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aug 25 2016

Deal of the Day: Nature-meets-luxury Just Outside Yosemite, from $159

(Travelzoo)

California's Sierra National Forest is the backdrop of Tenaya Lodge, a luxe oasis that offers a fantastic assortment of outdoor activities, from biking to rock climbing to rafting to fishing, all within two miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park. This exclusive Travelzoo deal gets you access for two to one of the seasonal outdoor endeavors of your choosing, be it a guided nature hike, mountain bike rentals, or ice skating when the weather is colder. Rejuvinate with one the spa's decadent treatments or just relax in the sauna. All this can work up quite an appetite. Rest assured Tenaya has dining options galore, from the rustic-chic Sierra Restaurant to the pub-like Jackalope’s Bar & Grill to the posh Embers, an elegant, intimate affair. There's also a deli, a pizzeria and a BBQ joint. 

aug 24 2016

Deal of the Day: Two-night Escape to North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains from $129

(Travelzoo)

If you thought a golf resort with an unbelievable view of the misty Smoky Mountains was beyond your budget, think again. You can head for the hills at North Carolina’s Waynesville Inn, a posh escape set between the Smokies and Balsam Mountain and close to Asheville, and save 60% on standard rates with this exclusive Travelzoo deal.

aug 23 2016

Deal of the Day: Foliage Season in a Classic Connecticut Setting, Plus $50 Dining Credit, from $149

(Travelzoo)

The Spa at Norwich Inn sits on 42 scenic acres of gardens, ponds, fountains, and a courtyard. It offers several options for lodgings, from simple rooms to bigger suites, but this exclusive Travelzoo deal from August 28 through December 23 gets you a private villa studio condo for $149/night Sunday through Thursday, which is 50% off the standard rate. (Travelzoo rate for Friday nights is $199/night). As an added bonus, you get a $50 credit towards food and drink at the inn. Located two hours from New York City and Boston and just one hour from Providence, it’s a classic New England setting that’s a perfect getaway during foliage season. 

aug 19 2016

Deal of the Day: Oregon Wine Country, Including Tastes of the Local Bounty, Is Yours from $139

(Travelzoo)

The garden-themed Village Green Resort in Cottage Grove is exactly the kind of picturesque, peaceful hotel you’d expect to find in the Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon: a charming, rustic, pet-friendly property with 14 acres of gardens, a gorgeous pool, and happy hour specials and live music in the relaxing Fireside Lounge. It’s a hop away from 17 miles of hiking trails and historic downtown Cottage Grove, which features plenty of adorable shops. But perhaps most importantly, this being the Willamette Valley, which is known for its world-class wines, there are dozens of tasting rooms in the area to choose from.

aug 17 2016

Deal of the Day: One More Summer Beach Fix or an Off-Season Treat at the Jersey Shore, from $159

(Stephanie Diani for Travelzoo)

Let's be clear about something: Your oceanside escape opportunities do not end when September falls. The off-season might, in fact, but just the right time for you to pack up the towels and bathing suits and pay another visit to the beach. Whether you’re a faithful fan of the Jersey Shore or it’s still on your must-see list, this Deal of the Day is right up your alley. The Bentley Inn, located just one block from the beach in Bay Head, which has been called “the Hamptons of the Jersey Shore,” is offering rooms from Sunday through Thursdays through the end of October. This exclusive deal, which saves you 40% on the inn's regular prices, gets you a night’s stay is a cool $159 through September 1 and an even cooler $109 from September 5 until November.

aug 17 2016

Never Mind Mardi Gras. This Month New Orleans Is One Big Dinner Party

(Courtesy lweinb/myBudgetTravel)

When it comes to world-class culinary destinations in America, few cities beat New Orleans. From its longstanding iconic temples of dining to contemporary eateries that offer new spins on the city’s traditional fare, the biggest challenge of a visit to the Bayou is choosing where to dine.

But throughout the month of August, restaurants are offering unbeatable prix-fixe meals as part of COOLinary Summer in New Orleans. Some of the city’s –if not the country’s—most acclaimed restaurants are rolling out the red carpet with two- and three-course lunch menus for $20 or less and three-course dinner menus for $39 or less. A few eateries are going all out and offering brunch, too. Among the dozens of restaurants, primarily in the French Quarter and Downtown, are fine-dining stalwarts, like Arnaud’s, Galatoire’s and the renowned Commander’s Palace, as well as plenty of modern locales, like Cafe Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar and Carrollton Market.

aug 16 2016

The Prime Time to Save on Hotels This Summer? Right now!

(Trivago)

It’s happened to the best of us: the summer flies by before we have a chance to take a vacation. Meantime, the fall looms in the none-too-distant future in all its busy glory. But there’s still a significant chunk of August remaining and, as it turns out, they’re prime weeks for travel. (See, you’re not alone. Lots of people didn’t notice how fast the summer flew by.) Hotwire did some serious number-crunching and reported that hotel rates are at the height of affordability during the last two weeks of August.

aug 15 2016

Deal of the Day: A Generous Helping of Southern Charm at Beaufort, S.C. Inn, from $129

(Travelzoo)

Why should Charleston get all the love in South Carolina? Beaufort, which the New York Times gave a nod to in its most recent annual "52 Places to Go" feature, has a rich history with all the southern trimmings (see: grand moss-covered Victorian architecture, rocking chair-equipped porches.) In the heart of the town's Landmark Historic District, you can stay at a 100-plus-year-old inn that epitomizes the area's charm and style. 

aug 11 2016

Deal of the Day: Stylish Hotel on Honest Abe's Illinois Turf from $99, Plus Tickets to His Presidential Library

(Travelzoo)

If Abe Lincoln was a hipster, he'd definitely recommend staying at The State House Inn when you visit his homeland. This design-minded boutique hotel, which is mere minutes from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, features all the modern trimmings, like microwaves in the stylish, individually designed rooms and a cocktail bar in the lobby. WiFi, parking, access to the fitness center, and a buffet breakfast are free.

aug 09 2016

Deal of the Day: A Romantic Stay in Virginia's Wine Country from $279

(Travelzoo)

With all the noise and chatter coming out of Washington DC these days, it's hard to imagine there's any serentity in the area. But less than an hour's ride from the nation's capital you can find Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, a super traquil and posh inn on 265 acres of Virginia farmland. The property includes a gorgous swimming pool, hiking trails and a working farm. How's that for an escape from the 24-hour news cycle?

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