An Oasis of Luxury and Relaxation | Las Vegas

When most people picture a weekend in Las Vegas, they think of bright lights and over the top parties. But the bustling city is more than just oversized hotels and packed casinos – it’s also the perfect place to escape to when you need some R&R. There are luxurious spas, indulgent restaurants, and so many other ways to relax, unwind, and treat yourself! Here are a few of our favorite places that are guaranteed to melt your stress away.

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Sahra Spa & Hammam

Located in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, the Sahra Spa & Hammam is truly an oasis of rejuvenation in the center of the strip. The atmosphere mirrors the depth and beauty of the desert, featuring natural walls and silver ceilings. The hammam experience includes body detoxification, steam treatments, a cooling bath, and more. The Sahra Hammam is a unique combination of heat and renewal.

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The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace is a culinary revolution. It’s anything from your average all-you-can-eat restaurant, featuring upscale food presentations and a sophisticated dining room. It’s been voted Best Buffet in Las Vegas multiple times by “USA Today”, and it’s no surprise why. They offer over 500 various dishes from all over the world and up to 15 daily chef’s specials that rotate seasonally. Stop in for brunch on the weekends and enjoy free flowing champagne!

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Hexx Chocolate & Confexxions is a candy store for grown ups and paradise for all chocoholics! The artisan retailer creates its signature chocolate with only two ingredients: cacao beans and organic palm sugar. They host daily free tours that give you an inside look at the their process behind their handmade confections. Stop in and browse their collection of hand crafted chocolate, candy, ice cream, and unique gifts. Visit their café and indulge in an assortment of create-your-own ice cream sandwiches!

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107 Lounge

Visit the iconic Stratosphere Hotel and take the elevator up a hundred stories to find 107 Lounge. It’s an “intimate playground in the sky” boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of the city! Sample appetizers prepared by award winning chefs and sip creative specialty cocktails as you relax and enjoy the sunset. Don’t miss half-price plates and 2-for-1 cocktails during their daily happy hour!

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Aria Spa After Dark

After a long day out, find sanctuary at the Spa & Salon at ARIA. The aji stone walls and a tranquil water garden will quickly evaporate your worries. Explore their various treatments, including Japanese Stone Beds, a Shio salt room, fireside lounge, and a balcony-level infinity pool overlooking the strip. After the sun sets, you can experience ARIA After Dark – a two-hour private retreat that includes luxurious treatments for you and a guest. It’s the ultimate spa experience and is available exclusively to M Life members.

Who Plans the Vacations in Your House?

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According to a recent report in Travel Media Daily, 75% of women said they are the travel planners in their household and one-third of men believed their partner found the best deals and enjoyed planning trips. Curiously, a contradictory poll by USA Today found that 61% of households reported that the father planned the family vacations.

No matter who does the planning, it can be a tough job with seemingly endless factors to consider. Vacation consumers in numerous focus groups report that they are primarily looking for the following things when planning trips:

  1. More value | Travel can be very expensive, and people want to get the most for their money. Hotels and resorts are reacting to this trend by offering more packages with amenities and value-adds.
  2. Quick and easy travel research | Consumers are looking to make decisions quickly. Leisurely trips to a local travel agent have been replaced by fast Internet research.
  3. Clear communication with hotels | Consumers want to clearly outline their needs at the start of the reservation process. While sites such as Expedia, Travelocity, and Hotels.com may offer lower rates in some cases, booking through a “middle-man” can result in difficult cancellation policies, challenges with special requests, and more. This is because most hotels generally set aside the least desirable rooms for those reservations, due to low profitability.

 

With Getaway Packages, planning a trip is stress-free and exciting. Whether you are looking for a family trip, a golf getaway with the guys, a girls weekend, a spa retreat, a romantic escape, an outdoor adventure, or a culinary expedition, we have a package for you. You can search easily by location or type and see exactly what each package offers. When you find one you like, you’ll book directly with the hotel, which means no hidden fees, complicated cancellation policies, interfering middle-men, or bad rooms.

Our packages include great add-ons such as such as tickets to famous attractions, restaurant gift certificates, meals, hotel credits, spa treatments and more that give you both value and activities to look forward to!

 

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!

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.

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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!

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.

Eat Pray Love Packages

The latest craze in hotel packages pairs movie releases with hotel accommodations. Last year Kimpton Hotels cashed in on the release of Night at the Museum and featured their Washington D.C. hotel in a package including tickets to the Smithsonian. This year’s entertainment marketing machine has Miami’s Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove partnered with a local movie theater to offer a creative weekend-getaway package. This package coincided with the release of the new film based on the best-selling novel Eat, Pray, Love.

The story takes place in Indonesia, India and Rome, and to honor the theme, guests watch the film in a private theater while enjoying an Italian “picnic dinner,” complete with wine or champagne. The package also includes a meditation session at the local Dharma Studio, followed by an Indian dinner.

Way to go Sonesta Bay Coconut Grove! Since the package is no longer available on their site, we recommend you choose any one of their other great hotel packages and sneak in the movie on your own.