Winter Sun Ideas for the Holiday Season and Beyond
Great deals for the winter By Sonia Esther Soltani
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles (Millennium Hotels)
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Whether it’s favorite family-friendly destinations such as Los Angeles, Miami and hot spots in Florida or up-and-coming Costa Rica, hotels and resorts have exciting deals for travelers that want to spend Christmas or New Year’s Eve in a wonderful setting with warm climes. The good news is that most of these deals are valid through springtime if you wish to begin the new year in a sunny location.
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, California
Fancy taking the family to a legendary hotel that was seen in blockbusters such as Beverly Hills Cop and Ghostbusters and hosted JFK’s presidential campaign and the first Academy Awards? Located in downtown Los Angeles, the 1920s grande dame runs the Ask Alfred Children’s Concierge program through which you can treat your little ones with lovely goodies such a cuddly teddy bear,organic sweets, coloring activity, and more. Thanks to this fantastic Travelzoo offer you can save 40% with prices starting from $139 per night on Fridays and Saturdays in December and from $199 from Jan. 4 to Feb. 28 (blackout dates apply). The offer is available until Dec. 31, 2014.
South Seas Island Resort, Florida
South Seas Island Resort (South Seas)
Set off the Florida Gulf Coast, the 330-acre South Seas Island Resort is a wonderful destination for families looking for wildlife and adventure. The property offer a ScoutAbout exploration program, kid-friendly water sports, interactive educational programs at the Sanibel Sea School, as well as water slides for some extra relaxation and fun. Book the Winter Getaway deal to benefit from the holiday season rates of $179 per night and Kids Eat Free offer at all meals. For stays of three nights or longer, families receive a $25 resort credit per day and a resort voucher booklet with over $250 in savings at the resort’s outlets including restaurants, golf and spa. The offer is valid through April 30, 2015.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, Florida
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach (Wyndham)
To celebrate its complete renovation this elegant hotel on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach offers guests 20% off with rates starting at $199.20 per night. Kids will have fun at the hotel’s children playground while parents will enjoy Iron Chef Morimoto’s new flagship restaurant. Other highlights include a oceanfront pool and private beach club where families can play volleyball and practice water sport activities such as parasailing and jet skiing. The offer must be booked by April 28, 2015, using the code DISWROP.
The Gasparilla Inn & Club, Florida
The Gasparilla Inn & Club (The Gasparilla Inn)
With a championship Peter Dye Golf course, beach club, marina and tennis court among other sports and leisure amenities, the Gasparilla Inn & Club is a fantastic destination for families looking for a wide range of activities, beautiful kid-friendly accommodation and year-round sunshine. During the holiday season the resort has a Twelve Days of Christmas offer featuring entertaining seasonal activities such as gingerbread house decorating, caroling, and tree trimming as well as fun options ranging from family kickball to laser tag. The offer runs from Dec. 21, 2014 to Jan.1, 2015, but the Gasparilla Inn & Club has more great offers for Spring Break and other vacation times.
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, Costa Rica
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort (Marriott)
At this wonderful resort by the Pacific Ocean, families can learn Spanish, explore the rainforest, and join the La Iguana Experience hike to have the opportunity to spot monkeys, iguanas, toucans, and even a sloth! Thanks to the Sand Dollar Package they can also receive a $100 resort credit and a fourth night complimentary when they book three nights. Rates start from $189 per night and the offer is valid through March 31, 2015 using the promotion code S29.
Sonia Esther Soltani contributed this to MiniTime.