Monday Deal Alert: Fun in the Sun; Travel Deals from $78

by  Mandy Berman | Apr 15, 2013
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This deal has expired, but be sure to check out our Top 25 deals of the week for savings on trips to destinations around the globe.

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.

There are few places as synonymous with sunshine as Southern California. In beautiful San Diego, enjoy 4-star perks at the Omni San Diego with the 'Sun' Diego Package. Stay for $281 per night – a 30 percent savings at this luxe downtown hotel – plus receive nightly valet parking for one car ($38 per night value), two welcome cocktails, and a bottle of sunscreen to protect you from the SoCal sunshine. Take advantage of this offer now through May 31 and stay minutes from the historic Gaslamp Quarter and PETCO Park Stadium (home of the Padres), as well as within easy driving distance from SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and the beaches and shopping on beautiful Coronado Island.

For a warm weather trip the whole family will enjoy, travel to Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg this summer with the Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free offer. When accompanied by an adult, children 12 and under stay free at a Colonial Williamsburg hotel, plus play free golf and tennis, enjoy free admission to local museums and attractions, and eat free breakfast at their hotel and dinner at participating restaurants. Meanwhile, rates for adults start at just $78 per night, at a number of participating hotels. Experience the history first-hand with re-enacted Revolutionary battles, authentic 18th century cuisine, and cultural events – all during the town's sunniest season.

Chicago comes alive in the spring, and you can take full advantage of it with rates from $178 per night at the 4-star Raffaello Chicago. Bask in the spring sunshine as you stroll along Lake Michigan, shop on the Magnificent Mile, and admire the city's renowned architecture while staying at this boutique hotel in the heart of the city. Or head up to New York's Finger Lakes and work on your swing with a golf package at the Bristol Harbour Resort. Stay weekdays through May 23 for $159 per person, per night, and receive one full day of golf, a $50 gas card per couple, and lunch at the course. Call 800-288-8248 for more information.

Finally, take the ultimate sunny vacation to the Sunshine State itself, and unwind at the Jupiter Beach Resort in Florida's North Palm Beach. Stay for three nights from June through September and you'll get the third night free, meaning you'll only pay $126 per person, per night, saving you over 30 percent. Enjoy the largest stretch of secluded beach in Palm Beach County, along with an oceanfront pool, waterfall spa, tennis courts, and more at this 4-star resort. Click here to book or call 866-943-0950 and mention the Third Night Free offer.

So pack your sunscreen and sandals, and get ready for a sunny vacation this spring or summer with one of these warm weather deals.

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