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Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite
Yosemite National Park, Mather, Calif.; 800/935-6343; www.evergreenlodge.com; ask for the Ultimate Yosemite Family Getaway. What’s Included A two-bedroom cabin; daily breakfast and lunch; a guided bike trip or a snowshoe walk to the giant sequoias; a geocaching treasure hunt. Cost $650 for two weekday nights, $690 for weekends (March 4–April 12).
1. San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt
800/233-1234; manchestergrand.www.hyatt.com; ask for the Grand Escape package. What’s Included A double at this bay-front resort; a $50 food credit; and a sailing trip, an hour on two Yamaha WaveRunners, or two 50-minute massages. Cost $395 per night. Savings Up to 30 percent.
Sheraton Chicago Northwest
847/394-2000; www.sheraton.com/chicagonorthwest; ask for the CoCo’s Adventure package. What’s Included A double at this hotel in Arlington Heights, 20 miles northwest of the Loop; four passes to its new indoor water park. Cost From $259 a night. Savings More than 35 percent.
3. Florida Keys
Offshore Sailing School
800/221-4326; www.offshore-sailing.com; ask for the Family Sail Away package. What’s Included A double at the Hawk’s Cay Resort on Duck Key; a five-day U.S. Sailing–certification course on a Colgate 26 sailboat. Cost $1,130 per person (based on a family of four) for a five-night stay. Savings 20 percent.
Jekyll Island Club Hotel
800/535-9547; www.jekyllclub.com; ask for the Family Beach package. What’s Included A double at the Victorian landmark; breakfast for kids; beach toys; croquet. Cost $199 per night. Savings 61 percent.
011-599/717-5369; www.kontikibonaire.com; use code KBR-WD06/07. What’s Included A week in a two-bedroom apartment on this Dutch Caribbean island; car rental; use of windsurfing gear; three days of diving air for two people. Cost $1,414 for two adults and two kids for seven nights. Savings 28 percent.
Pink Beach Club
800/355-6161; www.pinkbeach.com; ask for the Spring Family package. What’s Included Two connecting oceanfront suites with terraces; daily English breakfast, afternoon tea, and five-course dinner. Cost $3,375 for five nights, or $4,275 for seven nights, for two adults and two kids. Savings More than 30 percent.
7. The Azores
Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
800/762-9995; www.azores-express.com; ask for the Azores Spring package. What’s Included Round-trip charter airfare from Boston to São Miguel, an island off the coast of Portugal; a week at the hotel, which has peacocks and a geothermal pool. Cost $659 per person for six nights. Savings 40 percent.
8. Killarney, Ireland
Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa
800/221-0924; www.sceptretours.com; ask for the Discovery Island Southwest All-Inclusive package. What’s Included A double; all meals; golf; a trip to Blarney Castle. Cost $709 per person for four nights in March, $1,009 per person for four nights in April and May. Savings More than 50 percent.
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