July Travel Deals That’ll Help You Get Out of Town for Less

Summer is here. Enjoy it with these great getaway deals.
The Inn at Manchester, in Vermont, is offering Washingtonian readers an exclusive discount on a New England getaway. Photo courtesy of the inn.

Summer Staycation

Where: Kimpton Topaz Hotel, 1733 N St., NW; 202-393-3000.
What’s special: Located close to DC’s Dupont Circle and Connecticut Avenue, the hotel is two blocks from the National Geographic Museum and within blocks of two Metro stations. The hotel offers a free daily wine hour, complimentary morning coffee, and free use of bikes. It has yoga mats in every room and access to a 24-hour yoga and Pilates TV channel. Sign up for the free Kimpton Karma Rewards program to receive complimentary high-speed Internet and WiFi, and a $10 Raid the Bar credit.
The deal: The “Vacation With the Gods” package includes a deluxe guest room (plus complimentary upgrade when available),  continental breakfast for two guests, and a discounted rate on all-day-access tickets to the National Geographic Museum (which allow guests to skip the timed entry and work a visit around their schedule). Mention Washingtonian at check-in to also receive vouchers for two free cocktails at the Topaz bar, a $30 value. The total package savings is $73. Rates start at $189 a night. Click here to book online and use the rate code GREEKS or call the hotel at 800-775-1202 and ask for the GREEKS rate.
When: Valid for stays through August 31, 2016.

Bernie Sanders Back Yard

Where: The Inn at Manchester, 3967 Main St., Manchester Village, Vt.; 800-273-1793.
What’s special: This historic inn and carriage house has 21 rooms including 12 suites, some with fireplaces. In the area, you can hike, fly fish on the Battenkill and Metawee rivers, golf, and enjoy theater, music, galleries, the American Museum of Fly Fishing, and shopping. If you wish to relax, you can lounge by the pool, enjoy sunset cocktails on the front porch, laze away an afternoon in one of the hammocks, or play a board game. Free coffee, tea, bottled water, and cookies are always available. Home-cooked breakfasts each morning include hearty farmhouse classics like buttermilk pancakes, omelets, and French toast.
The deal: The Washingtonian deal includes two nights’ accommodations; breakfast daily; a $50 voucher for dinner at Ye Olde Tavern, a local favorite for traditional New England fare; and a bottle of wine in your room upon arrival. Prices start at $360. To book call 802-362-1793 and mention Washingtonian.

When: Valid for stays through December 31, 2016.

Celebrate a Big Occasion in Style

Where: The Surrey, 20 E. 76th St, New York; 212-288-3700.
What’s special: The Surrey is New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel. Built in 1929, the Upper East Side oasis was once home to JFK, Bette Davis, and Claudette Colbert. The luxurious suites, with over 600 square feet, have separate living rooms; bedrooms with a Duxiana bed, pillow selection, and custom Sferra bedding; nightly turndown service; and bathrooms with oversized glass-enclosed showers, Waterworks fixtures, plush Italian robes by Pratesi, and bath amenities by Diptyque. During the summer, the 17th floor’s private roof garden becomes a place to take in panoramic Manhattan views while sipping a cocktail.
The deal: The hotel is offering Washingtonian readers an exclusive suite rate of $796 a night rather than $1,025. It includes daily breakfast for two, two passes to the Metropolitan Museum and the new Met Breuer as well as complimentary WiFi. Click here to book this package.
When: Valid through 2017

Vacation Like a Bachelorette

Where: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, 1001 Lafayette Dr., Farmington, Pa.; 724-329-8555.
What’s special: On 2,000 acres, the resort has an incredible menu of activities including a luxe spa, a championship Pete Dye-designed course, a shooting academy, a wildlife academy featuring dog sledding, an adventure center with zip lines and a climbing wall, a Jeep off-road driving academy, and the newly renovated Paradise Pool complex, which now features an adults-only pool.
The deal: The resort recently hosted episodes four and five of ABC’s The Bachelorette. To celebrate, they have introduced the “Red Rose Romance Package,” which includes three nights’ accommodations, a red rose and Champagne welcome, and a choice of one of the following, per person: dog sledding or a Jeep off-road driving ride along, breakfast each morning, and a red rose petal turndown each night.  Washingtonian readers also receive 15 percent off services at the Woodlands Spa and Holistic Healing Center if they mention this deal when booking.  The package price starts at $1,536, midweek.
When: Offer must be booked by July 31, 2016, but is valid for future dates.

A Mountain of Family Fun

Where: Topnotch Resort, 4000 Mountain Rd., Stowe, Vt.; 802-760-6330 or 800-451-8686.
What’s special: The resort is set at the foot of Mount Mansfield, in the village of Stowe. At Mikey’s Den, kids enjoy indoor and outdoor activities like nature walks and chalk drawing. While the kids are away, parents can play tennis, relax at the 35,000-square-foot spa, work out at the fitness center, swim in the indoor pool or two outdoor pools, and go mountain biking, hiking, or horseback riding.
The deal: The “Mikey the Moose” Family Package includes accommodations, breakfast daily per person, daily kids’ activities in Mikey’s Den, Mikey the Moose plush toy (one per child), and Moose droppings candy (one per room). Washingtonian readers also receive access to the private lounge in the spa (16 or older) and get s’mores and cocoa by the fire for a family of four (a $100 value, both activities once per stay). Click here and enter the booking code WMOOSE in the corporate/promotion code section. Prices start at $309 a night.
When: Good for stays through November 30, 2016.

Dolphins and Lighthouses

Where: The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC; 866-561-8802.
What’s special: Located on Hilton Head island, the resort is bordered by both the Atlantic Ocean and Calibogue Sound, offering terrific views. Guests can play golf and tennis, swim, hit the fitness center and spa, and take in the musical entertainment at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Now with Allegiant Air flying nonstop from Baltimore, it’s easier to get to Hilton Head.
The deal: The “Escape Vacation Package” includes up to 20 percent off home and villa stays, free lunch or dinner (from the children’s menu) at Live Oak for children 12 and younger, free golf on Heron Point by Pete Dye, and a free 1 1/2-hour dolphin cruise. Also included is one complimentary family portrait session on the beach by Memory Lane Portraits (a $125 value,) 10 percent off spa treatments (excluding spa packages or products), your choice of one complimentary eco-adventure or activity for two people at the resort or at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn, and free access for two guests to the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Guests also get unlimited use of the fitness center, two hours of complimentary tennis per day, and wireless Internet access. Prices start at $153 a night (with the 20 percent discount) for weekly stays in select homes and villas. Washingtonian readers also receive a $150 resort credit for golf, dining, or other activities. To book, click here and use the promo code Washingtonian.
When: Valid for stays through September 9, 2016.

 

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