Summer ushers in a season full of road trips, mountain hikes, lazing around the pool, beachfront lounging, and international jet-setting. To make sure you get to do all of those things, consider these seven travel offers for July and August.
From $119: Elevation Hotel and Spa (Crested Butte, CO)
Crested Butte is ideal in the summer since you can nab much lower rates, thanks to it being off-season. On site at this property is a new 11,000-square-foot spa, which uses organic products and has nine treatment rooms. For stays in a courtyard or deluxe room, we found nightly rates of $119 with a 21-day advance purchase ($134 without) during most weeknights in July and August. Accommodations during the winter season go for as much as $398 per night.
From $125: Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Phoenix, AZ)
If you can stand the heat, you can stay at one of Phoenix’s swankiest hotels this summer for a fraction of what you’d pay during other times of the year. We were able to find classic king rooms priced from $125 on the nights of July 7 to 10, 21 to 24, and 29 to 31, as well as August 4 to 7 and 11 to 14. While there is a $26 daily resort fee that covers WiFi, shuttle services, and other amenities, consider the fact that rooms in the fall go for $256 and up -- so staying sooner racks up at least 50 percent in savings. Here, guests can do morning yoga on the lawn, hang out on the newly renovated terrace for a cocktail, or dine at its several eateries.
From $139: Orlando World Center Marriott (Orlando, FL)
This World Center Drive resort provides the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the nearby theme parks. Chill out by the pool, grab a table at its several delicious restaurants, or get a ringside seat for the nightly laser show. For stays through October 14, you can rack up a $50 daily resort credit with the Summer Special offer. Some of the lowest rates for the travel window can be booked on the nights of August 7-10, with rates from $139 per night in a resort view room with a king bed or two doubles.
From $156: Pelican Grand Beach Resort (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Beachy vibes and elegance are wrapped into one at this Fort Lauderdale standard. On site, there's a spa, waterfront restaurant, and lounge. Have a sweet tooth? Pop into the property's old-fashioned ice cream parlor, which serves the frozen treats, coffee items, and baked goods. Most Sunday through Thursday nights in July and August are priced from $156.75 for an ocean view room with a king bed. Visiting during those two months rather than in October or November presents significant savings: In the fall, those same rooms are from $186.75 to $215.10.
From $229: The Camby Hotel (Phoenix, AZ)
Here's your chance to stay at Arizona’s new and first Autograph Collection hotel. Until September 18 (for Sunday through Thursday bookings), the hotel is offering the Uptown Dine Around Escape package. It includes accommodations in a mountain-view king room, valet parking ($33 value), two cocktails, and dinner ($75 value) at one of five eateries in the Biltmore neighborhood. After test driving the package, we found that there is availability for each of those nights in July and August, with rates from $229. While that is slightly more than the standard rates of $159, note that you're getting at least $125 in extras with the package.
From $369: The Breakers Palm Beach (Palm Beach, FL)
Check in to this Palm Beach beauty during the winter and you’ll pay nearly $800 per night, but you can shave about 50 percent off of rates when booking the Summer Savings offer for Sunday through Thursday stays until October 31. Most nights in July and August are priced from $369, and you'll receive free daily breakfast buffet, free meals for kids ages 12 and under, unlimited golf, free WiFi, and access to the fitness center and classes. The property is home to eight restaurants, eight bars, 11 boutiques, 36 holes of golf, and water activities.
From $369: Casa Palopó (Guatemala)
Traveling on your own to Guatemala? Casa Palopó's three-night Travel Solo-la package might be your perfect match. The Lake Atitlán property -- also a Relais & Chateaux outpost -- is 90 miles from Guatemala City, and for stays between July and August, package pricing is from $1,107 ($369 per night). The rate includes daily breakfast, a private guided boat tour of two local villages, a blessing by a Mayan shaman, and transportation to and from Guatemala City. The property boasts stunning views of Lake Atitlán and three volcanoes -- perfect for impressive Instagram shots.