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This Week’s Travel Deals

We've got deals from around the area. Read on for some great travel bargains.

Mention the code “relax” while booking at the Liaison Capitol Hill, and get 25% off spa treatments.

Family-Friendly Stays at the Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington, DC
School is out, summer is here and the time for family vacations has arrived. As part of the Sofitel Lafayette Square’s “Family Moments” package, travelers who reserve two rooms—one for the grownups, one for the kids—can get the children’s room at 50 percent off. Kids also receive complimentary breakfast, and families can avoid the stress of early morning departures with a 4 PM checkout time.

The Sofitel Lafayette Square is a landmark building situated around the corner from the White House, with the Smithsonian Institution museums, national monuments, Embassy Row and the Convention Center all nearby. Rooms start from $203 per night., 800-763-4835

Fifth Night Free at Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast in Lexington, VA
Sometimes the best remedy to Beltway blues and workaday stress is an escape to a cozy bed and breakfast. Lexington’s Brierley Hill B&B is now offering a fifth night free, as well as special mid-week and romance packages. Guests can unwind in true Southern style, sipping lemonade on the veranda and taking in the natural sights and sounds of the Shenandoah Valley. Rates start from $139 per night., 800-422-4925

Spa Steals at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
Now through the end of the year, guests at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel have the chance to cash in on big pampering perks. All guests receive 25 percent off on all spa treatments, and will also receive a free tote bag and spa gift set, which includes soothing linen and room mist, aromatherapy massage and bath oil, gel eye mask and a Baudelaire nail brush. Rates start from $180 per night and travelers should mention the promotional code “Relax” when booking., 866-246-2203

Last-Minute Summer Deals at Charleston’s Planters Inn
For those who never got around to planning a summer trip but are still looking for a vacation, no need to worry: last-minute summer deals are still around. The Planters Inn in Charleston, SC, is offering the Land & Sea Summer Package, combining the city’s history with the affordability of an East Coast getaway. Guests can enjoy the hotel's City Market location, dining at the Peninsula Grill and cultural tours.

The package includes two nights of accommodations, gourmet continental breakfast each morning, and a horse-drawn carriage tour of the historic district. A guided tour of the preserved Nathaniel Russell House, a National Historic Landmark, is also included, as is admission to the South Carolina Aquarium and a tour of Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. This package is available for $450 for two nights, based on double occupancy and availability., 800-845-7082

Virginia Family Getaways at the Tides Inn at Irvington
Families don’t have to sacrifice privacy and space when traveling to the Tides Inn this summer. The Chesapeake Bay hotel’s Family Package includes two or more nights of accommodations in a deluxe waterfront room with a king bed and a connecting deluxe waterfront room with two queen beds. Parents and kids can also choose to take their complimentary breakfast in the dining room, or relax in their pajamas just a bit longer with room service. Unlimited golf on the Golden Eagle Golf Course is included, as is daily use of the tennis courts, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and bikes. Rates start from $1,380, depending upon availability, season, number of adults and children, and room type selected., 800-843-3746