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Can't make the games? Try out these Olympic getaways

Posted by Melanie Nayer  July 25, 2012 11:58 AM

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The 30th Olympic Games start this Friday, July 27, and hotels and resorts are gearing up to make sure guests who can’t make it to the games won't miss a second of the action. Whether you want to compete in tournaments or just sip Olympic-inspired cocktails, here are a few hotels hosting packages that celebrate the games:

Omni Mount Washington, Bretton Woods, NH: Celebrate the Olympiad at this historic New Hampshire resort. A schedule of daily activities kicks of July 27 and goes until Aug. 12, starting with a big screen viewing of the opening ceremony on Friday night. Festivities and games continue with daily Olympic game viewing at The Cave, the resort’s underground speakeasy. Travelers who want to channel their inner Olympian can play XBOX Olympic Games or compete in the pool activities to take home your very own gold medal. Rates start at $259 per night.

omni-resort.jpgOmni Mount Washington in New Hampshire is hosting a variety of games for all ages on site at the hotel.

The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA: Guests of the resort can try their hand at variety of Olympic activities from archery to riflery, cannoning, equestrian, cycling, golf, volleyball and more. Book now with the Unlimited Activities Package and enjoy all of these activities, as many times as you want, at no additional cost. Learn to use a bow and arrow like Robin Hood, test your aim at the property’s world-famous sporting clays courses, or enjoy guided horseback rides on mountain bridle paths available through The Homestead’s own Equestrian Center. Packages start at $275 per night.

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Antigua: Head beach-side for these Olympic activities. The resort will salute the Summer Olympics from July 27 - Aug. 12, 2012 with a special schedule of events including volleyball tournaments, sailing, bicycling, tennis round robins and more. Rates start at $995 per night.

The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach, FL: This Florida beach resort is focusing on the "after games". Special offers like the Victory-Brilliance Facial, two complimentary signature “Moon Jelly” cocktails and two complimentary Fitness Classes are part of the $350 package, which also includes a one night stay in deluxe accommodations. Each additional night is available for the discounted rate of $219.

Conrad New York, NY: Straight from one of the US's best hotel rooftop bars comes the Five Flaming Rings cocktail. From July 27 to Aug. 12, the Conrad New York's Loopy Doopy bar, as well as its signature restaurant, Atrio, will offer this delicious libation - created from ingredients from five continents - to show their Olympic pride. Hotel rates start at $349 per night.

Hotel Madeline, Telluride, CO: Give back at the Hotel Madeline. For every paid drink or meal ordered at the recently relaunched SMAK Bar at the hotel during the Olympic Games, Hotel Madeline will make a donation to the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program. Standard King rooms start at $195. SMAK Bar is open from 11:30am daily until closing. Takeout service is available daily from 12:00n – 10:00pm.

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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