New Year’s Eve in Del Mar | Del Mar, California


Del Mar, California is the perfect place to enjoy a seaside getaway. Stroll through the shops and boutiques that line the historic downtown Village of Del Mar, or go for a round of golf at one of the many pristine courses in the area. Don’t forget to take in the beautiful ocean views!

2011blogs_dec1 L’Auberge Del Mar

Spend your New Year’s Eve at L’Auberge Del Mar, a waterfront hotel in the heart of Del Mar. Ring in the New Year in style with their Toast! New Year’s Package. Your evening will begin with a delicious meal for two at KITCHEN 1540. Sit by the fire on the outside patio and enjoy a glass of wine before heading inside for the New Year’s Eve Bash. Dance the night away at this exclusive party featuring DJ Gabe. At the end of the night, simply walk upstairs to your luxurious guest room. View current packages.

Holiday Travel | Jackson Hole, Wyoming


Visit Jackson Hole for an outdoor adventure and stunning winter scenery! It’s a 48-mile long valley surrounded by picturesque mountains. This premier winter vacation destination has a variety of activities such as skiing, sleigh rides, wildlife tours, snowshoeing, and more. While you’re there, take a day trip to see the famous geysers of Yellowstone National Park, or the impressive mountains of Grand Teton National Park.


Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa

Stay at the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa, a luxury boutique hotel with a historic Western style. The property features twelve beautifully landscaped acres with walking trails along the serene Flat Creek. Book the Wyoming Dog Sledding Journey package and receive transportation to and from the airport, deluxe accommodations for two nights, and a hot breakfast each morning. You’ll embark on a full day dog sled trip for two through Grand Teton National Park and experience breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.


Winter Beach Escape | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Myrtle Beach in South Carolina has miles of beautiful Atlantic coastline. With over 14 million visitors every year, it is one of the east coast’s most popular vacation destinations. Consider a winter escape to this stunning area. You’ll be able to take advantage of the serene beaches, perfectly-manicured golf courses, and delicious restaurants without the summer crowds.


Surfside Beach Resort

The Surfside Beach Resort is situated between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, right on the Grand Strand. It’s minutes away from amusement parks, great restaurants, and exciting theater. Best of all, each room has an ocean view of the gorgeous Surfside Beach! Book the Surfside Winter Escape Package and stay one night in an oceanfront room with a balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll also receive a $25 dining gift card, free wireless internet, and free parking.


Shop Til You Drop | Denver, Colorado


Denver is the ultimate shopping destination, with an abundance of both malls and local boutiques. Shop at Larimer Square, a fashion district with upscale designer stores, or Cherry Creek, a collection of independently owned shops and boutiques. For great vintage finds, check out the antiques and crafts at Antique Row.


Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel

A shopping getaway isn’t complete without a stay at an elegant hotel. The Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel is located in a historic building right in Downtown Denver. The comfortable rooms offer modern luxuries in a fresh style. The hotel also features 16 murals from Western muralist Allen Tupper True. Check out their current packages and book a girls weekend for your and your friends!


Waterpark Adventure | Columbus, Ohio


Head to Columbus, Ohio for a family vacation that is sure to be both thrilling and relaxing. The Fort Rapids Waterpark Hotel & Conference Center consists of a resort and waterpark in one convenient location. There are plenty of fun activities to entertain your whole family. Dress up in 19th century costumes and take a family photo at Old Tyme Photography, or try your hand at gold mining!


Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort

Stay at the Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort so that you’ll be right next to the waterpark! Choose from 11 room styles to fit your family’s needs – they offer Jacuzzi Suites, Kids Bunk Bed Rooms, Villa Suites, and more. With an on-site arcade, restaurant, bar, and gift shop, everyone will find something to do. Book a hotel package and receive complimentary waterpark passes!


Fort Rapids Waterpark

The 84-degree climate-controlled Fort Rapids Waterpark is open year-round! Let loose on the 12 water rides, win big in the arcade, and coast down the lazy river. The waterpark also features an adult-only hot tub for when you need a relaxing soak.

Fourth of July in Houston | Houston, Texas


Houston is home to Freedom Over Texas, one of the biggest fireworks displays in the country. The six-hour festival has been a Houston tradition for decades and showcases a host of nationally known country music stars. The night ends with a spectacular fireworks show set to country music. Celebrate Independence Day in Houston this year and catch this incredible show from one of the city’s best hotels!


Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown

Positioned in the heart of downtown Houston, the Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown is within walking distance of attractions like Bayou Place and Houston’s Theatre District. Enjoy a meal at the hotel’s Brazos Restaurant and Lounge, which serves classic American food with down-home hospitality. The hotel is offering a Bigger in Texas! Package that includes deluxe accommodations, full breakfast for four, and complimentary shuttle transportation throughout downtown Houston. You’ll celebrate the 4th with mini American flags for the whole family and a spectacular view of the Freedom Over Texas fireworks.

Fourth of July in D.C. | Washington, D.C.


What better place to celebrate Independence Day than our nation’s capital? Head to Washington D.C. for a July 4th experience you won’t forget. Stay at the stylish W Hotel and attend their fabulous Fourth of July bash!


W Hotel Washington D.C.

The sophisticated W Hotel is the closest hotel to the White House and features stunning views of the Washington Monument. Their Boom With a View Package includes deluxe room accommodations and admission for two their exclusive July 4th rooftop party. You’ll head up to the 11th floor rooftop bar and restaurant for the best view of the city’s fireworks. While you watch, enjoy live musical performances, an open bar, and delicious snacks! View current packages.

Father’s Day Getaway | Vail, Colorado and Lake Tahoe, California


Celebrate Father’s Day with a family vacation this year! Hotels are offering packages with great outdoor activities that Dad is sure to enjoy. Head to Vail, Colorado for some golf and hiking, or visit Lake Tahoe in California for fly fishing!

2011blogs_may2Manor Vail Lodge | Vail, Colorado

A Vail institution since 1965, Manor Vail Lodge provides a peaceful mountain setting that’s perfect for a Father’s Day getaway. The whole family will be comfortable in a fully furnished condo complete with a kitchen, fireplace, and balcony or patio. The lodge is steps away from Golden Peak and the heart of Vail Village, and the entire area is great for hiking and biking. Manor Vail Lodge’s special Father’s Day Family Golf Weekend package includes 20% off their best available rate and vouchers for appetizers and drinks at The Fitz Lounge. Dad can play a round of golf at The Vail Golf Club, take a 10-minute driving lesson with a pro, and get discounts at the Vail Golf Club Pro Shop. Everyone is invited to a book signing and cocktail hour featuring Steve Friedman, author of Driving Lessons. View current packages.


Resort at Squaw Creek | Lake Tahoe, California

Spend Father’s Day in California at Resort at Squaw Creek. This secluded luxury resort is just nine miles from Lake Tahoe’s north shore, and minutes from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. The resort has a golf course, fly fishing center, ice rink, heated swimming pools, and a spa. Book the Father’s Day Getaway package and enjoy two nights in a deluxe guestroom and a delicious three-course dinner for two in Six Peaks Grille. You’ll also receive a three-hour Cast N’ Catch Fly Fishing Class with an expert instructor, which includes a short lesson and guided fishing on the resort’s private ponds. Check out their current packages.

A Pet-friendly Memorial Day | Washington, Oregon, and New York


May is National Pet Month! Kimpton Hotels encourage you to bring your pets (no matter what kind!) along with you, free of charge. They’ll make your pet feel welcome with pet-bed loaners, food, water, bowls, and mats. Concierges can tell you the best pet-friendly restaurants and parks nearby, and you can even bring your animals to the nightly wine reception! These hotels love animals so much that each one has a Director of Pet Relations – an animal representative for the hotel! Embark on a Memorial Day Weekend adventure with your pet at these Kimpton hotels.


Hotel Vintage | Seattle, Washington

Relax in Seattle at the Hotel Vintage, a stylish boutique hotel inspired by Washington wine county. They offer a hosted wine hour nightly from 5-6pm and feature selections from different vineyards each night. If you visit with your pets, they’ll be pampered with doggie bed turn-down service, and you’ll find your towels in the shape of pups!


Hotel Monaco | Portland, Oregon

Hotel Monaco is located just steps from Pioneer Square and Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, which means you’ll be surrounded by excellent places to walk your dog. Hotel Monaco works hard to make sure you and your pet feel at home. They bring in a “pet psychic” every month to help you and your pet get even closer!


The Muse Hotel | New York City, New York

Have an exciting NYC getaway with your pet! Stay at The Muse Hotel, a relaxing haven in the middle of the bustling city. Explore New York by bike with a free rental, or stay in and order an in-room massage. The Muse even offers “Hers and Furs Pet-icures” – side-by-side human and pet manicures!

Experience Boston’s Rich History | Boston, Massachusetts


Step back in time and experience the rich history that defines Boston, Massachusetts. The city’s historical significance is blended with modern dining, shopping, and sports, making Boston one of America’s most exciting places to visit.


Boston Harbor Hotel

Stay right on the harbor made famous by the Boston Tea Party! The Boston Harbor Hotel has sweeping views of the city skyline and the harbor. Pamper yourself with a spa day at the on-site Rowes Wharf Health Club and Spa, and enjoy great food and wine pairings at the stylish Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar. Book a package to make your time in Boston extra special.


The Freedom Trail

With over 16 historical sites, The Freedom Trail is a great way to see Boston’s best attractions. Follow a 2.5-mile long red line throughout the city, stopping at different sites along the way. The Old North Church, Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, the USS Constitution, and the site of the Boston Massacre are among the most famous stops.