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With spring in full swing and summer fast-approaching, travel season in the U.S. is at its prime. Even places like Chicago and the Finger Lakes – known as cold locales for most of the year – are coming out of the woodwork as desirable summer destinations, and have the prices to match. Take a look at some of our favorite sun-soaked travel deals below. Read more
The holidays are supposed to be a season for spending time with family, giving thanks, and recharging our near-depleted batteries. Unfortunately, for all too many of us, they bring about more stress than relaxation; between the cooking and cleaning, gift-giving and hosting, we often find ourselves needing a vacation from our vacations. So why not switch up your usual holiday traditions and take a trip during the holidays this year? With these domestic hotel deals, you can swing an affordable getaway without straying too far from home, and still avoid the usual stress of the season.
Calling all history buffs: Colonial Williamsburg is offering sweet seasonal savings at the Williamsburg Lodge, with rates of just $99 per person, per night with the Spring Stories package. The two-night package also includes a $100 activities card – good for purchases at area restaurants and shops – as well as well as breakfast daily and entrance to the Historic Area and Art Museums. The Williamsburg Lodge – built in 1939 (but renovated extensively in 2007) and a designated Historic Hotel of America – features 323 rooms with furnishings inspired by the collection at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Valid on stays now through June 16.
THE VALUE: The package represents a 46 percent savings.
THE CATCH: The low rate is for Sunday-Wednesday arrivals. Weekend rates are higher.
THE DETAILS: Click here to book online, or call 800-447-8679 and ask for the Spring Stories package.
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I have a hard time keeping track of when peak seasons begin and end in vacation destinations, a shortcoming that manifests itself about once a week. The other day I went to check ticket prices for Water Country USA, the popular family attraction in Williamsburg, Virginia, only to discover that the park was closed until spring of next year. Outdoor water rides evidently are not compatible with brisk fall temperatures. Go figure.
And while Water Country’s sister park, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, is open for part of the fall, one might argue it’s getting a bit nippy for those outdoor thrill rides, too. So there I was about to write off Williamsburg as a fall destination altogether when I ran into a friend who reported that she and her family were soon heading for Colonial Williamsburg, and for a song. Read more
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