With kids getting out of school for the summer, it's a great time to book a stay at the just-opened Great Wolf Lodge New England. It's the latest opening for the family-friendly chain of resorts and indoor water parks, located one hour from Boston. To celebrate the resort's opening, you can save 30 percent when you stay through December 18. Nightly rates with the special offer start at $154 for a suite that sleeps up to six people, and $230 for a Grand KidCabin Suite that sleeps up to 10 people. That's about a $50 savings on regular rates.
Rates include four passes to the 68,000 square-foot water park, which you can use as early as 1:00 p.m. on the day of check-in, and until closing time on the day of check out. For the youngest visitors, the resort also offers a bedtime stories program with mascots Wiley and Violet the wolves, as well as a "Cub Club" activity center. There are animatronic music shows in the mornings and evenings, and guided "Wolf Walks."
Reservations can be made online using the promo code GRAND, or by calling 866-678-9653. Note that rates do not include taxes and gratuities, and that blackout dates apply.