If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving getaway, a Black Friday shop-till-you-drop special, a bargain in Orlando or a tropical getaway, there are good family travel deals to be had this month. Consider spending Thanksgiving on the slopes in Maine, get online to score a Cyber Monday special in Los Angeles or plan a money-saving trip to Myrtle Beach, Palm Springs or Vermont. There is also an Aruba resort with a heart, which is donating funds to East Coast victims of Sandy. Read on for the full scoop.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Bethel Inn in Bethel, Maine
From November 21-25 you pay just $99 per person, per night for accommodations, a lavish Thanksgiving buffet or a four-course dinner at the inn, daily breakfast, and use of the heated pool, fitness center, and cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Kids under 5 stay and eat free, kids 5-12 just pay for meals and teenagers pay $35 per night for the package when staying in their parent’s room. Sunday River is just 15-minutes away for downhill skiing, and they expect to have 50 trails open. For reservations go to Bethelinn.com
Cyber Monday Specials in Los Angeles
The Cyber Monday package at Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport offers rates starting at just $89 per room, per night. The package includes accommodations in a recently renovated guest room, complimentary parking, and one draft beer per adult per night at the on-property Brewster’s, which has an extensive beer menu. Travelers can also take advantage of the property’s 24-hour fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, and more. This offer is available to book Nov. 26 – 29 only for stays Nov. 26, 2012 – March 31, 2013 when using promo code CYBERMON at Fourpointslax.com
Cyber Monday Savings in Orlando
Orlando’s newest upscale property, the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, is offering travelers a Cyber Monday opportunity to save 35% when booking a stay of three nights or more. With rates starting at $139 per room, per night, you can plan a budget- friendly Orlando getaway this winter. To book, guests can visit Wyndhamgrandorlando.com and use the code “DISCYB”. Valid for travel Nov. 26 – Jan. 31, based on availability
Black Friday Package at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
This Virginia hotel is located only minutes from Washington, D.C. Receive deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, a complimentary tote bag, free shuttle service to and from Pentagon City Mall and Pentagon Row shops starting at 4 a.m. on Black Friday with complimentary water and hot chocolate during the ride. This offer is available only on November 22 and November 23 for an overnight stay, starting at $139 per night. You can book by clicking here, using promotional code “PX3” or call 1-800-228-9290.
Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont has a special offer in honor of its 50th Anniversary. All rooms are 50% off for stays until December 13th. If you can plan your vacation for mid-week, you’ll get a 20% Spa and dining discount as well. This family owned and operated mountain hotel features gorgeous grounds, pools, a top-rated spa and excellent on-site dining. Check the Stoweflake website to book this discounted rate.
Marriott and Renaissance Resorts
Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts is offering resort credit of up to $200 at nine of their lush tropical resorts during the “You deserve some credit” promotion. The credit may be used for spa services, dining, local excursions and more, depending on which resort you choose. Resort locations include Cancun, Aruba and more sun-and-sand locations. This deal is valid for stays from January 1 until April 30th, 2013, but you must reserve by November 30th, using promo code LLF. To book, visit www.paradisebymarriott.com.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is a popular year-round family vacation spot, but of course this is the low season, which translates into great discounts for vacationers. Keep your fingers crossed that you get lucky with the weather and the kids might be able to build a sand castle on the lovely, long beach. Make your holiday getaway to the Caribbean Resort and Villas, and score a true bargain. From November 1, 2012, through January 1, 2013, enjoy a minimum two-night stay in an oceanfront room starting at only $49 per night, with two free breakfasts at the Sea Captain’s House. Call 888-482-7061 for more information. There are lots of other hotel packages available this holiday season at VisitMyrtleBeach.com.
Palm Springs, California
Save on a midweek visit to the casually elegant La Quinta Resort, long popular with West Coast families. This Palm Springs-area resort, part of Hilton’s luxury Waldorf-Astoria brand, is now offering a Midweek Getaway Package that includes room accommodations and a $50 per night spending credit to be used towards recreational activities (excluding golf fees), dining or spa experiences. This package is offered Sunday through Thursday nights, with nightly rates starting at $209. There is no expiration date for this offer, so you can book at any time prior to arrival. To book your stay, use the promotional code “MWP” at www.laquintaresort.com.
Travelers heading to the Caribbean can vacation for a cause with The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba’s Hurricane Sandy Relief promotion. For stays now through April 7, 2013, the resort will donate $20 per day to the American Red Cross. Nightly rates start at $169 per night now through Dec. 16, and $299 Jan. 3 through April 7, 2013. For more information and to book, visit www.westinaruba.com