package

The sky’s the limit with Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s Thrill Seekers package in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Guests choose between a private plane ride including lunch at Roosevelt Lake or a hot air balloon ride. Both are an exhilarating ascent, perfectly complemented by a guided hike up the resort’s neighboring Camelback Mountain. Paths vary, but Echo Canyon Trail is the best bet for daredevils, with steep grades and an elevation of 1,200 feet.  The view from the summit is well worth it, and guests are fueled by a hearty breakfast in elements and rewarded with a fabulous craft cocktail in jade bar.


Spring Blooms at Millennium Hotels

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Millennium Hotels and Resorts will fuel travelers’ wanderlust with its “Spring Blooms” package,  available at its 14 hotels across the United States. Available through May 31, the package includes 10% off Best Flexible Rate, 10& off Food & Beverage, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Parents can make their spring stay extra sweet for little ones with the Ask Alfred Children’s Concierge program, featuring the signature Alfred bear as part of a custom-designed children’s amenity kit, in partnership with leading toy company Melissa & Doug® and organic candy maker Surf Sweets®. For an additional $15 per child, kids will receive a cinch backpack filled with goodies including: a cuddly Alfred bear, Surf Sweets® Gummy Bears, a Melissa & Doug® crayon activity set, Alfred’s Lovable Stickables and a set of 12 collectible Color Me postcards. Millennium Hotels and Resorts will donate $2 from each Ask Alfred amenity sold to The Dream Factory, which grants the dreams of critically and chronically ill children.

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Family Spring Break Getaway at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Families are invited over Spring Break to spend those precious days bonding over family activities with this fun family Spring Break vacation at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, now through April 16, 2015. 

A variety of enjoyable and unique activities – both inside and out – are available through the package, including a family scavenger hunt, outdoor pool party (heated), family bingo, family outdoor games, teen and youth trivia challenges, family games night, movie matinee, and kids club. Stay two nights and receive 20% off regular rates; Stay three nights and receive 30%; Stay four nights and receive 40% off (Rates start from $231 CAD per night, based on double occupancy in a Fairmont Room).


Spring Getaway at Jamaica Inn

Take a break from school, work and everyday life, and escape to Jamaica Inn with 17% spring savings! With no minimum stay requirement, travelers can quickly recharge on a long weekend or enjoy deep relaxation on an extended stay, now through April 15, 2015.

Located in beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica Inn boasts an eight-acre property situated on a private cove with an offshore reef two miles east of the town center. With a 700-foot private white sand beach considered to be one of the best in the Caribbean, this exclusive resort is the perfect getaway for the traveler seeking unassuming style and great service.

Family owned since 1958 and boasting a roster of famed guests including Marilyn Monroe, Ian Fleming and Kathryn Hepburn, Jamaica Inn offers timeless elegance and relaxed luxury on the best white-sand beach in Jamaica.


Spring Break Special to Tanzania!

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Award-winning luxury safari outfitter Great Safaris re-introduces their classic program Great Tanzania Wing Safari with an amazing, limited time offer for Spring Break. Book this family safari and your first child travels FREE; in addition, you will receive a 50% discount for your second child! Enjoy this amazing adventure with your kids and give them something to talk about for years to come.

This exciting luxury itinerary allows you to see the greatest wildlife destination on Earth … by air! You will travel along the safari route in the lap of luxury as you fly to and from each destination in the comfort of an Executive Cessna 208B, the very first of its kind on Tanzania’s safari circuit. With a new Executive Oasis interior and only nine business class seats, you will be able to stretch out and relax while you soar over the beautiful Tanzania landscape.

You will stay in world-class accommodations, feast on gourmet cuisine and quench your desire for adventure while discovering Tanzania in awe and wonder. Elewana SkySafari includes all of Northern Tanzania’s major highlights and offers an unparalleled game viewing and cultural experience. Your Safari Cruisers have been customized for comfort and optimized game viewing; additionally, the vehicles are fitted with bush-lunch awnings, power supply to recharge your cameras and batteries, a cool box and refrigerator, binoculars, and reference books on local flora and fauna.

The tour is $6,429 per adult for departures on April 4, 12 & 18 and May 2, 2015. The first child (under 12 years) is FREE, the second child (under 16 years) is 50%. Park and Crater Fees are an additional $455 per adult/child. For more information about the tour, discounted rates for additional children and other questions, please call 800-409-7755 FREE or visit www.greatsafaris.com/great-tanzania-wing-safari.html.  

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Great Tanzania Wing Safari| Call 1-800-409-7755


Meet the Locals in Vietnam

Many people travel to a country, but few people travel in a country. Myths and Mountains wants travelers to meet the locals of Vietnam, learn how they live their lives, plow their fields or raise their families.

This exclusive trip takes you from the very northern areas of Vietnam, bordering on China, down through the central coast and into the Mekong Delta. Along the way, you will stay with families, learn how to prepare traditional dishes, watch how workers make fishing nets, bike along lush fields, take boats along narrow canals and truly get to know the Vietnamese people on their level.

This is truly a trip for those who want to delve inside a culture and come home with many new friends. Custom dates and prices are available. 

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Vietnam: Meet the Locals 


Peru for Kids: Machu Picchu and Beyond 

This summer, go on a heart-touching Peruvian experience (ages 7 and older) that combines family-friendly activities, lots of one-on-one interaction with indigenous cultures and hands-on education featuring Mayan history and archaeology that comes to life in front of your eyes.

Recently voted one of the NEW Seven Wonders of the World, Peru’s extraordinary monuments and archeology are known worldwide. At the height of its existence, the Inca Empire was the largest nation on Earth and remains the largest native state to have existed in the western hemisphere. The wealth and sophistication of the legendary Inca people has lured many anthropologists and archaeologists to the Andean nations in a quest to understand the Inca’s advanced ways.

Your family will tour historic cities and ancient ruins, have a picnic lunch with children from Willoq school, visit villages via horeseback, wander through colorful Indian markets, go river rafting then board a first-class train to Machu Picchu, where you will have ample time to explore the famous site.


Mountains to Monkeys in Nepal

Nepal is not just for climbing Himalayan peaks; the country also boasts extremely friendly people and rich environmental diversity.

On Myths and Mountains’ imaginative trip, you actually get to see everything from the jungle to the snow-capped Annapurnas. Your path takes you from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and up to the Thakali communities of Jomsom, Marpha and Tukuche. Then, from the mountains, you drop down into the jungle and spend time with the local Tharus.

Along the way, you will be feted by the children and adults of the villages, shown all around, fed delicious food and treated like royalty! In the mountains, you can ride a Tibetan pony to Tukuche and in Chitwan, you can enjoy tracking wildlife, spotting birds from a canoe and visiting local villages. During your time in Kathmandu, you will visit the beautiful temples and monasteries of the valley, shop for jewelry, rugs, or whatever you wish, while receiving genuine hospitality and warmth from the Nepali people.

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Nepal: Mountains to Monkeys


Explore Brazil’s Costa Verde on a Spring Break Sea Kayaking Adventure to Remember

Tofino Expeditions has paddled all over the world and doesn’t use the word “perfect” to describe destinations often; however, 150 miles west of Rio de Janeiro on Brazil’s southern shore, Costa Verde provides nearly perfect waters for fantastic sea kayaking adventures. Tofino’s Brazil Sea Kayaking: The Costa Verde earned its place as a National Geographic Traveler’s 2012 “50 Tours of a Lifetime” and now adventurers have the opportunity to take a 2015 Spring Break trip like no other and experience this amazing place for themselves.

This amazing trip includes: swimming at a tropical pool under a waterfall, visiting a local canoe builder, eating fresh seafood prepared by locals and having dinner with Paraty’s celebrity Chef Yara Castro Roberts at her restored colonial home. Tofino will also provide stand up paddleboards so guests can checkout the fastest growing water sport in the world in ideal warm water conditions. After fun days of exploration, guests will relax in comfortable eco-lodges and guesthouses, including in the quaint fishing village of Pouso da Cajaiba, cited as a “favorite spot” by Outside Magazine. 

Tofino blends comfort with a truly authentic sea kayak travel experience, making this a true “Trip of a Lifetime”. Price is $4,390 per person ($500 single supplement). The 2015 departure dates are May 7 and October 15. Minimum age 12 years. 


Please note that each of these deals is subject to availability, and rates are subject to applicable taxes, fees and blackout dates. Happy travels!

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Ashley Sisk

Ashley lives in North Carolina with her husband, two children and Kitty Paw. She's a work-from-home mom with a natural light photography business and a passion for sharing everything she knows. Since leaving the corporate world, she now spends her time chasing her preschooler, nursing her new baby, writing and finding ways to enjoy life. You can find her on Facebook, Google + or on her website.

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