I am tempted by a wide variety of spring break offers this year, but for L.A. families who don’t want to stray too far from home this spring, Montage Hotels & Resorts has three perfect spring break deals for families.
If you are looking to relax at the beach, head to Laguna. Sitting atop a high coastal bluff with picture-perfect views, Montage Laguna Beachinvites families to master fine art with itsFamily Fun Package.
One night of accommodations in an oceanfront guestroom
One $60 dining credit for breakfast at The Loft or In-Room dining
Complimentary half-day Paintbox admission for one ($70 value)
Half-day admission to Paintbox for two children ($140 savings)
Daily full breakfast for two adults
Free dining for children under 12
Children’s amenities upon arrival.
Package rates start at $571.
Father afield but still a short flight away, the Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, offers sweeping views of the Wasatch Range, and is the ultimate alpine retreat for those looking to soak in Park City’s natural splendor. The refined Mountain Craftsman resort invites guests to celebrate spring in the company of their families with the Family Memories Package. The Family Memories Package includes:
Free accommodations and dining from the Children’s Menu for children 12 and under
Complimentary Pay Per View movie per paid evening
Complimentary game of bowling per child per day
Access for kids to complimentary activities from the resort’s activities center, Compass Sports
Package rates start from $745 through April 13, 2014
I often change my mind about staying home for the holidays — especially when I miss the idea of a white Christmas or if the L.A. temperatures begin to rise above 70 degrees — and I start looking for last-minute holiday travel deals for the family. It may still be cold now, but in case you catch the travel bug this holiday season, CheapOair has put together some last-minute travel packages perfect for families looking for a quick holiday getaway. Book by Dec. 20, 2013, to take advantage of these specials.
New York City
During the holidays, travelers can experience the many famous sites of the Big Apple, including Rockefeller Center where they can go ice skating and pose for pictures in front of the city’s iconic Christmas tree, to visiting the “Top of the Rock”, which soars 70 stories above the street. More must-do activities include getting tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, along with walking up 5th Avenue to see the lights and decorated storefronts. CheapOair is offering a vacation package to New York for a seven-night/eight-day stay at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel starting at $2,015 per person.
Orlando, Fla., is the perfect destination to visit for an entertaining holiday experience. Walt Disney World offers visitors its famous fireworks display, a Christmas parade that features Santa and more. For more holiday celebrations the Orlando Museum of Art displays the Festival of Trees,which features some of the most beautifully decorated Christmas trees and window displays you’ll ever lay eyes on. CheapOair is offering a vacation package to Orlando for a nine-night/10-day stay at the Hampton Inn Orlando Florida Mall starting at $1,391 per person.
What’s a festive a festive holiday season without lights Denver offers its beautiful Botanic Gardens, where visitors from around the world travel to watch the Blossoms of Light exhibit. For the perfect way to embrace the season, this annual event contains over one million colorful lights draped in elegant designs that highlight the garden’s winter beauty. CheapOair is offering a vacation package to Denver for a nine-night/10-day stay at the Magnolia Hotel Denver starting at $1,144 per person.
The Phoenix Zoo presents ZooLights each year, which is a dazzling light show featuring more than 700 holiday light displays. This year the annual ZooLights will have two different “Music in Motion” shows, one of which “will take you down the yellow brick road with music from the Wizard of Oz,” as well as 3D LED animal displays throughout the zoo. CheapOair is offering a vacation package to Phoenix for a eight-night/nine-day stay at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak starting at $915 per person.
You can give the gift of European rail travel this holiday season with travel deals on Cyber Monday offered by Rail Europe. One of the best gifts I ever received in my late teens was a Eurail Pass. It allowed me and a friend to explore the classic European cities to our hearts content without having to worry about hefty ticket prices to get from one city to the next. And it’s not just for your college-age children, rail travel is so reliable and readily available throughout Europe (and beyond) that families might find riding the rails even more convenient than traveling by car.
For families ready for a European adventure, this Cyber Monday — Dec. 2, 2013 — through Dec. 6, Rail Europe is offering special pricing on passes throughout Europe.
FREE Vatican/Rome City Card with the purchase of Trenitalia tickets
Valued at more than $130, the Vatican Rome City Card allows for fast-track entry into the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and a choice of the St. Peter’s Basilica or Vatican Gardens Tour. It also includes entry into any two of Rome’s favorite attractions: the Coliseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum, Capitolini Museums, Borghese Gallery or National Museum of Castel St. Angelo. Travelers also will enjoy free access to a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Use coupon code: ROMEFREE during checkout to receive the free city card.
$100 off Global and Select Eurail Passes with Coupon Code CYBER2013
The best-selling Eurail Global Pass offers unlimited First Class train travel in more than 20 European countries, while the Select Pass gives you the option to choose extensive rail travel on the national rail networks of 3, 4, or 5 adjoining countries connected by train or ship. Use coupon code CYBER2013 at checkout.
Rail Europe Gift Cards
For the first time, Rail Europe is offering gift cards for rail travel. For Cyber Monday, you can purchase $250 or $500 gift cards and receive an extra $50 on the card.