Book it now: Easter vacation
Itching to go away over spring break? If you’ve got kids, you may very well have to, as New
York City public schools are closed April 18-26. Luckily there are plenty of options for couples, singles and families around Easter week:
From April 15-30, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach (pictured above) is offering special rates of $399/night from Sunday-Thursday, and weekend rates of $499 for amNewYork readers (rates are usually $449 and $549 respectively). The fee includes unlimited internet access, gym access, beach chairs and more. 877-854-7988 and ask for promo code: AMNY,
The White Elephant hotel is offering rooms starting at $195, and residences at $500. The hotel will hold two Easter Basket Workshops on Saturday, April 23 and two Easter Egg Hunts on Sunday, April 24 (make reservations at 508-228-1320). Several other Nantucket Island Resorts are offering deals, too. The Jared Coffin House rates start at $125, The Cottages & Lofts have rates starting at $200. Nantucket Island Resorts, 800-ISLANDS, nantucketislandresorts.com
Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Jakes, a seaside resort nestled in a quaint fishing village, offers adobe-like cottages, guestrooms and villas. Rates start at $95 per night starting April 20. 877-526-2428, jakeshotel.com
Crystal Cruises — Pacific Coast, USA & Canada
Crystal Symphony’s seven-day cruise sails April 17-24. The cruise departs from Vancouver and sails to Los Angeles with stops along British Columbia, and Oregon and California’s coasts. Passengers 17 and under sail free with two full-fare adults – with two-for-one pricing, fares start at $2,695 per person, and include a $500 per person shipboard spending credit and complimentary air. Crystal Cruises are sold exclusively through travel agents. So contact your travel agent or go to 866-446-6625,crystalcruises.com
St. Petersburg, FL
Rates at Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club start at $159 per night from April 17-24. The 85-year-old property features recently renovated guest rooms, five restaurants, a private marina, 18-hole golf course, 12-court tennis complex, outdoor pools, fitness center with complimentary classes and more. An in-house historian also offers tours. vinoyrenaissanceresort.com
Take in the cherry blossoms and stay at the Liaison Capitol Hill from $199 per night. The Cherry Blossom package includes accommodations, a commemorative cherry blossom branch, a box of cherry blossom-inspired chocolates, a bag of seasonal picnic treats and two $10 Metro passes. affinia.com, 866-246-2203.
Kimpton’s Palomar Chicago is offering a $189 per night package that includes accommodations and breakfast for two (either in-room or outside). You can also get into the Easter spirit by sampling some Chicago-made candy in the hotel lobb, every afternoon. For the Breakfast in Bed package, book online at hotelpalomar-chicago.com or call 877-731-0505 and mention rate code PBRK.
The Bedford Post inn will offer a special Easter Weekend experience, including a prix-fixe menu created by Chef Jeremy McMillan and priced at $65/person, homemade pastries each morning, wine and cheese happy hours and a complimentary yoga class in the Loft. There will also be an Easter egg hunt! Room rates start at $395/night. Call 914-205-3773 for inn reservations.
Kids under 12 eat and play for free at at Innisbrook, a Saladmander Golf & Spa. There will be an Egg-Cellent Easter Carnival, an Easter Egg hunt, a grand Easter Sunday Brunch and a family movie. Easter Packages begin at $245 per night and are valid from April 17 to April 30. Rates are subject to availability, and do not include taxes. 800-492-6899, visitinnisbrook.com