Mother’s Day is nearly here, and a getaway just might be your favorite way to be pampered. Resorts are starting to promote summer discounts too, so it’s not too early to be thinking of your summer holiday. Deals in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Fort Lauderdale, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Phoenix, the Finger Lakes and Cancun provide plenty of options.
Omni Bedford Springs
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania spoils mom with the “Very Important Moms” package. Stay at the resort from May 8-13 and receive five-star treatment. Explore the property’s beautiful trails and eight natural springs. Rates start at $619 per night and include deluxe accommodations, $120 spa credit, breakfast in bed and a Segway tour. To book, call 814-623-8100.
Mount Washington, New Hampshire
Adventurous moms might want to consider spending Mother’s Day swinging from the treetops. The Omni Mount Washington Resort's “Moms Fly Free” package gives you a complimentary Bretton Woods Canopy Tour when you buy one for another family member. The tour is comprised of ten zip lines and two suspension bridges. To book, call 603-278-4ZIP.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale is not just for visiting the grandparents. From May 1 to Sept. 30, the “Vacation Like a VIP” package offers visitors bargains. Stay at one of 11 upscale properties and receive a room upgrade, complimentary valet parking, a $25 American Express gift card, $100 resort credit and more. You will also receive a Super Summer Savings 2-for-1 card valued at $200 with dozens of 2-for-1 options including watersports, nature activities, boating, local museums and spa treatments. To book, click here.
Puerto Rico is an easy to reach tropical destination, with no passport required for American visitors. Travelers can enjoy old time room rates at the gorgeous St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort with the property’s “Legacy Rates”. When guests reserve a one-bedroom suite at the standard rate, they get the second night for just $4, the price it was back in 1904 when the hotel opened. The hotel is located at the foot of El Yunque National Rainforest on a nature reserve. Book online through December 31, 2013 at or by phone at 1-877-782-0106.
Travelers that have the Big Easy on their family vacation wish list can take advantage of a great rate. The Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville offers affordable and spacious accommodations plus the added luxury perks of the adjacent fancy Ritz-Carlton. Guests are allowed privileges at the Ritz-Carlton’s spa, fitness center, pool and restaurants. Spring rates start at $169 per night. The cobblestone streets of the French Quarter are surprisingly kid-friendly. The hotel is just steps from iconic landmarks such as Bourbon Street, Café du Monde and Jackson Square. For additional details, visit the hotel's website.
Animal loving families should check out the Jefferson Clinton Hotel’s “Family Fun Package at the Zoo.” The Rosamond Gifford Zoo has more than 900 animals including reptiles, birds, lions, tigers, apes and penguins. This zoo-infused experience includes a one-night stay at Jefferson Clinton Hotel, buffet breakfast, valet parking, one child and one adult ticket to the zoo, a $20 gift certificate to the zoo gift shop, taxi transportation for up to four people to and from the zoo, a gift bag with sweet and salty treats and complimentary use of DVDs and gaming systems. Junior suites start at $249 nightly and executive suites are available starting at $279 when booking three days in advance. To book this package available Thursday to Sunday through December 31st, please call (315) 425-0500 or visit the hotel's website.
The historic Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix is offering an all-inclusive package during the month of May. The “All-Inclusive Spring Escape” package includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner for two, a spa treatment, parking, bottle of wine, 20% discount at the retail shops and more. Up to two children ages 12 and under can stay in the room with their parents and eat breakfast and dinner free. Rates start at $259 per night, a great deal for a family of up to four. To book, visit the hotel’s website or call 1-800-950-0086 and use booking code “P7.”
A Sweet Deal at Dolce Hotels
Dolce Hotels and Resorts operate 26 upscale hotels and resorts. By booking the Spring Escape package, travelers can enjoy up to 50 percent off the best available rate, including complimentary breakfast for two adults and children under 12 years of age. The offer is valid for stays from now through May 15, 2013 with the promo code DSSE. Choose from properties in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. Outside of the U.S., check out the hotels in Canada, Belgium, France, Germany and Spain. For reservations, go to www.dolce.com.
Kids are free all summer at Palace Resorts in and near Cancun, Mexico this summer. These all-inclusive resorts cater to families. The deal is valid for kids 12 and under sharing a room with two paying adults for stays of at least three nights. Participating Palace Resorts include Beach Palace, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Playacar Palace and Cozumel Palace. You need to book by August 27 for travel between June 1-August 31, 2013. To book Palace Resort deals, click here.