Wanna get away? This week's travel deals
Discounts at almost 300 New England regional hotels: The New England Inns and Resorts Association is offering different ‘Autumn Packages’ that vary by hotel but all promise lots of fall-themed fun. One autumn package features a two-night stay for two for $359 in the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, ME, which includes $25 in dining credits, bicycle rentals, daily breakfasts and a build-your- own scarecrow kit. Another package features a $220 two-night stay at the Nordic Village Resort in Jackson, NH, which also includes two passes to the famous Maze at Sherman’s Farm. Most packages are available through Oct. 31. Call 603-964-6689 or visit NewEnglandInnsandResorts.com for more information.
$310 Vermont resort vacation: The Smugglers’ Notch Resort is offering a $310 AutumnFest Package, through Oct. 12, that offers a two night stay in a one bedroom condominium, for two adults and two kids, including full use of pools, family entertainment venues and guided hikes. The resort also has a special program called Kids’ Connection, developed for children ages 16 months to 7 years. Those that stay with the AutumnFest package will receive a 50 percent discount on the Kids’ Connection services. Call 800-451-8752 or visit smuggs.com/fall to learn more.
Downtown San Diego for $99 a night: In the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, the luxurious US GRANT HOTEL is debuting a new $99 nightly rate to commemorate the hotel’s upcoming 99th anniversary. The discount offers guests a savings of $170 per night when compared to the hotel’s normal rate. In 2006, the hotel underwent a $58 million restoration and now offers 270 guestrooms and 47 suites all with original period artwork. The Grant Grill also incurred an extensive refurbishing and is offering a brand new cocktail menu. Call 866-837-4270 or visit usgrant.net for more information.
InterContinental hotel points will now pay for flights: The InterContinental Group recently announced the Flights Anywhere program, which will allow Priority Club Rewards points to be used toward paying for airline tickets. These points can be used in addition to regular frequent flyers miles or points, and will have no blackout dates. The points can also be combined with cash. Call 888-211-9874 or visit priorityclub.com/flightsanywhere.
California wine country for $139 a day: With Elderhostel’s ‘A Taste of Provence Package,’ guest over 55 receive a five night stay at the Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, CA, three meals a day, wine tastings, culinary demonstrations and trips to a local winery, olive press and cheese store. The five-night vacation takes place between either Oct.11-16 or March 14-19 and adds up to $695 per person. To redeem the package refer to promo code 1144RJ when booking. Call 800-454-5768 or visit elderhostel.org to learn more.
Airfare and three-night accommodations in D.C. for $449: Enjoy the nation’s capital with roundtrip airfare on JetBlue and a three-night stay at the Alexandria-Historic District Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, for $449 per person. The deal is ongoing, but is based on weekend stays from September through December. The price does not include the taxes of $21 per person. Additional hotel choices are available and will come with additional costs. Call 800-538-2583 or visit jetblue.com for more information.