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Nothing says "summer Friday" like a long weekend away. So what if you can't take the month off — turn a few days into a vacation with our top picks for affordable and easy out-of-town retreats. We've rounded up excellent weekend deals to Miami, Long Island's wine country, Big Sur, New York City, plus an exclusive offer in the Riviera Maya for Top 25 subscribers only, that will help you make the most of your summer. Weekend warrior rates start from just $58/night! With deals like these, it's hard not to love summer.
Miami: 3-night South Beach weekend from $58/night
Finding an affordable area hotel in the capital of cool isn’t always easy, but the historic 1930s-era Clay Hotel offers reasonable rates for comfortable accommodations just two blocks from the beach. Guestrooms inside this Spanish-style art deco building offer satellite TV, refrigerators, and private baths. Rates start from just $58/night. To save even more, reserve a stay here for both Friday and Saturday nights and get 50 percent off on your Sunday night stay.
New York City: Park on Park package from $199/night
Explore the Big Apple this summer with this special offer from Kimpton’s 70 Park Avenue property, a boutique hotel within walking distance to museums, upscale shops, and Bryant Park. The Park on Park special includes an overnight stay in a deluxe guestroom with 24-hour room service, free parking, and a map to the city’s best green spaces. Spend a romantic weekend in Central Park, where you can watch free performances of Shakespeare at the outdoor Delacorte Theater. Package rates start from $199/night.
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Big Sur: Summer lodge stay from $209/night
A classic weekend road trip is yours for the taking in the spectacular coastal region of Big Sur, a place defined by crashing waves and sheer rock cliffs where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise from the Pacific. It’s the perfect escape for nature lovers with gray and blue whales often spotted just off the coast, along with California condors, red-tailed hawks, and the occasional bald eagle. Surrounded by ancient redwoods and stately oak trees, the Big Sur Lodge has 62 bungalow-style cottages a stone’s throw from nearby state parks and hiking trails. Summer rates for standard rooms with either a king or two double beds start at $209/night.
Top 25 Exclusive: Riviera Maya Resort with free upgrade from $395/night
Stretching south of Cancun, the Riviera Maya’s sparkling white-sand coastlines and ancient ruins make this picturesque region of Mexico ideal for a weekend beach getaway. Located on a former coconut grove, the Maroma Resort and Spa has an authentic Mexican feel with 65 spacious, sunlit guestrooms and suites featuring king-sized beds, handcrafted mahogany furniture, and hand-painted tiles.
Book a fabulous 3-night weekend stay and enjoy rates from only $395/night, now through December 21. The Best Deal Days offer includes complimentary inclusions valued at $500 per room such as free airport transfers, daily breakfast, guided snorkeling trips, and much more! Book online or call 866-454-9351 and mention special promotional code 5PR4 to receive a free room upgrade exclusively for ShermansTravel subscribers!
Long Island: Weekend Wine tour from $659
Just two short hours from New York City, Long Island’s scenic wine region encompasses 3,000 acres of vines and is home to over 30 wineries producing world-class vintages. For a classic escape on the island’s North Fork, try the Vine Time weekend tour package.
Starting at $659 per person, the offer includes three nights at a bed and breakfast of your choice (Acorn Hollow, The Morning Glory, The Sterling House, or Homeport B&B), dinner for two at a local restaurant, and a full day vineyard tour. Plus, enjoy gourmet lunches, wine and cheese tastings, and more. Various departures are available through August, but try to book several weeks in advance for the best availability.
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.
Summer Fridays have to end sometime, so getaway while you can.
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