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jul 22 2016

Deal of the Day: Peaceful Arizona Retreat near Scottsdale with Golf from $79, plus Spa Credit

(Travelzoo)

Think of the Inn at Eagle Mountain like a glimmering, inviting oasis in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert. If you’re craving a getaway that’s quiet and rejuvenating, you’re in luck because this is the place you need to go. This exclusive Travelzoo deal for the Inn at Eagle Mountain, a chill, scenic resort, gets you a night’s stay for a cool $79 or two nights for an even cooler $129. That’s almost 60% off the standard price. This boutique hotel specializes in relaxation. Set against a mountain backdrop, the outdoor pool is a wonder to behold. It overlooks the Golf Club at Eagle Mountain, a favorite among area putters. Nature lovers can spend the day hiking while city folks head out for an afternoon of shopping and dining in Scottsdale, which is only 30 minutes away. And lest we forget to mention the spa. This deal gets you two $50 spa vouchers that you can use toward a revitalizing massage, facial or body treatment. Feeling relaxed yet?   

jul 14 2016

Never Brush Your Teeth at the Airport Again, Thanks to This Cool Website

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

Flight delay? Instead of languishing at SFO, nab an affordable daytime rate at a reliable hotel at Hotels By Day.

(Courtesy BrianL74/myBudgetTravel)

For the weary traveler, is there anything more refreshing than taking a hot, soothing shower after a long flight? But when you have an epic layover, that relaxing "me time" can feel light years away.

Before you pull out your toothbrush in the airport bathroom, consider booking a room with why-didn’t-we-think-of-this site Hotels By Day. This game changer lets you snag unoccupied hotel rooms for the day at discounted prices, for either a morning, midday, or afternoon stay. Time frames tend to be generous, too, usually ranging from five to nine hours, such as 10 a.m.–6 p.m. or 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Perfect for downtime, whether you're hitting the beach or luxuriating in a sunken tub.

jul 12 2016

Deal of the Day: Charming Wine Country Inn From $189

The Inn at Occidental is a dreamy escape just 90 minutes north of San Francisco.

(Travelzoo)

What can we say about California's amazing Sonoma County that hasn't already been said? The vineyards, the dramatic coastline, the orchards, the forests! This Travelzoo exclusive deal to the Inn at Occidental caught our eye because it gets two people into a cozy, colorful inn in the Russian River wine region, just 90 minutes from San Francisco, for $189/night. That's a savings of more than 45 percent for this coveted area.

jul 06 2016

Deal of the Day: Yes, You CAN Afford the Hamptons!

Nab two nights from $299 at the Ocean Resort at Bath & Tennis in Westhampton, N.Y.

(Travelzoo)

Sure, the phrase "The Hamptons" may be synonymous with high style, perfect beaches, and a price tag to match, but this Travelzoo exclusive deal to the Ocean Resort at Bath & Tennis in Westhampton, New York, delivers swank without the bank.

jul 05 2016

Deal of the Day: Naples, Florida, from $89

The Bayfront Inn 5th Avenue can be yours at a 45 percent savings with this exclusive Travelzoo deal.

(Travelzoo)

Florida in summer and early fall can mean incredible savings, and this Travelzoo exclusive gets you to some of America's most beautiful beaches with a stay at Bayfront Inn 5th Avenue, a beautiful boutique hotel in Naples, from $89 (a savings of up to 45 percent off current rates).

jul 04 2016

48 Hours in New Bedford, Massachusetts

The New Bedford Whaling Museum pays homage to this Massachusetts city's past, and also points the way to a vibrant future devoted to science, art, ecology, and history.

(Courtesy Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism)

After a few minutes in New Bedford, MA, a welcoming little city of about 95,000 people less than an hour's drive east of Providence and south of Cape Cod just off I-195, you'll notice that the residents love to talk about their town. A few more minutes and you'll totally understand why. Few places in New England pack as much history, food, and fun into a handful of cobblestoned blocks.

jun 30 2016

Deal of the Day: Catskills Water Park from $199

(Travelzoo)

Country Place Resort, in New York's Catskills region, offers the largest water park in the area, and this Travelzoo deal to Country Place Resort from $199 means more than 60 percent savings over peak summer rates.

jun 29 2016

Deal of the Day: Historic Gettysburg Getaway From $109

(Travelzoo)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, offers a beautiful summer getaway that touches on some of the most serious aspects of our nation's history. Each generation wlll appreciate the history, natural beauty, and small-town charm. This Travelzoo deal to the Wyndham Gettysburg from $109 is a 45 savings over typical summer stays, and it includes the 4th of July and Labor Day.

jun 28 2016

Deal of the Day: Washington, D.C., from $119 (For Real!)

(Travelzoo)

Washington, D.C., is a fave destination for Budget Travelers, with more world-class freebies (like museums, historical sites, monuments, and memorials) than just about anywhere else in America. This summer, Travelzoo makes our nation's capital more affordable than ever with this deal at the Hilton Arlington from $119, a 39 percent savings in an upgraded room, including breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking.

jun 23 2016

Deal of the Day: Put-in-Bay Is the "Key West of the Great Lakes"!

Put-in-Bay Resort, Ohio, is a Lake Erie vacation spot that summer revelers will love: Pool with swim-up bar, nearby water sports, and more from $199/night for four people.

(Travelzoo)

Put-in-Bay, Ohio, was named one of Budget Travel's Coolest Small Towns in America 2013. Of course, it was no surprise to savvy Midwesterners that the Lake Erie town that the New York Times dubbed the "Key West of the Great Lakes" is one of America's coolest summer vacations.

This Travelzoo deal gets you lodging for four people plus perks and bar credits at Put-in-Bay Resort from $199/night. You'll enjoy an outdoor pool (with swim-up bar!), a short drive to the waterfront and golf course, off-site kayaking, Jet Ski rentals, fishing charters, and must-see sites such as Crystal Cave and the Butterfly House. Nab a room for four from $199 (plus a $50 bar credit) or a room for six from $270 (with a $100 bar credit), good Sundays to Thursday through August 31, 2016. All stays include complimentary golf cart (the main means of transport) and hot breakfast buffet.

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