Travel afar or stay close to home this season with these top family-friendly travel destinations. Instead of a hosting a traditional family dinner at home this year, our BookIt.com travel expert shares the top 5 fun, family-friendly places to go this season. The Top 5 Destinations Unveiled include:
1. New York CityKickoff the holiday season and watch the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person. Ice skate at Rockefeller Center and start your gift buying on Black Friday in the Big Apple.
Current Deals:The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel (until it sells out) TIMES SQUARE: Indoor Pool and Walk to Broadway Best Midtown Location + Indoor Pool Reg. $549 | SAVE on Advance Purchase! FREE Wi-Fi in Lobby And Steps From Broadway! Nightly Rates – Reg. $389 $169 – $330 Valid Travel Dates for BookIt.com® Special: Now through December 31, 2011.
St. Giles Hotel New York – The Court (sale ends Friday 11/11) MIDTOWN EAST: A Residential Flavor With Modern Luxury Midtown East | BookIt.com Exclusive Reg. $520 – Stay Longer Save MORE! PLUS $10 Instant Rebate for Every Night! Nightly Rates $199 – $395 Valid Travel Dates for BookIt.com® Special: Book for travel Now through February 2012.
2. St. Augustine, Florida Not only is it the nation’s oldest city but it was host to the ‘real’ first Thanksgiving. History scholars claim that the very first Turkey Day celebration wasn’t in Plymouth, but in St. Augustine in 1565. This family friendly destination is a great, sunny Atlantic Ocean getaway. Visit the Fountain of Youth or the Castillo de San Marcos.
3. Cancun, MexicoGive thanks for Mexico’s most popular vacation destination. This world-famous destination has been selected as one of the Top 25 Destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico for 2011 as well. All-inclusive deals are a plenty, your wallet will thank you. Bonus: As you work on your tan your friends and family will be feeling the chilling effects of winter!
Current Deals:BRAND NEW! Villa del Palmar Cancun – All-Inclusive Personalized service and a luxuriating lifestyle! Thanksgiving Travel: ONLY $89 pp.pn.do + FREE Upgrade (Rate valid for travel Now – Dec 22) Christmas Travel: ONLY $129 pp.pn.do (Travel Dec 23 – Jan 2)
Sea Adventure Resort and Water Park – All-Inclusive (Until rooms sell out) Splash into Adventure! $91: Fall Season + Kids Stay FREE Reg $148pp/pn | Now $91 All-Inclusive FREE Unlimited Automatic Access to Waterpark Nightly Rates Per Person Reg. $170 $81 – $110 All-Inclusive Valid Travel Dates for BookIt.com® Special: August 22 through December 23, 2011.No blackout dates! Subject to Sell Out.
4. Orlando Orlando is transformed into a ‘Winter Wonderland’ during Thanksgiving minus all of the big crowds. Families can take advantage of big savings at usually pricey, business convention center resorts. For one week only top resorts such as The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center and the Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at Seaworld International Drive slash prices to fill rooms.
Current Deal: Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando (Ends Friday 11/11) An Award-Winning Hotel on International Drive $69 After Rebate THANKSGIVING WEEK! Reg. $269 OVER 70% OFF Nov 19-27, 2011 Near Universal l FREE Parking + FREE Wi-Fi Nightly Rates $69 – $332 Valid Travel Dates for BookIt.com® Special: November 19 – 27, 2011Subject to Sell Out.
5. Las VegasInstead of grandma and grandpa’s house do something really different with loved ones. Las Vegas offers more than just casinos. Visit the Stratosphere with the kids or indulge in a spa and upscale shopping day. Vegas has sumptuous buffets and gourmet restaurants galore – no clean-up required. Be aware, most shows take a break during the holidays, but there’s still plenty of glitz and glamor to enjoy.
Current Deals: Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Up to 50% off + Holiday freebies. Luxury on the strip plus $150 in season extras, including free skate rentals, spa discounts, 2 eggnog cupcakes, 20% off dining, and 40% off spa treatments. For travel between 11/21-1/8. Nightly rates:$134-539
Planet Hollywood-Towers Westgate, Up to 60% off + free show tickets. 1 Bedroom suite upgrade midweek, 2 free show tickets to V-Variety show w/air. Available now through April 30, 2012. Weekends from $149 per night.
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