From baseball spring training to whale watching, there’s a deal for you. By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher on Jan 17, 2014
Where is your family heading this spring? Whether your ideal escape includes blissing out on a Caribbean beach, cheering for your favorite baseball team at spring training in Phoenix, whale watching in San Diego, or taking the kids to Disney World, there’s a deal out there with your name on it.
Walt Disney World
Where: Orlando, Florida Why: Because families can visit Disney World for significantly less this spring during weeks when many school are out of school. Save up to 30 percent on rooms at select Disney World Resort hotels. Add on a four-day ticket package and get your fifth day’s ticket for free. Book by Mar. 31. Good most nights Mar. 14-Apr. 12 and Apr. 20-June 15, 2014.
(MORE: View a family trip plan: 8 days in Orlando and Disney World with kids.)
El Conquistador Resort
Where: Fajardo, Puerto Rico Why: Because you don’t need a passport to get to this kid-friendly mega-resort in sunny Puerto Rico, which offers a state-of-the-art aquatic playground for kids, raft of watersports, 18-hole golf course, spectacular spa, and terrific spring deal. Save 30 percent with the Family Escape Package, which includes complimentary kids meals, a $50 daily resort credit, and free daily buffet breakfast. Available through Apr. 10.
(MORE: Find more kid-friendly island getaways.)
Royal Palms Resort
Where: Phoenix, Arizona Why: Because visiting Phoenix during baseball spring training season is even more fun when you land a great deal at a family-friendly desert oasis. Get your third night free plus a $50 resort credit. Arizona’s Cactus League spring training runs Feb. 26-Mar. 29, 2014.
Hotel La Jolla
Where: La Jolla, California Why: Because this upscale yet kid-friendly boutique hotel is wonderfully located just blocks from La Jolla Shores Beach, putting you smack dab at whale-watching HQ during Southern California’s annual gray whale migration. Weekend stays start as low as $149 a night. Book by Jan. 22 for travel through Mar. 30, 2014. Use promo code WARMUP.
Seven Stars Resort
Where: Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Why: Because this luxurious all-suite resort sits on drop-dead-gorgeous Grace Bay Beach and offers spacious digs with fully equipped kitchens and a nice selection of complimentary amenities that appeal to families, including a free kids’ club, bike rentals, wi-fi, and daily breakfast. Save 25 percent when you book the Winter Earlybird Booking Bonus by Feb. 28 and travel by Apr. 17, 2014. Use promo code 04winter.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher contributed this to www.MiniTime.com.