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Napa Valley Food and Wine Getaways

The 3rd annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) returns November 13-17, 2013 to the picturesque communities of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.  This festival is a celebration of film, food and wine during the most colorful season in Napa Valley.  Hotels throughout the region offer food and wine getaway vacation packages to entice the most distinguished traveler to stay and enjoy their venue during this fun event, or any other time of the year.

Napa Valley, in the northern region of California, is often likened to Italy’s Tuscany region…it’s just a smaller, more Americanized version.  It is home to almost 300 premier wine makers located in between rolling hills and amazing scenery.  When traveling throughout Napa Valley, tourists can tour wineries, taste the wine blends that are being created, enjoy exquisite dining, as well as experience the amenities of the many unique hotels that cater to the most distinguished guests.

Napa Valley Lodge – VIP Winery Tour

Be safe as you explore the beautiful Napa Valley and it’s  wineries.  This number one selling vacation getaway package at the Napa Valley Lodge includes a bottle of wine upon arrival, an in-room champagne continental breakfast, and a five hour winery tour with your own private chauffeur.

The Meritage Resort and Spa - Taste-Cation Package

This award-winning hotel is set amidst the beautiful vineyards of California’s Wine Country and offers an unforgettable vacation getaway package which includes a two-night stay with champagne upon arrival, breakfast for two, a delectable dinner, a tasting at the resort’s own Trinitas Cellars and another winery, and to top it off, bowling for two at Crush Ultra Lounge.

The Silverado Inn – Napa Valley Film Festival Package

Add glamour and excitement to your stay in Napa for the Napa Valley Film Festival.  The historic Silverado Resort and Spa invites you to enjoy the celebration of film, food and wine with a vacation getaway package for this annual Napa Valley event.  Included in your stay is breakfast for two each day before heading out to experience all that the Film Festival has to offer.

Andaz Napa - Napa Film Festival Package (Reels, Reds, and Beds..Oh My!)

The Andaz Napa is nestled in the West End of downtown Napa, and close to the Napa Valley Opera House and Uptown Theater.  This vacation getaway package includes two, five day passes for the film festival with a minimum 3 night stay, select mini bar food and beverage items, welcome beverage upon arrival, wireless internet in guestroom and self parking for one vehicle.
Check out all of these Napa Valley Packages and more!

 

 

 

Pacific Northwest Top 5 Hotels

TripAdvisor has just revealed the 2013 US Travelers’ Choice awards.  Five of the Top 25 are in the Pacific Northwest. Unlike other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world. Each of these top rated hotels have incredible getaway packages, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, an arts and culture getaway, an adventure getaway or just a “hot deal”.  When you are planning your next Pacific Northwest Get Away, you should definitely check out one of these top 25 TripAdvisor awarded hotels!

Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle, WashingtonFor the Romantic GetawayRomantic Getaway

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is close to everything downtown Seattle offers: Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall, and the famous Pike Place Market.  Majestic mountain peaks, a waterfront escape for tow and a never-ending source of entertainment awaits visitors.. From the great outdoors to all kinds of music and world-renowned food and wine, Seattle has the perfect combination of natural beauty and urban sophistication for a romantic getaway.  Their Romantic Get Away package includes breakfast for two at ART Restaurant and Lounge or through In-Room Dining as well as accommodations.

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The RiverPlace Hotel, Portland, Oregon’s Best Hot DealHot Deal Advance Purchase at RiverPlace

In terms of comfort, RiverPlace feels like home. In terms of style, it oozes with Craftsman charm. From the magnificent lobby with its stacked stone fireplace to the solid wood furniture in your fabulous guest room, a stay at the boutique RiverPlace Hotel is the ultimate escape—especially if you love the outdoors as much as we do. Save on advance bookings when you reserve early. This hotel offers great Hot Deals in Oregon.

Allison Inn and Spa, Newberg, Oregon – For a Girls GetawayGirls Wine and Spa Getaway

Situated  in Oregon Wine Country with 85 luxury guestrooms and spacious suites, all accommodations in this Newberg Oregon Inn and Spa have gas fireplaces or a terrace or balcony. The luxurious Allison Spa has 12 treatment rooms, a fitness studio and indoor swimming, hair and nail salon and a retail boutique.Less than an hour’s drive from downtown Portland, this Oregon Spa Vacation should not be missed.

Wine Country Rhapsody

Time to unwind, relax and indulge in the spa. A perfect package for girlfriends who wish to be pampered. There is nothing like a good night’s sleep in the clean country air after a spa treatment to make you feel restored.  This package includes a $200 spa credit for the treatment of your choice, king or double queen bed accommodation, use of the indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, Fitness Studio, sauna and steam room, and complimentary overnight valet parking

Inn at the Market- A Seattle Food and Wine Getaway Experience Garden and Glass Getaway Package

With so many hotels in downtown Seattle, WA to choose from, The Inn at the Market is the only downtown Seattle hotel located directly in the famous Pike Place Market. Inn at the Market’s ivy-covered courtyard is a tranquil hideaway, just steps away from the vibrant atmosphere of Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront. The Inn at the Market offers Pacific Northwest style and comfort surrounded by downtown Seattle’s most acclaimed restaurants and iconic landmarks.

Their Chihuly Garden and Glass Package is a Seattle Attraction in itself! Explore the world of Dale Chihuly, renowned glass artist, at the Chihuly Garden and Glass.  Located next to the Space Needle, the Garden & Glass house offers visitors a unique look at the vast and beautiful work of Dale Chihuly. This Seattle Attraction Package includes overnight accommodations, valet parking, two tickets to Chihuly Garden & Glass, and two round trip Monorail tickets.

The Oxford Hotel in Bend, Oregon is great  For an Adventure GetawayAdventure Outdoor Getaway

The Oxford Hotel in Bend, OR,is the only boutique Bend, Oregon hotel,  offering both the amenities and luxuries you simply won’t find anywhere else in town from which you may set out on an adventure of your choice! Their outdoor adventure vacation includes:  2 consecutive nights for 2 adults in boutique lodging, two lift tickets each day and more.


Boston Marathon Travel Plans

Our Hearts and Prayers go out to the victims of the terrible tragedy in Boston yesterday. As a result of this senseless act, travelers may need to change their itineraries temporarily. Please check with your individual carrier and hotel for updated policies.

According to USA Today, at this point, three major hotel companies are waiving fees for canceled or changed trips to Boston. These are:

• Hilton Worldwide, which runs Hilton, Doubletree and Hampton Inn chains
• Starwood, which oversees the St. Regis, Sheraton and Westin chains
• Marriott, which runs chains such as Marriott, Courtyard and SpringHill Suites
• IHG, the parent of the Holiday Inn, InterContinental and Staybridge Suites chains
• Kimpton, which runs three hotels in Boston including the Nine Zero
• Fairmont, which runs the Fairmont Copley Plaza

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.