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Katarina Kovacevic is a freelance travel writer specializing in hotels and resorts. She's the author of The Food Lovers' Guide to Phoenix & Scottsdale and founder/editor of Style Jaunt, a blog about fashionable travel. Her work has appea...

Best summer travel deals

It’s that time of year again – start planning those summer getaways! No matter what your travel style, there’s a hot escape out there for you.

Best summer travel deals

Best summer
travel deals

It’s that time of year again – start planning those summer getaways! No matter what your travel style, there’s a hot escape out there for you.

Family-friendly: The Broadmoor

Best summer travel deals

Planning a vacation for the 4th of July? Check out The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. The resort is hosting an American Family 4th of July three-night getaway for reservations made July 2nd-7th, which includes accommodations plus a $200 dining credit. Ideal for family-friendly summer holidays, the special includes a 60-minute horseback trail ride or Jeep tour, bike and paddleboat rental, plus complimentary access to The Broadmoor movie theater. You’ll also receive a discounted adult ticket to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 15% off on select resort retail purchases, and the option to upgrade to a suite for 30 percent off. Rates start at $175 per night.

Adults only: Rancho Pescadero

Best summer travel deals

Beginning June 1st, Rancho Pescadero in Baja California, Mexico is offering their Endless Summer Package. Through Sept. 30th, book a four-night stay and you’ll get a fifth night for free! The beachside resort is a favorite among professional and hobbyist surfers thanks to its location along a golden (and quiet!) stretch of the Pacific Ocean. It’s also just a short 5-minute walk to the world-famous San Pedrito surf break. Enjoy solitary walks along the beach, moonlit dinners, free daily yoga lessons and more at this adults-only escape. Rates start at $185 per night.

Outdoor adventure: Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

Best summer travel deals

Hotel Terra Jackson Hole’s Play Like a Local summer travel special gets you a two-night stay at the Jackson Hole, WY resort as well as a $20 daily breakfast credit. But the best part for outdoor enthusiasts is that you get to choose from a list of activities: whitewater river trips (May 5th through Sept. 30th), wildlife tours, kayaking at Slide Lake of the Snake River, or fly fishing. No matter which activity you choose, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable guide who will provide you with interesting local insights. Rates start at $278 per night.

Summer lovin’: the Saguaro

Best summer travel deals

Hot temps technically mean it’s off-season in Scottsdale, AZ, so you’re bound to find some of the best summer travel discounts here – like the Compadre Package at the Saguaro. Besides your room and valet parking, the couple’s special also includes two 30-minute spa treatments at the Saguaro Spa, as well as one movie rental of your choice and an in-room pitcher of Sangria for a romantic night in. The cool and colorful hotel is in downtown Scottsdale, so take advantage of your free bike rental to explore the nearby bars, restaurants and shops. Rates start at $139 per night.

All-American escape: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Best summer travel deals

This summer the landmark Grand Geneva Resort & Spa turns 45, and they’re celebrating in a big way! The resort is unveiling select Sunday night stays for just $45, available to the first 45 people who book and also offering “throwback” pricing on select activities that reflect 1968 prices (when Grand Geneva opened). Era-themed concerts are taking stage throughout the summer with cover bands paying tribute to the 60s, 70s and 80s. Other amenities at the 1,300-acre resort include two golf courses, a waterpark, and a number of fitness classes like Zumba and rock climbing. Rates start at $179 per night.

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