Beyond the Boroughs — July 24, 2014 at 10:50 am

It’s Time for Vacation Summer Fun

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Get ready to pack the suitcase, take off from work, and have some fun because it’s time to book a vacation. Everyone knows that envious feeling of logging on to Facebook or Instagram and seeing your friends on beautiful beaches, but now it’s your turn to brag. Resorts and hotels throughout the world are offering hot summer deals that are too good to pass.

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From California to Miami to Maine, there is so much to choose from for people wanting to stay within the country. Travelers can try their luck in Las Vegas with the opening of one of the newest hotspots The Cromwell, which is the first boutique hotel on the strip. With a 40,000 square foot casino, a hotel lobby bar, and a restaurant from celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, hotel guests will be vacationing in luxurious style. One of the highlights of the resort is the rooftop pool that trumps any other on the strip.

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via Freesa Pictures

If gambling is not what people are looking for then they can head over to Miami and stay at the fabulous Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Forget going to the Hamptons, go down and take advantage of Bleau Summer, which includes perks of reduced room rates, complimentary upgrades and food and beverage credit. Party goers have to visit the famous LIV Nightclub and the new Michael Mina 74, a bistro serving delicious cocktails till 4 a.m. The Fontainebleau is not just a party resort; guests can relax at the 40,000 square foot spa and famed oceanfront poolside. Rates start as low as $279 per night with guestroom upgrade at check-in.

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via TravertineMart

A trip to New Orleans should be on everyone’s bucket list and staying at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans mixes together modern and old Louisiana charm. There are numerous dining options within the hotel, including Borgne from New Orleans chef John Besh, featuring coastal Louisiana cuisine with a hint of Spanish zest. The resort offers different getaway packages, including their Hyatt Regency New Orleans Third Night Free!

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via TripAdvisor

California is always a hot destination for summer travel and there is no better place to stay than the Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica while taking advantage of their Surf’s Up Package. Located just a few blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean, the resort is filled with stunning pools and cabanas, as well as great dining options. The exclusive package includes a 20% off discount on local surfing lessons, 50% off meals at Longitude and Zest Kitchen; a picnic basket filled with innovative dishes with local ingredients to snack on at the beach and discounted rates. Come as an amateur surfer and leave a professional hanging ten and riding the waves.

via Hotel Chatter

via Hotel Chatter

Sometimes people want to escape the beach scene and head north to Boston and Maine. The Renaissance Boston Waterfront is offering two unique packages that are perfect for couples and families. Enjoy the outdoors with the Fly High in Boston package, which includes transportation to Harbor Island, a high flying kite and deluxe overnight accommodations. For music lovers, the Mini-Musicians: Eat, Play, Laugh package provides tickets to Making Americas Music exhibition at The Boston’s Children’s Museum. Both packages offer breakfast at the highly rated M.C. Spiedos, which serves authentic Italian food.

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via Map and Menu

Guests will feel like they are part of a European getaway instead of traveling to Maine while staying at Chebeague Island Inn, which offers stunning water views and remarkable cuisine. Since the late 1800s, the Inn has been the go-to place for people wanting to escape the chaos and just feel relaxed and refreshed. Some of the activities that are offered at the resort include boating, biking, swimming, tennis and golfing.

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For people looking getaway beyond the States, they can head to the Dominican Republic and stay at Alsol Luxury Village, which is now offering a great summer program called Luxury, Sun and Adventure package. Located in Cap Cana, the package offers unlimited domestic and imported drinks, off-road adventure tours and a visit to the breathtaking Juanillo Beach. For 5 nights in of the luxury suites with round trip air fate, prices start at $1,065 per person.

via Forbes

via Forbes

Mexico is always a great option for traveling and why not travel in style with in style while staying at the Riviera Maya’s Rosewood Mayakoba, which is offering a travel experience of the rare Seven Wonders of the Yucatan. Visit the historical sites of the Mayan Ruins and go for an ocean dive with rates starting around $2,669 per person.

via Hospitality Net

via Hospitality Net

Sometimes the best traveling to do is a staycation and take advantage of one of the greatest cities around, Manhattan. The recently renovated Loews Regency Hotel is offering the Milk the Mini-Bar package, which means for an additional $30 guest, you can take advantage of the in-room mini-bar and enjoy everything from sweet treats, salty snacks to sparkling wine and spirits. Finally, guests will never go hungry while stay in the room, because once you lie down no one wants to go back down and find something to eat.

As summer reaches the half-way mark, it is time to make a decision and figure out where to go to make the summer of 2014 one that you will never forget.

Twisted Talk: Have you planned your summer vacation yet? Are you heading to any of these fabulous destinations? Discuss below!


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