4 deals for a fall or winter getaway
Chicago, Dallas, San Diego and Whistler
The Fairmont Chicago is offering a Weekend Escape Package for a special fall or winter getaway. When you book two nights at the luxury hotel Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 31, 2016, the third night is free. Under this deal, three-night weekend stays are said to start at US$477. When we searched for a three-night, November 6-to-9 stay, it cost US$558 plus tax — not necessarily cheap, but a substantial savings when you consider it would normally cost US$837. The hotel is half a block from Millennium Park and one block from the famed Michigan Avenue. tel: (312) 565-8000; themillenniumparkhotel.com/special-offers/weekend-escape.
The Stay and See Dallas Package at the Hilton Anatole starts at US$114 a night on select dates through the rest of 2015 and includes parking, breakfast for up to four people daily, an in-room movie and Wi-Fi, popcorn and soda. What’s better — their standard rooms sleep four. A random search at the end of September revealed that November 22-23 and 29-30 as well as Dec 11-13, 20-21 and 25-28 should get you that price. The very chic hotel is located in the Dallas Design District on 18 hectares and features a three-hectare sculpture park, a jogging trail, an outdoor pool and, inside, a 1000-piece art collection. The hotel received a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. tel: (214) 748-1200; hiltonanatolehotel.com/special-offers.
San Diego, CA
BOOK NOW! During the entire month of October, kids stay, eat and play for free throughout San Diego. There are 100-plus offers to choose from and all are listed on the San Diego Tourism website. One of the best freebies includes complimentary admission to more than 40 museums for kids 12 and under (with one paying adult) — San Diego Air and Space Museum, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, New Children’s Museum, San Diego Museum of Art and more. Entrance is also free at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park for kids 11 and under, a $38 value. sandiego.org/promotions/kids-free.aspx.
BOOK NOW! The winter 2015/16 season will mark Whistler Blackcomb’s 50th anniversary and to celebrate the resort is offering several ski savings — many that have to be booked by November 15. One limited-time deal, for example, is a five-night, four-day, lift-and-lodging package that will save you up to 40 percent. Another five-night, four-day package includes free accommodation and lift tickets for one kid 12 and under with one paying adult (based on two people in a hotel room). Buying at least two days of lift tickets three days in advance is another offer that will also save you up to 40 percent. For more: whistlerblackcomb.com/purchase/deals-packages.
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