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April Travel Deals: Spring Breaks
Time for a spring getaway? Whether you want to stay close to home or head to the Sunshine State, we’ve got an exclusive reader deal for you. By Alice Shapin
Enjoy the beautiful beaches in Vero Beach, Fla. this month. Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock.
Comments () | Published April 4, 2013

By the Bay

Where: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, Md.; 410-901-1234.

What’s special: At this four-diamond resort on the Eastern Shore, guests can be pampered at the spa, swim in the heated indoor pool, work out in the fitness center, and play a round of golf. Nearby Cambridge, St. Michaels, Easton, and other quaint towns offer antiques shopping and a maritime museum.

The deal: The Spring Fever package includes accommodations and a s’mores kit to use by the outdoor fire pit. In April and May, special prices start at $179 a night Sunday through Thursday and $219 Friday and Saturday. That’s 20 to 40 percent off regular rates in April, and in May it’s a 25-percent savings. Washingtonian.com readers also receive a $20 resort credit to use for any activity or for dinner if they show a copy of this article at check-in. To book, call 800-633-7313 and request the offer code SFEVER or visit their website.

When: Valid through May 23, 2013.


Lincoln at Gettysburg

Where: Federal Pointe Inn, Gettysburg, Pa; 717-334-7800.

What’s special: This hotel is in a former 1896 brick schoolhouse with 12-foot ceilings and hallways adorned with brass chandeliers and Civil War art. The inn has 18 guest rooms—with such touches as mahogany furnishings, pillow-top mattresses, and free wi-fi—plus a fitness center. Besides history, guests can enjoy hiking and biking trails as well as antiques shops, art galleries, and restaurants.

The deal: The Lincoln at Gettysburg Package includes one night in the luxurious Lincoln Suite (or a similar suite), a two-hour guided tour that takes in major sites of the Gettysburg battlefield plus the Lincoln Train Station; the Wills House, where Lincoln slept and finished the Gettysburg Address; the church where he attended services; and the cemetery where he delivered his address. Guests who recite the opening sentence of the Gettysburg Address when checking in receive a signed copy of Lincoln the War President by Gabor S. Boritt. The package costs $224, a 25-percent savings. Mention Washingtonian.com to also receive two gourmet cupcakes, a $10 value.

When: Valid through May 16, 2013.


Ocean Breezes

Where: Kimpton’s Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, Vero Beach, Fla.; 772-231-5666.

What’s special: This beachfront hotel on Florida’s Treasure Coast offers breathtaking ocean views and outstanding beaches. Guests can swim in the outdoor pool, have a drink at the open-air bar, and be pampered at the full-service spa. There’s also a free daily wine hour. The rooms have luxurious bedding, a rain shower, and a microwave.

The deal: Washingtonian.com readers receive 15 (weekends) or 20 percent (weekdays) off the best available rate plus two glasses of Champagne and free parking. Rooms start at $239 a night.

When: Valid through April 2013.


Monster Deal

Where: Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, Palm Harbor, Fla.; 727-942-2000.

What’s special: Close to Tampa, this 900-acre resort offers something for everyone. You can golf on the Copperhead course, which the PGA Tour just played, or on one of the other three championship courses. Play on one of the 11 Har-Tru clay tennis courts—lessons and a ball machine are available. Bike, work out at the fitness center, or relax at the spa. Swim in one of five pools or the Loch Ness Monster Pool with its two sand-beach areas, two water slides, water volleyball, and a 15-foot waterfall.

The deal: Washingtonian.com readers get 30 percent off the standard rate when staying two nights or more. Prices start at $159 a night. To book, call 855-876-8911 and mention the code “Washingtonian” or visit the resort’s website.

When: Valid through September 30, 2013.

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