It’s four weeks until Valentine’s Day. Why not surprise your sweetie with a sweet escape? There’s still plenty of time to book, and plenty of sweet travel deals to choose from.
To help get you “in the mood,” here are five favorite discount travel websites for your viewing – and traveling – fun. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find that sweetheart of a deal you’ve been waiting for. And with the money you save, pick up a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, or other yummy sweet treats and make that sweet escape even sweeter.
Who wouldn’t love a weekend of pampering in New York City? Make it sweet reality with a SniqueAway New York City deal. Perhaps this SniqueAway offer for the Eventi is just the sweet surprise you’ve been looking for. The offer – $189. That’s $100 off the standard rate of $289. Sweet! Take that $100 savings and order a bottle of bubbly too!
About SniqueAway: SniqueAway is a members-only private sales site providing exclusive access to premiere hotels at serious discounts. SniqueAway’s hotels are among the most “sleek, chic, and always unique” out there – and available at SniqueAway for as much as 50% off rack rates. Every SniqueAway property has achieved a minimum 4-star rating and at least a TripAdvisor 4-star review, so you can rest assured that you aren’t booking some “fly-by-night” hotel at the edge of town. Membership is free, so hop on over and check out those deals.
Learn more about SniqueAway at SniqueAway for a Great Getaway Deal.
Take the family! With the travel deals found at Groupon Getaways, you can afford to let everyone in on a sweet escape. Here’s an idea to get you out the door – the Charleston Harbor Resort. Room rates typically start at $176 a night – but only $90 with your Groupon Getaway Charlseston Harbor Resort deal. Sweet! With those savings, you can buy some sweet treats for everyone.
About Groupon Getaways: Groupon Getaways is a partnership with Expedia.com, and is dedicated to bringing consumers the best possible deals on a wide variety of vacations for nearly every vacation budget. Find travel deals around your town, or around the world. For next weekend, or for next year. Or perhaps that sweet Valentine’s Day weekend getaway you’ve been searching for.
Learn more about Groupon Getaways at Spring Away With a Groupon Getaway.
Luxury your idea of a Valentines’ Day escape? How about a luxurious escape from upscale discount travel site, Jetsetter. Perhaps the sweet room discounts at a Thompson Hotel is just the ticket you need. Thompson has hotels from Florida to California, New York City to London, and Toronto too. The Jetsetter deal at the Thompson Toronto gets you in the door at $141, more than 40% off the regular nightly rate of $243. If you like this deal, you might want to hurry – this is a flash sale and will be gone in a flash! Five days to be exact.
About Jetsetter: Jetsetter is a member of the Gilt Groupe family of flash sales sites. It is dedicated to bringing it’s members great pricing on world class vacation destinations. Stay in a 5-star luxury hotel at 3-star prices, book a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, or schedule a weekend getaway with Jetsetter and you will get sweet discounts on hand-selected vacations. Sometimes as much as 50% off the going rates. No need to skimp on style and luxury when booking a Jetsetter vacation.
Learn more about Jetsetter at Jet Away With Jetsetter
If Travel & Leisure is more your style, then you’ve gotta check out Vacationist, and this deal for the Landmark London. Can’t get away over Valentine’s Day? That’s ok – book this deal for when you and your sweetheart can escape. Then, on Valentine’s Day, surprise your sweetie with a box of chocolates – and a special note with this deal inside. Now that’ll be a sweet treat worth waiting for. This deal is good into May 2013.
About Vacationist: Backed by one of the world’s leading luxury travel websites, Vacationist brings it’s members an array of top-notch, world-wide destinations, all available for savings as much as 60% off the regular price. As a Vacationist member, you get insider access to vacation deals that you just won’t find anywhere else. Vacationist is a free members-only website featuring exclusive sales for stays at fine hotels.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Let the Smiths guide you to the perfect sweetheart getaway with one of these Smith hotel offers. You are sure to please your sweetie with a sweet deal like the H2 Hotel in Somona County, California. Don’t forget the wine! With these savings, perhaps two bottles of wine.
About Mr. & Mrs. Smith: Mr. & Mrs. Smith travel deals include luxury boutiques and hotels from across the globe. They travel worldwide in search of stylish boutique hotels and vacation rentals with deals worthy to be called a Mr. & Mrs. Smith deal. They then share these offers with their friends. That means you and me!
Discount and Flash Travel Booking Tip – Discount and flash travel websites most often offer good, sometimes great travel deals, but you still should do your homework before jumping on a deal. Check the hotel’s website to ensure it’s a deal worth booking. Check TripAdvisor reviews and see what others are saying about the destination. Compare offers between the flash sale and other offers you might find at the hotel’s website or elsewhere. It shouldn’t take long, but this fifteen minutes is time well spent to ensure you are booking exactly what you want.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith has a 20% off Winter special for the H2 Hotel. The hotel’s website is also offering a Winter 20% off special. However, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith’s deal includes two artisanal coctails at the Spoonbar and daily continental breakfast. A quick TripAdvisor search shows a very high rating for the H2 hotel. All this information, found in less than fifteen minutes – the information you need to decide where to book this deal. Score Mr. & Mrs. Smith!
Have you purchased a travel deal from one of these discount travel sites? Share your experiences in the Comments section below.
Calendar image from Daniel Moyle, Flickr.
Travel images from SniqueAway, GrouponGetaways, Jetsetter, Vacationist and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Hearts image from PreciosaOmela, Flickr.