Wintertime fun deals and packages By Sonia Esther Soltani
Beach in Cambria (Courtesy Cambria Inns Collection)
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If you’re planning a family vacation from now till the beginning of next year, may it be for Thanksgiving, Christmas or simply some winter sun, these resorts are making things easier for you by offering some great deals on accommodation level, food and attractions. All you have to do is choose between California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida which family-friendly resort is the most suitable for your kids, pack the sun cream, and enjoy!
MINITIME EXCLUSIVE: Saddlebrook Resort, Florida
Saddlebrook Resort (Saddlebrook Resort )
Just north of downtown Tampa, the family-friendly Saddlebrook Resort is the type of resort that will keep the whole family busy and entertained. In addition to its great kids’ club it has a 36-hole golf course, tennis courts, and fitness and spa facilities, two packages to nearby theme parks are available: Escape to Busch Gardens and Escape to Legoland. Guests that book mentioning “www.MiniTime.com” will benefit from the following exclusive perks: a suite upgrade, a complimentary cabana at the Superpool daily, as well as a complimentary half-day at Saddlebrook S’Kids Club. To book call 813 973 1111 and don’t forget to quote “www.MiniTime.com”.
Bellagio pool (Bellagio)
This impressive resort has many attractions for families, especially the Fountains at Bellagio which make for a stunning show and the decadent chocolate fountain at Jean Philippe, the onsite patisserie. The hotel is one of many in Las Vegas that have special offers to ensure families a fabulous break. Guests that book two nights or more at the Bellagio from now till December 16 (for stay between now and June 30, 2015) will receive a $75 food and beverage credit. Take advantage of this great offer provided by Travelzoo. More offers at other popular Las Vegas resorts are also available.
Hilton Orlando, Florida
Lazy river at Hilton Orlando (Hilton Orlando )
After a day at one of Orlando’s theme parks, families can enjoy some respite at this resort which offers five acres of recreational playground, a winding lazy river, two pools with waterslide, and bocce balls courts. There’s also the opportunity to play at the nine-hole golf course, get pampered at the spa, or have lunch by the pool. The Leisure Escape package includes a $50 daily credit for families to make the most of all these amenities, starts at $129 per night and is available through December 24, 2015. To book, visit www.thehiltonorlando.com or call 800 774 1500.
Located in downtown St Petersburg overlooking Tampa Bay, this 361-room four-diamond resort is perfect for an indulgent family getaway. A private marina, 18-hole golf course, fitness center, and tennis courts ensure guests can unwind in style. Families can take advantage of the Kids Eat Free at Vinoy offer including free meals for up to four children ages 12 and under (off the children’s menu). And to burn off the calories, what better place than Vinoy Health Club’s Kids Fit classes or a round of golf with the Kids Play Free program (after 3pm each day all children ages 15 and under play a full round of golf for free if accompanied by a paying adult. Additionally, children receive free rental clubs. To book visit the hotel’s website or call 1 727 894 1000 mentioning the promo code MAJ.
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Arizona
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (Westin)
Fancy escaping the winter’s chilly temperatures while enjoying a jam-packed active vacation in a desert oasis? Head to the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa set in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains to give your kids a fun time thanks to features such as Tucson’s longest resort waterslide, five swimming pools, and s’mores crafting workshops. The “Sunsational Savings” package includes a $50 food and beverage credit (when booking two or more nights) with nightly rate starting at $127, and guests receive a complimentary upgrade. The offer is valid through December 31, 2014. To book, visit www.westinlapalomaresort.com or call 816 716 8137 mentioning the promo code: ZS4.
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Castle Inn, California
Enjoy free ocean view upgrades, whenever available, at this family-friendly boutique hotel situated along the coast in Cambria, CA. The Castle Inn is also offering reduced room rates starting at $99 per night. Families staying at the hotel, steps from the beach, can explore the Central Coast’s key attractions such as the Paso Robles wine region, San Luis Obispo and Hearst Castle. The offer is available through January 31, 2015. To book, call 805 927 8605 or visit the Castle Inn’s site.
Sonia Esther Soltani contributed this to MiniTime.