Tuesday, November 20, 2012

WellsWorld on the WJCT: Deals on Manhattan digs, Manatee swims and more

Manhattan © Judy Wells
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Travel Specials

What: Manhattan room rates starting at $119 for December 16- 25, 2012 & January 2- March 10, 2013. Extras include complimentary Wi-Fi (a $15 daily value) and two free welcome drinks at the new lobby bar ($24 value).

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan, located at Lexington Avenue at 51st Street in Midtown's East Side, within walking distance to many museums, Bloomingdales, Park Avenue, Central Park, the United Nations, Broadway theaters.
All-new guestrooms after a $25 million renovation.

How: Must book between Friday, 11/23/12, and Monday, 11/26/12, for new stays between December 16-25, 2012 and January 2, 2013 through March 10, 2013.

Go to http://bit.ly/ZGNLrS, 800-222-TREE, or the hotel directly at 212-752-7000, and requesting plan code PL1.
4 BR, 3 Ba property in Seacrest Beach.

What: Save 20 percent on sunny Florida vacation rentals throughout 2013.

Where: Rental home communities of Blue Mountain Beach, Dune Allen Beach, Grayton Beach, Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seacrest Beach, Seagrove Beach, WaterColor and WaterSound in the South Walton area.

How: Book Cyber Monday, 11/26/2012, at Beach Rentals of South Walton, managed by Sterling Resorts, www.brswvacations.com, 877-500-4801.

What: Starwood Hotels' 20-40 percent-off packages at 35 hotels for the following six weekends and resorts seven days a week for the following six weeks. Offers at Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Le Meridien, Westin Hotels and Resorts, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts.

How: "Like" them on Facebook to get a sneak peak before Cyber Monday then book that day.

Patagonia © Judy Wells
Cyber Monday Sale
What: Friendly Planet Travel offers $100-$400 off every tour package, almost 300 departures, booked during Cyber Monday.

Examples: $400 off 10-day Easter Island and Machu Picchu or Patagonian cruise, $100 off 7-day Kenya safari or Barcelona. 

When: Starting 12:10 a.m. EST and ending 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26.

How: Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY. www.friendlyplantet.com, 800-555-5765

Yoga at Wintergreen.
Thanksgiving Excesses Got You Down?

Get up and moving with a week in Virginia. at Wintergreen Resort and Spa.

What: Wellness Week, Nov. 26-Dec. 2 includes daily morning hikes, meditation, yoga and Pilates classes, circuit training, abs and interval training and health and nutrition classes discounted to $10 each per person. Room rates 20 percent off for participants. 

Where: Wintergreen Resort and Spa in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains offers an array of overnight accommodations from studio condominiums to six-bedroom residences with large kitchens. All come with complimentary use of the Aquatics and Fitness Center's strength and conditioning circuit and free weights, treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical trainers, hot tubs and indoor pool.

How: www.wintergreenresort.com, 434-325-8562.

Days Inn and Suites, Jekyll Island
Island Holiday

What: Special holiday rates start at $49.95 Islandside, $59.95 Oceanside including continental breakfast, free WiFi, oceanfront locale, bike rentals, a heated pool, grills and picnic area.

Where: Days Inn and Suites, oceanfront, Jekyll Island, GA.

When: Now through Jan. 31, 2013.

How: 888-635-3003

Swim with Manatees

What: Swim with the Manatees one-night stay package includes garden view room, welcome bag, manatee snorkeling tour for two with all needed equipment from Plantation Adventure Center, breakfast for two, hot chocolate and coffee on enclosed boat, hot shower facility; $224 for two people, Sunday-Thursday.

Where: The Plantation on Crystal River, Florida, 80 miles north of Tampa, also offers 18-hole and 9-hole executive golf courses, Aveda spa, full-service marina and dining.

When: Best viewing is Oct. 1-March 31.

Fine Print: Taxes not included, package based on double occupancy.

How: www.PlantationCrystalRiver.com, 800-632-6262.