Spring has been a long time coming. And even though we’re squarely into April, there’s no guarantee winter won’t sneak in a snowy reminder that it still lurks. However, we remain optimistic by bringing you, in the spirit of spring, several places near and far offering seasonal deals.
“Follow Me to Fenway” is a package offered by XV Beacon in Boston, with rates from $595. It includes a night’s stay in the hotel’s Beacon Hill studio, hot pretzels and local beer as arrival amenities, a tour of Fenway Park, and transfers to and from Fenway in a Lexus courtesy car. And no, tickets to the game are not included. Those will run you from $200-$450 extra. Check it out at www.xvbeacon.com/packages
The Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City has its “Get Cyc’d for Spring,” with a new line of designer bikes and a spinning-centric package. Rates are from $399 a night, and get you one night, a spin class at Cyc, a new indoor cycling studio at Astor Place, and fresh-pressed juice via in-room dining after your ride. Check it out at www.gramercyparkhotel.com
Out west, a “Birds & Bees” package is running at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, with rates starting at $225 a night for a two-night stay, gourmet picnic lunch for two to take on a hike, and $100 spa credit. For info, visit www.loewshotels.com/en/Ventana-Canyon-Resort
west, Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa in Lake Arrowhead, Calif., is running a
“Drive, Dine and Dream” deal through April 30, which gets you 30 percent off
the Four Diamond Award resort’s best available room rate (rates run from
$168-$196 a night). Visit www.lakearrowheadresort.com
In Sedona, Ariz., the Enchantment Resort, through May 10, has its spring carnival, with events like a spring bake-off and “shaving cream whiffle ball.” Room rates here kick in at $300 a night.
The Tides Inn in Irvington, Va., runs its family vacation package starting at $379 a night for two adults and two children, with activities like stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing, hanging out at the fire pit, taking a ride on bikes the resort provides for guests, Frisbee golf and more. The package also includes a one-hour water cruise and tickets to the Steamboat Museum. For more, visit www.tidesinn.com
Though snow is never an issue in the Caymans, the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa has a spring deal offering six nights for the price of four (a 33-percent savings), and $20 off per person for a choice of stingray sandbar/Rum Point excursions or at the Kittiwake/Reef Sail. The resort just underwent a renovation, including opening a signature restaurant, Beach House. The deal is good through Dec. 19, and rates start at $439 a night. Visit www.westingrandcaymancom for details and use code LAPKG1 if booking.
The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel is hosting its 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. From April 14-25, guests can take part in a contest to find 89 hidden decorative Easter eggs -- marking the hotel’s 89th anniversary -- in randomly selected guest rooms (up to nine eggs a day). They can be redeemed for adult- or kid-friendly gifts, which include Marriott Reward Points, a free drink at Edgar Bar & Kitchen, milk and cookies turndown amenity, candy, and chocolates. One hidden golden egg gets the finder a free two-night weekend stay on future visit. Rates at the hotel start at $229 for the special. For information, visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wassh-the-mayflower-renaissance-washington-dc-hotel/