Budget cuts on sunny getaways to escape Seattle’s rainy winter


With cooler temperatures setting in, now is a great time to plan a beach vacation this winter.

As travel continues to rebound, it may seem like prices are going up – and they are. Yet at the same time, budget-conscious travelers will find great deals and discounts with a little planning and patience.

Take a break from the economy this season with a sunny beach getaway by taking advantage of these limited-time offers in Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina, and Puerto Vallarta. Then combine those promotional rates at hotels with current airline ticket deals to maximize your beach vacation budget.

Bonita Beach, Fort Myers and Sanibel Beaches

Courtesy Fort Myers and Sanibel Beaches

Florida: Fort Myers and Sanibel Island

Shoulder season is a good time to visit Fort Myers and Sanibel beaches, with lower prices and fewer crowds than peak dates. This destination in the southwestern Florida region includes 100 barrier and coastal islands, nearly 100 parks and reserves and, of course, 80 kilometers of white sand beaches.

On Estero Island in Fort Myers, by the sea Pink shell the resort offers a 15% fall promotion, as well as a stay and play promotion that includes breakfast, beach equipment and free use of a kayak or paddle board, Wi-Fi and valet parking.

With its beachfront location, Pink Shell is an ideal destination for families looking for direct beach access, water sports, fishing trips, yoga classes and cycling. Sanibel Island is a great biking destination where you can cycle through history along the Sanibel Heritage Trail, seeing landmarks such as the Sanibel Lighthouse and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation .

For families looking for a home away from home, Island hideout in Fort Myers offers one and two bedroom suites that include a kitchen, dining room and living room. Facilities include private beach access, swimming pool and hot tub, barbecue and campfire area.

Visitors to the area can save even more on area restaurants and attractions with the Sun Saver Passport, a free downloadable mobile savings pass.

This month, Alaska Airlines has resumed non-stop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. Nonstop flights start at $ 116 each way.

'' Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

” Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

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Hawaii: Waikiki Beach


With plenty of airfare deals on flights to Honolulu, this is the perfect time to plan a winter getaway to Hawaii. And that’s all the more true as the resorts in Waikiki have winter travel deals throughout the New Year.

Contemporary hotel facing the ocean Prince Waikiki makes a seasonal sale even more attractive by extending the applicable travel dates to the end of 2022. The hotel’s online sale is open for booking through November 30 for travel dates through December 22 2022. In addition, you can register for free Prince Preferred Membership is rewarded with waived resort fees for even greater savings.

Customers booking with current promotions can save up to 30% on the best available rates. Guests who upgrade to a suite will benefit from additional promotions, including resort credit or a free third night.

The upscale property is just steps from Waikiki Bay and beach attractions, with on-site amenities including an infinity pool, spa services, and fine dining. Rooms offer floor-to-ceiling ocean views from every room.

Further on the seafront, ” Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach invites families to spend their hawaiian vacation. Activities include appearances by Scuba Claus and craft activities for children, year-end parties at the SWELL rooftop bar and Merry Malasadas and Mimosas, from December 20 to January 2, during which guests can enjoy ‘a flight of three holiday-themed mimosas accompanied by seasonal malasadas. .

The resort Say no to snow The travel package includes up to 20% off accommodation, plus a generous resort credit to enjoy vacation experiences and dining.

The Myrtle Beach skyline on the Grand Strand.

The Myrtle Beach skyline on the Grand Strand.

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South Carolina: Myrtle Beach

Just in time for the holiday season, Myrtle Beach revealed a variety of hotel and resort deals. The destination offers more than 100 kilometers of coastline, with the holiday season also promising to be rich in family activities.

Visitors to Myrtle Beach can spend the day splashing around on the beach, but a winter wonderland is also close at hand, with a special outdoor skating rink this season. The destination also offers a driving light show with over two million lights at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex from Nov. 22 through Dec. 30. A full program of holiday events can be viewed in the Vacation Getaway Guide.

Save on your Myrtle Beach vacation by staying at Island view, offering up to 25% savings now during the holidays. The all-suite resort is ideal for families with even entry-level rooms offering the comforts of home including refrigerators, microwaves, and social seating areas. One to four bedroom suites feature a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living area. On-site facilities include three swimming pools and two hot tubs, a man-made river and children’s paddling pool, dining options, and spa services.

Or take advantage of free nights or discounted offers on Crown Reef Beach Resort and Water Park. Current promotions include up to 45% savings.

The resort’s water park offers family fun all year round with three different water slide options, including one dedicated to the little ones. There’s also a man-made river, indoor and outdoor pools, and hot tubs. Additional amenities include an entertainment area with interactive and arcade games, a fitness center, a breakfast buffet and, of course, direct beach access for water sports and castle building. sand.

Pools at Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Pools at Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

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Mexico: Puerto Vallarta

If getting away from it all to a tropical destination is your perfect ingredient for a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation, consider the Detox for a Better You package at The Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa.

This wellness-focused package offers a deluxe room with a private balcony overlooking Banderas Bay, where whale and dolphin sightings are common during the winter months. This package also includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks from the Detox menus at on-site restaurants, as well as non-alcoholic and detox drinks ranging from fresh juices, smoothies, and energy shots.

The detox promotion package starts at $ 185 per person per night, with promo code ZJ1, and is valid for travel dates through December 22.

The Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa sits on a former palm farm, and hundreds of palm trees still surround the lush resort. On-site amenities and activities include expansive swimming pools, a private beach with pergolas and lounge chairs, walking trails, bike rentals, and a tennis court.



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