5 Great Travel Deals for March

Whether you want to ski or hit the beach, here are exclusive bargains for Washingtonian readers. 

The Grove Resort & Water Park in Orlando is offering 10 percent off room rates plus a free room upgrade. Photo courtesy of the Grove Resort.

Go Skiing Out West

Where: Snowpine Lodge, Alta, Utah; 801-742-2000.

What’s special: This lodge is 29 miles from Salt Lake International Airport, so guests can land in the morning and by afternoon be on the slopes of Alta Ski Resort, where they can ski-in/ski-out. Snowpine Lodge has 54 luxury guest rooms. Amenities include hot tubs, a pool overlooking the dramatic scenery, a spa, a fireplace, a pool table, movie theater, and arcade games. Guests can dine at Swen’s Restaurant or enjoy wine, craft beer, and cocktails at Gulch Pub. 

The deal: The Washingtonian Reader Exclusive” includes 15 percent off the best available rate. Room rates start at $212 after discount. To get the deal, click here.  

When: Valid for stays through October 14.

A Winter Getaway Deal to Orlando

Where: Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando, Winter Garden, Florida; 407-545-7500.

What’s special: The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando is a 106-acre property located six miles from the Walt Disney World theme parks. Guests can purchase tickets at the hotel and there’s transportation to the parks. The resort’s two- and three-bedroom suites come with fully equipped kitchens, full-size washers and dryers, multiple bathrooms, and screened-in balconies, and offer guests a lot of on-site recreation. Surfari Water Park, for example, includes a kid’s activity pool with multiple slides, a lazy river stretching 695 feet, and a FlowRider Double surf simulator. Flip Flop’s Family Fun Center is a brand-new state-of-the-art arcade that features glow-in-the-dark mini golf. There’s also a spa, 24-hour fitness center, children’s activity center, four on-site dining options, and nature adventures at the resort’s Lake Austin Pier. 

The deal: The “Washingtonian Exclusive” deal includes 10 percent off the room rate, two complimentary drinks, and a room upgrade (based on availability). Blackout dates apply. Room rates start at $239 before the discount. To book, click here 

When: Book by March 31 for stays through December 2023.

Spring Break at the Beach

Where: Fenwick Shores, Tapestry Collection by Hilton Hotel, Fenwick Island, Delaware; 302- 539-8200.

What’s special: In the heart of Fenwick Island, this 65-room resort has a lobby fireplace, a heated outdoor rooftop pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. It also has two restaurants: Mooncussers serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers craft ale, fresh local seafood, flat breads, and more. Starting in May, Shipwrecked will offers signature cocktails, burgers, pizzas, and light bites. Junior suites have a full-sized kitchen, sofa bed, and balcony. Guest rooms have a mini-fridge, microwave, and balcony. The hotel is one block from a quiet beach, a mile from the Fenwick boardwalk, two miles from Fenwick Island State Park, and less than five minutes from the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum and Fenwick Island Lighthouse. 

The deal: The “Wine Tasting” package Includes a Signature Wine Tasting at Salted Wines Vineyard and Winery (a $40 value) and breakfast each morning (a $30 value). Washingtonian readers receive a complimentary late check-out (a $50 value). Rates start at $169 per room (midweek price off-season; rates go up in May). To reserve, call 302- 539-8200 and mention Washingtonian Great Getaways. 

When: Valid for stays through June 30. 

A DC Hotel Near the Cherry Blossoms

Where: Hamilton Hotel, 1001 14th St., NW; Washington, DC; 866-407-1764.  

What’s special: Built in 1851 as a private school, the Hamilton Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been a hotel since 1922. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the most famous and best place in DC to see the cherry blossoms, the Tidal Basin, and a five-minute walk to the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. 

The deal: TheHanami at Hamilton” package pays tribute to the traditional Japanese custom of celebrating the beauty of cherry blossoms with a picnic basket full of to-go goodies from its on-site restaurant, Via Sophia. Washingtonian readers get 15 percent off their stay, champagne upon arrival, and a room upgrade based on availability. To book, use the promocode WAS23.

When: Valid for stays through April 30.

An Off-the-Beaten-Path Gem Near Lewes

Where: Mansion Farm Inn, Milton, Delaware; 302-664-2540.

What’s special: Built more than 211 years ago, this historic property offers guests a quiet, tranquil country setting. The inn has five rooms, three in the main house plus two dog-friendly suites in the barn with full kitchens (two-night minimum required). Guests in the main house get breakfast, which could include entrees such as stuffed French toast with sausage and fruit or eggs Benedict. There are serene gardens, a fountain, and a new saltwater pool for guests to enjoy. It’s five miles from Broadkill Beach, eight miles from the quaint town of Lewes, and 13 miles from Rehoboth Beach and the boardwalk.

The deal: The “Washingtonian Exclusive” deal includes 10 percent off the typical room rate. Rates start at $175 before the discount. To get this deal, use the promo code Washingtonian when booking.  

When: Valid for stays through October 1.