What’s special: Vacation right in town at the elegant Ritz-Carlton. The hotel puts you near Washington’s monuments and cultural attractions, as well as Georgetown and Embassy Row. Fall asleep in a plush feather bed with 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and enjoy an oversized marble bathroom with a deep soaking tub. Exercise or swim at Equinox Sports Club, a 100,000-square-foot sports and fitness complex that’s connected to the hotel (access is complimentary). A chauffeured house car is available on a first-come basis to take you anywhere within a three-mile radius of the hotel. Don’t want to pay for a kennel? Your dog can stay at the hotel with you.
The deal: The “Discover the District” package includes overnight accommodations in a premier room or a one-bedroom suite, a second room at 50 percent off, a chocolate monument welcome amenity, complimentary breakfast, complimentary valet parking, and an all-access pass to your choice of three or five of the following 11 attractions: International Spy Museum; Madame Tussauds; Newseum; The Capital Wheel; Washington Monuments Cruise by Potomac Riverboat Company; National Building Museum; Hop-On-Hop-Off Big Bus Washington D.C.; George Washington’s Mount Vernon; National Geographic Museum; Washington Walk Walking Tours; Bike and Roll DC Bike Rentals. Mention Washingtonian at check-in to also receive a $25 credit to use in the Westend Bistro or Quadrant Bar & Lounge. Prices start at $379 for the three-attraction package and $429 for five attractions, a savings of up to 40 percent.
When: Valid for stays June to September 4, 2017.
City of Brotherly Love
What’s special: The Logan is a new hotel in downtown Philly, within walking distance of such attractions as the Liberty Bell and the Franklin Institute Science Museum. It has a collection of more than 100 works of art by local artists. (Kids will love posing with the “Iron Man” by the front entrance.) Download the hotel’s mobile art tour app to take a tour and learn stories about Grace Kelly, Ben Franklin, William Penn, and Rocky Balboa.
The deal: With the “Logan Hotel’s Family Package,” you receive free parking and a kid-friendly backpack to take home, which includes an animal mask, sunglasses, a coloring book, and crayons. Washingtonian readers receive an automatic room upgrade when they book this package, a $20 value. Rates start at $189. Mention Washingtonian to get the deal.
When: Valid for stays through July 31, 2017.
Down in Jamaica
What’s special: The Tryall Club is located on 2,200 acres of rolling hills, valleys, and a half-mile of private shoreline. With 75 villas to choose from—all fully staffed with a cook and housekeeper—travelers get the privacy and spaciousness of a private home rental with the services of a luxury resort. Guests can golf on the championship course, play tennis on one of the nine courts, and swim in the pool or in the warm azure waters. Complimentary kayaks and paddle boards are available for use. For a fee, you can take a sailing lesson, learn to scuba, or go on a deep-sea fishing trip.
The deal: Washingtonian readers get a privately escorted trail hike with Tryall’s resident environment and conservation manager, Shaku Ramcharan, a $60 value. Mention Washingtonian at the time of booking to get this deal. Room rates start at $120 per person per night.
When: Valid for stays June through December 20, 2017.
Unplug and Drift Away
What’s special: Accessible only by boat or ferry, Caneel Bay Resort is set on a 170-acre peninsula amid the lush Virgin Islands National Park and has seven picturesque beaches. With no TVs in the rooms, it’s a good place to unplug. Instead, discover turtles munching on sea grass, or kayak, paddle board, snorkel, or take a raft out and just float. There are eight tennis courts, a basketball court, and a soccer field. Besides the activities as part of the package below, Caneel Bay Resort offers complimentary use of snorkel gear.
The deal: The “Inspire 7 Night” package includes: a family art class led by a local artist; a guided VI Ecotour (three-hour kayak, snorkel, and hike); a half-day sail excursion around St. John; picnic lunch; and access to the Turtle Town program and Club Calabash for tweens and teens (includes nature walks, magic shows, and pirate treasure hunts). These activities are for the entire family. Washingtonian readers also receive a $100 resort credit. Rates start at $504 a night. To book call 212-845-0584 and mention Washingtonian.
When: Valid for stays June through August 25, 2017 and November 1 through 19, 2017.