It’s not too late to score a fabulous deal By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher on Jan 31, 2014
If your family is itching to get away in February, it’s carpe diem time. With many schools around the country extending the three-day Presidents Day weekend to an entire week, this is a fantastic opportunity to seize a deal for a family getaway. The good news is that it’s not too late. Here are five last-minute deals for Presidents Week with savings of up to 50 percent.
Mohonk Mountain House
Where: New Paltz, New York Why: Because this all-inclusive castle resort in New York’s Hudson Valley was named one of America’s best family resorts by both USA Today and Travel + Leisure. During Presidents Week, kids ages 12 and under stay and eat free, and the myriad recreational pursuits include skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing, swimming in the indoor pool, and partaking in a raft of scheduled kid-centric activities.
Where: Keystone, Colorado Why: Because as winter marches on, this Rocky Mountain ski resort just keeps pouring on the value for families. Book a minimum of two nights you’ll save up to 50 percent on lodging and receive free lift tickets for kids 12 and under. Plus, you get a free night ski on your arrival day, free ice skating, and free access to the super-cool Kidtopia snow fort and play zone. Available Feb. 17-Mar. 6, 2014.
(MORE: Find more kid-friendly ski resorts.)
Turtle Cay Resort
Where: Virginia Beach, Virginia Why: Because February is prime whale-watching season in Virginia Beach, and this good-value resort is offering a three-day adventure that kids will love. The Whale Watching Package starts at just $170 a night and includes two nights lodging, four tickets for a whale-watching cruise, plus admission to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and its IMAX theater.
(MORE: View a family trip plan: 6 days in Virginia Beach with kids.)
Park City Mountain Resort
Where: Park City, Utah Why: Because this kid-friendly Park City ski resort has one of the best learn-to-ski programs in the country plus a terrific deal that’s available during Presidents Week and other select weeks in February and March. Stay and ski three days and get your fourth night and fourth day of skiing free.
Where: 8 resorts in Bermuda Why: Because Bermuda’s beautiful beaches are less than a two-hour flight from Northeast gateway cities, making for an easy and affordable escape. The island’s popular Pink Sale is back, giving families the chance to score a 50-percent discount at any of eight kid-friendly resorts, including the Fairmont Southampton, Rosewood Tucker’s Point Resort, Grotto Bay Beach Resort, and Elbow Beach Bermuda. Book by Feb. 3 for travel through April 30, 2014.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher contributed this to www.MiniTime.com.