Spring Break: Not Just for College Kids Anymore
College kids are the only ones having fun during the Spring Break season. Everyone deserves a recess, and travelers are discovering they can cash in on amazing deals and discounts in March and April that aren't available in the summer months. With this in mind, we rounded up some of the best last-minute deals for spring break getaways the world over.
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Escape to Asia & the Pacific
The Deal: Under Accor Hotels Three-Day super sale, three hundred hotels in 16 countries are being offered up at half price.
Sample Rates: Stay in Melbourne from $49, Beijing from $22, Bangkok from $16, and Jakarta from $19 a night.
How to Book: Through Accor's promotions page.
Availability: Reservations must be made from March 7-9, 2010.
Good Buy, Hawaii!
The Deal: Rates for round-trip airfare and a 3-night stay in Hawaii start at $455. As an added bonus, kids stay free!
Sample Rates: A flight from Los Angeles or San Francisco and three nights at the Aston Waikiki Beach hotel in Oahu will cost just $455.
How to Book: Visit Pleasant Holidays Hawaii Spring Break Prices sale page.
Availability: Valid for stays from March 16-29, 2010.
Caribbean and Mexico Markdown
The Deal: Book four consecutive nights at participating Wyndham Resorts and get the fifth night free, plus an American Express reward card valued at $100.
Sample Rates: Five nights at the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach in the Bahamas for two starts at $765-and don't forget to subtract the value of the $100 American Express card.
How to Book: Visit Wyndham's deal page for a list of participating properties and more details, or call 1.800.WYNDHAM and ask about the offer.
Availability: For travel booked and completed by March 31, 2010.
A Good Deal for Do-gooders in New Orleans
The Deal: Marriott has designed a package for vacationers willing to lend a helping hand in New Orleans. As part of the "Big Easy Spirit to Serve Voluntourism Getaway," the hotel's "Care Concierge" will provide recommendations for community service projects in the area, $50 will be donated to the Greater New Orleans Habitat for Humanity, and you'll receive breakfast for two in the hotel's restaurant or for in-room dining (up to a $40 value).
Sample Rates: Rates start at $139 per night.
How to Book: Enter promo code P54 when booking on Marriott.com.
Availability: Valid through March 31, 2010.
Worldwide Complimentary Nights
The Deal: When staying three nights or more at select Westin hotels worldwide, the last night is free.
Sample Rates: 3 nights at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island in Florida now costs $318 instead of $477.
How to Book: Click through Westin's Complimentary Nights sale page to reserve a room.
Availability: A limited number of rooms may be available at these dates, valid for stays until December 31, 2010.
Chicago on the Cheap
The Deal: Celebrate spring with a bottle of red or white wine as the brand new Hotel Palomar opens its doors in Chicago's River North neighborhood on April 8th.
Sample Rates: The package deal costs only $139 a night.
How to Book: Visit the Hotel Palomar Chicago's "Specials and Packages" page for details.
Availability: Through May 31, 2010.
The Deal: Get 2 nights free when you purchase a 3-night hotel and 5-night ticket package at Disneyland in California.
Sample Rates: A family of four can stay for as low as $1500.
How to Book: Visit the special offers page on Disney's website for details.
Availability: Valid for arrivals through April 29, 2010. Must book by April 1, 2010.
Washington DC Discount
The Deal: The Cherry Blossom Package at the Liaison Capitol Hill includes two all-day Metro passes, a picnic bag from the hotel's restaurant, a box of artisan chocolates, and a live cherry blossom branch to take home for $169. Plus, the hotel is offering a weekend special of 30% off for three-night stays.
Sample Rates: A stay from April 9-12th comes to $475 (before taxes) instead of the regular $537.
How to Book: Use promotion code "CHERRY" on the hotel's reservations page.
Availability: Rate available for stays from March 26 to April 30, 2010. Must be booked by March 26, 2010.