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


Spend this New Year’s Eve in Del Mar, California. The upscale restaurants, gorgeous seashores, and mild weather make it a perfect spot to start off the new year. Take a hike and enjoy breathtaking ocean views at Torrey Pines State Reserve, or visit one of Del Mar’s picturesque beaches!


L’Auberge Del Mar

Located minutes from the water in Del Mar Village, L’Auberge Del Mar blends elegant style with a casual beach aesthetic. Step down to the beach on their private walking path or relax in the pool. Be sure to eat at the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, which features outdoor cabana seating. Consider a hotel package for your New Year’s Eve stay!


Holiday Travel | Savannah, Georgia


Holiday commitments from Thanksgiving to New Years can leave you feeling busy, stressed, and overwhelmed. Escape some of the holiday madness with a weekend getaway! Experience the special charm of winter in Savannah, Georgia.



Planters Inn | Savannah, GA

Planters Inn is the only boutique hotel in Savannah. It is located downtown just steps away from great food and entertainment. Consider the Historic Holiday Package, which includes deluxe accommodations for one night and a variety of fun add-ons! Spoil yourself with freshly baked holiday cookies, gourmet tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and cider, turndown service, and expanded continental breakfast. Plus, enjoy a carriage tour for two through historic Savannah! You’ll take home a souvenir Planters Inn logo blanket, mugs, and a Planters Inn ornament to remember your time in Georgia. View their current packages.

October Vacation in Yosemite | Yosemite, California


With the kids back in school and the start of cooler temperatures, October is a perfect time to plan a trip to California’s Yosemite National Park. Drive through the 1,200-acre park and take in the abundance of deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and scenic vistas. The best way to experience Yosemite is to get out in nature and enjoy yourself.


You don’t need any special gear for most of Yosemite’s hiking trails. Easy nature loops and more moderate trails wind through wilderness areas and sequoia groves. Many routes finish with a waterfall view, so don’t forget your camera!

Fishing, horseback riding, bird watching and biking are other outdoor activities you can try in Yosemite. If you really want to get off the beaten path, go on a short backpacking trip. Stay overnight at one of the park’s many campgrounds to make the most of your trip.


As an alternative to camping, consider a nearby hotel. The Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center is located at the “front door” of Yosemite National Park, at the crossroads of Highways 49, 108 and 120. On-site you’ll find an outdoor pool and hot tub (perfect for soothing sore muscles after a Yosemite hike!) and a great restaurant. Check out their current packages and book your Yosemite vacation today.

Autumn Travel Deals: US National Parks


Relax and recharge on an autumn vacation before the upcoming holiday season. Consider a visit to a U.S. national park in September or October. During these months, national parks are less crowded and hotels just outside park entrances offer discounts and deals. It’s the perfect opportunity to see the breathtaking beauty of some of America’s best treasures.


Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, famous for Old Faithful and most of the world’s geysers, is one of America’s most popular national parks. Utah’s Arches National Park has an stunning red rock formations in all different shapes and sizes. For a Northeast trip, consider Acadia National Park in Maine, home to impressive rugged coastline. Explore current packages offered in Wyoming, Utah, and Maine.




Autumn Travel Deals: Beaches | South Carolina and Oregon


Fall can be the perfect time to travel! Hotels offer discounted rooms and packages as summer winds down and people return to work and school. Spend less time fighting crowds and more time partaking in fun activities! This autumn, explore some of the most stunning beaches in the country.


South Carolina has truly breathtaking coastline and many beaches you’ll want to explore! Check out Myrtle Beach, Hunting Island, or Folly Beach in Charleston. See what packages are waiting for you in South Carolina.


From the beauty of Astoria to the serenity of Rockaway Beach, Oregon offers visitors plenty of beaches to choose from. It might be a little chilly for surfing or boogie boarding, but you can take a stroll along the water. The Pacific Northwest is one of the most romantic settings for couples’ getaway. Pick an Oregon package that looks right for you!

Fourth of July in San Diego | San Diego, California


Are you ready for the holiday? The 4th of July is right around the corner! Spend Independence Day with your family in San Diego. Full of theme parks, beaches, and spectacular fireworks displays, San Diego is the perfect place to enjoy the 4th of July.


Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel

This year the Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel is offering a “Star Spangled, Cool Rate.”  From July 1-5th, you and your family can stay at this centrally located San Diego hotel for only $129 a night! With this unbeatable rate, you can enjoy more fun filled activities with your family. Rent a boat for an afternoon of sailing or take a whale watching tour! Package includes deluxe accommodations, full breakfast for two, and discounted parking.


Fireworks Shows in San Diego

Don’t miss the fireworks! Here are some of the best places to catch them this year.

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 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.

Drive to Hawaii | Kona Kai Resort & Spa | San Diego, California


June is the perfect time for a beach escape to San Diego. Relax in the pristine sand of Coronado, visit the sea lions in La Jolla, and walk along the vibrant streets of Pacific Beach. You won’t run out of beautiful coastline to explore – and the best part is, every beach has its own distinct vibe.


Kona Kai Resort & Spa
The Kona Kai Resort & Spa is located right on the tip of Shelter Island. This elegant property has its own private beach with a marina view! For a tropical getaway, book their “Drive to Hawaii” package and stay for two nights in a waterfront guest room. You’ll be welcomed with a Mai Tai and a Hawaiian fruit basket, and a Happy Hour Pupu Plate. You’ll also receive a guest passport savings card, and a 20 percent discount to some of the area’s best local restaurants. Relax on Kona Kai’s beach, or take a short drive to some of San Diego’s other great beaches. View current packages.


Last Minute Memorial Day Trip | San Diego, California


Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. Relax in the sun and spend your long weekend in San Diego! With multiple beaches, friendly people, and virtually year-round sun, America’s Finest City is the ideal place to spend your Memorial Day weekend.


Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel

Stay at the iconic property that crowns Old Town State Historic Park. The Spanish-style Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel has unmatched views of the city and the San Diego Bay. Spend your Memorial Day at one of the many beaches within minutes of the hotel, or explore the culturally rich area of Old Town. Be sure to try some of the delicious Mexican restaurants that are just a short walk away! The Best Western PLUS Hacienda Hotel offers great packages to make your weekend even more special.


Drive to Hawaii | Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites | San Diego, California


Hawaii is one of the most popular destinations for vacationers – but it is also one of the most expensive. Between flights, costly resort rooms, and overpriced food, Hawaii isn’t always a viable option for a getaway. Luckily, there’s an easier way to experience warm weather and great beaches. Hotels on the gorgeous Shelter Island in San Diego are offering “Drive to Hawaii” packages that will allow you to enjoy a beach vacation without breaking the bank.2012_april2 2012_april3 

Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

If you’re looking for a resort setting that feels like a tropical oasis, Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites is the place for you. Start off your morning with a walk or a jog on the waterfront path adjacent to the hotel. By night, enjoy a glass of wine in the live music lounge. The “Drive to Hawaii” package will pamper you with welcome cocktails, tropical flowers, a deluxe Luau Platter, and 2 hours of a complimentary bike rental. View current packages.

Drive to Hawaii | Bay Club Hotel & Marina | San Diego, California


Nestled along the bay in sunny San Diego, Shelter Island is the closest you’ll get to an exotic tropical oasis without leaving the mainland. The island is home to four waterfront hotels, swaying palm trees, authentic summer Polynesian luau, grassy hills, and breathtaking views of the marina and downtown San Diego. With the island-wide “Drive to Hawaii” packages offered at different hotels around Shelter Island, you’ll feel like you’re laying on a beach in Hawaii.

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Bay Club Hotel & Marina

The Bay Club Hotel & Marina is a striking hotel with beautiful grounds and views of the San Diego skyline. Walk along Shelter Island, or just enjoy the view of their private marina and the San Diego Bay from your balcony. With the “Drive to Hawaii” package, you’ll kick off your stay with two tropical drinks and a welcome basket. Stay for two nights in a well-appointed room and wake up each morning to full breakfast for two!