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Great Gatsby Hotel Vacation Packages

“The Great Gatsby” hit theaters recently and while many of us remember having to read the novel in school, and at the time, may have thought it was slightly boring, this blockbuster movie is a alive with opulent colors, drama, glitzy costumes and incredible music that is sure to spark a yearning for nostalgia in everyone who views the movie.

Now hotels from Portland on the West Coast to New York on the East are joining the Gatsby scene by offering romantic getaway packages that honor the age of the Roaring Twenties and allow guests to experience a glimpse of the opulence, elegance and style of this memorable era at their upscale hotels.

The Heathman, Portland, Oregon

Experience the Heathman Hotel and their Great Gatsby Package in downtown Portland Oregon, while indulging in the lavishly exquisite lifestyle of those famed in the new Baz Luhrmann movie!

The Heathman Hotel Great Gatsby Hotel Package includes accommodations in their  luxurious Literary Arts Suite, a copy F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby,  DVD of the 1974 Jack Clayton and Francis Ford Coppola adaptation of The Great Gatsby starring Mia Farrow and Robert Redford,  choice of cocktail from The Heathman 20s-inspired cocktails including a Sidebar, Raspberry Rickey, Gin Gimlet or Champagne Julep, appetizers and more! For more information go to Great Gatsby Hotel Packages.

The Willcox Hotel, Aiken, South Carolina

The Great Gatsby Food and Wine Getaway Package offered by The Willcox Hotel Aiken, South Carolina, this summer as becomes an establishment of private  distinction featuring a Speakeasy sub-culture. Their Gatsby Hotel Package includes accommodations, Gatsby-inspired cocktail, Three-course tasting menu for two, a copy of the Great Gatsby and more.

Visit The Willcox Hotel Packages for more information on this limited time offer.

Vanderbilt Grace, Newport, Rhode Island

The Grace Gatsby – Recreate the Gilded Age in the playground of Gatsby at Vanderbilt Grace includes a two-night stay at Vanderbilt Grace, two Mansion Passports to tour any five of the following: The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Green Animals, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House, Rosecliff, five course dinner for two with wine pairings, sunset sailing cruise of historic sites of Newport, daily champagne breakfast and more. Visit Getaway Packages Food and Wine Vacations.

Vinoy Renaissance, St. Petersburg, Florida

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, invites couples to celebrate their love with aomantic Getaway Package which includes cocktails inspired by the Prohibition and a picnic carriage ride through  town, a Charleston style dance lesson, luxurious accommodations in an upgraded bay view guestroom and dinner for two each evening. To learn more about this romantic vacation getaway, visit Getaway Packages Romantic Getaways.

The Plaza Hotel, New York, New York

The Plaza Hotel in New York honors one of their most famous patrons, F. Scott Fitzgerald, with their newly appointed Fitzgerald Suite.  This Gatsby inspired package includes luxury accommodations in The Fitzgerald Suite,  Gatsby champagne cocktails, breakfast for two, champagne upon arrival and a Plaza branded set of ‘His & Her’ flasks to take home.  Visit Gatsby Romantic Getaway.

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Travel Deals

As the final days of summer loom, we start looking ahead to booking fall travel. After all, that’s when you’ll find a bunch of deals, especially once school starts across the United States and summer crowds disperse. When you travel during the shoulder season at popular vacation locales like the beach, the mountains and amusement parks, discounts abound — but you still get to enjoy lovely temperate weather in many spots across the country.

Pretty aspens abound in Colorado in the autumn months.

Take, for example, the ski resorts of Colorado. Before the chair lifts open for the ski season, hotel rates are low. Yet the dry, sunny climate is glorious, and if you time your visit right (third week of September or so) you can enjoy leaf-peeping. The aspens turn a beautiful shade of gold. Hiking, biking, spas, fine dining… with so much to do, inside and out, the mountain towns like Aspen, Telluride, Vail or Breckenridge make great destinations for a girlfriends getaway or couples’ escape.

And who says you have to take the kids on a theme park vacation? While they’re in school (and in the good hands of a neighbor or Grandma), consider escaping to Florida or California and ride all of those roller coasters and thrill rides in Orlando or Anaheim without so many other families in line with you. Truly, just after Labor Day is a great time of year to visit any U.S. amusement park — such as Northern California’s Great America, Ohio’s Cedar Point or San Antonio’s Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

If it’s beach time you’re craving, check out the packages at coastal destinations like Myrtle Beach or Charleston, South Carolina. Or for even cooler climes, consider the pretty Pacific Northwest — perhaps Cannon Beach, Oregon or even the Seattle area. It might be a little chilly there for surfing or boogie boarding, but for long strolls on the beach with your significant other, we think a Pacific Northwest couples’ getaway sounds delightful!

For outdoorsy types, we recommend U.S. national parks in September and October. Again, spots like Yellowstone in Wyoming, Arches in Utah and Acadia in Maine see many fewer crowds after Labor Day, and hotels at the gateway cities and towns just outside park entrances will lower their prices, for sure.

And don’t forget to think ahead to Thanksgiving travel. Sure, flying (or driving) anywhere around Turkey Day can be fraught with frustration (crowded airports! busy toll roads!), but if you book your travel now, you’ll likely enjoy some better airfares and hotel prices than if you wait until Halloween.

The Vacation Gals love a good travel deal. These professional travel writers cover everything from budget travel to luxury travel, as well as family vacations, romantic escapes and girlfriend getaways.

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.