Fall Travel Deals

October 17, 2010 10:00:00 PM PDT
A nice relaxing vacation is overdue for some of us. Especially since most of us are still watching our spending.

But Gabe Saglie of Travelzoo says the fall is a low-season for some vacation spots. He shares some great travel bargains and tips to finding good deals we should be booking now in order to save. You can login to our weblink to find them at www.travelzoo.com/tv/Chicago

4 VACATION DESTINATIONS THAT STRETCH THE DOLLAR

THE CARIBBEAN
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Luxury AAA 4-Diamond oceanfront hotel
Property features seven restaurants, three pools and the largest 24-hour casino in San Juan
Hotel is near museums, historic landmarks and nightlife, and just five minutes from Old San Juan, and guests are less than an hour from the El Yunque Rain Forest.

  • $99/nt. (50% off)
  • Deal includes $75 resort credit w/3-night stay and $25 casino credit

Travel daily through Dec. 22
Book by Oct. 22

Tropical Delight
Grand Bahama Island

Roundtrip airfare from Chicago to the Bahamas
5 days, 4 nights at the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort

  • Oceanfront resort featuring white sand beach and 26 lush acres
  • Property features 3 restaurants and is home to the Viva Circus, a daily show featuring trapeze, juggling and circus acts

All-inclusive: all meals, cocktails/drinks, activities and tipping included

  • $519

Travel Oct. 29-Dec. 15
Book by Oct. 26

SPA RESORTS

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Lake Geneva, WI (90 mins. from Chicago)

Luxurious AAA 4-Diamond lakeside retreat
Property boasts 3 restaurants, a spa, indoor pool, bar/lounge, nightclub, 2 golf courses and an on-site ski/snowboard area
Newly renovated guest rooms feature pillow-top mattresses and down comforter

  • $89/night
  • Deal features $20 food-&-beverage credit and 20% off all spa treatments
  • Rate for second night or second room: $69

Travel through January
Book by Oct. 22

EUROPE

Flight-&-Hotel Bargain London (out of O'Hare)

Exclusive sale from British Airways
Deal features roundtrip airfare to London from SFO and 2 FREE hotel nights in London
All featured hotels are highly reviewed 3- to 4-Star hotels featuring central locations (near Covent Garden, Oxford Street, the West End, etc.) and FREE breakfast daily

  • $281 each way!

Travel Oct. 21-April 3; taxes on roundtrip airfare approx. $188
Book by Oct. 26

Spanish Luxury
Barcelona, Spain

Roundtrip airfare from Chicago to Barcelona, Spain
7 days, 6 nights at the luxurious Gran Hotel la Florida

  • Super luxurious 5-Star hotel featuring spectacular views of downtown Barcelona and the Mediterranean
  • Onsite amenities include the upscale Zen Zone Spa and celebrated L'Orangerie Restaurant
  • Property is close to landmark attractions like the FC Barcelona Stadium and Picasso Museum

  • $829/pp ($500 off)
  • Add rental car: +$100

Travel Nov. 1-Feb. 28
Book by Oct. 22

LAS VEGAS

Sin City Ritz
Las Vegas

Roundtrip airfare from Chicago to Las Vegas on Delta
4 days, 3 nights at the luxurious Venetian Las Vegas

  • Super luxurious 5-Star hotel resort in the heart of the Vegas Strip
  • Resort features signature gondola rides
  • Onsite amenities include 3 pools, a 134,000-sqft. luxury spa, 20 restaurants (inc. celebrated Bouchon and David Burke), the famous Tao Nightclub and V Bar and stage acts ranging from Blue Man Group to Phantom of the Opera
    Breakfast daily included
    Bonus: 25% off at deluxe restaurant Il Postrio and 2-for-1 cocktails at sexy Tao nightclub
  • $475/pp

Travel select dates in November and December; date tested: Dec. 13; taxes +$85
Book by Oct. 22


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