The Real Deal Vacation package to San Francisco and the Napa Valley offers round-trip airfare from Chicago to San Francisco; two nights at either the Pickwick Hotel or King George Hotel in San Francisco; three nights at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa (breakfast included); economy car rental for four days; and all air, hotel, and rental taxes and fees, from $789 per person.
When Sept. 11, 2012 ($789); add $10 for Oct. 2, 9, 2012; add $50 for Aug. 28, 2012; add $60 for Jul. 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 2012; check Gate 1 Travel's website for more dates.
Gateways Chicago (from $789); add $39 for Dallas-Fort Worth; add $69 for Boston; add $110 for Miami; add $170 for New York City; add $188 for Washington, D.C.; add $260 for Atlanta.
The Fine Print All air, hotel, and rental taxes and fees are included in the package price. Optional rental insurance is not included and is available for an additional fee. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $327. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
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Why It's a Deal Roundtrip airfare between Chicago and San Francisco starts at $366 in mid-September (US Airways), according to a recent Kayak search. Three nights at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa starts at $264 per person without taxes; two nights at the King George Hotel starts at $294 per person. Added together, you'd be paying $924 just for accommodation and airfare alone. For $135 less, this travel package includes airfare, the five hotel nights, and the four-day car rental.
More For an additional $300 per person, you can spend the duration of your vacation in four-star hotels-the Sonoma County Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa and the Westin San Francisco Market Street. Additional nights are also available at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa (from $57 per person, per night), Pickwick Hotel (from $69 per person, per night), and King George Hotel (from $84 per person, per night).
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