TODAY | March 27, 2013
>>> this morning on "today's travel," spring break for grown-ups. from the shores of nantucket to park city , there are lots of affordable destinations without the college crowds. kate maxwell is editor-in-chief of jetsetter.com. good to see you. good morning.
>> good to see you.
>> a lot of adults want to get away this time of year but don't want to run into the massive crowds of the college students and the beer and all that.
>> right. exactly. and also, it's actually a really good time to travel if you want to ski, it's the end of the ski season . prices are dropping. it's low season in places like nantuck nantucket , the hamptons, and possible to find an affordable beach escape, as well.
>> let's start with beach lovers and people who like to work on their tan before summer. mexico, why?
>> going to cancun, two hours south. we won't find the college crowds. you won't find the poem parties, not your -- the foam parties, not your thing. and we love it because it's rustic and charming and unspoiled.
>> it's a beautiful stretch of beach. i've been. there a lot of people hear about mexico and worry about safety. what's the truth?
>> the riviera is really safe. it is. and the playa is the place we like, a pop-up hotel, it was to be temporary. it was so successful, it's still there. it has rooms for $109 a night. and if you book before april 2 , they knock off 15%. it's rustic, a gorgeous stretch of beach.
>> answering for the skiing enthusiasts. you like park city , utah. how long will the ski season sfla last?
>> it ends april 15 . and the season started slow, but there's an enormous amount of snow recently. a colleague of mine had the best four days of skiing ever. 40 inches in four days. what we like about park city , it's a half-hour from salt lake city airport . so you can really be -- leave the slopes and be at the airport an hour and a half later.
>> and park city , deer valley , the canyons, snowbird, all those -- where do you like people staying?
>> silverado lodge, one of the resorts on the canyons, $132 a night. if you book seven nights and seven days of ski pass, you pay for just five.
>> let's move to nantucket . off the coast of massachusetts. huge summer destination. what's it like in spring?
>> yeah. very exclusive in the summer, also very expensive. really peaceful in the spring. the property there is chapman house , it's in the town. it's a good idea if you're traveling low season to stay in the town because then you're near it and restaurant are open.
>> are the restaurants and shops open this time of year?
>> they won't all be open but a lot will be. the prices are half what you will pay in the summer.
>> affordable, and it is a stunning island. it is. let's move on. where do you want us -- you want us to go to portland , oregon?
>> i love portland . i went for the first time in january and fell in love with the city. if you know it, you know what to expect.
>> what's the temperature this time of year?
>> 50s, 60s, sunny. fantastic coffee, local, seasonal food , great music, vintage shopping. friendly people .
>> you like a place called the nines.
>> a kind of luxury property. it's $189 a night. they throw in free breakfast and doughnuts. iconic doughnut store in portland . really fun place to stay.
>> our last destination, 30 seconds left, savannah, georgia.
>> great. all times of year. steamy in the summer, a great time of year to go now. and last year opened, $199 a night. free breakfast and the contents in the mini bar apart from the alcohol.
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