Daydreaming about taking a vacation but think you can't afford it? Stop right there. Being on a budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice travel, whether you want to go somewhere warm or take a long weekend in the mountains. Here are some of today's best travel deals, and all for under $160, proving that you really can take that trip you've been dreaming about.
If you want to escape to somewhere warm, The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, an all-inclusive resort on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, is offering rates from $139 per person, per night for stays of three nights or longer with the "Fun in the Sun" package – a savings of 35 percent on current rates. Stay five nights or more at the beachfront resort, which has its own 18-hole golf course, and you’ll also receive $200 in resort credit. Or, head to Cancun and enjoy an authentic Mayan Discovery Experience at the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort, which includes accommodations for two, two tickets to the new Mayan Museum, an 80-minute Mayan-inspired couples massage, and a daily $50 resort credit – from$159 per night (use the promo code "CUE" when booking).
For trips within the US, the five-diamond Colorado Springs resort, The Broadmoar, offers a Spring Break Getaway for only $105 per night for stays from March 1–May 15. This deal, which saves 30 percent on rates earlier in the season, also includes free dining for children 10 and under and discounts on retail purchases, zoo tickets, and more. For travel over Easter Weekend, enjoy a trip with your girlfriends to the 4-star Hotel Vintage Park in Seattle; the "Chicks Night Out" offer includes 15 percent off the current best available rate, a complimentary nightly wine hour, and, in the spirit of the holiday, a box of Marshmallow Peeps, starting from $144 per night (travel is valid March 28–April 2; use the promo code "PPEEPS").
And, on March 14 only, The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass., celebrates "National Pi Day" and offers rates at a 31.4 percent discount, meaning rates start at $150 per night for stays from March 19–April 2 (use the promo code "PI2013" when booking). This boutique 4-star hotel is located at the famous Harvard Square, near the beautiful Charles River and Cambridge's eclectic shopping and dining.
So, you can stop making excuses for reasons not to travel; with these deals under $160, you don't have to. Where are you going next?
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