Our New Year’s resolution? More budget-friendly getaways. By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher on Jun 26, 2014
Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas (Atlantis)
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to plan an affordable family vacation in 2014, we can help you tick that right off your list. Here are five easy ways to score some big family fun along with big savings.
Where: Paradise Island, the Bahamas Why: Because this iconic Bahamian mega resort has a stupendous deal on the table that will make your wallet smile. The Deal: Book a four-night trip including airfare with the Savings for All Seasons offer and get $250 in instant savings. Book by Jan. 13 and travel by Aug. 31.
(MORE: View a family trip plan: 4 days in the Bahamas with kids.)
Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark (Great Wolf Lodge)
Where: 11 locations, including Texas and Williamsburg Why: Because this wildly popular indoor waterpark chain is ideal for a family-filled break that doesn’t break the bank. The Deal: The Early Bird Savings package chops 20 percent off a winter stay of two or more nights. Book by Jan. 6 for travel through Mar. 27. Use promo code EARLY.
Resort at Squaw Creek
Resort at Squaw Creek (Resort at Squaw Creek)
Where: Olympic Valley, CA Why: Because this upscale and family-friendly Lake Tahoe ski resort is offering a great deal on a family ski trip this February or later. The Deal: With the Book Now, Ski Later package, you’ll save up to 25 percent on any stay booked at least 30 days in advance.
(MORE: Find more kid-friendly ski destinations.)
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
Waterpark at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort (Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Spa)
Where: North Conway, NH Why: Because where else but this White Mountains resort can you going skiing and play in a waterpark in the same day? The Deal: The Ski, Splash & Stay package includes two nights’ lodging, breakfast, ski lift tickets to either Cranmore or Attitash mountain, plus admission to the 40,000-square-foot Kahuna Laguna Waterpark. Available through Mar.31.
The Cliffs Resort
Cliffs Resort, California (The Cliffs Resort)
Where: Pismo Beach, CA Why: Because this family-friendly hotel in Pismo Beach on California’s central coast promises an ideal midweek getaway for families—especially if your kids are still in preschool. The Deal: Pay for three nights and get a fourth night free (can also be used on a future trip), plus complimentary daily breakfast for two. Kids 5 and under eat free. Must arrive Sunday or Monday.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher contributed this to www.MiniTime.com.