Summer is here, and if you don’t have any firm travel plans, it’s time to make some. The good news is there are a lot of deals out there, so you’ll not only have a good selection of destinations to choose from, but also money left over for another getaway.
Need some ideas? Take a look at these sizzling deals and packages for summer travel in the South.
- Grove Park Inn & Spa in Asheville, N.C., is offering The FDR New Deal – Family Package. This includes two nights accommodations, daily breakfast, full day at the Grove Park Inn kids camp and more.
- Through August 5, stay two separate times at any of the participating Choice brand Hotels (Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn and Ascend Collection) and receive enough Choice Privileges reward points to redeem for a $50 restaurant gift card.
- For those thinking about heading to the Gulf Coast region, do it! The beaches are waiting for you and you’ll discover many great deals. For instance, check out the deals offered by Kaiser Realty along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The Lahania Island Accommodations on Fort Myers Beach, Fla., is offering a $50 gift certificate for any June or July reservations. Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals, which offers properties from Mexico Beach, Fla., to Cape San Blas and Indian Pass, is offering last-minute booking specials anywhere from 5 to 20 percent off. Book as far out as 20 days, or as close as 24-hours. Book six nights and receive the seventh night free at the Purple Parrot Village Resort in Perdido Key, Fla. Sterling Resorts is offering $100 off/night at Laketown Wharf in Panama City Beach.
- And while your mind is still on the Gulf Coast, Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals in Destin, Fla., has various deals for summer travel.
- Considering a trip to Virginia? Don’t make any plans until you have viewed all of the state’s travel packages. You are sure to find a deal or two.
- Shenandoah National Park in Virginia has a Sensational Package great for family travel, or couples’ travel. The package features a third night free when booking a two-night stay at either Skyland Resort or Big Meadows Lodge, and a $50 food voucher.
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