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Girlfriend Getaways

Break away from every day life and unwind with your girlfriends. There’s no better way to escape the stress of life than to plan a weekend of relaxation at the spa with the girls. Rejuvenate when you schedule some much-needed head-to-toe pampering.

The Southwest is a fantastic destination for your girls getaway. The region is home to a variety of luxurious resorts and spas. Let Getaway Packages help you plan the perfect wellness vacation to reconnect with your girlfriends. Read more about our packages:

Inspired Serenity Retreat: Red Mountain Resort, St. George, UT

You and your girlfriends will absolutely love Red Mountain Resort. Located in beautiful, Southern Utah, the architecture of Red Mountain Resort blends into the natural landscape. It will literally take your breath away.

Living healthy isn’t always easy. The Inspired Serenity Retreat package can improve your lifestyle and wellness. Along with the outstanding spa amenities, you can learn more about healthy living through the resort’s wellness lecture series. Feel rejuvenated with your friends as you enjoy the wonderful, relaxing activities at Red Mountain Resort.

This package includes:
  • One 50-minute Beautiful Feet Pedicure
  • Choice of one 50-minute Clarins Facial
  • One 50-minute Sagestone Customized Massage
  • Choice of one 50-minute Beautiful Hands Manicure or Shampoo/Style
  • Three healthy meals daily
  • Daily guided morning hikes
  • Unlimited fitness classes
  • Healthy life classes & events
  • Personal discovery activities
  • Eat Well, Feel Well cooking demonstrations

The Santa Fe Spa Package: Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

Feel refreshed after a weekend in Santa Fe with the girls. Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe, is a great resort in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. The resort displays the amazing artwork of more than 70 Chimayo artists. Hotel Chimayo is located just one block from the historic plaza in the heart of downtown Santa Fe.

After a morning of shopping with the girls, unwind with a massage or spa treatment at the Ten Thousand Waves Spa. This luxurious spa is just minutes away from the resort. With all of the spa treatment options available, all of the girls will leave the spa feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and ready for a night on the town.

This package includes:
  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • $100 Hotel Rebate Per Person
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service to Ten Thousand Waves Spa

The Joya Journey Package: Montelucia Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

Escape to scenic Scottsdale, Arizona. This southwestern, desert city is home to an abundance of entertainment, shopping, and some of the best day spas in the country. The Montelucia Resort & Spa is located in the foothills of Camelback Mountain. It’s the perfect destination for your girls weekend. Treat yourselves to fabulous makeovers in the salon and dinner in the bistro. It’s patio and pool area are wonderful places to catch up with the girls.

Detox the next day in the resort’s plush day spa. After an afternoon of pampering in the Joya Spa you will leave feeling revitalized. The spa’s invigorating massages will help you relax and enhance your state of mind. This luxurious spa is one of the best in Scottsdale. You and your girlfriends won’t want to leave.

This package includes:
  • Overnight Accommodations
  • $50 Joya Spa Credit
  • $50 Joya Terrace Dining Credit
  • Complimentary $25 Daily Resort Charge

Don’t miss out on a chance to relax and unwind, book a wellness vacation package today!

Northern California Vacations

Let your next vacation take you to Northern California. The state’s northern region is home to endless rolling hills and long stretches of world famous vineyards. Pack up the car and take the scenic route as you drive up the California coast. Whether you hike the national park or visit a thrilling theme park, Northern California could be the perfect vacation destination for you. Getaway Packages can help make the planning easier when you book a vacation package from Best Western. Each Best Western hotel is independently owned and operated. Each hotel offers its guests a unique travel experience.

Night at the Movies Package: Best Western Expo Inn & Suites, Sacramento, CA

Treat your special someone to a romantic weekend getaway in Sacramento. See the sights of California’s capital city during the day, then enjoy an evening date with your special someone at the movies. When you book the Night at the Movies Package you can share laughter, suspense, drama, and excitement with two complimentary movie tickets. To ensure your night out is as hassle free as possible, the hotel will also provide roundtrip transportation to the movie theater.

Package Includes:
  • Free transportation to and from movie theatre
  • Two adult movie tickets
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Free wireless Internet

Yosemite Free Admission Package: Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

Yosemite National Park is famous for its beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking views. It’s the ultimate family getaway for nature lovers and thrill seekers. The park’s year round schedule allows you and your family to enjoy a variety of seasonal activities. Explore the parks 1,200 square miles for free when you book the Yosemite Free Admission Package.

Package Includes:
  • Admission to Yosemite National Park
  • Upgraded hot breakfast 
  • Valid through September 6, 2013

Family Getaway Package: Best Western PLUS Hilltop Inn, Redding, CA

Escape the hot summer sun when you cool off at Waterworks Park. The park offers a variety of slides and attractions for all types of thrill seekers. It’s fun for everyone!

While you’re in Redding, don’t forget to visit the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Turtle Bay educates visitors with hands on experiences and exhibits. Every morning at 10:30am, guests can feed the native fish that live in the aquarium. It’s free with park admission. 

When you book the Family Getaway Package you’ll receive complimentary admission to both Waterworks Park and Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Package Includes
  • One $20 food and beverage credit
  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park passes
  • Waterworks one-day passes

These packages won’t last forever! Book a Northern California vacation at Best Western today!

 

San Diego Summer Getaways

Who says summer has to come to an end? San Diego is famous for its endless summer with its sunny, temperate weather year round. Whichever way you are looking to relax, San Diego’s distinct neighborhoods have so many fun holiday options to choose from. Check out some of the more popular districts including Old Town, Gaslamp, Carlsbad/Encinitas, Mission Valley, and Shelter Island. No matter which favorite neighborhood you pick, Getaway Packages has the perfect Endless Summer holiday package for you.

See San Diego Getaway: Town and Country Resort Hotel, San Diego

The Town and Country hotel has long been a landmark for tourism since its doors opened in the early 1950s. The tropical landscape and friendly staff provide a truly memorable experience. The award-winning resort is centrally located in the heart of San Diego and ideal for sightseeing. Balboa Park, Old Town, Downtown, and the beach are all minutes away!

Package Includes:
  • One night stay at the Town and Country Resort Hotel
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Reduced parking
  • 2 adult tickets to the Old Town Trolley
  • Value-pack with discounts to the spa, outlets and San Diego attractions.

Legoland Hopper Package: Hilton Garden Inn, Carlsbad 

Pack up the car and travel up the San Diego coast to Carlsbad. Carlsbad is home to kid-friendly entertainment park, Legoland. The park is every Lego builders dream and is packed full of rides and attractions for guests of all ages. Explore Minliand USA and travel the country.  Visit Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York and Washington, DC, to name a few.  And don’t forget to pack your bathing suits because the water park is now open!

Package Includes:
  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Two Adults & two Children two-day Legoland Hopper Tickets (Admissions to Legoland Park and Sealife Aquarium)
  • Daily breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Complimentary transportation to and from Legoland

San Diego Balance Girls Getaway Package: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

Get your friends together for a memorable girls getaway weekend. The Manchester Grand   Hyatt in Downtown San Diego is just steps away from the vibrant Gaslamp District. After a day power shopping, all the girls will be ready for a little rest and relaxation. Plan a recovery day of pampering at the resort’s spa.

Package Includes:
  • Two 60 minute massages for the price of one

Drive To Hawaii Package: Shelter Island, San Diego

Experience San Diego and Hawaii in the same vacation when you book one of our Drive to Hawaii vacation packages. Skip the long flight and the jet lag, while still enjoying an island holiday. Shelter Island offers a variety of water sports and summer activities. Starting at just $139, select from four resorts on Shelter Island as your vacation designation. Fridays during the summer, the Kona Kai Resort celebrates the Polynesian culture with authentic, beachside luaus.

Participating Hotels :

Stay and Play Golf Getaway Package: Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel Old Town, San Diego

Experience the history and Mexican culture of San Diego in Historic Old Town. As you explore you will find dozens of restaurants and shops. The nearby trolley station allows you to travel easily throughout San Diego without the hassle of parking.

The Stay and Play Golf Getaway Package features one of the most beautiful golf courses in San Diego county. Salt Creek Golf Club is a links style course with a tranquil setting. It’s located adjacent to a State Wildlife preserve and at the foothills of Mt. Miguel.

Package Includes:
  • Hotel Accommodations with your choice of 1 or 2 Beds
  • Breakfast for 2 at Acapulco Restaurant
  • Green Fees for 2 with Cart at Salt Creek Golf Club
  • Bucket of Range Balls
  • Transportation for 2 to the Golf Course

You can have an endless summer in San Diego, but these vacation packages will be coming to an end soon. Book a vacation today!

End of Summer in Palm Springs

As summer begins to wind down, it’s time to start planning your end of summer vacation. Before school starts, finish off summer with a trip to Palm Springs. Getaway Packages has the perfect end of summer vacation package for you and your family. Soak up the warm desert sun at the Palm Mountain Resort. There are a variety of fun vacation packages to choose from.

Weekend With Marilyn Package:

For just $89, relax at the Palm Mountain Resort. The Resort is just steps away from the Forever Marilyn Statue. This 26ft tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe was created by artist, Seward Johnson. It’s a new ‘limited time only’ landmark in Palm Springs. The impressive sculpture recently arrived from Chicago this past May. The sculpture recreates the famous dress-raising scene from the 1955 film, “The Seven Year Itch.”The sculpture will remain in Palm Springs until June 2013.

Fridays in the summer (through August 3rd), check out the “Forever Marilyn Outdoor Movie Series”. The series features some of Marilyn Monroe’s best films and will be played in full.

Rates:
  • Garden King or Two Doubles
  • Friday night only $89.00
  • Friday & Saturday $79.00

Knotts Soak City Package:

Beat the heat at Knott’s Soak City. Just minutes away from the Resort, this water park has an attraction for everyone. Thrill seekers will love to try one of Soak City’s five twisting and turning water slides. Prefer to relax? Then grab a tube and the float along the 600 foot-long Sunset River. There is nothing like water fun in the sun… don’t forget the sunscreen!

Package Includes:
  • Accommodations for one night up to four guests
  • Two tickets to Soak City
  • Continental breakfast for two at Ruby’s.
  • Rates are plus $10.00 resort fee plus 15.5% tax
  • Not valid on holiday weekends or special events
  • ADVANCE RESERVATION IS REQUIRED.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Package:

Escape the dry desert climate and get a birds eye view of Palm Springs from the Aerial Tramway. Relax in a cable car as you climb 5,873 feet up into the cool San Jacinto Mountains. This ten minute ride is sure to be an unforgettable experience and the perfect way to end your summer vacation.

Package Details:

  • July 1 – September 30, 2012
  • One night stay in a Garden Room. (Value Sun.-Thur.$69.00/Fri.-Sat. $99.00)
  • Two adult tickets to the Tramway. (Value $48.00)
  • Continental breakfast for two at Ruby’s diner. (Value $6.00)

End of summer bookings are going fast! Book your vacation package today.

Romantic Weekend Escape

It’s no fun working day in and day out during the summer. Sometimes it feels like everyone is on vacation, except you. Well, now is the time to treat yourself.  Pack up, hop in the car and have a romantic weekend and relax with that special someone.

Here at Getaway Packages, we have plenty of romantic weekend vacation packages to choose from.  This summer, make a plan for a romantic weekend in Los Angeles. This world famous metropolis is jam-packed full of activities and sightseeing destinations. Check out the “Romance Package” and “Your Vacation, Our Vacation” packages at the Terranea Resort.

Romance Package: Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Rekindle your love with the Romance Package at the beautiful, oceanfront Terranea Resort. Just minutes away from downtown Los Angeles, the Terranea is located in the gorgeous Rancho Palos Verdes. Capture breathtaking views of California’s coast from your Ocean View room.

The romance package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations in an Ocean View room
  • Sparkling wine and strawberries
  • Rose petal bath
  • Breakfast for two at Catalina Kitchen or breakfast in bed (room service), daily
  • Daily resort fee

Your Vacation, Our Desintation: Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Romance with American Express has it’s perks! When you pay with your American Express Card, you will earn DOUBLE American Express Membership REWARDS and a complimentary room upgrade!

Promotion includes:

  • 20% off our best available rate
  • Upgrade, based on availability at check-in
  • Early check-in and late check-out, based on availability
  • Double Points, if enrolled in the Amex Membership Rewards Program for all stays through 2013!

L.A. has more to offer than being home to famous celebrities.  The city boasts some of the most world-renowned museums. Create an educational and memorable experience with your special someone by visiting museums.

The Paul J Getty Museum, originally opened in the early 1970’s, and features dozens of fascinating pieces of visual art, amazing architecture, and beautiful gardens. The Getty has two locations in the Los Angeles Area for you to explore.

The featured exhibits this summer include:

  • Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line:
    July 3–September 23, 2012
  • Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck’s “Ecce Homo” Altarpiece from Warsaw
    June 5, 2012–January 13, 2013
  • Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well: Images of Death in the Middle Ages
    May 29–August 12, 2012
  • In Focus: Picturing Landscape
    May 22–October 7, 2012
  • The Getty Research Institute: Recent Print Acquisitions
    April 7–September 2, 2012
  • Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity
    April 3–August 26, 2012
  • Herb Ritts: L.A. Style
    April 3–August 26, 2012
  • The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display
    February 7, 2012–Ongoing

 

4th of July Vacation Deal

Summer is finally here and the 4th of July is right around the corner. Spend Independence day with your family in San Diego. Jam packed full of theme parks, beaches, and spectacular fireworks displays, San Diego is the perfect place for you and your family.

Cool Rate Package: Best Western Hacienda in San Diego, CA.

Don’t let the 4th of July being on a Wednesday put a damper on your vacation plans. This year the Best Western Hacienda is offering a ‘Star Spangled, Cool Rate.”  From July 1-5th you and your family  can stay at the Best Western Hacienda, for a cool $129 a night! With this unbeatable rate, you can enjoy more fun filled activities with your family.

Cool Rate Package includes:
  • Beautiful guest accommodations
  • Full American breakfast for two
  • Discounted parking (50% off)

Located in the heart of Historic Old Town, as a guest, you will truly experience San Diego’s history. As you explore Old Town, you will revisit the history San Diego as you stroll through Heritage Park. If you’re feeling hungary, taste the flavor of San Diego’s Mexican cuisine in any of the dozes of restaurants, all within walking distance. Feeling adventurous? Take your family on a ghost tour of the Whaley House, which is said to be one of California’s most haunted places. As the sun sets on the 4th of July, hop on the trolley and catch Independence Day fireworks.

Fireworks Shows in San Diego
  • Big Bay Boom: Port of San Diego. This 12th annual fireworks spectacular is sure to impress. Fireworks are displayed on four barges in the San Diego Bay. The show starts at 9pm.
  • Into The Blue: Sea World San Diego.  Spend the day at Sea World San Diego and end your night with a beautiful fireworks show from inside the park. The soundtrack of this fireworks presentation features the beautiful orchestral music of Sea World’s Shamu Show, Blue Horizon. The show starts at 9:30pm
  • Mission Bay Yacht Club. Catch the 28th annual fireworks show hosted by the Mission Bay Yacht Club. The show starts at 9pm.
Don’t let this unbelievable deal pass you by. Book now!

Amtrak Family Getaways

Hop on the Amtrak and take a family vacation like you’ve never taken before.  Sit back and relax in one of Amtrak’s cozy seats as you pass through the tranquil landscape of Central California.

Just south of Napa Valley, San Luis Obispo boasts beautiful scenery and plenty of wineries. San Luis Obispo has a variety of attractions for you and your family to enjoy.

While Dad takes the kids on a hike, enjoy a relaxing day at the spa at the Madonna Inn with the Hike & Spa Package.

The Hike & Spa Package: The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California.

The Hike & Spa Package includes:
  • Room & Sweet Feet Layered Foot Massage for Two
  • Lavender cleanse
  • Lemon sugar exfoliating scrub
  • Refreshing mud wrap
  • Butter cream massage
Nearby attractions in San Luis Obispo:
  • The Madonna Inn: This hotel is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. The Madonna Inn originally opened its doors in the late 1950′s and now offers 110 guest rooms, each with its very own unique theme. This hotel is sure to offer an unforgettable experience for you and your family.
  • Wineries: San Luis Obispo, or SLO as the locals call it, is in the heart of wine country. Home to dozens of wineries, the coastal landscape allows for the perfect winemaking conditions.
  • Hiking: The rolling hills of San Luis Obispo are perfect for an afternoon hiking with your family. With picturesque views of the beautiful Central California Coast, it’s a must-do for the outdoorsy family.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience a memorable family vacation with your family.

Great Summer Family Vacations

The kids are out of school and the sun is shining. It’s time to relax and take your family on a memorable summer vacation! Fun and affordable family vacations aren’t always easy to find. But you will get two thumbs up from your kids, when you book an action-filled family vacation this summer! And best of all, these holiday packages won’t break the family budget.

Here are three great ways to stay and play for your family:

The Great America Package: The Plaza Suites in Santa Clara, California

What kid doesn’t love a fun theme park? With the Great America Family Package, you and your family will get to experience California’s Great America Park, the largest theme park in Northern California. Thrill seekers of all ages will leave the park with fun memories and a big smile on their faces…

Less than two miles away from the beautiful Plaza Suites Hotel, the park boasts the world’s tallest double-decker carousel, 10 twisting and turning roller coasters, and even a water park for cooling off on warm days.

The Great America Family Packages includes:
    • Two room suite for one night at the elegant Plaza Suites in Santa Clara
    • Complimentary cooked to order breakfast
    • Two adult admission tickets to California’s Great America Park
Nearby Attractions:

 

Drive to Hawaii Package: Kona Kai Resort Hotel in San Diego, California

Who knew you could drive to Hawaii? San Diego’s Shelter Island is famous for being known as San Diego’s very own Hawaiian Island, complete with beachside Luaus in the summer and plentiful aquatic activities. Shelter Island is the perfect escape for you and your family.

The Drive to Hawaii Package includes:
    • Complimentary Airport, Amtrak or Cruise Terminal Transportation
    • Welcome Mai Tai
    • Hawaiian fruit plate
    • Happy hour pupu platter
    • 20% off nearby restaurants
    • Complimentary parking
Nearby Attractions:

 

Family Fun Package: Seacrest Oceanfront Hotel in Pismo Beach, California 

Pismo Beach is widely known for beautiful golf courses with some of the most breathtaking views of California’s coastline. Located in the heart of Central California, Pismo Beach offers many nearby attractions fun for visitors of all ages. The Family Fun Package is sure to not disappoint.

The Family Fun Package includes:
    • One night in OceanView Family Suite with Nintendo Wii gaming system and games (sleeps 4)
    • Four half-day bike rentals
    • Four free Doc Burnstein’s ice cream bars from our lobby creamery
    • One free clam chowder bread bowl at the famous Splash Café (with purchase of 3 bread bowls)
Nearby Attractions:

Get ready… Get set… Book now for a very memorable family holiday!

Food and Wine Escapes

Who doesn’t love to enjoy good food while on vacation? Add some wine tasting to your gourmet meals, and you’ve got the makings for a marvelous food and wine escape!

Here are a few food and wine vacation getaway packages for you to consider for your next gourmet getaway:

Wine Tasting 5-Course Dinner Package: Eddington House Inn in Bennington, Vermont

This food and wine package sounds cozy and romantic, as well as delicious! It includes the following:

  • Two night’s lodging in a spacious suite with private bath
  • Special five-course dinner for two at the award-winning Pangaea Restaurant, a short walk from the Inn. Five courses will be served to share with your loved one and paired with world-class wines chosen specifically for each course.
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • Afternoon refreshments daily
  • Endless desserts
  • Locally made creamy chocolate truffles

Southern Smile, Savannah Style Package at Planters Inn on Reynolds Square in Savannah, Georgia

Enjoy some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality — and down-home cooking at Paula Deen’s restaurant — with this clever vacation package that includes:

  • Two nights in deluxe accommodations
  • One copy of The Deen Family Cookbook
  • A $25 gift certificate to Paula Deen’s restaurant The Lady & Sons
  • Paula Deen focused trolley tour for two
  • Continental breakfast each morning
  • Evening wine and cheese reception
  • Nightly turndown service

Food and Wine Experience Package at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Your taste buds will be tantalized with this yummy gourmet getaway vacation package that includes:

  • Two-night room accommodations
  • Welcome amenity of a VIP artisan cheese platter
  • Food & wine pairing in a wine cave on first evening
  • Chef’s seven course tasting dinner in Santé including wine pairings on the second evening
  • Evening turn down service with wine country chocolates
  • Tasting passes for two to a local winery

The Vacation Gals love to eat and drink on vacation, and have enjoyed culinary escapes in Oregon Wine Country, Napa Valley and Hawaii.

Spa and Wellness Getaways

Getting away with gal pals is one of the best ways any woman can recharge and regroup and return to “real life” feeling relaxed and refreshed. Add in some spa treatments and perhaps some fitness classes, yoga or outdoor hikes, and you’ve got the makings for a brilliant girlfriend getaway!

Consider these spa vacation packages with wellness components for your next trip with just the girls:

Girlfriend Getaway Package at Oxford Hotel in Denver, Colorado

This hip hotel in Denver’s LoDo district has a bunch of great inclusions for the ladies:

  • Overnight accommodation in a Queen/Queen or Parlour Suite
  • Chocolate Truffles and Bubbly
  • Choice of a 50-minute Papaya Pineapple Facial or 50-minute Swedish Massage
  • A Signature Martini in the iconic Cruise Room Bar to start your evening
  • 24-hour Town Car Service within a two-mile radius downtown

Balance Package at Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California

With this convenient package you’ll receive a full breakfast buffet for two, access to the resort’s health club, $100 to spend at the Kin Spa (or on-site restaurants) and a late 2 p.m. checkout — so you can stay up late gabbing with friends and sleep in the next day!

Girlfriend Getaway Package at Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana

Book two nights at the famous Hotel Monteleone in the Big Easy and add on this themed package that includes a cocktail in the lovely Carousel Bar, a cocktail-themed walking tour of New Orleans and a 60-minute massage.

Girlfriend Getaway Package at Cranwell Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts

This package would also make a great mother-daughter getaway! It includes the following:

  • One night Classic Resort accommodations
  • $125 spa credit
  • 10% discount on spa treatments
  • $70 dining credit at any Cranwell restaurant
  • Unlimited fitness classes
  • Full use of the Spa at Cranwell with heated indoor pool, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and fitness center
  • Welcome chocolates
  • Discount coupons for the nearby Lee Premium Outlets

The Vacation Gals adore girls’ getaways, and have enjoyed them with one another in Park City, Utah as well as Maui and Puerto Rico.